|Semester||Welcome Orientation||Dates||Grades Published||Official Transcript Issuance|
|March 1 – June 14
(Final exams and paper deadlines can be seated until the end of June.)
|End of June||Mid-July|
|September 1 – December 14
(Final exams and paper deadlines can be seated until the end of December.)
|End of December||Mid-January|
More information: http://en.snu.ac.kr/academic-calendar
- The majority of courses are taught in Korean but each college and department offers some courses in English as well. The course catalog for the new semester is available at the beginning of January and July each year. Until then, applicants will have to refer to the previous year’s catalog.
- Undergraduate students can take courses up to 18 credits and graduate students can take up to 12 credits. There is no minimum credit requirement that SNU imposes on exchange students.
- Korean universities use a credit system based on the number of lecture hours and 1 credit usually amounts to 15 lecture hours. For credit transferability and conversion criteria, applicants must refer to their home university’s academic policy on study abroad.
- Course registration is held online a month before the semester begins; it is on a first-come first-served basis and exchange/visiting students are not guaranteed with registering courses they wish to take.
More information : http://sugang.snu.ac.kr
Korean Language Program (KLP) SNU Language Education Institute (LEI) offers credit-bearing Korean Language Programs (KLP) on a fee-paying, extracurricular basis. For exchange students taking KLP, SNU OIA will provide financial support to encourage international students to learn Korean language and culture.
More information : https://lei.snu.ac.kr/mobile/en/klec/main/main.jsp
For exchange students, SNU OIA will post one official academic transcript to home university by the end of July and January for each semester.
Visa & Immigration
STUDENT VISA A student visa (D-2) is required for every non-Korean student who will be studying in Korea, and it must be acquired before entering Korea. In most cases, exchange/visiting students can acquire their D-2 visa easily when they present the Certificate of Admission (CoA), issued by SNU, to the relevant officials in home country. For detailed information on the visa application process, students must contact the nearest Korean embassy/consulate or refer to http://www.hikorea.go.kr
Alien Registration After arrival in Korea, all international students who stay for more than 90 days are required to apply for alien registration through Korean immigration office. More detailed information will be provided before arrival.
On-Campus Housing Exchange students can apply for on-campus housing, and there are two types of residence halls available on the main campus.
More information : http://dorm.snu.ac.kr/eng/
- Gwanak Residence Halls: Double rooms or shared flats (double rooms) available for undergraduate students; single or double rooms available for graduate students
- Global Residence Halls (from Fall 2019): Double rooms or shared flats (single rooms) available for undergraduate and graduate students
Off-Campus HousingOff-campus housing is available around the campus. It is students’ own responsibilities to find accommodation outside the campus.
More information : http://oia.snu.ac.kr/page/c_housing_off.php
Estimated Cost for Living in Seoul
(On-campus) 456,000 – 906,000 KRW / semester (undergraduate)
190,000 – 247,000 KRW / month (graduate)
(Off-campus) 300,000 KRW – 700,000 KRW / month (deposit excluded)
|Local Transportation||40,000 ~ 80,000 KRW / month
(A bus/subway ride costs 1,200 KRW)
|Meals||300,000 KRW / month
(On-campus meal costs 2,500 – 4,000 KRW)
|Books/School Supplies||150,000 KRW / semester|
|Telecommunication||20,000~100,000 KRW / month|
|Personal Expenses||300,000 KRW / month|
The estimation above may vary depending on personal budget.
Health Care & Well-being
Health Insurance It is mandatory for every exchange/visiting student to obtain a travel/study abroad medical insurance that covers the entire period of their stay in Korea, which should cover potential medical expenses incurred by sickness and accident during the stay in Korea. No additional financial assistance can be provided by SNU.
SNU On-campus Health Service Center (SNUHSC) Conveniently located in the center of the campus, SNUHSC runs a comprehensive primary care clinic and various specialty clinics in cooperation with SNU Hospital (SNUHC) and SNU Dental Hospital (SNUDH). It also provides a range of health checkup, immunizations, and medical tests, including Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Ear/Nose/Throat, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Smoking Cessation Clinic, and Dentistry.
More information : http://health4u.snu.ac.kr/en/home.do
- SNU Health Service Center: SNUHSC offers multiple therapeutic programs, including stress clinic, neuro-feedback, biofeedback, and group therapy, along with various campaigns and education programs.
- SNU Center for Campus Life & Culture: The center offers a variety of types of professional counseling programs, including English counseling services for international students.
More information : http://snucounsel.snu.ac.kr/psyhealthup/foreginerCounsel.do
Disabilities SNU Center for Students with Disabilities, located in the campus center, facilitates academic accommodations and services for students with disabilities so that these students have equal access to any on-campus facilities and offerings and fully immerse themselves into campus life. It is strongly advised that students with disabilities contact SNU OIA as early as possible to inform their necessities.
Student Support & Activities
S-CARD With a student ID card, namely S-CARD, exchange/visiting students can take advantage of access to on-campus facilities and get a discount at designated cafeterias.
SNU Buddy Program SNU Buddy was established in 2005 to help international exchange and visiting students settle in SNU and to build a real friendship and network. SNU domestic and international students by themselves organize intercultural events activities throughout the semester. Sign-up notice will be e-mailed to all incoming exchange/visiting students before the semester starts.
Student Club/Society There are a number of student activities and sports clubs at SNU, including musical bands, choir, orchestra, dance, painting, photography, student newspaper, traditional Korean music, travel clubs and SNU International Students Association (SISA). Sports clubs ranging from fencing, golf, basketball, rugby, scuba-diving, snowboard, ski, horse riding, baseball, yacht, judo, kendo, soccer, taekwondo, tennis, etc.
More information : http://sisa.snu.ac.kr/ http://oia.snu.ac.kr/page/c_student_activities.php
Noverber 4, 2019