Gwangju Health University

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Gwangju Health University
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Veritas Pax Libertas: Gwangju Health University
Motto 믿음으로 승리하는 대학
Motto in English
Find Your Future at GHU; High Five with GHU
Established 1972
Type Private
President Kim, YangHyuk, Ph.D.
Location Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, South Jeolla, South Korea

World Class College (since 2013)

Specialized College of Korea (since 2014)
Gwangju Health University
Hangul 광주보건대학교
Revised Romanization GwangJu BoGeon DaeHakGyo
McCune–Reischauer Kwangju Pogŏn Taehakkyo

Gwangju Health University (GHU) is a bachelor's degree-granting community college located in Gwangju Metropolitan City, South Korea. The education programs at GHU focus on humanities and social sciences and healthcare sciences. Various 2-year associate degree programs, 3-year associate degree programs, 4-year bachelor's degree program, and intensive study programs for a bachelor's degree (전공심화과정) are offered at GHU. In 2013, GHU was awarded the status of World Class College (WCC / ko:세계적 수준의 전문대학) by the Korean Ministry of Education. In 2014, GHU was awarded the status of Specialized College of Korea (SCK / ko:대한민국 특성화 전문대학) by the Korean Ministry of Education. In 2015, GHU was awarded the 2015 Understanding of International Development Cooperation Project by the Korea International Cooperation Agency ODA Education Center as established by the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. As of the fall semester of 2015, GHU has opened its programs to foreign national students. Three categories of financial aid i.e., grants are available to foreign national students according to Korean language ability (minimum level 3 on Test of Proficiency in Korean, GPA at GHU, and TOPIK level improvement).


Two-Year Associate Degree Program in Humanities and Social Sciences[edit]

Two-Year Associate Degree Programs in Healthcare Sciences[edit]

Three-Year Associate Degree Program in Humanities and Social Sciences[edit]

Three-Year Associate Degree Programs in Healthcare Sciences[edit]

Four-Year Bachelor's Degree Program in Healthcare Sciences[edit]

Intensive Study Programs for Bachelor's Degree (전공심화과정)[edit]

Residence Hall[edit]

Samuel Provides room and board to approximately 600 students at GHU

GHU has a multifunctional residence hall, Samuel Student Residence Hall, which can provide housing for 600 student.

Global Efforts[edit]

Gwangju Health University, Office of Global Affairs

GHU operates the Office of Global Affairs (OGA), which promotes overseas opportunities for collaborative research, culture and foreign language experience, social welfare projects, foreign national student exchange, job training and employment. GHU OGA is in charge of overall student care for foreign national students studying at GHU. OGA is staffed with one Native English speaker and two administrators who are fluent in English as well. Other personnel can speak Japanese and Chinese.

Korean Language Learning Center[edit]

GHU offers Korean language education classes during the academic semester and vacation periods. Classes are open to Korean residents and foreign nationals abroad.

Healthcare Center[edit]

Open for students, faculty and staff members of GHU.

Social Network Sites[edit]

GHU has a several SNS sites providing important information and updates concerning admissions, current programs and breaking news.

Mailing Address[edit]


External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 35°11′30″N 126°50′43″E / 35.19155°N 126.84530°E / 35.19155; 126.84530 (Gwangju Health College)