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Best Universities for Master Programs in South Korea 2024

Number of institutions: 61
    • Dongdaemun-gu, South Korea

    Ever since its establishment in 1918, the University of Seoul has contributed to developing Korean society through the education and training of students and through academic research. The University of Seoul is widely regarded as one of the best public universities in Korea. This achievement is based not only on its own efforts but also on continued citizen support. Funded by Seoul Metropolitan Government, the University of Seoul continues to implement a ‘half-priced college tuition’ policy first implemented in 2012. The University of Seoul has strengthened its social responsibility as a public university through this pioneering policy. Based on the motto of Truth, Creativity, and Public Service, the University of Seoul aims to foster active citizenship and tolerance in our students. We also encourage our students to provide their services to the society with their gained knowledge. Finally, the University of Seoul promotes innovative research that contributes to policy decisions, addressing both current and projected social needs.

    • Dongdaemun-gu, South Korea

    Due to the development of information technology, the amount of information and the speed of sharing it has increased. In order to respond to the change of society and to survive in the competition, constant learning became essential. Accordingly, there was a demand for an education system that suits the concept of lifelong education which brought the rise of cyber universities such as Seoul Digital University. Seoul Digital University has been faithful to its role and duty as the leading cyber university of Korea and has shown remarkable growth in a short period of time. Especially, Seoul Digital University is armed with high-quality educational content, excellent faculty, and the largest student body. We have been constantly trying to improve student service and to make our university specialized by reorganizing the curriculum. As a result of such effort, Seoul Digital University has become the nation’s best cyber university showing the best performance in student satisfaction and competition rate, etc. SDU is also gaining global stature through cooperative exchanges with foreign universities. Seoul Digital University will continue to develop beyond being Korea’s best cyber university and will step up to become the world’s best. Furthermore, we will help students to develop their potential to the utmost by grafting the new technology onto education. We are confident that the moment you graduate from our university you will be a qualified professional desired by society.

    • Seongbuk-gu, South Korea

    Korea University Business School has been leading the Korean business administration education, starting from teaching commercial science in the department of plutology in 1905, and is one of the most important departments with the longest history at Korea University. After being renamed as ‘Department of Commercial Science’ in 1910 and as ‘Department of Commercial Affairs’ in 1922, the first ‘Business School’ was established in 1955, and the first MBA was established in 1963. Korea University Business School is indeed the pioneer which introduced western modern business administration education in Korea. Furthermore, Korea University Business School marked a milestone in the history of university architecture by building world-class school buildings, including the Business School Main Hall, the first building in Korea dedicated to the single department, the LG-POSCO building, which is funded entirely by donation for the first time in Korea, and the Hyundai Motor Hall, which was established with the largest donation of 3,600 individuals and organizations in the history of university architecture.

    • Dongdaemun-gu, South Korea

    A Leading University Promoting Smart Ecosystem for Manufacturing Industry Strategically located in the Siheung and Ansan Smart Hub, Korea Polytechnic University specializes in industry-university cooperation, modeled after advanced industrial clusters abroad. KPU is still a young university but the institution has contributed to the development of the nation’s industries by nurturing more professionals in engineering than any other. Implementing a customized curriculum that reflects industry needs, KPU has cultivated a campus culture in which industry and university coexist by embracing each other.

    • Ansan-si, South Korea

    At present, Seoul Institute of the Arts has reached a point where it must rethink and renew the paradigm of art education and creation so far to take another leap forward as a world-class creative-oriented art university. Moreover, facing tremendous changes due to the 4th Industrial Revolution and the Corona pandemic, Seoul Institute of the Arts needs to further strengthen its characterization and globalization in order to develop as a specialized arts educational institution with global competitiveness beyond its current status. To this end, the Dongrang Arts Center, a school corporation, succeeded the legacy of the founder, Dong-rang, and inherited the philosophy of the honorary chairman, Yoo Deok-hyeong, and Seoul Institute of the Arts established the direction of future art education. We will do our best to lead the development of national culture and arts and globalization through creation. We ask that all faculty members, students, and alumni all work together as a family so that Seoul Institute of the Arts can grow into a world-class art university with one heart based on the belief and pride of being a 'familiar family'. Thank you.

