Catholic University of Korea or 가톨릭대학교 (CUK) - private higher education institution in South Korea. CUK began its activity in 1855.

University ranking. Many independent ratings put Catholic University of Korea in top 20 universities of South Korea. Catholic University of Korea is one of the most famous and prestigious universities in the world. According to the international rankings, the strongest program of the university is «Life Sciences and Medicine».

Application process and the cost of tuition. The students must pass examinations in order to enroll to the university. Catholic University of Korea divides its academic year into semesters.

The composition of the university. Catholic University of Korea is average in terms of student capacity, teaching the maximum of 11 thousand students. Foreign citizens can submit their applications along with the local students. Foreigners make about 4% of all students. The education is provided by more than 1700 teachers and professors.

Infrastructure of CUK. The students have access to the university’s library. Students can apply for a dormitory. It has a variety of sports facilities.
General information
Organization type Private
Established 1855
Abbreviation CUK
Teachers 1,668
Students 10,097
Foreigners 4%
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Housing Available
Sport facilities Available
Library Available
• Ministry of Education, Korea
• International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
World ranking 534
Country ranking 13
Quality of teaching 83
Ranking in world by sphere
Life Sciences and Medicine 343
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 534
QS World University Rankings 576
ARWU Academic Ranking 401
Cost of living in South Korea
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 259 391
Food 298 431
Transportation 38 106
Communications and utilities 64 89
Clothing 24 89
Sports and leisure 30 90
Total 714 1,196
Accommodation in South Korea USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 262
Shared room in city centre 395
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 296
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 442
Alternative title
English Catholic University of Korea
Russian Корейский католический университет
Arabic جامعة كوريا الكاثوليكية
German Catholic University of Korea
Spanish Universidad Católica de Corea
French Université Catholique de la Corée du Sud
Japanese カトリック大学校
Korean 가톨릭대학교
Portuguese Universidade Católica da Coreia do Sul
Chinese 韩国天主教大学
nl Katholieke Universiteit van Korea
sv The Catholic University of Korea
el Καθολικό Πανεπιστήμιο της Κορέας
tl Katolikong Unibersidad ng Korea
old Catholic University of Korea
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