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Dongguk University

Dongguk University

Dongguk University is a private and co-education university in South Korea. Dongguk University was established in 1906. This is one of Buddhism Universities in the whole world. Dongguk has four main campuses. Those are at, Seoul, Ilsan Goyang, Gyeongju and Los Angeles. Dongguk University received many rankings and awards from the recognized authorities and organizations.


Dongguk University, 30, Pildong-ro 1-gil, Jung-Gu, Seoul, 04620, Republic of Korea, Phone: +82-2-2260-3114.


University Symbol:

Dongguk University has two symbols.

1. Animal (Elephant): It is considered as a holy animal with wisdom and fortune in the Eastern world.

2. Flower (Lotus): The University flower symbol is a lotus blossom, the emblem of Buddhist truth.

Rankings and reputation:

  • Dongguk has international recognition by Acquiring Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) certificate.

  • In 2014, Dongguk University was positioned with 11th rank in JoongAng Ilbo's Korean university rankings.

  •  According to the QS World University Rankings, Dongguk University was 77th rank among the Asian universities in 2015.

Dongguk University campuses:

Dungguk University has four campuses,

1. Seoul campus: This is the main campus and located in Jung-gu, Seoul.

2. Ilsan, Goyang campus:  Located near the Dongguk University Ilsan hospital, this campus mainly focuses on Medical technology, medicine and traditional Korean medicine.

3. Gyeongju Campus: This campus is located in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang province, South Korea.

4. Los Angeles Campus: This campus is located in United States. This site concentrates in the area of traditional Korean medicine.

Dongguk University Hospitals:

Dongguk University runs two affiliated hospitals of Western medicine, and four of Oriental medicine, a generic term which includes traditional Korean medicine studies.

Academic Courses:

Dongguk has bachelor and master degree colleges and graduate schools. Each campus has specific subjects.

Bachelor And Master Degree:

Seoul Campus: Buddhist Studies, Liberal Arts, Science, Advertising and Public Relations, Law, Social Science, Business administration, Life Resources Science, Engineering, Secondary Education, Elementary education, Arts, Pharmacy, Computer Science, Criminology and Information Technology.

Gyeongju Campus: Buddhist culture, Humanities, Natural science, Law and Political Science, Commerce and Economics, Tourism, Medicine, Oriental Medicine, Psychology, Biology, Medical Technology, Hotel and restaurant management, Culinary arts, Accountancy and Multimedia arts.

Los Angeles, USA campus:  Oriental medicine.

Graduate Schools:

Seoul Campus: Image and information science, Buddhist studies, Public administration, Business administration, Education, Communication and information, Industrial technology, Culture and art and International affairs and information.

Gyeongju Campus: Buddhist culture and fine art and Social science.

Los Angeles, USA campus: Oriental medicine.

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International Relations:

Dongguk University has International cooperation with nearly 160 universities of 40 nations, and attracts about 1,800 international students every year.

Admissions In Dongguk University:

Dongguk University offers both an Online Paperless Application and a Downloadable PDF Application.

For paperless application you can click the link below :

If you wish to apply using the paper format, please download, fill out, and send the following documents (via email or mail), along with the aforementioned additional requirements:

Required Documents For Admission:

  • Personal statement essay (written in English)

  • Two letters of recommendation (written in English)

  • One passport-sized color photo (2"x2")

  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges and/or universities (must be submitted prior to the first day of class)

  • Non-refundable $100 application fee

  • Completion of the your online/paper application form (written in English)

  • Foreign students are required to submit a Credential Evaluation Report during their first quarter. For more information, please see your Program Director.

  • Foreign students are required to submit an Affidavit of Support.

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Tuition Fee:

Full-time undergraduate students at Dongguk University Los Angeles paid $7,250 in tuition and fees for the 2015 -16 school year.

Scholarships And Financial Aid:

The University offers undergraduate and graduate students a number of academic scholarships as well as need-based financial aid. The granting of scholarships is made on a competitive basis. Some of the scholarships offered by the University are:

1. On-Campus Scholarships:

These include outstanding Freshman Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Honor Student Scholarship, Buddhist Scholarship, Foreign Student Scholarship, and Family Support Scholarship.

2. Off-Campus Scholarship:

Including 'Dongguk scholarship committee' Scholarship and Alumni Association Scholarship.

Notable Alumni:

  • Cho Chi-hun (poet)

  • Jo Jung-rae (novelist)

  • Jung Yeon-joo (CEO of Samsung C&T Corporation Engineering & Construction Group)

  • Jeong Sang-young (founder and honorary chairperson of KCC Corporation)

  • Lee Joon-ho (former short track speed skater and Olympic gold medalist)

  • Ahn Hyo-yeon (former football player)

  • Eo Cheong-soo (14th commissioner of the National Police Agency)

  • Lee Jong-gook (24th governor of South Chungcheong Province)

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