Universities in Korea

Higher Education in Korea

2021 Ranking of South Korean Universities New

What are the most popular Universities in Korea? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 South Korean University Ranking of 190 South Korean higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate South 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 190 Universities in Korea

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces New

The Republic of South Korea is divided into 8 provinces (Korean: do), 6 metropolitan cities (Korean: gwangyeoksi), 1 special city (Korean: teukbyeolsi) and 1 special autonomous city (Korean: teukbyeol-jachisi). The vast majority of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the special city of Seoul, which is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, and the surrounding Gyeonggi Province. The following uniRank sub-rankings or league tables take into account all provinces which include at least 2 South Korean higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.


Busan (14)   Daegu (3)  
Daejeon (10)   Gangwon (8)  
Gwangju (8)   Gyeonggi (27)  
Incheon (3)   Jeju (2)  
North Chungcheong (11)   North Gyeongsang (18)  
North Jeolla (9)   Seoul (39)  
South Chungcheong (16)   South Gyeongsang (9)  
South Jeolla (10)   Ulsan (2)  

South Korean University lists

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