First university in Busan & the most innovative national university - Pukyong National University.
Pukyong National University is located in Busan, a beautiful costal city in Korea, has around 90 years of history with the combination of the two top national universities in 1996 - Busan National University of Technology founded in 1924 and National Fisheries University of Busan founded in 1941.
PKNU is awarded the IEQAS(International Education Quality Assurance System) from Ministry of Education, Korea Government.
The beautiful university with 4 campuses.
The most culturally diverse university in Busan.
- Basic Information
大学名 PUKYONG NATIONAL UNIVERSITY Year of Establishment 1924.05.05 国立/公立/私立の区分 National 外国人大学生の誘致管理能力認証大学 YES Website www.pknu.ac.kr/usrEngIndex.do Website for Language Institute http://oia.pknu.ac.kr/kr/
Number of international students
Students Doctorate Master's Combined Master's and Doctorate Bachelor's Etc. Total Number of students 144 254 0 707 483 1,588
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 514 83 74 575 187 1,433
Number of students and professors
Students Doctorate Master's Combined Master's and Doctorate Bachelor's Etc. Total Number of students 616 2,271 0 23,577 0 26,464
- International Student Support Program
Name of scholarship Full time Scholarship Coverage of scholarship Amount of scholarship offered Maximum 3,100 USD Qualifications Graduate students(Upon the recommendation by the academic advisor) Department in charge Office of International Affairs / Staff in charge : Sangeui Shin / Staff email : email@example.com Office number 0516296905 / Fax number : 0516296910 Name of scholarship Scholarship for the person who graduate from PKNU Korean Language program Coverage of scholarship Amount of scholarship offered 40% ~ 80% of tuition Qualifications New entered undergraduate students who completed of PKNU Korean Language course 6 months or more(For students with 85% of the attendance rate and TOPIK level 3/4) Department in charge Office of International Affairs / Staff in charge : Wonzoo Park / Staff email : firstname.lastname@example.org Office number 0516296907 / Fax number : 0516296910 Name of scholarship Scholarship for superior Grades Coverage of scholarship Amount of scholarship offered 20% ~ 80% of tuition Qualifications For the current students in undergraduate course,
Top 7% among foreign students of each college : 80% of tuition
Top 7% ~ 30% among foreign students of each College : 20% of tuition
For students who got above a 3.0 GPA the previous semester
Department in charge Office of International Affairs / Staff in charge : Wonzoo Park / Staff email : email@example.com Office number 0516296907 / Fax number : 0516296910 Name of scholarship Scholarship for Entrance Coverage of scholarship Amount of scholarship offered 40% ~ 100% of tuition Qualifications New Undergradate students
TOPIK 4 : 40% of tuition(for 1 year)
TOPIK 5/6 : Full tuition(for 1 year)
TOPIK 5 : 40% of tuition(for 1 year)
TOPIK 6 : Full tuition(for 1 year)
Department in charge Office of International Affairs / Staff in charge : Wonzoo Park / Staff email : firstname.lastname@example.org Office number 0516296907 / Fax number : 0516296910
Availability Yes Dormitory capacity 2229 Dormitory monthly fee($) 290 Qualifications Foreign students Department in charge Office of International Affairs / Staff in charge : Chunyan MIN / Staff email : email@example.com Office number 0516296905 / Fax number : 0516296910
Part-time Job Opportunities
Availability No Name Quota Qualifications Department in charge Office of International Affairs / Staff in charge : Wonzoo Park / Staff email : firstname.lastname@example.org Office number 0516296907 / Fax number : 0516296910 Availability No Name Quota Qualifications
Possible Language Courses
Availability Yes Name of course PKNU Korean Language Course Quota Within 15 Period of study 10 weeks/semester Qualifications Everyone who (expected to) graduated from high school Tuition fee per semester($) 1090 montly fee($) Department in charge Office of International Affairs / Staff in charge : Bokyong KIM / Staff email : email@example.com Office number 0516296843 / Fax number : 0516296910
- Field of Special Courses & Courses in English
Field of Special Course
PKNU was ranked 1st among Korea Universities in the Leiden Ranking(Life Science)
Evaluated by Chosun Daily & QS as 3rd among Korean universities wuthout medical schools(more than 12,000 students)
