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OCU makes your dreams come true! Korea’s first cyber university! University with the most students! Reasons why you should choose Open Cyber University of Korea

  • 1Firsh cyber university!(Pioneer of Korea's cyber university)TOP

    • OCU is a pioneer of Korea's cyber universities!
    • In 1996, OCU adopted a paradigm shift in education according to the operation policy for cyber universities by the MOE.
    • In February 1998, OCU was selected as the first model academic institution of the cyber university program in Korea.
    • During a two-and-a-half-year trial operation period, OCU acquired operational know-how for cyber education system.
    • OCU built a legal and systematic foundation for the establishment and operation of cyber education in Korea.
    • In March 2001, OCU opened as Korea's first cyber university accredited by the MOE.
    • OCU is a regular four-year university according to the Higher Education Act.

    (※ The same four-year bachelor's degree as that of a regutar university is granted.)

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  • 2Best quality contents!TOP

    • OCU was ranked highest among web-based e-learning professional institutes.
    • OCU was the first Korean cyber university to develop lecture contents based on a responsive web design.
    • OCU acquired an AA level in Contents Quality Qualification from the KAOCE.
    • OCU won Information Security Management System(ISMS) Certification from KISA.
    • OCU earned SCORM, an international certification for lecture contents, from Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), a research and development institution for e-learning standardization in the United States.
    • OCU was the first Korean cyber university to earn a Contents Service Quality Certification.
    • NIPA e-learning
      Quality Certification

    • KOCCA Contents Service
      Quality Certification

    • KERIS e-learning Contents
      Quality Certification

    • KERIS Excellence Award in
      Higher Education e-learning Contents

    • KIEC Contents International
      Certification - SCORM

    • GEC Contents
      Quality Certification

    • Xinics MVP Award

    • ISMS Certification from KISA
    • AA level in “Contents Quality Qualification”
    • Good Contents Service
  • 3Highest number of academic ties!(77 prestigious Korean universities participating)TOP

    • OCU is the largest academic exchange center in which Korea’s 77 most prestigious universities including SKKU, CAU and Hongik University participate.
    • OCU holds around 400 lectures every year in connection with each university.
    • OCU is Korea’s largest cyber university with 120,000 students attending every year.
    • Based on years of operation know-how, OCU strengthens cooperation in academic exchanges and vitalizes joint research and learning activities concerning cyber education.
    • OCU promotes the joint use of educational facilities and equipment, information exchange and the joint development of educational contents and teaching and learning programs.
    • OCU has over 2 million cumulative students as of 2017.
    • 77 universitiesNational and public universities: 25, Private universities: 52

      Academic exchanges

    • 120,000 students

      The largest number of students per year

    • 400 courses

      Joint lectures

    • 2 million students(as of 2017)

      The number of cumulative students

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  • 4Reasonable tuition and highest scholarship!TOP

    • OCU minimizes economic burden with reasonable tuition fees. (1,098 thousand won for 18 credits)
    • OCU provides various scholarship programs open to anyone. (30 scholarship programs at the time of the admission and 20 scholarship programs while at college)
    • The scholarship recipient rate is over 95% as of 2017.
    • National scholarships are available for Korean nationals.

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  • 5No. 1 in Korea’s brand powerTOP

    • First Prize in the category of Cyber University in K-BPI
    • The Best Distance University in the Comprehensive University Evaluation by the MOE
    • First Prize in the Cyber University Category in the Korea Educational Brand Awards
    • Prize in Well-made on the Internet Category of the KMBA
    • First Prize in the category of Cyber University in K-BPI
    • The Best Distance University in the Comprehensive University Evaluation by the MOE
    • First Prize in the Cyber University Category in the Korea Educational Brand Awards
    • Prize in Well-made on the Internet Category of the KMBA
    • Voted No. 1 by Internet users in the Cyber University Category in the KWPI
  • 6Practical education based on partnerships with Korea’s leading companies for shared growthTOP

    • OCU has conducted industry-university collaboration projects with major Korean companies and public companies.
    • OCU has established ties with about 800 organizations for industry-university cooperation.
    • OCU developed practical educational contents with POSCO and the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA).

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  • 7An educational system for everyone regardless of disability or non-disabilityTOP

    • OCU develops lecture contents based on responsive web design to enhance the learner’s choice.
    • OCU established an education system for anyone regardless of disability or non-disability through high accessibility to the webpage and compliance with web standards.
    • OCU built the same optimal mobile education system as in the web-based learning environment and students can take classes anytime and anywhere.

    Mobile campus, the same as in a web-based learning environment

    Mobile campus

    Responsive web design applied

    Web campus

    High accessibility to the webpage and compliance with web standards

    K-WAH 4.0, W3C, Web Standard, HTML5, Access for All

    One Source Multi-Use service established

    Contents providing service : Streaming server in the form of MP4 / HTML5, CSS (Media query) / Web browser

  • 8Differentiated student services only for OCU studentsTOP

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