Study at SNU
- Study at SNU
- Exchange Program
Exchange program is for students in SNU’s partner universities who wish to study at SNU for one or two semesters and transfer credits to their home institution. The first official student exchange program launched in 1995 with the University of Tokyo and the number of institutions where they agreed for student exchange program has increased to 147 institutions all over the world. To be an exchange student, candidates must be officially nominated by their home institution and pay the tuition fee at their home institution. Dormitories are provided and fees for taking Korean language course will be partially supported.
|EXCHANGE STUDENTS||VISITING STUDENTS|
|SHOULD ENCLOSE ALL THE OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT SEALED|
|TUITION FEE||SHOULD BE PAID AT HOME INSTITUTION||PAY AT SNU|
|APPLICATION||APPLY THROUGH HOME INSTITUTION||
|CREDITS||WILL BE TRANSFERRED||ASK HOME INSTITUTION BEFORE APPLYING|
|WILL BE SENT TO HOME INSTITUTION||SHOULD ASK AT THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE
TO REQUEST FOR AN ISSUANCE
|DORMITORY||PROVIDED UPON REQUEST||NOT PROVIDED|
|FULL OR PARTIAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT WILL
|NO FINANCIAL SUBSIDY AVAILABLE|
- Must be enrolled at least 2 semesters at home institute
- Have a GPA 3.0 or above / 4.0
- Language proficiency of either English or Korean is highly recommended, but not compulsory
|ENGLISH||TOEFL||IBT 88 OR ABOVE|
|IELTS||6.0 OR ABOVE|
|KOREAN||KLAT||LEVEL 5 OR ABOVE|
|TOPIC||LEVEL 5 OR ABOVE|
- 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 ofDentistry or equivalent at their home university. The student exchange program is NOT available at the undergraduate level for the College of Dentistry.
- Applicants, who apply for the Korean History major, must provide a proof of Korean language ability. A satisfactory level of Korean language ability should be either (1) Level 5 or above of official Korean Language Proficient Test or (2) Level 5 or above of the Korean Test conducted at the SNU Language Institute.
MBAprogram does not accept exchange program through the OIA. In order to apply for an exchange program at MBA, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION is restricted to students who are currently studying business or economics at their home university.
PACKAGES SENT TO:
|FALL SEMESTER||APRIL 20||MAY-JUNE||LATE MAY||MID JUNE|
|SPRING SEMESTER||OCT 20||OCT-NOV||LATE NOV||MID DEC|
All documents should be submitted in ORIGINAL or verified as an official copy, and should be in Korean or in English. If your documents are not in Korean or in English, please have your document translated in Korean or in English and have confirmed and sealed by an authorized body.
APPLICATION DOCUMENTS ARE NON-RETURNABLE ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE OIA.
Please be aware that we will be unable to continue processing your application if you do not submit ALL the required application documents.
|LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS||SNU FORM|
*On-line Attachment: A Statement of Purpose, Two Letters of Recommendation, Official University Transcript, A Certificate of Enrollment from the current university you are attending, A copy of applicant's passport
**In order to start the on-line application, candidates must be officially nominated by their home institution by e-mail. The nominated students will receive detailed information on how to log in and apply online by the designated SNU coordinator.
|B||A STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
(PLEASE USE LETTER SIZE PAPER 8½" X 11") (IN ENGLISH OR IN KOREAN)
|C||TWO LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION FROM TWO OF YOUR PROFESSORS.
PLEASE USE THE SNU LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FORM. ONE LETTER
OF THE RECOMMENDATION MUST BE WRITTEN BY A UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR
AT THE CURRENT SCHOOL WHICH THE APPLICANT IS ATTENDING.
|D||OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPT|
|E||A CERTIFICATE OF ENROLLMENT FROM THE CURRENT UNIVERSITY YOU ARE ATTENDING.|
|F||A COPY OF APPLICANT'S PASSPORT|
|G||TWO PHOTOGRAPHS (3 X 4)|
|H||ONLY FOR FINE ARTS, MUSIC, AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION APPLICANTS: PHOTOGRAPHS OF WORKS/RECORDING OF PERFORMANCES|
The OIA receives applications and reviews that all application requirements have been met. The application packet is then forwarded to the screening committee of each college for assessment. Not all candidates nominated by partner universities are successful, but some may fail to have an admission if the requirements do not meet the committee’s expectation. When the acceptance is confirmed, the OIA notifies the result through students’ home institution.
The OIA is not responsible for the selection process and its results since the decision is made by each college.
The acceptance package will include Certificate of Admission (not for Korean national), Letter of Acceptance, and other necessary information.
Academic transcript will be sent to home institution for exchange students for credit transfer in mid-August and in mid-February. Academic transcript for visiting students will not be sent to the home institution from the OIA and visiting students must request for an issuance of academic transcript at the Registrar’s Office.
|SPRING SEMESTER||2 MARCH ~ MID JUNE||END OF JUNE||1 WEEK OF AUGUST|
|FALL SEMESTER||1 SEPT ~ MID DECEMBER||END OF DECEMBER||1 WEEK OF FEBRUARY|
Majority of courses are taught in Korean but each college or department offers number of courses in English. List of courses for a new semester is available at the beginning of January or July each year. Undergraduate students can take courses up to 18 credits and graduate students can take up to 12 credits.
ON-CAMPUS HOUSING The Gwanakcampus is the main campus of the SNU. Most colleges and schools are located at the
Gwanak campus except for the College of Medicine, which is located at the Yeongun campus in northern part of Seoul. Housing for exchange students is available at the Kwanaksa (Gwanak campus dormitory).
OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING 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.
SNU offers variety of students’ activities and sports clubs. Students clubs include musical bands, choir, orchestra, dance, painting, photography, students’ newspaper, traditional Korean music, travel clubs and SNU International Students Association. Sports clubs are available in fencing, golf, basketball, rugby, scuba-diving, snowboard, ski, horse riding, baseball, yacht, judo, kendo, soccer, taekwondo, tennis, etc. The most popular students clubs amongst these are taekwondo, judo, kendo and traveling clubs.
|HOUSING||ON-CAMPUS||456,000 ~ 762, 000 KRW / SEMESTER
FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
190,000 ~ 293,000 KRW / MONTH
FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
|ON-CAMPUS||300,000 KRW ~ 800,000 KRW / MONTH|
|LOCAL TRANSPORTATION||200,000 KRW / MONTH|
|MEALS||500,000 KRW / MONTH|
|BOOKS/SCHOOL SUPPLIES||500,000 KRW / SEMESTER|
|TELECOMMUNICATION||100,000 KRW / MONTH|
|PERSONAL EXPENSES||200,000 KRW / MONTH|
Note: Above is only estimation and it may vary depending on personal budget
- TRAVEL INSURANCE
- It is mandatory for every exchange/visiting student to obtain travel medical insurance. Students should comply with the following guidelines:
- AYou have to be insured by an insurance company which takes effect in your country or in Korea
- BThe insurance policy should cover sickness, accident and death during your study in SNUe
- CYou can register for courses after submitting the copy of the insurance policy which states the above conditions
- DInsurance policies in languages other than Korean or English should be notarized before submission
- EIn case the insurance expires before finishing the course, you have to resubmit the insurance policy copy or the notarized document after renewal or reapplication of the insurance policy
- FAny inquiries and information regarding insurance should be conducted by yourselves with the staffs of insurance company. SNU does not involve in any insurance-related affairs
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.