Twenty government-funded education or research project teams
- Research Center of LED Marine Convergence Technology
- Human Resourses Development Center for Nuclear Components and Materials
- Center for Toxicity Evaluation of Marine LMO
- South east branch of WISET(Center for Woman in Science, Engineering and Technology)
Courses in English
Understanding Korean Culture(Ⅰ), Basic Korean(Ⅰ), Basic Korean(Ⅰ), Basic Korean(Ⅱ), Basic Korean(Ⅱ), Advanced English for Mass Media, Advanced English Conversation, Advanced English Conversation, Advanced English Conversation, Advanced English Conversation, Current English, Practical English writing, Practical English writing, English Grammar, Introduction to English literature, British & Anerican Literature Criticism, Reading Comprehension Skills, Practical Phonetics of English, English Phonetics, English Phonetics, Pre-Intermediate English Composition, Pre-Intermediate English Composition, Modern British & American Drama, AcademicReadingⅠ, AcademicReadingⅠ, LowIntermediateEnglishConversationⅠ, LowIntermediateEnglishConversationⅠ, LowIntermediateEnglishConversationⅠ, LowIntermediateEnglishConversationⅠ, LowIntermediateEnglishConversationⅠ, LowIntermediateEnglishConversationⅠ, LowIntermediateEnglishConversationⅠ, High-IntermediateEnglishConversationⅡ, High-IntermediateEnglishConversationⅡ, High-IntermediateEnglishConversationⅡ, High-IntermediateEnglishConversationⅡ, High-IntermediateEnglishConversationⅡ, High-IntermediateEnglishConversationⅡ, High-IntermediateEnglishConversationⅡ, High-IntermediateEnglishConversationⅡ, Cultural History of West through Films, Cultural History of West through Films, Business English, Statistics for Economics, Econometrics, Multinational Corporations and World Economy, Understanding of International Area Stuides, Understanding of International Area Stuides, Studies on Economic Integration of North America, Relationship of Korea and America, MethodologyⅠ, Seminar on International Relations, Economic Integration European, History of Europe, SeminarofEuropeanStudies , European Economy, EU Trade Issues, EU-Asia Relations, Economics of Financial Markets, Economic Geography of Europe and Asia, MethodologyⅡ, Introduction to Visual Ptoduction, Speech Communication, Visual Criticism, EnglishLectureonPoliticsⅠ, Japanese Current Events, Japanese Ethnology and Religions, Research Methods and Applications in urban studies in East Asia, Immunology & Lab, Marine Microbiology & Lab, BiochemistryI, Thermodynamics, Nuclear Physics, MechanicsⅠ, ElectromagneticsⅠ, Nano·Bio Science, Experimental Biophysics, Principles of Management, Portfolio Management, Production and Operations Management, International Management, Trade English Conversation, Structural Analysis, Metallurgical Thermodynamics, Ferrous Natallurgy Engineering, Surface Modification Technology, Anatomy and Medical Terminology, Introduction to Biomedical Engineering, Introduction to Microcontrollers, Biosignal and System, Numerical Analysis for Biomedical Engineering Electromagnetics, Biomedical Engineering Design, Medical Devices Act and ethics, Engineering Mathematics I, EngineeringMathematicsⅢ, QuantitativePhysiologyⅠ, Cell/TissueBehaviorandPropertiesⅠ, BiomedicalInstrumentationⅠ, BiomedicalImagingⅠ, TransportPhenomenainBiomedicalEngineeringⅡ, Discrete Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Applied Statistics & Practice, Safety Engineering of Chemical, Construction Materials and Methods Practice., Concrete and Steel Structures, Automatic Control Systems, Automatic Control Systems, Electric Instrumentation & Measurement, Electric Instrumentation & Measurement, Power Transmission Engineering, Power Transmission Engineering,
Electromagnetics, Electromagnetics, Electromagnetics, Electronic circuit, Network and System, Network and System, ElectricalCircuitTheoryⅠ, Laser Engineering, Laser Engineering, Power Electronics, Power Electronics, Manufacturing System and Design, Communication Theory, Wireless Communications, Convergence Embedded System Design, Artificial Intelligence, Strength of Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Propulsion of Vessels, Programming and Practice,
Numerical Analysis and Practice, Numerical Analysis and Practice, Sanitary Equipment Engineering,
Applied Heat Transfer, Computational Heat & Fluid Dynamics, New & Renewable Energy Design,
