BTS members have recently enrolled in graduate school!
On July 7, Metro News reported that Five members of BTS are enrolled in Hanyang Cyber University to graduate. Previously in 2017, BTS Jin enrolled in graduate school at Hanyang Cyber University. According to the report, five BTS members, excluding the youngest member Jungkook and the Eldest Jin, 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 that
“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 2020.”
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 the current situation of COVID-19, interviews for graduate school were carried out through online video calls. Hanyang Cyber University is one of Korea’s 21 virtual universities, and the school finalizes its list of accepted students following an interview screening of those who pass the written application.
Some people believe the BTS members are enrolling in post-graduate education in order to delay their military service. A source from Big Hit Entertainment also clarified it, stating,
“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!