BTS members have recently enrolled in graduate school!
On July 7, Metro News reported that six members of BTS are enrolled in Hanyang Cyber University. Previously in 2017, BTS’s Jin enrolled in graduate school at Hanyang Cyber University. According to the report, five BTS members, excluding the youngest member Jungkook, recently enrolled as new students at Hanyang Cyber University for the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program in Advertising & Media.
Following the report, Big Hit Entertainment clarified, “RM, Suga, and J-Hope enrolled in Hanyang Cyber University’s graduate school for an MBA in Advertising & Media in March last year, and they are currently attending school. Jimin and V will enter Hanyang Cyber University’s graduate school for an MBA in Advertising & Media in September.” According to Big Hit, Jin is also currently attending Hanyang Cyber University, and Jungkook is attending Global Cyber University with a major in Broadcasting and Entertainment.
Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, interviews for the graduate school were carried out through online video calls. Hanyang Cyber University is one of Korea’s 21 virtual universities, and the school finalizes their list of accepted students following an interview screening of those who pass the written application.
A source from Big Hit Entertainment also clarified, “The members’ enrollment in graduate school is not a matter related to their military service, and they entered the university because they are all interested in learning.” In 2018, a new military law lowered the maximum age at which male Korean citizens could delay their mandatory military enlistment. Most Korean men born in 1992 are required to enlist by 2020.
Jin graduated from Konkuk University with a major in Film Studies, while BTS’s RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, and V graduated from Global Cyber University with a Broadcasting and Entertainment major.
Congratulations to BTS’s RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, and V!