Internal Combustion Engine & Practice, Internal Combustion Engine & Practice, Heat and Mass Transfer, PhysicalChemistry(Ⅰ), PhysicalChemistry(Ⅰ), PhysicalChemistry(Ⅰ), Paint Engineering, Organic Industrial Chemistry, Organic Industrial Chemistry, Applied Organic Synthesis and design, PhysicalChemistry(Ⅰ), PhysicalChemistry(Ⅰ), Urban Planning, History and Theory of Contemporary Architecture, Comprehension of Digital Design, Ceramics Engineering, Functional Materials, Management of Technology, Convergence Embedded System Design, Thermodynamics, Thermodynamics, , Automatic Control Systems, Automatic Control Systems, Electronic circuit
Electronic circuit, EngineeringMathematicsⅠ, EngineeringMathematicsⅠ, Theory of ship resistance, Theory of ship resistance, Analysis of Ships Structure, MechanicsofMaterialsⅠ, MechanicsofMaterialsⅠ,
virology & lab, parasitology & lab, FishPathology&LabⅠ, Biochemistry, Genetic Engineering in Food,
Nutrition & Health, Bioindustry and Process Planning, Bioenergy Engineering, Biochemistry
Phycology & Laboratory, Invertebrate culture & Lab, Stem Cell Biology & Lab, Marine Bio-Inspired Technology, Introduction of Nutrition, Molecular Biology, Introduction to Oceanography, Microeconomics, Economics of Production Management, Production and Operations Management,
Earth Environmental Sciences, Ubiquitous Location-based Services, RemediationPracticesof Civil and Ecological Engineering and Lab., English for Marine Science, Basic Physical Oceanography,
Mathematics for Oceanography, English for Scientific Exploration, EngineeringMathematicsⅠ, Soil Mechanics & Lab(2), Wave Dynamics, MechanicsofMaterialsⅠ, Geophysics & Lab., Introduction to Groundwater Contamination, Seismology, Structural Geology and Practice, GlobalpracticalenglishⅠ, GlobalpracticalenglishⅠ, GlobalpracticalenglishⅢ, GlobalpracticalenglishⅢ
Courses in other Foreign Languages
SpeakingofNorthAmericanLanguageⅡ, Chinese Grammar, Understanding of Chinese Politics, Diplomacy of East Asia, China and The World Economy, Enterprises and Markets in China, Humanity and Management in China, Chinese Economy, Chinese Field Work, ChineseWritingⅡ, SpokenChineseⅡ, Japanese Conversation, Japanese Conversation, Japanese Current Events, Japanese language and society, GuidancetoJapaneseStudiesⅠ, Introductor Japanese for Exploration
- Dormitory & Cafeteria
Divsion Single Double Triple Room for 4 Etc. montly fee($) $ 600.00 $ 290.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 Capacity of Dormitory 3,135 Etc. Inetnational students have priority to apply for the dormitory.
Dormitory fee includes the expense of 3 meals a day.
The HAPPY dormitory on Daeyeon campus is currently under construction(to be done in 2017 for 1,500 students more).
Dormitory for International Students
Divsion Single Double Triple Room for 4 Etc. montly fee($) $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 0 Capacity of Dormitory 0 Etc.
Divsion Breakfast Lunch Dinner Average cost per meal($) Offered or not Y Y Y 3.5
- Tuition Fees
Affiliation(Department) Bachelor's Master's Doctorate Combined master's and doctorate Associate Degree Etc. Engineering Studies 1,975 2,215 2,215 0 Per semester Arts and Physical Studies 1,975 2,215 2,215 0 Per semester Natural Sciences Studies 1,850 2,080 2,080 0 Per semester Humanities and Social Studies 1,550 1,730 1,730 0 per semester
1. Academic Information Hall
An academic Information Hall is a cutting-edge digital library where there are multimedia database including electronic journal. Also, there are monographs room, satellite broadcasting hearing room, information support room, Internet search room, and study rooms. In addition, it is possible for anyone who wants to read books to look through the books in the library.
2. Sejong Building
Sejong Building is a large scale dormitory comprised of two-building apartment complex. One is a building with twenty stories above ground and one below, and the other is a building with seventeen stories above ground. The gross area of this Sejong Building is 31,282 m2. It is possible to overlook Gwang-an Bridge which is also called Diamond Bridge at the porch on the twenty floor. It is the highest dormitory in the countries.
The number of the single rooms is 68, and the number of the double rooms is 782. About 1700 students can live in this dormitory. There are an air conditioner, a refrigerator, a desk, a bed, and a closet in each room. Also, there is one bathroom. All of the students living in dormitory can use the Internet in their room conveniently.
