KNOU is the Only National Open University in Korea
1The First Open University in Korea
47Number of Regional Campuses and Learning Centers
1972Year of Establishment
1,191Number of Educational Courses
19,563Number of Graduates who hold Multiple Degrees
105,668Number of Enrollment
Optimal Flexibility for Work and Study
U-KNOU Campus, a mobile-optimized learning platform of KNOU, allows students to learn anytime and anywhere, giving them increased opportunities to work and study simultaneously. Ninety percent of KNOU students work while attending KNOU.
KNOU’s tuition is approximately one-tenth of other conventional universities's average tuition which minimizes the burden for students.
Based on 50 years of distance education experience and KNOU’s own broadcasting infrastructure, the university is providing high-quality educational lectures.
Leading a Lifelong Learning Society
KNOU serves as a platform for lifelong learning where students at all ages, from teenagers to those in their 90s, can learn anytime and anywhere.
KNOU Offers a Variety of Degrees as well as Non-degree Courses
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Social Sciences
- College of Natural Sciences
- Graduate School
- Dept. of Creative Writing & Literary Contents
- Dept. of Practical English
- Dept. of Practical Chinese
- Dept. of Africa and Francophonie
- Dept. of Japanese Language and Culture
- Dept. of Law
- Dept. of Public Administration
- Dept. of Media Arts and Cultural Contents
- Dept. of Social Welfare
- Dept. of Agriculture and Life Science
- Dept. of Human Ecology
- Dept. of Computer Science
- Dept. of e-Learning
- Dept. of Bioinformatics and Statistics
- Dept. of Environmental Health Systems
- Dept. of Nursing
- Dept. of Lifelong Education
- Dept. of Youth Education
- Dept. of Early Childhood Education
KNOU Provides Blended Learning Programs through U-KNOU Campus and Regional Campuses
U-KNOU Campus, KNOU's unique distance education platform, allows students to take any courses anytime and anywhere on any devices.PC Tablet Mobile
Face-To-Face lectures and student activities are available on regional campuses and learning centers nationwide to supplement distance education.13 Regional Campuses 34 Learning Centers
KNOU Leads Open and Distance Education in the World
Exchange and Cooperation
KNOU has signed Memoranda of Understanding with 27 leading institutions in 21 countries to engage in various exchanges and cooperative activities.
Engagement of International Activities
KNOU participates in academic conferences held by AAOU and ICDE and work with UNESCO on educational projects.
Facilitating the Excellence of Distance Education
KNOU is working to spread the benefits of distance education to developing countries with weak information and communications technology bases, and strengthen distance education capabilities based on KNOU's knowledge and experiences of distance education.