Exchange Student Program is a program that allows students study abroad at partner universities for one or two semesters. Credits earned abroad may be transferred to your transcript following the relevant processes. The specificities of the plans for exchange between SNU and the partner university are discussed and concluded on an yearly basis. SNU’s policy is to maintain a balance between the number of inbound and outbound exchange students with the partner institution. SNU’s students, in their status as exchange students to the partner institution cannot earn a degree at that host university. If the student wishes to continue study at the host university even after the exchange period comes to a completion, then the student must newly apply for admission to the host university. There is no priority consideration for admission of such students in their admissions process.
Outgoing exchange students must pay the tuition fee to SNU and maintain their enrollment at SNU during the exchange period. Also, incoming exchange students from partner institutions must pay their tuition to their home university and maintain their enrollment. These are the conditions under which exchange students can enjoy tuition waiver from the partner institution.
In most cases, exchange students have the same rights as regularly enrolled students including taking regular courses, access to school facilities and services. Exchange students must be proficient in the language that the host university’s courses are taught in. In some cases, partner universities do offer a separate program just for exchange students. If this is the case, please note that there may be limitations to the range of courses that exchange students can take.
- Undergraduate students: at least 6 credits each semester
- Graduate students: at least 3 credits each semester
Please note that depending on the host university, the minimum number of credits required may be higher than noted above.
If you are selected as an exchange student, you must submit a course registration form to your department three months before the exchange semester begins, in order to arrange for the credit transfer. Please be advised that you are responsible for checking and consulting the administration officers at your department office, the issues related to credit transfer, etc. Credit transfer is determined upon sufficient consultation with the department advisor or the department head, based upon SNU’s relevant statutes. When you complete your exchange semester and return to SNU, you must immediately submit the transcript to your department. You must also submit a copy of the transcript to the Office of International Affairs.