Sungkyunkwan University – SKKU



Bettina Dinter

Head of Team Asia and Africa


+49 241 80 90812




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.


General Information

Country South Korea
City Seoul
Founded in

1398 as the first national Korean institution of education
1895 reformed as a modern university

Number of Students 26,149


International Office

Fact Sheet



Type of Agreement University partnership
Who can apply?
  • Bachelor's students in the third semester - study abroad beginning in the fifth semester
  • Master's students
  • Doctoral candidates
Type of Stay

Studies or research

Length of Stay One to two semesters
Time of Stay Winter or summer semester
Number of Exchange Placements 3 exchange placements per academic year

Study Details

Semester Dates

1st semester: beginning of March to end of July

2nd semester: end of August to end of December

Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes

Special Offers for Exchange Students:

Inbound/Exchange Visiting Program

Korean Language Program

International Summer Semester

Course Offerings

Courses listed in English

Language Courses

Summer School

Language Courses



Prerequisites for the Application At least good academic performance
Language Requirements
  1. At least good English skills
  2. TOEFL is required for all Business Administration students - after the nomination through RWTH
  3. Abitur certificate or certificate from the Language Center is required
  4. Minimum TOEFL score: IBT at least 80 points, ITP at least 550 points
Application Deadline at the International Office

December 15: 1 to 2 semesters starting in the winter semester of the upcoming academic year

August 15: 1 semester starting the summer semester of the upcoming academic year - only for allocation of remaining spots
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
Funding Possibilities

BAföG for abroad

PROMOS Scholarship Abroad

MOGAM Scholarship for Korea

DAAD Scholarship Database

Scholarships SKKU

Korea Government Scholarships


Practical Information

Accommodation Support from the partner university
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

Federal Foreign Office


GATE-Germany Profiile of Korea

Profile of Korea