    • Wonju-si, South Korea

    Sangji University is a democratic university where democracy overflows like a river. Sangji University is a special university driven by students. Sangji University is an educational community where science, thought, life, youth, and the future coexist. The reason universities are different from corporations is that they pursue the public interest of the country and society. The reason universities are different from hagwons is that they explore the truth beyond the one-sided transfer of knowledge. The reason why universities are different from government bureaucracies is that they pursue unlimited freedom beyond the walls of rules. Sangji University has the public interest, truth, and freedom. Sangji is a university where you can achieve anything you can imagine. Sangji University is overflowing with academic freedom and freedom of thought. Sangji University has an intellect who thinks about society beyond the individual and thinks about the distant future of the country. Sangji University has a dream. Above all, Sangji University is a hall of democracy where democracy can be experienced anywhere in Korea is alive and alive. Sangji University, with a 62-year history, is a living field of education democracy in Korea.

    • Busanjin-gu, South Korea

    The Dong-Eui Educational Incorporation (DEI) was established "to promote the national prosperity through education" in 1966 by the late Dr. Kim Im-Sik. Since then, the DEI, which includes Dong-Eui University, Dong-Eui Institute of Technology, Dong-Eui Technical High School, and Dong-Eui Middle School, has contributed to the development of the nation and the region by educating numerous talented people; and its opening of Dong-Eui Medical Center has added to its contribution to society by serving the community wholeheartedly. Dong-Eui University, which has achieved remarkable growth through the last 38 years of experience in higher education, is now carrying forward its role as a hub of global leader education beyond the region. We, with our strong will to open a new history, will create the best educational atmosphere for our 18,000 students to equip themselves with the competency and competitiveness required for the age of limitless competition. "Dong-Eui-Ji-Chun," the founding spirit of Dong-Eui University, advocates educating students to have an insightful understanding of the world through academic training and personality cultivation. With this spirit in mind, we will continue to produce future leaders who will be able to cope with the waves of changes successfully in the ever-more rapidly changing domestic and international environments. Dear students! I hope that you, as the driving force behind the advancement of the nation and the region in the 21st century, will keep cultivating creative thinking and courage to rise to new challenges. Dong-Eui University is ready, able, and willing to assist your dream of courage and hope. Please devote yourselves to academic exploration and career development so that you can be the one who opens up a better, more promising future.

    • Pocheon-si, South Korea

    The foundation spirit of Daejin University is to nurture capable people who will contribute to developing the nation and human society based on faithfulness, piety and conviction, which are founded on the principle of living harmoniously without any resentment, the aim of Daesun Jinrihoe based on benevolence and righteousness. 1. Faithfulness (Seongsil, 誠實) “Seong (誠)” refers to “truth” and “sincerity.” It means doing what one realizes in his or her inner mind without any falsehood. 2. Piety (Gyeonggeon, 敬虔) “Gyeong (敬)” refers to moving forward by following the movement of body and soul in line with proprieties; it refers to “piety” and “carefulness.” 3. Conviction (Sinnyeom, 信念) “Sin (信)” refers to “belief” and unchanged heart once making a certain decision. It refers to not changing determined mind by private greed and striving to achieve expected aims by sustaining the mind.

    • Yuseong-gu, South Korea

    We continue to educate, research, and innovate for the happiness and prosperity of mankind. KAIST nurtures scientific and technological talents with in-depth theory and application, and conducts basic research and convergence research for scientific and technological innovation. It has contributed to the creation of new values ​​through industry-university-research collaboration and has led the national economic development. Our education, research, and innovation will further expand Korea's economic development and the scientific community to the world.

    • Dongdaemun-gu, South Korea

    Rated top in the Comprehensive Evaluation of Cyber ​​Universities Conducted by the Korea Ministry of Education Since its establishment in 2001, Kyung Hee Cyber ​​University (KHCU) has produced nearly 8,189 graduates of which many have proceeded on to graduate schools, pursuing their dream of acquiring a master's or doctoral degree. Currently, around 10,000 students are striving for this dream in six schools with 19 departments and 50 majors under the 61-year strong Kyung Hee University System. The online video lectures of renowned professors and online education experts, designed and produced in their entirety in six large studios, represent the highest standards of cyber education. Also, the 3D animation and characters differentiate our video content production from our competitors. The library, PC laboratory, and Local Learning Centers enable off-line learning, and our various scholarships help many realize their dream. KHCU sets a prestigious global standard for state-of-the-art content with advanced technologies, reasonable academic affairs, and an administration system.

