Top Universities of South Korea

South Korea is making rapid progress in education sector. South Korea, like much of developed Asia, is a mythical paradox, where a long history and a fast-developing modernism seem to co-exist seamlessly. According to, there are more than two million undergraduates in the country and, over 80% of them prefer higher education.

This article gives an insight of some best universities of South Korea.

-Seoul National University.

Seoul national university ranks at 50th place in the top universities of world. Located in Seoul, Seoul national university is not only among the best universities of the world but also a best university of South Korea as depicted by its international rankings released by QS. Seoul National University has developed outstandingly in the past 60 years. To date, it comprises of 16 colleges, 6 professinal graduate schools, and 65 research institutes. With 2500 faculty members and more than 23000 students, SNU is warmly welcoming international students also. Low cost quality education distinguishes this university from other universities of South Korea. The cost of education in SNU is almost 8 times lower than normal American universities.

– Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology

Mostly famous for engineering and IT education, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) is currently ranked as 69th best university in the world. In engineering education, KAIST ranks on 24th position in the world. It is considered the most prestigious instituation for engineering and IT education in South Korea. This university is located in Daejeon city of South Korea.

-Pohang university of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

POSTECH is continuously improving its position among the top universities of world reaching at 112th position in the latest university rankings. This university is also famous for Science and Technology education. POHANG University of Science And Technology offers 4-year program and postgraduate programs in more than 10 departments. This university is highly engaged in R&D activities.

-Yonsei University

Yonsei University is based on the principles of Christian teaching. This is a private research university, located in Seoul, capital city of South Korea. Established in 1885, it is one of the oldest and prestigious universities of South Korea. This university is ranked at 142nd place in the latest QS World University Rankings.

Korea University.

Founded in 1905, Korea University is a private research university located in Seoul. It is the house of more than 35000 students from all over the world. Korea University has 81 departments with more than 1400 faculty members. As a major comprehensive university, KOREA University provides a rich variety of courses in Liberal Arts and Sciences as well as in all professional fields like Law, Business Administration, and Medicine.

Currently, Korea University is ranked at 191st place among the top universities of world.