|SPRING SEMESTER||MARCH 1 ~ JUNE 14
(Final exams can be seated afterwards.)
|End of June||Mid-July|
|FALL SEMESTER||SEPTEMBER 1 ~ DECEMBER 14||End of December||Mid-January|
- SNU academic calendar is available at Academic Calendar
- Academic transcripts will be sent to the home institution of exchange students for credit transfer in mid-July and by the end of-January. Visiting students must request for an issuance of academic transcript at the Division of Educational Affairs of SNU.
Regular Curriculum 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.
To see the course list, please visit http://sugang.snu.ac.kr
Korean Language Program SNU Language Education Institute (LEI) offers Korean Language Programs (KLP) on a fee-paying, extracurricular basis. For exchange students taking KLP classes, however, SNU OIA will provide financial support to encourage international students to learn the Korean language and culture.
More information https://lei.snu.ac.kr/mobile/en/klec/main/main.jsp
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 Gwanak Residence Halls (http://dorm.snu.ac.kr)
Exchange students are eligible to apply for on-campus dormitory, but the placement is not guaranteed.
OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING Off-campus housing is available around the campus. Students are responsible for finding their own accommodation outside campus. (http://oia.snu.ac.kr/page/c_housing_off.php)
- SNU Buddy: Snubuddy.com Facebook
- International Student Association: SISA SNU
- Student Clubs: Student Clubs website (Korean)
Estimated Budget to Study at SNU
|HOUSING||ON-CAMPUS||456,000 ~ 762, 000 KRW / SEMESTER
FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
190,000 ~ 293,000 KRW / MONTH
FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
|OFF-CAMPUS||300,000 ~ 700,000 KRW / MONTH|
|LOCAL TRANSPORTATION||100,000 KRW / month
(A bus/subway ride costs 1,200 KRW and transfer within 30 minutes is free.)
|MEALS||300,000 KRW / month
(On-campus meal costs 2,500 – 4,000 KRW)
|BOOKS/SCHOOL SUPPLIES||200,000 KRW / semester|
|TELECOMMUNICATION||20,000~100,000 KRW / month|
|PERSONAL EXPENSES||300,000 KRW / month|
Above is only estimation and it may vary depending on personal budget
Insurance & Health Care
It is mandatory for every exchange/visiting student to obtain travel medical insurance. Students should comply with the following guidelines:
- You have to be insured by an insurance company which takes effect in your country or in Korea
- The insurance policy should cover sickness, accident and death during your study in SNU
- You can register for courses after submitting the copy of the insurance policy which states the above conditions
- Insurance policies in languages other than Korean or English should be notarized before submission
- In 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
- Any 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. SNU will provide the Certificate of Admission, one of the documents required for the D-2 visa application, to the students who are successfully admitted at SNU. Please contact your nearest Korean Embassy or consulate for more detailed information on the visa application process.
January 14, 2019