    • Buyeo-gun, South Korea

    Korea National University of Cultural Heritage was established for special purposes under the founding philosophy ‘National Independence, Cultural Development’ in 2000. These special purposes are to inherit and develop traditional culture and develop specialists for keeping, managing, and utilizing Korea’s cultural heritage. As the only national university in Korea teaching traditional culture and cultural heritage, KNUCH has been providing optimized educational programs for students with leading faculty members who have garnered both practical theoretical knowledge and experiences in various fields as well as a perfect educational infrastructure for practical training and practices. Two undergraduate colleges include seven departments: Cultural Heritage Management, Traditional Landscape Architecture, Traditional Building, Cultural Heritage Conservation Science, Convergence Archaeology, Traditional Arts and Crafts and Intangible Cultural Heritage. The master and doctoral programs are opened in the general graduate school and the professional graduate school offers in-depth R&D on academic and practical theories. KNUCH emphasizes progressive learning that is led by students rather than teaching by faculty members to enable students to recognize the necessity for traditional culture and cultural heritage on their own, design solutions, and find creative approaches in order to develop professionals who can lead the 21st century. KNUCH has been also endeavoring to comply with the nature of college education to help students lead their lives wholly and soundly as well as to guide each student toward becoming a professional in accordance with the founding purposes.

    • Gyeongsan-si, South Korea

    Over the past 20 years, Daegu University has developed into a cradle of learning with as many as 20,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students preparing to achieve their dreams. Its continual qualitative and quantitative growth under the slogan and vision of a young university, an open-minded university, a grand university, Pride of Daegu, has enabled it to become a leader of university education innovation, and, as stated in one of its slogans, a “University where Students are Happy.” From June 2018, Daegu University will concentrate all its resources and capabilities on the aim of becoming the most renowned university in each subject and the most successful university in education service satisfaction. I myself, and the thousands of professors and staff members at Daegu University, will strive to establish each of our 85 departments as the top in their respective fields and ones that represent the Daegu and Gyeongbuk regions proudly while creating a university that students and parents, who are the beneficiaries of education service, can be satisfied with.

    • Gwanak-gu, South Korea

    Welcome to Kukje Theological University and Seminary. Rooted in the gospel and God’s Word, the seminary seeks to develop Christian leaders who are thoughtful, globally aware, spiritually mature, and ready for a broad array of ministries. We are committed to the Gospel of Christ as taught by the inspired Scriptures and as summarized in our Reformed confessions of faith. Here you will find outstanding professors who share your burden for the Word of God, for the lost, for the saints to be equipped, and for the nations to be disciplined. Each member is an experienced pastor and an excellent teacher. Under the mentoring of godly pastors-scholars, you will renew your passion for ministry and calling. Kukje is unique with its broad array of students from different denominations and countries. The diversity of our community will enrich your vision, perspective, and your walk with Christ. God is doing exciting things at and through Kukje Theological University and Seminary. We’d love to have you join this dynamic community. In spite of the outstanding growth of Korean Churches, it seems that they have not contributed their status and roles to society. It is due to many wrong elements in Korean Churches. It needs consistent reforms through its self-examination for its own function. Because of that, we are called to heal and establish. These are our tasks.

    • Buk-gu, South Korea

    Chonnam National University is a hall of learning and intelligence that has led history and enlightened the times. It was opened in 1952 with the belief that 'to protect the country is a university that nurtures talented people' in the midst of chaos and war.

    • Gunsan-si, South Korea

    Howon University was founded on a spirit of values, independence, and fidelity in 1977. Since our 21st-century knowledge-based society emphasizes constant values-clarification, advances in technology, and growing knowledge for effective engagement with and participation in the global community, we recognize the necessity for continual structural renovation and innovation regarding effective education and incorporation into the new society. To this end, we are striving towards the enhancement of our campus community through the creation of a "Howon Culture" the development of a well-structured and beautiful campus, and the further systematization of curriculum around the needs of the global community. With a global vision, active community engagement, and a student body growing in both knowledge and personal growth, Howon University will indeed be a major contributor to the global community.