Study in South Korea

If you want to study in South Korea, then you need to know which of its universities are right for you. Times Higher Education World University Rankings take the top institutions in the world, and look at their performance across all of their core objectives: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

South Korea has 25 universities in the overall Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The highest-ranking university in South Korea is Seoul National University, which is ranked at number =72.

Choosing where to study for a degree in South Korea is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. THE’s student resources are here to help you make the right choice, particularly if you want to study abroad. Explore the universities of South Korea below - we’ve pulled together some information that we hope will help you to decide where to study.

Use the map to see where South Korea’s top universities are located, and if any institutions are of particular interest, you can click on their name, or the “explore” button, to find out more. We’ve also pulled in information about how much South Korea is investing in its higher education, and also how many people live there.

Our World University Rankings were founded in 2004 and our data are trusted by governments and universities across the world.

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Top universities in South Korea

Statistics about South Korea

  • Expenditure on education out of total expenditure Data not available
  • Of which, on higher education 20.76%
  • Enrollment rate in higher education 93.18%
  • Population 51,245,707
  • Unemployment 3.65%
  • Annual GDP 2.83%
Data source: The World Bank