Universities in North Korea

Higher Education in North Korea

2021 Ranking of North Korean Universities

What are the most popular Universities in North Korea? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 North Korean University Ranking of 26 North Korean higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate North Korean higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format

Explore the uniRank League Table and University Ranking of 26 Universities in North Korea

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or North Korea, is divided into 9 provinces, two directly governed cities, and three special administrative divisions. The vast majority of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the Pyongyang capital city. The following uniRank league tables or sub-rankings take into consideration all provinces which include at least 2 North Korean higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.


Pyongyang (14)  

North Korean University lists

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