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The purpose of conducting this study was to verify the partial mediating effects of social support and self -esteemon the impact of stress and quality of life among Korean university students. The data were analyzed in the final 443 copies of university students enrolled in 4 universities located in D metropolitan area, and SPSS Win 22 was used to analyze with ANOVA, regression analysis, and Sobel-test. As a result of confirming the impact of stress, support and self-esteemon the quality of life of Korean university students, the quality of life was significantly predicted by 49.4% of stress and social support, and 41.8% of stress and self-esteem. With lower stress andhigher self-esteem and social support, quality of life was higher, and it has been confirmed that self-esteem and social support are partially mediatesthe impact of stress in quality of Korean university students. Thus, it was confirmed that social support and self-esteemimprove the quality of life by mitigating (buffering) the adverse effects of stress on the quality of life. For increasing the quality of life of Korean university students, it is implied that stress, social support, and self-esteem need to be identified simultaneously to identify groups that need intervention early, and that intervention to relieve stress by promoting social support and self-esteem is necessary.