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Basic Information

Name of University PUSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY Year of Establishment 1946.5.15
National/Public/Private National IEQAS* University YES
Website Website for Language Institute
* International Education Quality Assurance System
Number of international students
Students Doctorate Master's Combined Master's and Doctorate Bachelor's Etc. Total
Number of students 188 596 32 587 783 2,186
Number of students and professors
Professors Professor/ Associate professor Assistant professor/ Full-time lecturer Adjunct professor/ Visiting professor Part-time lecturer Etc. Total
Number of professors 1,080 129 136 1,078 591 3,014
Students Doctorate Master's Combined Master's and Doctorate Bachelor's Etc. Total
Number of students 1,610 6,529 0 27,897 0 36,036

International Student Support Program

Possible Language Courses
Availability Yes
Name of course Korean Language Course
Period of study
Qualifications Foreigners
Tuition fee per semester($) 1170
montly fee($) 117
Department in charge PNU International / Staff in charge : Hyejung Yang / Staff email :
Office number 82515103353 / Fax number : 82515103851
Scholarship Support
Scholarship support for international students
Name of scholarship Scholarship for foreigner
Coverage of scholarship
Amount of scholarship offered
Scholarship for foreigner
1)Undergraduate : school supporting associate fee for those students within 7.5% of total foreigners per college in the order of score, course fee for those students within 30% of total foreigners per college in the order of score(except new students)
2)Graduate school: half of school supporting association fee (every new student, those with average score of 3.5 point at the previous semester in case of enrolled students)
3)How to apply : Application is not necessary. Automatically awarded and you can check the amount on tuition bill.

Department in charge PNU International / Staff in charge : Hyejung Yang / Staff email :
Office number 82515103353 / Fax number : 82515103851
Dormitory Support
Availability Yes
Dormitory capacity 454
Dormitory monthly fee($) 132
Qualifications International Students
Department in charge PNU International / Staff in charge : Hyejung Yang / Staff email :
Office number 82515103353 / Fax number : 82515103851
Part-time Job Opportunities
Availability Yes
Name Teaching Assistant
Qualifications Graduate degree's international students
Department in charge PNU International / Staff in charge : Hyejung Yang / Staff email :
Office number 82515103353 / Fax number : 82515103851

Field of Special Courses & Courses in English

Field of Special Course
※ Major Introduction(focused on specialized field in 2011)
1) School of Mechanical Engineering
- Major instruction : The school of mechanical engineering opened in 1953. The School of Mechanical Engineering was designated as a government-affiliated engineering department in 1994, was selected to join the New University for Regional Innovation (NURI) project in 2005, and Phase 2 of the Brain Korea 21 (BK21) Project in Science and Technology in 2006, and was selected as a Field of Specialization at College in 2007. As such, the school has received concentrated education support and investment from the government, which it has leveraged to offer the highest possible level of undergraduate and graduate education, with the aim of fostering talented individuals who are equipped with on-the-job aptitude and creativity.
- After graduation: automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, including state agencies manufacturer's design engineering, systems engineering, facilities management, such as steel and chemical engineering, and various mechanical parts in a variety of fields, including engineering advance. In particular, high-value power plants, automobile charger, power agencies, and environmental pollution in the field of fluid, electrical and electronic equipment are related. Many recent graduates are hired in Samsung, LG, Hyundai Motor Group. The number of executives working in top 6 conglomerates are ranked top 2.
2) School of Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
- Major instruction : Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering is a field of study that researches the technologies required for the efficient and economical design, production, construction, and operation of vessels and marine structures that have excellent mobility, floatability, and loading capacity.
- After graduation : Almost 100 % of graduates success to have job after graduation. 56% of them are hired in Samsung heavy industry or Hyundai heavy industry.

3) School of Chemical engineering
- Major instruction : Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the application of physical science (e.g. chemistry and physics) and life sciences (e.g. biology, microbiology and biochemistry) with mathematics, to the process of converting raw materials into more useful or valuable forms. In addition to producing useful materials, modern chemical engineering is also concerned with pioneering valuable new materials and techniques - such as Nano technology, fuel cells and biomedical engineering. Chemical engineering largely involves the design, improvement and maintenance of processes involving chemical or biological transformations for large-scale manufacture.
- After graduation : Approximately 90% of graduates are hired in LG, Samsung, SK, Hyundai. Many chemical engineers work on biological projects such as understanding biopolymers (proteins) and mapping the human genome or refinery and petrochemicals, fine chemicals, semiconductors and related electronic display, plant design, engineering, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, etc.
4) School of Chemistry
- Major instruction : The study of Chemistry is divided into the five fields of Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Biochemistry. Students learn general chemistry, which encompasses all five fields and other individual areas of study through experiments and lectures.
- After graduation : After graduates, students either continue on to graduate school or have a job in pharmaceutical companies, food companies, materials companies, household goods companies, petroleum products, companies, government agencies.
5) School of Physics
- Major instruction : As of 2010, the Department of Physics has 22 of the best full-time professors. Almost 100 SCI-level dissertations are published every year in renowned international scientific journals, including Nature and Physical Review Letters. For the study, the solid-state physics, experimental, computational fields, nano-physics experiments, optics, statistical physics, nuclear and hadrons experiments, and particle physics are related.
- After graduation : A large percentage of students of the department continue on to graduate schools and eventually become researchers or professors at colleges and research institutes, contributing enormously to the development of basic sciences. Graduates also become valuable employees at companies such as Samsung, LG, Hyundai, Daewoo, POSCO, Atomic Energy Research Institute, Research Institute of Standards and Science, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Defense Research Institute, etc.

6) School of Nano Mechatronics
- Major instruction : The aim of Nano Mechatronics is to foster excellent personnel better equipped in both theory and practice in the field of electronic engineering, materials engineering and nano-mechanism of fusion systems, semiconductor, energy, display, device and process.
- After graduation : After graduating with a degree in Nano Mechatronics engineering, students can work at the core technology-based industries, research institutes, and universities in the fields of precision machining, semiconducting materials & display, energy & environmental engineering, as well as in traditional mechanical and electrical engineering-based heavy industry.
7) School of Business Administration
- Major instruction : The College operates the nation’s leading business administration curriculum, combining tracks such as international business administration, business administration information, marketing, production management, HR and organizational management, financial management and accounting, in order to cater to converging academic needs.
- After graduation: Graduates can work in professional market such as certified public accountants, securities analysts, fund managers, management consultants, etc. They can be hired in large, small and medium enterprises, investment banking and government agencies, etc. or continue on to the graduate schools or manage their own business.
8) School of Plant Bioscience
- Major instruction : School of Plant Bioscience is related to crop productivity, medicinal herbs plant development, new functional materials, creation. In addition to it, this field is associated with traditional breeding methods as well as crop genetic improvement method to produce eco friendly production. The curriculum of the department includes basic courses such as Plant Science, Genetics, Physiology, Statistics, and Biochemistry; courses directly related to plant cultivation, including Cultivation, Crop Ecology, Food Crop Science, Medical Crop Science, Cash Crops, and Weed Science; and courses closely related to plant breeding, such as Crop Breeding and Genetic Engineering.
- After graduation : Graduates continue on Graduate School of Medicine and Graduate School of Medicine or work in seed research institute, research institute under rural development, various laboratory organized by government, life sciences research institute, Korea Tobacco & Ginseng Corp etc.
Courses in English
1)You are able to check the courses taught in English at

2) Department of Global Studies :
Courses in other Foreign Languages
The new Department of Global Studies(DGS) has joined PNU’s College of Economics and International Trade. The DGS is the most recent addition to the university’s proud tradition. For more than sixty years, PNU has helped to produce South Korea’s highly educated public. In addition, the university’s location in Busan, one of the gateways and crossroads of East Asia, is a vital asset. Students benefit from Busan’s flourishing commercial and cultural life as well as the university’s growing academic prominence. The inauguration of this new department is a step in the university’s and the city’s development as a global business and educational hub.
The Department of Global Studies had its beginning as the Global Studies Program(GSP), which is now the track for a second major in the department. The DGS will prepare the next generation of Korea’s leaders for careers in international organizations, government, media, policy research, trade associations and multinational corporations. Our innovative vision is to offer undergraduate students an academic experience like that in North American and European universities. The department will offer a challenging, interdisciplinary curriculum taught entirely in English and almost exclusively by native speakers. Included in the curriculum are courses in law, international relations, history, economics, political science, human rights and religion.

