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Ajou University

Ajou University was established in 1973. The University is located in in Suwon, Near Seoul (capital) South Korea. The university campus and its hospital both are close to Shinbundang Seoul metro Line's Gwanggyo Jungang (Ajou Univ.) Station. From Gangnam station it will take about 30 min by Seoul metro train. Ajou University provides strong support for sports. University Soccer team has won three consecutive National Championships from year 1993 to 1995.

AJOU University:

Address: Ajou University, 206, World cup-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon 443749, Seoul, South Korea. 


Ajou University’s motto is "Asia's best university for the 21st century". Since the University establishment, Ajou has pursued the three virtues as guiding principles 1. “Respect for Humans”, 2. “Seeking Truth from Fact” and 3. “One World, One Family”.

Major Academic Subjects:

Industrial Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Chemical engineering, Biotechnolgy, Environmental engineering, Urban system engineering, Information Technology, Business Technology, Medical Science, Business and international studies etc.

AJOU University Academic Programs:

Ajou University has Undergraduate and Graduate programs.

Undergraduate programsCollege of Engineering, School of Medicine, School of Business administration, College of Information technology, College of Humanities, College of Natural sciences, College of Social sciences, College of Nursing, College of Law etc.

Graduate Programs: Graduate school for Professionals, Graduate school of Industry, Graduate school of Industry, Graduate school of Business administration, Graduate school of public affairs, Graduate school of Education, Graduate school of Education, Graduate school of information and communication, Graduate school of information and Communication technology, Graduate school of international studies, Graduate school of Law etc.

Partnership And Collaboration:

Ajou University has very strong relations and collaborations with about 200 universities in 58 countries. It keeps on increasing the partnership with famous universities in the world.

International Students:

Ajou has about 9000 under graduate and 4000 graduate and 1500 students in various courses. Ajou invites about 1400 international students in year.

International Recognition And Rank: 

  • In 2014, Ajou University was ranked 16th out of 400 institutes in South korea by the JoongAng Ilbo newspaper. 

  • In 2015, the QS Asian University Rankings ranked the university 112th in Asia.

Vision 2023:

Ajou University has four key elemental visions to reach University goals.

  1. Academic excellence to achieve highest professionalism and research innovation;

  2. Global campus establishments;

  3. Innovative system, achievement in management and dynamic campus establishment and

  4. Pride and Fun culture creation and enjoyment.

Ajou University

Admission Information


Interested & eligible students can apply for Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s degree or Doctoral degree at Ajou University. Students can apply through International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). Please go to the admission page.

How To Get Admission

Step 1:

Students of Ajou's partner universities who apply as an exchange student must be approved and nominated as an exchange student by their home university international officer who is responsible for the exchange program with Ajou University. 

Step 2:

After students are nominated, students' home university coordinator needs to send their official nomination results to University via email within the deadline, using the University nomination form. The nomination form should be sent to Ajou by the student's home university coordinator not by the applicant.

Step 3:

Students who are nominated as an exchange student can make an online application by the deadline. 

Application Requirements: 

  • University has a limit for GPA which is  above 3.0 / 4.5

  • English language proficiency: above 71 in TOEFL, CET level 6, IELTS level 6 or equivalent.


The University receives students based on the nomination and recommendation of partner universities for students who meet the requirement in English language. If students do not have an official English score, the recommendation letter by a faculty will be needed to prove the student's English proficiency. 

For any further information, contact Incoming Exchange Coordinator, Office of International Affairs, Ajou University. 

Email:; Tel: +82-31-219-2922, 2923   / Fax: +82-31-219-2924

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