Study in Korea

Korea has a big number of national, public and private universities. These institutions work towards an internationalization and try to attract more foreign students. Some of these Universities rank among the top in the most accredited global University Rankings.

Did you know that:

  • Korea has the 3rd highest expenditure on tertiary education institutions as percentage of GDP within OECD countries
  • Korea has the 5th highest amount of total higher education R&D personnel within OECD countries
  • There are 411 universities in Korea
  • About one third of lectures at Korea’s top universities are held in English. This percentage is even higher in Master courses
  • About 100 Swiss students are pursuing their studies in Korea
  • There are different Scholarships available, also for foreign students
  • Numerous exchange programs already exist between Korean and Swiss universities

To get more general information about education in Korea, the website Study in Korea, that is run by the Korean Government is a good reference. It gives a vast overview about Korean universities, scholarships and Korean culture.

5 government funded Universities of Science & Technology

There are 5 government funded Universities of Science & Technology with a focus on research and postgraduate education under the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP)

Universities under the Ministry of Education (MoE)

The following Universities under the Ministry of Education (MoE) are Korea’s most prestigious comprehensive Universities, offering degrees in various majors.

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