School facilities

General Dormitory
Divsion Single Double Triple Room for 4 Etc.
montly fee($) $0.00 $132.00 $0.00 $0.00 0
Capacity of Dormitory 4,436
- Type : Twin room with private bath room or shared bath room
- Cost/6month : KRW 700,000 ~ 1,000,000
- Meal Plan : KRW 2,900/Meal
Dormitory for International Students
Divsion Single Double Triple Room for 4 Etc.
montly fee($) $0.00 $132.00 $0.00 $0.00
Capacity of Dormitory 460
boarding is not included in dormitory fee. Meal costs 2 USD on average.
Student Cafeteria
Divsion Breakfast Lunch Dinner Average cost per meal($)
Offered or not Y Y Y 2

Tuition Fee per Sememter($)

Affiliation(Department) Bachelor's Master's Doctorate Combined master's and doctorate Etc.
College of Engneering 2,326 2,850 2,850 0 1USD = 1100KRW / One Semester (half-year)
College of Arts 2,535 3,118 3,118 0 1USD= 1100KRW/semester
College of Humanity / Social Science 1,640 2,000 0 0 1USD = 1100KRW / One semester
Natural Science 2,146 26,312,623 0 0 1USD=1100KRW/ One semseter


1. Library
1) Operation system ( six theme library)- center of human studies and social science data, language and literature data center, science and technology data center, art and athletic data center, law and medicine library.
It also has ancient data room, data room of university history, multimedia center, data on the north korea and operate UN/EU / international
education program data corner.
2) The number of possession: more than 1 million books
3) specimen copy library of UN data
3)Location: Library #1 (Research Library, 510), Library #2 (Central Library, 420), Medical Library (Ami Campus), Yangsan Campus Library (Yangsan Campus), Nano Science and Technology Library (Miryang Campus)
4)Service Hours : Mon-Fri 09:00 ~ 21:00, Sat,Sun,Holidays 09:00 ~ 13:00

2.Health Care Center
PNU Health Care Center provides health counseling, early diagnosis, referral, medication, and physical checkup for PNU students and faculty members, and employees for nominal or free of charge.

1)General Health Care: simple medication & treatment (Free of charge), Mondays & Thursdays (9:30 ~5:00), issuing health report
2)Dental Care: cavity care, nerves, gum care, tooth extraction, scaling, etc. (nominal charge)
3)Service hours :Tuesdays 09:00~16:00, Thursdays 09:00~12:00
4) Homepage :

3. Health Club at Kyung Am Gymnasium
1)Types of exercise available: aerobic exercise (treadmills, bicycle, etc), weight training, squash, in-door golf, dance, yoga
2)Telephone: 051-510-1076~7
3)Service Hours: 07:00~09:00AM, 2:00~9:00PM (Not open on weekends)

4. Moonchang Hall
1)Service Hours : 9:00 ~ 18:00
2)Buidling Introduction
-basement : Beauty Shop,Shoe-repair Shop, Copy Room
-1st Floor : Cafeteria, Stamp & Key shop
-2nd Floor : Post Office
-3rd Floor : Newspaper Office

5. Center for International Student Services
1)location : 2nd floor, Main Bldg.(No. 205)
2)Service Hours : Mon ~ Fri 09:00 ~ 18:00
3)Tel : 82-51-510-3352
4)Available Services : Using computer, Reading newspaper, etc.


Special Course for International Students

Name of curricula Korean Language Program-Regular Course Language
Period of study 10 weeks / semester Enrollment period March, June, September, and December
Quota a few Application period 2months~10days before the course start
Tuition fee $1,400(1,400,000KRW) Scholarship 10-20% discount of a tuition fee is given to the person who shows an excellent grade
Required documentation
Note * Web-site : * Contact : * Text book is free!

Admission information(Master's)

Enrollment period March, September
Application period April, October Period of study more than 2 years
Admission Guidelines
For more information, visit Thank you.

