Inbound Programs

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

Visiting Program FAQs

Visiting 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.

  • Both online application and postal submission
  • Payment of application fee (82,000 KRW)
  • Original application documents should be submitted to:
    Attn. Ms. Hyunji Lee, Office of International Affairs (OIA) Seoul National University 1 Gwanangno, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826 Korea

Once submitted, application documents are not to be returned.

  1. On-line Application
  2. Statement of Purpose
  3. Two Recommendation Letters from Professors (One of the two letters must be written by a professor at the current university)
  4. Transcript
  5. Certificate of Enrollment
  6. Copy of Passport
  7. Only for Fine Arts, Music, and Physical Education Applicants: Photographs of Works / Recording of Performances
  8. Non-Korean citizenship holders only: Financial Certificate (SNU Form)
  9. Non-Korean citizenship holders only: Financial Sponsor’s Bank Certificate or Certificate of Scholarship
    - Financial Sponsor’s Bank Certificate must prove that the sponsor has or will have more than 10,000 USD in the bank account for more than one month including the application date (counting backward and forward).
  • Application Fee: 82,000 KRW
  • Bank Information for Wire Transfer
    • Name: National Agricultural Cooperation federation
    • Swift Code: NACFKRSE
    • Account No: 301-0111-5987-41
    • Payee: Office of International Affairs or 서울대학교국제협력본부

Please indicate the student’s name when you wire the application fee.

  • Fall Semester: April 20th
  • Spring Semester: October 20th
  • Fall Semester: Early June
  • Spring Semester: Early December
  • Fall Semester: Mid June
  • Spring Semester: Mid December

On-campus housing is not available to visiting students

  • Students are responsible to submit the official transcripts to their university
  • Official transcripts from the Office of Registration will be ready by the 3rd week of January for fall semester and July for spring semester
Please contact Ms. Hyun-Ji LEE at hyunjilee@snu.ac.kr or 82-2-880-8633