Kongju National University



Kongju National University was established in 1948 as Kongju College of Education and its status was elevated as a four-year institution in 1991. After integrating with universities in the region, KNU is currently operating seven colleges and eight graduate schools in the Gongju-Yesan-Cheonan area. With more than 1,000 administrators doing their best for some 20,000 students, KNU is developing into a national university representing the Chungnam and Sejong province.

Kongju campus is located about 15 minutes away from the Sejong City Government Complex, which is developing into Korea’s Administrative Capital City. Gongju Campus has a well-known history and tradition as a College of Education, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Natural Science, College of Nursing & Health Administration, and the College of Arts. KNU is leading the way in the mutual development between Gongju City and Sejong City.

Furthermore in Cheonan City, which is developing into a new metropolitan area, it has established the Cheonan campus to specialize in the College of Engineering in order to develop a connection with the industrial belt located in the northern Chungnam province, which includes Asan City, and to play the role of a growth engine for the industrial area.



  • Education
  • English Language and Literature
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economics and Trade
  • International Trade and Commerce
  • Business Administration
  • Tourism
  • Public Administration
  • Law
  • Physics   
  • Applied Mathematics   
  • Chemistry   
  • Biological Sciences   
  • Atmospheric Sciences   
  • Cultural Heritage Conservation Sciences   
  • Fashion Design and Merchandising   
  • Biological Sciences
  • Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Construction and Environmental Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Industrial Sciences
  • Nursing and Health
  • Art



  • Gongju Campus (Main Campus)
  • Cheonan Campus (College of Engineering)
  • Yesan Campus (College of Industrial Sciences)



The Kongju National University dormitories include five buildings, and accommodate a total of 4,365 students, including 2,773 students at Gongju Campus, 582 students at Yesan Campus and 234 students at Cheonan Campus. Indeed, Kongju National University hosts the largest number of students in its residences of any of Korea’s national universities. Foreign students are given priority for dormitory rooms upon acceptance.



- Freshmen and transferring students may be exempted from paying 100% of the entrance fee, 100% of the tuition fee and 50% of the university support fee

- Freshmen students don't need their GPA score for the scholarship

- Continuing students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher from the preceding semester are eligible for the exemption of tuition fee only.



World Rank                 1512

National Rank               50

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