'1. Required Documents

1) Application sheet
2) Learning plans
3) Self introduction letter
4) 2 sheets of recommendation letter
5) School Records Certificate
6) Graduation Certificate
7) Korean Language Aptitude certificate(possible to
substitute for the statement of academic advisor)
8) Identification Card
9) Deposit certificate in the amount of more than US$10,000
deposited in a bank for over a month
10) Guarantors Work Certificate, Property Tax Certificate

2. Qualifications

Foreign students whose parents are not Korean or who have
completed elementary, middle and high school in foreign
countries or in Korea, and foreigners who have Bachelor
degree or who have equivalent academic career authorized by

3. Procedure

Paper Examination

4. Scholarship for foreigners
There is none '

Information of department

Number Name of University Affiliation(Department) Department/Major Quota 영어전용
1 International Trade a few
2 International Logistics & Port Management a few
3 International & Area Studies a few
4 EU Studies a few
5 Korean Studies a few
6 Electronics Engineering a few
7 German Language and Literature a few
8 Russian Language and Literature a few
9 Operations Management a few
10 Department of Law a few
11 Chemical Materials a few
12 Applied Hybrid Materials a few
13 String · Vocal a few
14 Wind · Percussion a few
15 Composition · Conduction a few
16 Theory a few
17 Korean Painting a few
18 Western Painting a few
19 Carving and Modeling a few
20 Furniture Wood Lacquer a few
21 Ceramic Arts a few
22 Fiber Arts a few
23 Computer Engineering a few
24 Department of Korean Language and Literature a few
25 Department of English Language and Literature a few
26 Department of Chinese Language and Literature a few
27 Department of Japanese Language and Literature a few
28 Department of Korean Literature in Chinese Characters a few
29 Department of History a few
30 Department of Philosophy a few
31 Department of Public Administration a few
32 Department of Political Science and Diplomacy a few
33 Department of Social Welfare a few
34 Department of Sociology a few
35 Department of Psychology a few
36 Department of Library, Archives & Information Studies a few
37 Department of Communication a few
38 Department of Korean Language Education a few
39 Department of Education a few
40 Department of Early Childhood Education a few
41 Department of Special Education a few
42 Department of International Trade and Business a few
43 Department of Economics a few
44 Department of Public Policy & Management a few
45 Management Information Systems a few
46 International Business a few
47 Marketing a few
48 Operations Management a few
49 Personnel & Organizational Management a few
50 Financial Management a few
51 Accounting a few
52 Department of ChildDevelopment&FamilyStudies a few
53 Department of Mathematics a few
54 Department of Statistics a few
55 Department of Physics a few
56 Department of Chemistry a few
57 Integrated Biological Sciences a few
58 Geological Environment Science Major a few
59 Oceanography Major a few
60 Atmospheric Science Major a few
61 Biology education Major a few
62 Department of Pharmacy a few
63 Department of Manufacturing Pharmacy a few
64 Department of clothing and textile a few
65 Food Science and Nutrition Major a few
66 Department of Housing and Interior Design a few
67 Civil Engineering Major a few
68 Environmental Engineering Major a few
69 Department of Architectural Engineering a few
70 Department of Architecture a few
71 Energy Systems Division a few
72 Mechanical Systems Design Division a few
73 Precision Manufacturing Systems Division a few
74 Intelligent Control and Automation Systems Division a few
75 Nuclear Systems Division a few
76 Department of Polymer Science and Engineering a few
77 Chemical Engineering a few
78 Department of Organic Material Science and Engineering a few
79 Electrical Engineering a few
80 Department of Naval Architectural and Ocean Engineering a few
81 Department of Materials Science and Engineering a few
82 Department of Industrial Engineering a few
83 Department of Aerospace Engineering a few
84 Department of Urban Engineering a few
85 Department of Art Culture & Image a few
86 Metal Arts Major a few
87 Department of Sport Science a few
88 Department of bio industry mechanical engineering a few Miryang Campus
89 Department of Bioenvironment energy a few Miryang Campus
90 Department of landscape a few Miryang Campus
91 Department of nano fusion technology a few Miryang Campus
92 green transportation system design a few
The university staff is reponsible for the the above listed information.
We kindly advise candidates to apply for universities according to their preference by searching and collecting university information through various channels(internet,university website, press report, etc).
Last modified : 2019-12-23