Inbound Programs

Welcome to the SNU Office of International Affairs (OIA) website!
The OIA provides services to international scholars and students at SNU,

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 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
Score
ENGLISH TOEFL IBT 88 OR ABOVE
IELTS 6.0 OR ABOVE
KOREAN KLAT LEVEL 5 OR ABOVE
TOPIC LEVEL 5 OR ABOVE

RESTRICTION


Application Procedure

Application Procedure
STARTING
SEMESTER
APPLICATION
DEADLINE
SCREENING
PROCEDURE
NOTIFICATION
OF ACCEPTANCE
ACCEPTANCE
PACKAGES SENT TO:
FALL SEMESTER APRIL 20 APRIL-MAY LATE MAY EARLY JUNE
SPRING SEMESTER OCT 20 OCT-NOV LATE NOV EARLY DEC

Document Submission

All documents should be submitted and posted 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.

The required documents for applicants are as follows:
  LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SNU FORM
A On-line Application:
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*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.
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D OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPT
E A CERTIFICATE OF ENROLLMENT FROM THE CURRENT UNIVERSITY YOU ARE ATTENDING.
F A COPY OF APPLICANT'S PASSPORT
G ONLY FOR FINE ARTS, MUSIC, AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION APPLICANTS: PHOTOGRAPHS OF WORKS/RECORDING OF PERFORMANCES

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. 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 for Korean national), Letter of Acceptance, and other necessary information.