Everyone knows education is important, whatever career path one wants to take. Even in the world of K-pop, getting a solid schooling is a big deal, with Korean entertainment companies actively encouraging idols-in-training to get ahead academically as well as artistically – whether as a security net, or simply for personal growth and fulfilment. As a career in the entertainment industry isn’t as stable as a day job, most idols climb up the academic ladder after graduating from high school, whether by taking up short courses and language classes to attending scholarships and pursuing doctorates. Which just begs the question – which K-pop stars are the smartest, most-educated, and who found time to get a degree while reaching for superstardom? Exo to Shinee: 10 K-pop stars finishing service very, very soon BTS View this post on Instagram 우리의 신곡을 응원 해주셔서 감사합니다! #DYNAMITE ⠀⠀⠀ @rm_bighitentertainment⠀⠀⠀ @jin_bighitentertainment ⠀⠀⠀ @suga_bighitentertainment⠀⠀⠀ @jhope_bighitentertainment⠀⠀⠀ @jimin_bighitentertainment⠀⠀⠀ @taehyung.bighitentertainment⠀⠀⠀ @jungkook_bighitentertainment A post shared by BigHit Entertainment Updates (@bighit_ent) on Aug 29, 2020 at 2:02am PDT BTS is well known for advocating education, and encourages its “Army” of fans to stay in school and learn new things. Do the boys they practice what they preach? Graduating with a major in film studies from Seoul’s Konkuk University in 2017, Jin is currently attending Hanyang Cyber University for graduate studies. RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin and V all graduated from Global Cyber University with a degree in broadcasting and entertainment, and are now also attending the same university as Jin for their MBA in advertising and media. Meanwhile maknae (youngest member) Jungkook is now attending Global Cyber University for broadcasting and entertainment like his hyungs. BTS and Blackpink take on America, but is this the best they have to offer? Nu’est’s and Seventeen’s 95-line It was announced earlier this year by Hanyang University that Nu’est’s JR, Minhyun, Baekho and Ren have enrolled as freshmen, alongside their hoobaes S.Coups and Jeonghan of Seventeen, in the university’s Institute for Future Talents. The labelmates will be taking up the institute’s practical music course in the K-pop division. 4 K-pop idols who shocked fans by dating non-celebrities BigBang Aside from their hit songs and outstanding K-pop legacy, some BigBang members take pride in their educational attainments. Taeyang held a Bachelor’s degree in theatre and film before receiving his Master’s degree in producing performances and images in 2016 at Daejin University. He also wrote a thesis titled “The Influence of BigBang’s 2015 World Tour on the Sustainability of the Korean Wave”, which is available online through the National Library of Korea. When will BigBang make a comeback? 6 things we know so far Members T.O.P and G-Dragon also both have Master’s degrees, in theatre and film from Dankook University and retail and distribution from Sejong University, respectively. BTS to Blackpink: K-pop stars’ favourite foods and Korean dishes revealed Girl’s Day’s Sojin View this post on Instagram #제천국제음악영화제 #토크콘서트 다녀왔어요 8.13 ~ 8.17 까지, 음악영화 좋아하시는분들, 꼭 다녀오세요♥️ A post shared by 박소진 (@ssozi_sojin) on Aug 12, 2020 at 2:52am PDT Girl’s Day’s Sojin clearly has a practical mind, completing her degree in mechanical engineering from Yeungnam University. The group’s leader and lead vocalist initially faced a backlash about her acceptance into the university, however she soon proved that she deserved her place. Seo Ye-ji gives us wardrobe envy in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay During her college years, she was one of eight women in her major consisting of 1,000 students. Although she initially wanted to become a doctor, she still managed to become top of her class and graduate with high grades – attending university with a scholarship. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .