Inbound Programs

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

Academics & Students Life

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.

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar
SEMESTER DATE GRADE
SUBMISSION
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT
ISSUANCE
SPRING SEMESTER 2 MARCH ~ MID JUNE END OF JUNE 1 WEEK OF JULY
FALL SEMESTER 1 SEPT ~ MID DECEMBER END OF DECEMBER 1 WEEK OF JANUARY
  • SNU academic calendar is available at Academic Calendar
  • Academic transcript will be posted to students’ home university at the end of July for spring semester and at the end of January for fall semester.

Courses

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

Housing

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.

Students Activities

Estimated Budget to Study at SNU

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 400,000 ~ 800,000 KRW / MONTH
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION 100,000 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

Above is only estimation and it may vary depending on personal budget

Insurance & Health Care

TRAVEL INSURANCE

It is mandatory for every exchange/visiting student to obtain travel medical insurance. Students should comply with the following guidelines:

  1. You have to be insured by an insurance company which takes effect in your country or in Korea
  2. The insurance policy should cover sickness, accident and death during your study in SNU
  3. You can register for courses after submitting the copy of the insurance policy which states the above conditions
  4. Insurance policies in languages other than Korean or English should be notarized before submission
  5. 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
  6. 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

Visa

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.