Sungkyunkwan University – SKKU
Sungkyunkwan University is a private university in South Korea. The university was founded in 1389 as a national institution of education and students were educated in accordance with Confucianism. The institution was reformed in 1885 into the modern Sungkyunkwan University and made its way to become one of the leading Korean universities.
SKKU is located in Seoul and Suwon. Suwon is one of Korea’s industrial centers only 45 kilometers from Seoul. In Suwon, there is the Natural Sciences Campus forming the bridge between research and industry. The second campus, the Humanities and Social Sciences Campus, is situated in the center of Seoul – the heart of Korea representing innovation and development.
Because of the location and a long history of excellence, SKKU offers a great opportunity for students to experience the cultural, economic, and political center of Korea.
1398 as the first national Korean institution of education
|Number of Students||26,149|
|Type of Agreement||University partnership|
|Who can apply?||
|Type of Stay||
Studies or research
|Length of Stay||One to two semesters|
|Time of Stay||Winter or summer semester|
|Number of Exchange Placements||six per semester|
1st semester: beginning of March to end of July
2nd semester: end of August to end of December
Special Offers for Exchange Students:
|Prerequisites for the Application||At least good academic performance|
The German Abitur certificate or equivalent counts as proof of language skills.
|Application Deadline at the International Office||
You can find further information on the application portal website.
|Submit application to||the International Office application porta|
|Tuition Fee||Tuition fee waived|
Up to 1,400 euros per semester
|Average Cost of Living||between 1,000 and 1,200 euros|
Support from the partner university: yes
SKKU will provide you with more information after you have been granted placement as an exchange student
|Health Insurance||Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. We highly recommend health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad. Some partner universities have particular requirements for insurance protection.|
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|Additional Information||Profile of Korea|