Kyungpook National University or 경북대학교 (KNU) - public higher education institution in South Korea. KNU began its activity in 1946. The main building of the university proudly stands in Sangju inside an urban campus.

University ranking. Being among the well known universities of South Korea Kyungpook National University has no shortage of applicants. Every year the university manages to get into the top 5% of the best world universities. It excels in the fields of: «Engineering and Technology», «Life Sciences and Medicine», «Natural Science».

Application process and the cost of tuition. The applicants must pass examinations as a part of the admission process. Academic year of the university consists of two semesters. A year of bachelor studies will cost you around 4,118 USD. KNU is considered to be a pricey option when it comes to obtaining a master’s degree - 5,129 USD per year of study. Even though the tuition fees are not that high, the students still can apply for scholarship. When planning your education, please, consult the official website of the university

The composition of the university. Kyungpook National University is among the largest universities that educates more then 27 thousand students. The admission committee accepts the applications from foreign citizens. KNU has around 3% of foreign students. The education is provided by more than 2000 teachers and professors.

Infrastructure of KNU. The students have access to the university’s library. Students can apply for a dormitory.
Ranking   568   16
Country South Korea
City Sangju
Town Daegu
Bachelor (foreigners) 4,118 USD/year.
Master (foreigners) 5,129 USD/year.
Bachelor (citizens) 3,950 USD/year.
Master (citizens) 4,919 USD/year.
Living expenses $714 -1,196 USD/month
Official Website
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1946
Abbreviation KNU
Teachers 2,015
Students 27,467
Foreigners 3%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on entrance examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Library Available
Truth, Pride, Service
• Ministry of Education, Korea
World ranking 568
Country ranking 16
Ranking in world by sphere
Engineering and Technology 260
Life Sciences and Medicine 363
Natural Science 363
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 568
QS World University Rankings 612
ARWU Academic Ranking 401
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة كيانج بوك
German Kyungpook National University
Spanish Universidad Nacional de Kyungpook
French Université nationale de Kyungpook
Japanese 慶北大学校
Korean 경북대학교
Portuguese Universidade Nacional de Kyungpook
Russian Национальный университет Кёнгбук
Chinese 庆北国立大学
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Kyungpook National University - Official Description

Kyungpook National University (KNU) was founded in the spirit of truth, pride, and service: pursuing truth through academic study; developing pride as a member of the University and future leader; and inspiring service towards the modernization and development of society based on the skills acquired through university life. The primary aims of the University are to offer education for those who desire to make significant contributions to society, provide them with knowledge in their major fields, and encourage them in independent thinking and research. The University also seeks to nurture in all students a deeper understanding of humanity and nature, a broader perspective regarding social phenomena, and a creative and imaginative outlook on life. As of October 2004, the University has 15 colleges and 10 graduate schools with 17,299 students enrolled on bachelor programs, 4,291 on master programs, and 1,107 studying for Ph.D.s, plus 895 professors and 596 administrative staff. To foster an educational and research environment, the University also supports 27 auxiliary educational facilities and 54 research institutes.

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