KPOP Idols Who Graduated


KPOP Idols Who Graduated

In KPOP where training and expectations are already hard, where talent and charisma reign supreme, – a growing number of idols are actually multitasking their passion for music and performance with a steadfast commitment to academic excellence. Defying the notion that a career in the limelight precludes intellectual pursuits, these multifaceted artists are shattering stereotypes, proving that the stage and the classroom can coexist in perfect synchronicity.

As the curtain rises on this academic odyssey, a constellation of accomplished idols takes center stage, each with a unique tale of perseverance, dedication, and intellectual curiosity.

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The global phenomenon that is BTS has not only captivated audiences with their music but has also demonstrated an unwavering commitment to lifelong learning. With the exception of Jungkook, who is diligently working towards his degree, the six eldest members – Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, and V – have completed their undergraduate studies through the Entertainment & Media Division at Global Cyber University.

Jin before completing the aforementioned degree also finished a degree in film at Hanyang University in 2017.

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Seventeen’s been booked and busy since they debuted. Though it’s quite known that Vernon dropped out of High School and he really cannot give out advice to fans struggling in college, he’s actually learning a foreign language, mandarin for that matter.

On the other hand, the hyung line, S. Coups, Jeonghan, and Woozi entered Anyang University for the Graduate School of Business & Public Administration. Prior to this, Jeongcheol studied Practical Music Course for KPOP and Woozi also graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School with a Major in Film Production in 2015.


The members of SHINee have etched their names into the annals of academic excellence, each carving a unique path toward intellectual fulfillment. Jonghyun and Taemin both earned master’s degrees in Film and Musical Studies from the esteemed Myongji University,

while Key completed the same program at the undergraduate level before securing a master’s degree in Culture and Education Contents Development at Woosuk University.

Minho, too, followed suit, earning a master’s degree in Film Acting from Konkuk University,

and Onew received his master’s in Practical Music from Chungwoon University.

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While several members of the phenomenal EXO have reportedly studied at Kyung Hee Cyber University, Xiumin stands out as a shining example of academic prowess.

He not only obtained a master’s degree in music from Catholic Kwandong University but also allegedly entered a doctorate program at Hoseo University. Chen has Master’s degree in Advertisement Media. Suho and Baekhyun has Degrees in culture, art, business administration. Chanyeol studied Interior Design in Inha University (and might actually have a double degree with business). Kai and Sehun are alumni of School of Performing Arts Seoul. D.O has an MBA.

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Shattering the notion that idols solely pursue performance-related disciplines, Shownu of MONSTA X earned a bachelor’s degree in Economic. Plus, he was also pursuing a master’s degree a couple of years ago, and probably might have finished it by now.

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Sojin, a member of the beloved Girl’s Day, carved her own path in the male-dominated field of Mechanical Engineering. Studying at Yeungnam University, she emerged as one of only eight women among the 1,000 students in this discipline, a testament to her tenacity and unwavering determination to excel.


Kun of WayV honed his skills at the Beijing Contemporary Music Institute, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Pop Vocal Performance in 2017. His dedication to his craft was further solidified by earning a coveted spot on the institute’s prestigious walk of fame, an icon indeed.


The members of DAY6 have not only captivated audiences and convenience stores of South Korea with their music but have also excelled in their academic pursuits.

Dowoon obtained a bachelor’s degree in Applied Music from Busan Arts College, while Young K secured a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the esteemed Dongguk University.


Even before making her debut in the K-Pop industry, Xiaoting of Kep1er had already achieved academic excellence. She studied in the Department of Performance at the Conservatory of Music University and even graduated with flying colors.


Inseong earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications from the prestigious Kyunghee University, while Jaeyoon received his bachelor’s degree in Music from the esteemed Dongah Institute.


The members of WJSN, Soobin and EXY, have both graced the halls of Dongduk Women’s University.

While EXY is known to have earned a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting and Entertainment, Soobin’s major remains undisclosed, though she is allegedly pursuing a master’s degree, further solidifying her commitment to academic excellence.


Jay B attended Geonguk University, where he secured a bachelor’s degree in Film, while Jinyoung allegedly obtained a bachelor’s degree in Acting from Howon University.

Youngjae pursued his studies at International Cyber University, earning a bachelor’s degree and currently working towards his master’s at Hanyang Cyber Graduate School. Last but not least, Yugyeom has a bachelor’s degree in Modeling from Taekyung University.


As the curtain falls on this academic odyssey, one thing becomes abundantly clear – the pursuit of knowledge knows no bounds, and the idols of the Korean entertainment industry are leading by example. Their dedication to both their craft and their intellectual growth serves as an inspiration to fans and aspiring artists alike, reminding us that true greatness lies in the harmonious fusion of passion and perseverance.

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