Hanyang University, South Korea: Ranking, Tuition Fees, Cost of Living and Admission Requirements

Starting as South Korea’s first engineering institute (Dong-A Engineering Institute in 1939), Hanyang University has now evolved into a research-intensive private university which consists of 22 colleges and 19 graduate schools. The main campus is in Seoul and the second one, ERICA campus (Education Research Industry Cluster at Ansan), is located in the city of Ansan. With “Love in Truth and Deed” as its motto and its educational philosophy, Hanyang University with its proud 280,000 alumni has produced a large number of national and international leaders and professionals over the years.

Hanyang University has been heavily investing time, personnel, and expense in efforts to achieve further internationalization. Subsequently, Hanyang now has sisterhood relationships with 550 distinguished universities in 64 countries around the world. Diverse interchanges with partner universities include visiting professorships, student exchange programs, and international conferences. Over the past years, Hanyang University has continuously invested in their global projects and is renowned for its well organized international programs. In 2012, Hanyang was ranked 1st in South Korea by the Ministry of Education and Science in recruiting and managing international students.

The founding philosophy of Hanyang University is “Love in Truth and in Deed.” Indeed, Hanyang is the first university in Korea to establish its own public service corps. The Hanyang Volunteer Corps (HVC) provides students with opportunities to experience a wide range of community and overseas volunteer activities. Hanyang students not only learn to understand and appreciate the value of philanthropic love, but also contribute to society positively and actively. At hanyang, “Love in Truth and in Deed” is truly put into practice for the benefit of everyone involved.

It is very important to note that Hanyang University is a private University.


Hanyang university Seoul Campus is located at 222 Wangsimni-ro, Seongdong-gu, Seoul 04763, South Korea, while the ERICA Campus is located at 55 Hanyangdaehak-ro, Sangnok-gu, Ansan Gyeonggi-do 15588, South Korea.


Hanyang university comprises of two campuses which harbour the students. The Seoul Campus is home to 15 colleges and 60 departments. Seoul Campus, in particular, is made up of a variety of research centers according to field of academics that promote study and cooperation. Seoul campus has more than 60 buildings including those of Hanyang Women’s University and Hanyang Cyber University. There are 5 gates into the campus. Recently, the school built a few new buildings on campus. The new administration building was completed in February 2009 in commemoration of HYU’s 70th anniversary. The Business Administration Building A is a specially designed learning environment for business and management students and professionals. Hanyang Institute of Technology (HIT), located behind the main library, is a home to 27 university research institutes and 17 outside enterprises in addition to various related university departments. Fusion Technology Center (FTC) was also built to advance the fields of science and technology and the Center currently houses a number of research centers.

The ERICA campus is located in Ansan, Gyeonggi-Do (Province), approximately 40 km south of Seoul. There are buses that operate to the Hanyang University Subway Station (Green Line No. 2) and the Ansan Subway Station (Light Blue Line No. 4), from the Intercity Bus Terminal. There is also a free shuttle bus service, making transportation safe and convenient. There are two type of shuttle bus, one is going for Bus Terminal and another is going for Subway Station. The ERICA campus was on 1,329,362 of natural woodland in the western hub city of Ansan. It is home to 8 colleges and the College of General Studies. A total of 44 majors are offered, including 3 interdisciplinary divisions, 27 departments, 4 divisional majors, and 10 major tracks. Additionally, in 2011, the College of Pharmacy was built.

Hanyang University Ranking

For the 57th National Bar Examination in 2015, 11 Hanyang students passed the exam, which is the 5th highest number among Korean universities. The top scorer of all for this bar exam was a Hanyang student, Cheon Jae-pil, College of Law.

In comparing the number of candidate success for the 50th CPA Examination in 2015, Hanyang University ranked 6th among Korean universities. Out of 917 successful candidates, 55 were Hanyang graduates. The cumulative passing number is 296, which is the 6th highest among universities in the nation.

Hanyang has been named among the world’s top 100 most innovative universities by Reuter. The ranking was determined by the composite score of several metrics that were focused on academic papers and patent filings. Reuter ranked Hanyang 5th among Korean universities and 62nd globally in 2015.

21 Hanyang students have passed the competitive civil service exam for public administration in 2016. This number places Hanyang 4th for the highest number of successful candidates. 12 students were admitted to national administrative positions, 5 in local administration, 1 in special services in education administration and 1 in special services in personnel management.

In 2016, Joongang Ilbo ranked Hanyang University’s Seoul Campus 2nd and ERICA Campus 8th in the country. On a 400-point scale, Seoul Campus was awarded an overall score of 275, and ERICA 237.

For the 52nd National Patent Attorney Examination, 26 Hanyang graduates were successful candidates, which is the 4th highest number among Korean universities. Until now, the cumulative total sum of attorneys who graduated from Hanyang is 296.

Hanyang University ranked 155th on the QS World University list (7th among domestic universities) in 2018. Up 38 spots from the previous year 7 Korean universities (including Hanyang) are ranked within the world’s top 200 list.

General Admission Requirements

All applicants must be 18 years and above and must have finished Grade 12 or its equal.

All transcript submitted to the school must be written in English.

Hanyang University Programs for Undergraduates

Hanyang university offers different programs that covers all spheres of life and gives an aspirant student alot of options to select from. The programs offered at Hanyang University includes :

  • Applied Art Education
  • Architectural Engineering


Automotive Engineering

Bimedical Engineering


Business Administration

Chemical Engineering


Chinese Language and Literature

Computer Science Education

Computer Sciences and Engineering


Mechanical Engineering


Mineral and Environmental Engineering

Molecular System Engineering, Sociology and many more.

Hanyang University tuition fee

Hanyang University tuition is very expensive because Hanyang is a private university. For undergraduate students, the tuition fee is $9,000 a year, and the tuition fee for graduate students is $12,000 a year


General living costs

The majority of South Korea is relatively inexpensive to live in, though prices in Seoul can be substantially higher than in other regions.

Most universities will offer affordable catering on their campuses and a meal from these facilities can cost as little as ₩2,600 ($2.50). In general, South Korea’s native cuisine will cost less than food from western restaurant franchises, but either should be affordable. The South Korean government estimates the cost of food at roughly ₩300,000 ($300) per month for students using university catering.

Access to South Korea’s world-leading high-speed internet services will usually cost around ₩420,000 ($30) per month.

Accommodation and living costs

Both on-campus and off-campus dormitories are available. All exchange students are housed in the Student Residence. In most residences, students share a room with one other student, in a few with three others, and sometimes single rooms are also available. Students can apply tof Hanyang’s housing approximately 2 months before the start of the semester.

Accommodation in a university dormitory will usually be the most affordable option available to you as a student in South Korea. The government estimates costs at between ₩320,000 and ₩1,075,000 (roughly equivalent to between $300 and $1000) per semester, varying depending on the number of individuals sharing a dormitory.

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