PKNU dormitory is providing beautiful scenery and comfortable residential space as well as convenience facilities for the study and the spare time activity for the students. In addition, it can help the students to study hard by creating an academic atmosphere. Sejong Building which is a familiar landmark on PKNU was established by BTL (Build Transfer Lease) project for the first time. BTL project is to use private capital to invest educational facilities. It has been gone ahead to expand and improve the insufficient dormitory in the national universities in the country. It is operated under the funds of the private businessmen. After finishing establishing the dormitory, they can recover their investments from the government by renting the building to national universities. The right of the management last about 20 years.
3. Hymalaya Cedar Forest, Peach Tree
Hymalaya Cedar Forest is next to Academic Information Hall. There are many Hymalaya Cedars and benches. Some students can go there to take rest in the middle of studying hard in the library.
A Peach Tree which is estimated at least 40 or 50 years old is behind Hansol Building which is across from Hymalaya Cedar. This tree is famous of being tasteful which pink flowers blossom in spring.
4. Doran Garden, Cherry Blossom Street, Jar of the Love
Doran Garden means that the dense forest of pine trees between Administration Building and Gaon Building. There are some benches under about 300 pine trees. It is popular rest area with PKNU students and local residents.
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom every spring. Especially, Cherry Blossom Tunnel which is near Doran Garden became one of the attractions in Daeyeon Campus.
There is the jar of the love on the first floor of Gaon Building which is across from Doran Garden.
Anyone can bring the rice, and they can also fill in the rice in the jar of the love. This jar was made to give the poor the rice. After placed Jar of the Love on Gaon Building, PKNU has encouraged to be given the rice instead of the garland for the celebrations. Therefore, the rice in it was donated when some events were held in PKNU. It opens for everyone 24 hours a day. PKNU is waiting for the donor because the rice is often exhausted. (Inquiry: the office of the public cooperation and relation 629-5092)
5. Dongwon Jang Bogo Hall
Dongwon research foundation whose founder is the president of Dongwon Group, Kim Jae Cheol, gave PKNU Dongwon Jang Bogo Hall which organization expenses was about 7 billion won. Kim Jae Chel graduated from PKNU, and he is an honorary president. This structure shows that how he loves his old school and juniors in PKNU. He started PKNU in 1954 as a student of Department of Fishery.
He spoke as follows at the opening ceremony on February 25th in 2010. "About 1200 years ago, there were no marine chart and compass. However, Jang Bogo commanded the sea in the Northeast Asia. I decided to establish Jang Bogo Hall because I want my juniors to emulate the frontier spirit. Also, I hope many students to take a rest and to come true their dreams at this building."
Meanwhile, 'Foucault's Pendulum' and a huge wooden painting are on the lobby on the first floor of this building. Foucault's pendulum was the experimental simple pendulum and used to prove the rotation of the earth by Foucault in 1851. It was placed to make students know the rotation of the earth and realize the importance of the environment and all of the lives in the earth. It can be shown in Busan only.
The title of a huge wooden painting is 'The Song of the Great Sea at the Shining Dawn'. Changpogo Memorial Foundation donated this painting to pray for appearing the second Jang Bogo among PKNU students. This painting was made Yuk Kwang Jeong called the master of the artistic handicraft in China. It took around one year to complete it, and it was made of lime tree. This work was made to show the continuous challenging and the excellent vigor to many students.
6. Baekyong Garden, Baekyong Tower, Fish Culture Experiment Station
Baekyong Garden can be called a historic place of PKNU because Baekyong Garden has existed since National Fisheries University of Busan was founded in 1941 which is one of the forerunners of PKNU. It is very popular space for enjoying meditation and taking a rest with PKNU students because pine forest is very dense.
Baekyong Tower is next to Baekyong Garden. It was built to pay tribute to the spirit of those alumnus died by meeting with an unexpected accident going out fishing in Samoa and North Pacific Ocean to develop deep-sea fishery. Due to their noble sacrifice, Korea can develop the fishing industry.
All of the practical exercises and experiments in raising fish are performed in the Fish Culture Experiment Station, and the development of the fishing industry is made at there. The grass carp and the silver carp could settle for the first time in Korea by being reproduced artificially in 1963. Also, PKNU took the lead in developing the fancy carp in Korea in the mid-60s. In addition, PKNU solidified the foundation of breeding by studying the ideal temperature on rearing of Japanese eel. Moreover, PKNU succeeded in the development of the highbred Tilapia, the facility for them, and their feed. Especially, PKNU is trying to develop the new technology to prevent the environmental pollution while farming them by developing very large scale recirculating culture system.
