Kwangwoon University: Rankings, Scholarships, Admissions

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Kwangwoon University

Kwangwoon University is a private university located in Seoul, Korea. It was founded in 1934 as Chosun Radio Training Center, a school that promoted the knowledge of radio technology. In 1940, it was renamed as the Chosun Institute of Radio Engineering. When this institute has grown and included many different academic fields, it was given university status and became Kwangwoon University in 1987.

This university was the first to teach computer technology to students. Since then, Kwangwoon University has kept its excellence in the field of computer science and IT and became one of the best Korean universities in those fields. There are many successful alumni in the field of computer science including Co-CEO of Samsung and LG. Because of those alumni, they have many exchange programs with big electronics companies such as Samsung and LG, and many students take advantage of that opportunity. Although this university is known for its computer science field, it provides an excellent education in other fields also.

Since its founding, Kwangwoon University has grown to be a large institution having 8,000 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students taught by 700 professors. These students and professors are located in various academic departments and graduate schools in the main campus of Seoul.



This university is ranked relatively high in many ranking systems. 4icu has ranked Kwangwoon University by 42nd in Korea, and Top University has ranked it to be 271st-280th in Asia. Although this ranking is not very high, the rankings for individual fields such as computer science and IT are ranked much higher than the general rankings.



The admission process at Kwangwoon University is relatively simple. Students have to submit the required materials and application forms to the university. To guide the student, it has provided clear instructions on the application process. To get more information, visit Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Guide.


Kwangwoon University Tuition

The tuition for this university is relatively affordable compared to other private institutions in Korea. The undergraduate tuition is $8,000 a year, and the graduate tuition is $10,000 a year. Depending on your major, the tuition fee differs, but the average tuition fees are the above. For more information about the specific tuition fee for each major, visit the admissions page linked above.


Kwangwoon University Scholarships

This university offers many scholarships to international students. For undergraduate students, the maximum amount of scholarships is full tuition which is offered based on the GPA. For graduate students, the maximum amount of scholarships half-tuition. For eligibility criteria for scholarships, visit the admission guides linked above.


More Universities in Korea

There are many universities that offer international students full tuition and fully funded scholarships in Korea. If you want to know the list, visit Korean Scholarships Category. Before you go, I have included a video guide that shows the application procedure for Korean Government Scholarships, so please check this video out if you have time.