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Sungkyunkwan University

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) is a private comprehensive research university in South Korea. It was established in 1398 as the Joseon Dynasty’s highest educational institution. Its name means, Sung “to make”, Kyun “harmonious society”, Kwan “institute”. It is focused on in-depth study of the Chinese Classics, Confucian canon, and literature of the era, and how to apply the knowledge to governing the nation and understanding the nature of humanity. The university spends heavily on research and development, mostly funded by its primary sponsor tech-giant Samsung, Hyundai and other government funding agencies, producing high-end research scientists. Its partner universities include: MIT Sloan, Columbia University and many more. SKKU is excellently placed in the most notable international rankings: it is ranked as the 89th best university in the world by Times Higher Education and 95th by QS World University Rankings.

Country

  • South Korea

City

  • Seoul ,

Founding year

1398

Acceptance rate

20%

Fall semester application deadline

May 15

Spring semester application deadline

November 15

Semester fees (30 ECTS)

From €3600/semester

Subjects available to free mover students

Architecture [English]Art & Design [English]Biological Sciences [English]Business & Management Studies [English]Communication & Media Studies [English]Computer Science & Information Systems [English]Economics & Econometrics [English]Education & Training [English]Engineering Chemical [English]Engineering CiviI & Structural [English]Engineering Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing [English]History [English]Law [English]Performing Arts [English]Philosophy [English]Politics & International Studies [English]Psychology [English]Social Policy & Administration [English]Sociology [English]

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General rankings position

QS World University Rankings
99°
Times Higher Education World University Rankings
101°
Academic Ranking of World Universities
201-300°
Center for World University Rankings
195°
CWTS Leiden Ranking
86°
Eduniversal palmes
4/5
U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings
205°
Webometrics
789°

QS World Universities by Subject

Arts & Humanities
152°
Engineering and Technology
66°
Life Sciences & Medicine
91°
Natural Sciences
96°
Social Sciences & Management
82°
Accounting & Finance
101-150°
Agriculture & Forestry
201-250°
Architecture
101-150°
Art & Design
101-150°
Biological Sciences
92°
Business & Management Studies
76°
Chemistry
87°
Communication & Media Studies
51-100°
Computer Science & Information Systems
101°
Economics & Econometrics
88°
Education & Training
151-200°
Engineering Chemical
43°
Engineering CiviI & Structural
101-150°
Engineering Electrical & Electronic
117°
Engineering Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing
55°
English Language & Literature
151-200°
Environmental Sciences
151-200°
Law
151-200°
Library & Information Management
37°
Materials Science
46°
Mathematics
151-200°
Medicine
90°
Modern Languages
50°
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
66°
Philosophy
151-200°
Physics & Astronomy
108°
Politics & International Studies
101-150°
Psychology
151-200°
Social Policy & Administration
34°
Sociology
101-150°
Statistics & Operational Research
151-200°

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