PKNU museum is located on the first and second floor of Cheongun Building. It has displayed the greatest number of the materials in the field of fisheries and marine among the other universities in the country. There are 2,278 exhibits including 1,262 cultural properties, 374 marine organisms, 287 fishing gears and fishing boats, 55 vessels, 283 PKNU’s historical materials, and 17 folk materials. Also, there are many exhibits which have historical value including a chanfron of the old Gaya period which was considered that it is the earliest chanfron, and armor which was only excavated from Dugok Historical Site in Gimhae. In addition, there are many interesting and invaluable stuffed marine lives including coelacanth which is called living fossil, and there are the only 2 in Korea. Moreover, there are bone of the southern right whale, giant clam, various sharks, fish which habitat was the coastal waters and the ocean, crustacean, and the sea animals.
8. Walker House
It is a single-story structure, and its gross area is 365m2. The wall of this building was made of the stone and the cement, and the thickness of the wall is 70㎝. This structure is a kind of bunker, and it was built substantially to resist damage from the shells.
In the past, Walton H. Walker headquarters was in this place which played a major role in defending the Nakdong River line of defense at the time of the Korean War. Admiral Walker decided to move U.S. Army Headquarters from Daegu to National Fisheries University of Busan which is one of the forerunners of PKNU to keep all of the communication equipment safely when the Nakdong River line of defense called Walker line seemed to be in a serious danger.
There is one anecdote that he got in the jeep to confront an enemy even though he was hit by a hail of bullets. He died in the way to event hall to pin a decoration upon his son’s breast in person, who was in the 24th division in Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi-do, from a car accident on December 23rd in 1950. Many people mourned his death because President Lee Seung Man had given him the Order of Military Merit before he died. Also, he was going to be promoted because the General of the Army, Douglas MacArthur, asked him to be promoted to an admiral.
9. Pukyongsaurus Millenniumi
Pukyongsaurus Millenniumi lived in the Korean Peninsula about 140 million years ago, and it is the first dinosaur to have Korean name. It has displayed on the lobby of the Cheongun Building.
Its fossil of the bone was discovered in the small rocky island located on the coast of Galsa-ri, Geumseong-myeon, Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, and restored by PKNU professor Baek In Seong’s team.
Because Pukyongsaurus Millenniumi is plant-eating dinosaur, it has 4 legs and long neck. Moreover, it is estimated to live in Korean Peninsula in the Cretaceous period of the Mesozoic era. It is also estimated to be between 20 and 25 meters long from head to tail.
10. Haneoul Garden, Solar Streetlight
As the eco'versity, PKNU is trying to develop a local community and a country by protecting the global environment and all of the lives in the earth. Haneoul Garden is a place where the members of PKNU and all of the local residents can take a rest together. There are fountain, small stream, and pavilion in there. In addition, PKNU decided to tear down the wall which enclosed PKNU to provide many local residents with PKNU campus as the break area.
The eco-friendly tracking the light of the sun LED streetlamps are cross the street from the Haneoul Garden. Because this solar panel of the streetlamps can move up and down and left, and right, it can gather the solar heat by tracking the sun. Also, because it is kind of an automatic flickering system, the streetlights go on at sunset when brightness of the surroundings is under the 4 lux, and they go off at sunrise. This is a system which can even save the solar radiation energy.
|Language Course(Korean)||Level 1 or higher||400~600||
Scholarships for outstanding Korean Language Program students
- Total grade in the top 6~10% : Get 30% discount when you re-apply for the next semester
- Total grade in the top 5% : Get 50% discount when you re-apply for the next semester
* TOPIK certificate is not essential.
중국 유학생 송 야오훼이(Song Yaohui from China)
중국 유학생 송 야오훼이의 인터뷰 입니다. This is an interview with Ms. Song Yaohui from China.https://www.facebook.com/english.pknu/posts/1814517055458547
일본 학생 오노 마호 인터뷰입니다.(Interview with Ono Maho from Japan)
일본 유학생 오노 마호 인터뷰 입니다. This is an interview with Ms. Ono Maho from Japan.https://www.facebook.com/english.pknu/posts/1818716348371951
미얀마 유학생 딴 저 툰 인터뷰 입니다.(Interview with Thanh Kyaw Tun from Myanmar)
미얀마 유학생 탄 저 툰 인터뷰 입니다. This is an interview with Mr. Thanh Kyaw Tun from Myanmar.https://www.facebook.com/english.pknu/posts/1818716348371951
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