Overview

Sejong University (세종대학교, 世宗大學校) is a private university located in SeoulSouth Korea. The history of Sejong University dates to 1940 when a trust established the Kyung Sung Humanities Institute. In 1978, the academy was named Sejong University in honor of Sejong the Great, the fourth king of the Chosun Dynasty and overseer of the Korean alphabet Hangeul.

Sejong University has nine colleges: College of Liberal Arts, College of Social Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, College of Natural Sciences, College of Life Sciences, College of Electronics and Information Engineering, College of Engineering, and College of Arts and Physical Education, and has a Faculty of General Education and seven graduate schools.

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History

The history of Sejong University began in May 1940 when the Kyung Sung Humanities Institute was founded by Dr. Youngha Choo and Dr. Okja Choi. In 1954 the school became Soodo Women Teachers' College. In 1979 Soodo Women Teachers' College changed its name to Sejong College and admitted male undergraduates for the first time. After that, in October 1987 Sejong College grew into Sejong University, consisting of five colleges with an enrollment of 6,000 students. Now, Sejong University is known for its standing in hospitality and tourism management, dancing, animation and rhythmic gymnastics. The College of Arts and Physical Education and the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management are top ranked in the country.

Campus

Sejong University’s wooded 118,262 m2 campus is located at 98 Gunja-dong, Gwangjin-gu, in eastern Seoul north of the Han river, the capital of South Korea. Located directly across from the Seoul Children’s Grand Park, the campus consists of 23 buildings, including the Sejong Private Elementary School building and the Student Center. The campus is a showcase of buildings built in Korean traditional styles.[14]

The campus can be accessed by public transport by Metro subway and buses

University Library
The Central Library is the heart of the university academic program. Since the library was founded in 1949, it has been dramatically developed in many ways.

Our library occupies a floor of 5, 237 pyeong(20,707 sq.yds)with 3,270 seats. More than 740,000 volumes of books and 183 PCs are distributed throughout the ten-story library building. Our library consists of a variety of specialized rooms:Electronic Information, Reference, Theses, Assignment, Periodicals, Language & Literature, Social Science, Humanities, Natural Science and Arts. The reading room is open 09:00 to 22:00 on Monday through Friday, 09:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays and closed on Sundays & holidays.

Sejong University Museum
The Sejong University Museum provides visitors with an opportunity to view relics related to Korean culture, traditional art, and history. The Sejong University Museum participates in excavations and archeological research.

Sejong University Observatory
The Sejong University Observatory was founded on Sept.1, 1989 to conduct research, foster interest in modern astronomy, and develop an advanced science research infrastructure.

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching & Learning provides access to the latest information to help both students and faculty members keep pace with the changes Of the 21st century. Through academic exchange with our world-wide network of universities, the Center for Teaching and Learning is able to improve education and expand creativity on campus.

We strive to help each student reach their full potential and to assist faculty members in research and education.

Global Education Institute
The Global Education Institute teaches specialized courses and vocation-al skills. Since 1993, the Global Education Institute has helped over 2,000 students a year reach their academic and professional goals.

Daeyang Hall
From Operas to Concerts: A Truly Versatile Open Space for Cultural Performances. 

A multipurpose auditorium with a wide stage, DaeYang Hall at Sejong University is a cultural space at its finest that can serve as the perfect venue for corporate workshops, lectures and seminars as well as artistic performances.

With a seating capacity of 2,029 and its grand exterior, it is an ideal place to stage live concerts, dance, theatre and musical performances as well as corporate workshops and seminars.

Only 1 minute walk from the nearest subway station, it has unbeatably convenient access. 

Convention Center
The Country’s Only Professional-Level University Convention Center: Unbeatable Convenience and Professionalism

A modern facility set against a backdrop of the stunning Acha Mountain and the lush forest of the Children’s Grand Park, the Sejong Convention Center is an international level facility specially designed to provide “one-stop” service for professional customers.

Located in the 15-story Gwanggaeto building with four-levels underground on the Sejong University campus, it has a main banquet hall with a seating capacity of 2,700, 10 small- and medium-sized conference rooms, an exhibition hall, a concert hall and guest rooms. It provides a one-stop solution that effectively serves all needs of convention center customers in one place.

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Scholarship

  • Classification
    Benefit
    Eligibility
    Sejong Int'l Scholarship A-1
    Admission fee and tuition for the 1st semester

    - meet one of the below scores or higher

    TOEFL
    IELTS
    TEPS
    TOEIC
    PTE A
    CET-6
    TOPIK
    PBT/ITP
    CBT
    IBT
    Score
    647
    273
    112
    8
    865
    955
    77
    550
    6
    Sejong Int'l Scholarship A-2
    70% of admission fee and tuition for the 1st semester

    - meet one of the below scores or higher

    TOEFL
    IELTS
    TEPS
    TOEIC
    PTE A
    CET-4
    TOPIK
    PBT/ITP
    CBT
    IBT
    Score
    600
    250
    100
    6.5
    719
    865
    68
    625
    5
    Sejong Int'l Scholarship B
    4 year full scholarship

    - TOPIK Level 6 with one of the below score or higher

    TOEFL
    IELTS
    TEPS
    TOEIC
    PTE A
    CET-4
    PBT/ITP
    CBT
    IBT
    Score
    500
    185
    62
    5.0
    446
    540
    44
    400
    Sejong Int'l Scholarship C
    4 year full scholarship

    - Chinese students only

    - 高考 or 會考 score with admission evaluation score

    Sejong Int'l Scholarship D
    40%(30% for TOPIK 3) of admission fee and tuition for the 1st semester

    - i) meet one of the below scores or higher, or ii) Students from a country whose mother tongue is the English language

    TOEFL
    IELTS
    TEPS
    TOEIC
    PTE A
    CET-4
    TOPIK
    PBT/ITP
    CBT
    IBT
    Score
    550
    210
    80
    5.5
    550
    700
    53
    425
    4
    Sejong Int'l Scholarship E
    40/50% of admission fee and tuition for the 1st semester

    - i) have registered in the Center of International Education of Sejong University for more than 6 months. ii) completed Korean language course of level 4 or higher, and iii) recommended by Dean of Center of International Education

    ⦁ TOPIK level 3: 40%, TOPIK level 4: 50%

    Sejong Int'l Scholarship-Outstanding Academic
    20/30/40% of tuition
    GPA of the previous semester
    3.0~3.5
    3.5~4.0
    4.0~
    Scholarship
    20%
    30%
    40%

    ※ For Korean track students, available only when having achieved TOPIK graduation requirement (level 3 or 4) or having taken After-school Korean Language Classes

  •  The full scholarship will be rescinded if a student does not earn at least 15 credits or GPA of 3.5 in the previous semester, and Sejong Int'l Scholarship-Outstanding Academic can be applied.

  •  Sejong int'l Scholarship A~E will be applied based on the documents (Language proficiency test score, recommendation letter, etc.) submitted by December 16, 2016.

  •  Successful applicants who pass the preliminary assessment will be eligible for scholarships at the time of enrollment.

  •  The scholarship will be suspended upon change of nationality.

Rankings

  • In 2014, Sejong University was ranked No. 4 in South Korea and No. 24 in Asia among small and medium-sized universities without a medical school by Chosun Ilbo-QS
  • In 2015, Sejong University was ranked No. 4 in South Korea and No. 18 in Asia among small and medium-sized universities without a medical school by Chosun Ilbo-QS