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KOOKMIN UNIVERSITY

Basic Information

Name of University KOOKMIN UNIVERSITY Year of Establishment 1946
National/Public/Private Private IEQAS* University YES
Website english.KOOKMIN.ac.kr Website for Language Institute IIE.kookmin.ac.kr
* International Education Quality Assurance System
Number of international students
Students Doctorate Master's Combined Master's and Doctorate Bachelor's Etc. Total
Number of students 86 278 0 1,482 559 2,405
Number of students and professors
Professors Professor/ Associate professor Assistant professor/ Full-time lecturer Adjunct professor/ Visiting professor Part-time lecturer Etc. Total
Number of professors 428 215 270 376 116 1,405
Students Doctorate Master's Combined Master's and Doctorate Bachelor's Etc. Total
Number of students 436 2,347 0 14,210 0 16,993

International Student Support Program

Possible Language Courses
Availability Yes
Name of course Short-term Korean Language Program
Quota
Period of study
Qualifications Foreign Passport Holder
Tuition fee per semester($) 1100
montly fee($)
Availability Yes
Name of course Regular Korean Language Program
Quota
Period of study
Qualifications A graduate of a secondary school or equivalent qualification awarded by the candidate’s government organization
Tuition fee per semester($) 1130
montly fee($) 480
Scholarship Support
Scholarship support for international students
Name of scholarship KMU Global Scholarship
Coverage of scholarship
Amount of scholarship offered 100% of tuition fee
Qualifications
- Eligible international student from ODA recipient countries who has recommendation from overseas university or institution
Name of scholarship New student scholarship for graduate prgoram
Coverage of scholarship
Amount of scholarship offered 50% of tuition fee
Qualifications
- New International student of graduate program
Name of scholarship Merit-based scholarship for Graduate courses
Coverage of scholarship
Amount of scholarship offered 50% of tuition fee
Qualifications
3.75 GPA or higher in previous semester
Name of scholarship Merit-based scholarship(2nd class)
Coverage of scholarship
Amount of scholarship offered 30% of tuition fee
Qualifications
Certain number of students according to GPA
Name of scholarship Merit-based scholarship(first class)
Coverage of scholarship
Amount of scholarship offered 50% of tuition fee
Qualifications
Certain number of student according to GPA
Name of scholarship Merit-based scholarship(Top)
Coverage of scholarship
Amount of scholarship offered 70% of tuition fee
Qualifications
Ranking second place in each college or department(major) in previous semester
Name of scholarship Merit-based scholarship(Sung-gok)
Coverage of scholarship
Amount of scholarship offered 100% of tuition fee
Qualifications
- Ranking first place in each college or department(major)
- 3.8 GPA or higher in previous semester
Name of scholarship New student Scholarship B
Coverage of scholarship
Amount of scholarship offered
Qualifications
- level 3 of TOPIK or equivalent
Name of scholarship New student Scholarship C
Coverage of scholarship
Amount of scholarship offered 30% of tuition fee
Qualifications
- Certain level of Korean Language
Name of scholarship New student Scholarship A
Coverage of scholarship
Amount of scholarship offered 50% of tuition fee
Qualifications
- level 4 of TOPIK or equivalent
Dormitory Support
Availability Yes
Dormitory capacity 92
Dormitory monthly fee($) 125
Qualifications Korean Language Program
Availability Yes
Dormitory capacity 110
Dormitory monthly fee($) 125
Qualifications Exchange Program
Availability Yes
Dormitory capacity 80
Dormitory monthly fee($) 125
Qualifications Graduate
Availability Yes
Dormitory capacity 200
Dormitory monthly fee($) 125
Qualifications Undergraduate
Part-time Job Opportunities
Availability Yes
Name Research Assistant B
Quota 15
Qualifications - International graduate students enrolled in Kookmin University
Availability Yes
Name Research Assistant A
Quota 15
Qualifications - International graduate student enrolled in Kookmin Univ.
Availability Yes
Name Office Assistant
Quota 30
Qualifications - International undergraduate students enrolled in Kookmin University
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Field of Special Courses & Courses in English

Field of Special Course
ㆍAutomotive Engineering - The 1st & Best Automotive Engineering School in Korea
ㆍDesign - The Best Design School in Korea
ㆍSoftware Engineering - One of the Top Software Engineering Schools in Korea
Courses in English
ㆍKMU International Business School (International Business Major) offered 100% in English
ㆍCore Courses in each School/Department (average 3 courses per Semester per School/Department) offered in English
Courses in other Foreign Languages
ㆍCourses in Chinese : Some Courses from the School of Chinese Studies (Chinese Literature & Linguistics Major, Chinese Politics & Economy Major)
ㆍCourses in Russian : Some Courses from the Department of Eurasian Studies
ㆍCourses in Japanese : Some Courses from the Department of Japanese Studies

