Kangwon National University

Kangwon National University
Gangwon Daehakgyo
Motto Inquirere Veritatem Ex Praxe
(Korean: Sil-Sa-Gu-Si) translation, "seek for the truth from reality, seek for the very truth to enable us to renovate the world as it should be from the world as it is."
Type National
Established June 14, 1947
President Kim Heonyeong
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 38,264
Undergraduates 34,335
Location Chuncheon and Samcheok, Gangwon, South Korea South Korea
Campus Suburban (3 km²),
Colors Blue and Orange
Nickname Beyond Limit! (campaign motto)
Mascot Gomduri (Blue Bear, official)
Website www.kangwon.ac.kr/english

Kangwon National University (KNU) was established in 1947 in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do, South Korea. As one of 10 flagship Korean national universities, Kangwon National University serves as the flagship educational institution of Gangwon-do.


Initially established as an agricultural college, Kangwon National University has steadily expanded to the comprehensive university encompassing a full spectrum of academic fields. KNU expanded in 1997 adding a medical degree program and in 2000 a University Hospital. A law school, now called 'Graduate School of Judicial Affairs', has been operated to the University's graduate schools in 2002, is the only laboratory school in South Korea, as a model for the very-early stage of 'reform on Korean legal system'. In 2006, KNU merged with Samcheok University, adding the colleges of Veterinary medicine and Information Technology to KNU's existing colleges. Since March 2, 2009, KNU operates a state-of-the-art professional Law School as one of the officially approved school by Korean Government.[1]

Organization and Administration

Office of International Affairs

Name Position / Responsibilities Tel (+82) Email (@kangwon.ac.kr)
Sung Ja Cho Dean 033-250-7105 sungjac
Young Man Kim Director 033-250-7106 intn
Ji Young Yoon (Joyce) GKS Scholarship Program 033-250-7192 enter
Sun Mi Park Exchange Professor Program 033-250-7193 intn
kwon Young Ha (David) International Students Support 033-250-7194 supportu
Sol Nim Park (Jessica) International Students Admission 033-250-6985 pinenim
Eun Soo Jang (Suzan) International Relations Exchange Program 033-250-6989 intn
Hwa Jung Lee (Emma) Dual Degree 033-250-6986 intn

Contact Information

Undergraduate Program

KNU comprises 19 colleges with 93 departments and five graduate schools.

Graduate schools

Tuition Fees

Undergraduate Admission

College Tuition per Semester(2012)
Humanities & Social Sciences 1,719(USD) / 1,913,000(KRW)
Natural Sciences I 2,074(USD) / 2,309,000(KRW)
Natural Sciences II 1,905(USD) / 2,121,000(KRW)
Engineering 2,183(USD) / 2,430,000(KRW)
Sport Science 2,182(USD) / 2,429,000(KRW)
Arts 2,266(USD) / 2,523,000(KRW)

Graduate Admission

Division Tuition per Semester(2012)
Humanities & Social Sciences 1,864(USD) / 2,075,000(KRW)
Natural Sciences 2,285(USD) / 2,543,000(KRW)
Engineering 2,376(USD) / 2,645,000(KRW)
Sport Science 2,422(USD) / 2,875,000(KRW)
Arts 2,582(USD) / 2,696,000(KRW)
Pharmacy 2,582(USD) / 2,875,000(KRW)
Medicine 3,016(USD) / 3,576,000(KRW)

Academic Information

Academic Calendar

I. February

  1. 8th-10th: Pre-registration for spring semester courses
  2. 16th-17th: Registration for freshman
  3. 17th-29th: Application period for re-admission/re-registration
  4. 21st-24th: Registration for spring semester Courses
  5. 22nd: Commencement
  6. 24th-29th: Tuition payment period for the spring semester
  7. 29th: Freshman Matriculation

II. March

  1. 1st: Independence movement day (national holiday)
  2. 2nd: Spring semester classes begin
  3. 6th-8th: Additional course registration for spring semester

III. April

  1. 5th: End of the First Third of the Spring Semester
  2. 11th: National Assembly Election (Special Holiday)
  3. 25th: End of the Second Quarter of the Spring Semester
  4. 27th: Last day of Midterm Examination Period

IV. May

  1. 5th: Children's Day (Public Holiday)
  2. 9th-11th: Application Period for Summer Session courses
  3. 11th: End of the Second Third of the Spring Semester
  4. 14th-21st: Application for Minor
  5. 24th-29th: Registration for Summer Session courses
  6. 28th: Buddha's Birthday (Public Holiday)

V. June

  1. 4th-27th: On-line Evaluation for the Spring Semester
  2. 6th: Memorial Day (Public Holiday)
  3. 7th-12th: Make-up Classes
  4. 14th: KNU Anniversary (No Class)
  5. 20th: Last day of Final Examination Period
  6. 21st-27th: Period for Faculty to submit Spring Semester Grades
  7. 26th: Summer Break begins / Summer Session classes start.

VI. July

  1. 11th-24th: On-line Evaluation for the Summer Session.
  2. 19th: End of the Summer Session classes

VII. August

  1. 7th-9th: Pre-registration for the Fall Semester courses
  2. 15th: Independence Day (National Holiday)
  3. 13th-24th: Application Period for Re-admission / Re-registration
  4. 20th-23rd: Registration for the Fall Semester Courses.
  5. 21st-24th: Tuition Payment Period for the Fall Semester
  6. 27th: Fall Semester classes begin
  7. 29th-31st: Additional Courses Registration for Fall Semester
  8. 31st: Commencement

VIII. September

  1. 25th-27th: Dae-Dong-Je (University Festival)
  2. 28th: End of the First Third of Fall Semester
  3. 29th-Oct.1st: Chuseok (Public Holiday)

IX. October

  1. 3rd: Foundation Day (National Holiday)
  2. 19th: End of the Second Quarter of Fall Semester
  3. 19th: Last Day of the Mid-term Examination Period.

X. November

  1. 1st-12th: Application Period for Changing Major (Department Transfer)
  2. 6th: End of the Second Third of Fall Semester
  3. 7th-9th: Application Period for Winter Session courses
  4. 12th-20th: Application Period for Double Major / Combined Major / Minor
  5. 15th-18th: Interview for Admission (No Class)
  6. 23rd-28th: Registration for Winter Session Courses
  7. 27th-Dec.20th: On-line Evaluation for Fall Semester.

XI. December

  1. .....


Current enrollment stands at more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Like plenty of South Korean Universities, KNU's academic schedule is also based on the semester system with the spring semester starting in first week of Mondays on March every year, and autumn semester usually starts in fourth week of Mondays in August.

University life

Chuncheon, Capital city of Gangwon province which proclaims as 'leisure city', affords its residents a wealth of recreational activities. Lakes in Chuncheon nearby (Soyang-ho, Chuncheon-ho and Uiam-ho) offers water skiing and boating facilities as well as several islands on these lakes. Hiking in the nearby mountains and snow skiing (in Gangchon) are less than an hour's reach from the university.

Dean and president




See also


  1. Korean Law School List Announced, Korean Law Blog, January 31, 2008

External links

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