Seoul National University honors the ideals of liberal education and aims to teach students a lifelong love of learning that will form the basis for continuous personal growth.
At the same time it is committed to preparing students to work and live in an increasingly competitive global environment. As South Korea’s first national university, Seoul National University has a tradition of standing up for democracy and peace on the Korean peninsula.
Full time load: Undergraduates: 18 credits/ Graduates: 12 credits
1 Credit =15 Class hours
1 Course= 2-3 Credits
THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE is restricted to students who are currently studying medicine at their home university.
THE COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY is open ONLY to masters level students currently enrolled in a master program at School of Dentistry or equivalent at their home university. The student exchange program is NOT available at the undergraduate level for the College of Dentistry.
THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION is restricted to students who are currently studying business or economics at their home university.
View detail: http://sugang.snu.ac.kr
1. NUMBER OF PLACEMENTS
Academic Year: 4
Spring Semester: October 20
Fall Semester: April 20
- Must be enrolled in at least second semester at home university program (=have completed at least one semester at the application stage)
* cannot accept graduate students who are enrolled in the first semester of the Master’s program after finishing the Bachelor’s program.
- Have a GPA 3.0 or above / 4.0
* To apply for the College of Business Administration, GPA more than 83 out of total score 100 is required. If the score, more than 83, is not written in the official transcript clearly, applicants’ home universities should submit a letter to us to prove the equivalent.
- Language proficiency of either English or Korean is highly recommended, but not compulsory
TOEFL IBT 88 OR ABOVE
IELTS 6.0 OR ABOVE
4. APPLICATION PROCEDURES
View detail: http://oia.snu.ac.kr/03study_snu/0302_01.html
5. APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
1) A statement of purpose
2) Two letters of recommendation from two of your professors
3) A certificate of enrollment from the current university you are attending.
5) A copy of applicant’s passport
6) Two photographs (3 X 4)
7) Only for fine arts, music an physical education applicants, photographs of works/recording or performances.
It is mandatory for every exchange/visiting student to obtain travel medical insurance. Please refer to the following website to have further information. http://oia.snu.ac.kr/03study_snu/0302_01.html
Please refer to http://dorm.snu.ac.kr
Off-campus housing is available around the campus. SNU does not provide an assistance to find off-campus housing and it is students’ own responsibility to find accommodation outside campus.
3. ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES
Please refer to http://oia.snu.ac.kr/03study_snu/0302_01.html
4. VISA REQUIREMENTS
A student visa (D-2) is required to study in Korea if a student is not of Korean nationality. In most cases, exchange students can acquire their D-2 visa easily when they present their Certificates of Admission issued by the SNU to the relevant passport officials in their home country. Please contact your nearest Korean Embassy or consulate for more detailed information on the visa application process.
Manager, Student Exchange Program