School facilities

General Dormitory
Divsion Single Double Triple Room for 4 Etc.
montly fee($) $0.00 $241.00 $176.00 $172.00 0
Capacity of Dormitory 1,753
Etc.
'Air-conditioning, Heating, Shower, Toilet, Desks, Bookshelves, Chairs, Closets, Beds, Free Internet Port' installed in each Room
Dormitory for International Students
Divsion Single Double Triple Room for 4 Etc.
montly fee($) $0.00 $241.00 $176.00 $172.00 0
Capacity of Dormitory 1,753
Etc.
'Air-conditioning, Heating, Shower, Toilet, Desks, Bookshelves, Chairs, Closets, Beds, Free Internet Port' installed in each Room
Student Cafeteria
Divsion Breakfast Lunch Dinner Average cost per meal($)
Offered or not Y Y Y 3.19

Tuition Fee per Sememter($)

Affiliation(Department) Bachelor's Master's Doctorate Combined master's and doctorate Etc.
[Undergraduate] Physical Education 4,290,000
[Undergraduate] Engineering I 4,753,000
[Undergraduate] Engineering II (Software) 4,753,000 0 0 0
[Undergraduate] Arts I (Design/Arts/Architecture) 4,904,000
[Postgraduate] Humanities & Social Sciences 4,792,000 4,792,000 4,792,000
[Postgraduate] Engineering 6,254,000 6,254,000 6,254,000
[Postgraduate] Arts/Architecture 6,467,000 6,467,000 6,467,000
[Postgraduate] Art Theory & Criticism 5,541,000 5,541,000 5,541,000
[Postgraduate] Music 6,566,000 6,566,000 6,566,000

Facilities




Sungkok Library (https://LIB.kookmin.ac.kr)
Sungkok Library has a huge data base and has 7 million books, multimedia data, 2,000 kinds of internal and external scholarly journals, 50,000 kinds of foreign journals (21 DBs), 1,300 kinds of local online journals, 52,000 kinds of e-Books, and 2,700 seats in cubicles. It greatly contributes to the academic atmosphere of Kookmin University.

Kookmin University Museum(https://MUSEUM.kookmin.ac.kr)
Kookmin University Museum is a general education place for history and cultural knowledge. The museum has special items of universal flavor. It holds various programs to promote the local culture. There is a Prehistory Room, an Ancient Room, a Goryeo Room and a Joseon Room, a Buddhist Art Room, a Currency Room, a Folk Room, a Pictures and Writings Room, a Rock Art Room, and there are ancient Seolchon documents to display relics and historical information. In particular, the museum has unique ancient documents and rock art which are highly valued. Now, articles and relics on exhibit are shot by digital camera and downloaded to database so that they can be seen on the museum homepage.

Computer Labs
Kookmin University has 15 computer labs for general use, which can be accessed with a valid Student Card. You can copy for free if you bring your copy paper.

Myungwon Folk House
Myungwon Folk House has been designated as Seoul Folklore National Treasure No.7. Originally, this house was the residence of Han Gyu Seol, who was the Mayor of Seoul and the Minister of Political Affairs during the late Joseon dynasty. The spatial hierarchy of the various courts shows the structure of living spaces for the upper class. This house is being utilized as a space for the education and experience of traditional Korean culture. It especially focuses on teaching the traditional Korean tea ceremony.

Wellness Center
Wellness Center supplies customized exercise programs to improve the physical strength and health of visitors. After a check of the individual s physical strength, nutrition, and an exercise consultation, visitors have the option to take health improvement classes, obesity classes, silver classes (for senior citizens) and/or physical strength improvement classes suited to their needs.

Special Course for International Students

Name of curricula Global Buddy Language
Period of study 6Month Enrollment period March or September
Quota 100 Application period February or August
Tuition fee 0 Scholarship 0
Required documentation - Application Form
Note - Giving international students opportunity to study Korean culture & language with Korean students during semester

Admission information(Master's)

Enrollment period March, September
Application period May, October Period of study 2 years
Admission Guidelines
Note
1. Qualifications : A bachelor's degree from domestic or foreign accredited college or university

2. Required Documents
- Application Form(download from KMU Website(www.kookmin.ac.kr))
- Reference of professor in university (download from KMU Website(www.kookmin.ac.kr))
- Certificate of record in university and graduate school
- Certificate of foreign residence( Korean-foreigner )
- Certificate of foreign for students and parents a foreign certificate
- Certificate of graduation (a planned) from university
- Family register for students (only Korean-foreigner ) (one sheet)
- Reference (prescribed form)
* guarantor must live in Korea. reference must be notarized.
- A copy of passport
- A copy of a foreign register issued by Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs for foreigner staying in Korea
3. Procedure : Document evaluation and Interview test

Information of department

Number Name of University Affiliation(Department) Department/Major Quota Etc.
1 Physics & Analytical Chemistry 00
2 Public Administration 00
3 Computer Science 00
4 Communication Design 00
5 Political Thoughts&Theories 00
6 Electronics Engineering 00
7 Forest Products and Biotechnology 00
8 Integrative Biomedical Science 00
9 Department of Applied Information Technology 00
10 Composition 00
11 English Language 00
12 Advertising 00
13 Advanced Materials Engineering 00
14 Food Nutrition 00
15 Department of Mathematics 00
16 Forest Resources 00
17 Sociological Theories & Korean Society 00
18 Law 00
19 Painting 00
20 Physics 00
21 Department of Conservation of Cultural Heritage 00
22 Cultural Study of Politics 00
23 Ceramics Craft 00
24 Mechanics and Design 00
25 Mechanical Engineering 00
26 Metalwork and Jewelry 00
27 International Trade 00
28 International & Northeast Asian Studies 00
29 Korean Language 00
30 Korea History(Ⅰ) 00
31 Educational Administration & Lifelong Education 00
32 Theatre 00
33 Space Design 00
34 Economics 00
35 Personnel Management 00
36 Architecture Design 00
37 Structural Engineering 00
38 Humanities & Social Science in Sports 00
39 Chinese Literature and Linguistics 00
40 Communication 00
41 Data Science 00
42 Bio and Fermentation Convergence Technology 00
43 Entertainment Design 00
44 Accounting 00
45 Nano-Material 00
46 English Literature 00
47 Korean Literature 00
48 Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language 00
49 Korea History(Ⅱ) 00
50 Education Psychology & School Counseling & Special Education 00
51 History and Philosophy of Education 00
52 Curriculum & Educational Technology 00
53 Public Policy 00
54 Comparative Politics 00
55 International Relations 00
56 Future & Information Society 00
57 Science, Technology & Enviornment 00
58 Culture & Sports 00
59 Russian Area Studies 00
60 Chinese Area Studies 00
61 Japanese Area Studies 00
62 North Korean Law 00
63 International Economics 00
64 Insurance & Finance 00
65 International Logistics 00
66 Finance 00
67 Marketing 00
68 Service Management 00
69 Global Business Innovation 00
70 Information Secruity 00
71 Organic Chemistry 00
72 Inorganic Chemistry 00
73 Bio Chemistry 00
74 Nano Chemistry 00
75 Food Biotechnology 00
76 Geotechnical Engineering 00
77 Hydraulic Engineering 00
78 Environmental Engineering 00
79 Microwave Communication Engineering 00
80 Architectural Structure 00
81 Voice 00
82 Piano Performance 00
83 Orchestral Instruments 00
84 Collaborative Piano 00
85 Sculpture 00
86 Art Theory & Criticism 00
87 Intermedia Art 00
88 Dance 00
89 Cinema Broadcast 00
90 MFA in Acting 00
91 Natural Science in Sports 00
92 Convergence Kinesiology 00
93 Financial Security 00
94 Department of Secured Smart Electric Vehicle 00
95 Information Security 00
96 Political Management 00
97 Biomedical Engineering 00
98 Cultural Study of Arts 00
99 Cultural Socio-Psychology 00
100 Cultural Korean Studies 00
101 Nano-Electron 00
102 Nano-Physics 00
103 Nano-Chemistry 00
104 Film and Multi-Media 00
105 Suzuki Method 00
106 Dance Theatre 00
107 Musical Theatre 00
108 Scenography and Theatre Technology 00
109 New Form 00
110 Information and Contents Law 00
111 Real Estate Studies 00
112 Financial Law 00
113 Tax Law 00
114 Public Security Legal Affairs 00
115 Intellectual Property Law 00
116 Exercise Prescription and Health Management 00
117 Sport Counseling and Exercise Therapy 00
118 Sports Management 00
119 Political Advertising and Campaign Management 00
120 Parliamentary Politics 00
121 Gender Politics 00
122 National Security Strategy 00
123 Global Security Leadership 00
124 Election Engineering 00
125 Leadership Development 00
126 Photography and Film 00
127 Green Design 00
128 Fashion Merchandising 00
129 Fashion Design 00
130 Motion Graphics and Animation 00
131 Ceramic Design 00
132 Furniture Design 00
133 Computer Engineering 00
134 Electronics Engineering 00
135 Advanced Materials Engineering 00
136 Mechanical Engineering 00
137 Civil and Environmental Engineering 00
138 Automotive Engineering 00
139 Social Welfare 00
140 Art Galleries and Museums 00
141 Public Administration 00
142 Policy Studies 00
143 China Business and Trade 00
144 Mobile Business 00
145 Business Administration 00
146 Finance and Insurance 00
147 SAP e-ERP 00
148 English Education 00
149 Nutrition Education 00
150 Counseling Psychology 00
151 Art Education 00
152 Design and Craft Education 00
153 Korean Language Education 00
154 Mathematics Education 00
155 Business IT 00
156 Trading System 00
157 e-Government 00
158 Product System Design 00
159 Visual Communication Design 00
160 Design Studies 00
161 Metal and Jewelry Design 00
162 Architectural Design 00
163 Interior Design 00
164 Fashion Design 00
165 Interaction Design 00
166 Human Friendly and Intelligent Vehicle Engineering 00
167 Environment Friendly and Advanced Safety Vehicle Engineering 00
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