Inbound Programs

The Office of International Affairs (OIA),
as SNU's headquarter for developing and promoting its international programs and initiatives,
welcomes all students and scholars to SNU's vibrant intellectual community.

Exchange Program Overview

Exchange program is for students in SNUs partner universities who wish to study at SNU for one or two semesters and transfer credits to their home institution. To be an exchange student, candidates must be officially nominated by their home institution and pay the tuition fee at their home institution.

Eligibility

QUALIFICATION

  • Must be enrolled in at least second semester at home university program (=have completed at least one semester at the application stage)
    * We 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
  • Language proficiency of either English or Korean is highly recommended, but no certification is required
Score
ENGLISH TOEFL IBT 88 OR ABOVE
IELTS 6.0 OR ABOVE
KOREAN KLAT LEVEL 5 OR ABOVE
TOPIK LEVEL 5 OR ABOVE

RESTRICTION


Application Procedure

Application Procedure
STARTING
SEMESTER
APPLICATION
DEADLINE
SCREENING
PROCEDURE
NOTIFICATION
OF ACCEPTANCE
ACCEPTANCE
PACKAGES
SPRING SEMESTER September 20 October November Late November
FALL SEMESTER March 20 April May Late May

Document Submission

The required documents for applicants are as follows:
  LIST OF DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO BE POSTED Notes
A On-line Application Form (printable after completing online application) :
Online Application

*In order to start the on-line application, exchange 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.
Exchange program candidates should upload the scanned copies of the documents below to the application system.
B A Certificate of Enrollment of Home University
C Official University Transcript
D Letter of Recommendation from a professor at the current university - SNU template available
- Exchange program candidates should submit the sealed letter to their exchange coordinator.
Download document
E A Statement of Purpose (a free essay in English or Korean)
F A Copy of Applicant's Passport
(Personal Information Page)
The passport must be valid during the prospective stay in Korea
G Photographs of works/recording of performances Fine Arts, Music, and Physical Education applicants only

Screening Procedure

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 every candidate nominated will be successful; some may fail to be accepted if the requirements do not meet the committee’s expectation. When the acceptance is confirmed, the OIA notifies the result via email.

The OIA is not responsible for the selection process and its results since the decision is made by each college.

Acceptance Package

The acceptance package will include Certificate of Admission (not to Korean national), Letter of Acceptance, and other necessary information.

Contact Information


January 14, 2019