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SNU extends a warm welcome to international students seeking to attend a master's or doctoral program. As a premier research institution in Korea, graduate programs are gaining increasing importance. International candidates include both foreign applicants and Korean students who have received entire education (from elementary to high school) abroad. All 71 graduate majors and 27 cooperative programs, not to mention our 6 professional graduate schools, are open to you. In addition to joining 2,300 international students who are already enjoying an excellent education and vibrant campus life at SNU, you will be a part of a remarkable educational institution with close to 4,000 of the best faculty in the nation and a fast growing number of foreign faculties. With a special program on an unprecedented scale to recruit talented teaching and research faculties from overseas underway, graduate programs at SNU will soar to new heights. Scholarships are available for graduate students through the university, private corporations and Korean government.

Although SNU's academic year begins in the spring, the university offers admissions for the fall semester as well as the spring. Please note the following important dates:

2009 Fall Admissions Timeline
The dates and deadlines below are for the application to the program that starts in Spring 2010
On-line Application Deadline
Deadline l Mon 2/23/09 ~ Thu 4/09/09 (by 6:00pm)* Create an account on the SNU website. (http://admission.snu.ac.kr)
Submission of Documents
Deadline l Mon 2/23/09 ~ Thu 4/10/09 (by 6:00pm)The required documents should arrive at the SNU Office of Admissions by this date. Applicants must have already submitted the online application.
Admissions Decision Announcement
Deadline l Fri 6/19/09
Registration
Deadline l Mon 8/24/09 ~ Fri 8/28/09At any branch of NONGHYUP or SHINHAN BANK nationwide
Korean Proficiency Test
Deadline l August 2009After the admission decisions are made, the admissions office will selectively inform the students who will be required to take the Korean proficiency test.
2010 Fall Admissions Timeline
The dates and deadlines below are for the application to the program that starts in Spring 2010
On-line Application Deadline
Foreign applicantsDeadline l Mon 4/27/09 ~ Thu 7/30/09 (by 6:00pm)
orean students who have received their entire education abroad.Deadline l Mon 7/13/09 ~ Thu 7/30/09* Create an account on the SNU website. (http://admission.snu.ac.kr)
Submission of Documents
Deadline l Fri 7/31/09The required documents should arrive at the SNU Office of Admissions by this date. Applicants must have already submitted the online application.
Performance Test
Deadline l September 2009
Admissions Decision Announcement
Deadline l Fri 11/13/09
Registration
Deadline l Fri 2/19/10 ~ Th 2/25/10At any branch of NONGHYUP or SHINHAN BANK nationwide
Korean Proficiency Test
Deadline l February 2010After the admission decisions are made, the admissions office will notify the students on individual basis whether they will be required to take the Korean proficiency test ※ The dates above are subject to change without prior notice.
Please Note :
1. Applicants may submit their application in advance, even before the on-line application period by post or in person. Please make sure that application fee should be included in the application packet.
2. "Foreign applicants" refers to students who are foreign nationals whose parents on both sides are also foreign nationals.
3. Expected Timeline for Future International Admissions & Applicable Programs * From 11/14/09: for Fall 2010 Application by post or in person. On-line application will be open from 2/22/2010 ~ 4/08/2010.
For the Master's Degree Program
International applicants who meet all of the following requirements:1. He or she must hold a Bachelor's degree, or is considered by the admission committee to have an acceptable intellectual competence at the level of someone holding an equivalent or higher degree
2. Neither the applicant nor his/her parents are citizens of Korea
Applicants of Korean origin who meet all of the following requirements:1. He or she must have received his/her entire elementary, junior high, high school, and undergraduate education outside of Korea at a comparable and equivalent level to that provided in Korea
2. He or she must hold a Bachelor's degree, or is considered by the admissions committee to have an acceptable intellectual competence at the level of someone holding an equivalent or higher degree. Notes for applicants of Korean origin:In order to apply as an international student, the applicant must submit:
1) information regarding all entries and exits into and out of Korea, and
2) official transcripts from all previously attended institutions (elementary, junior high, high school, etc.). For specific documentation requirements, refer to the preparation process.
For the Doctoral Degree Program
International applicants who meet all of the following requirements:1. He or she must hold a master's degree, or is considered by the admission committee to have an acceptable intellectual competence at the level of someone holding an equivalent or higher degree
2. Neither the applicant nor his/her parents are citizens of Korea
Applicants of Korean origin who meet all of the following requirements:1. He or she must have received his/her entire elementary, middle school, high school, and undergraduate education outside of Korea at a comparable and equivalent level of that provided in Korea
2. He or she holds a master's degree, or is considered by the admission committee to have an acceptable intellectual competence at the level of someone holding an equivalent or higher degree.Notes for applicants of Korean origin:In order to apply as an international student, the applicant must submit:
1) information regarding all entries and exits into and out of Korea, and
2) official transcripts from all previously attended institutions (elementary, junior high, high school, etc.). For specific documentation requirements, refer to the preparation process.
Criteria
1. Admissions decisions are based on the candidate's academic achievements and potential, as well as his or her personal accomplishments and demonstration of leadership.
2. The admissions committee reviews a number of factors: records of past studies (such as grade point average or GPA), the study plan, personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Other achievement records and specific qualifications such as language proficiency are also taken into consideration. The candidate's application is reviewed in the context of the level of studies completed, quality of achievement, and characteristics of institutions attended. Finally, the appropriateness of the applicant's academic goals and suitability of preparation for the proposed program of studies are assessed. Interviews, examinations, and/or additional documents may be required from the applicant, based on the admission policy of the specific college or department, if the applicant is applying to the College of Arts, College of Music or the Department of Physical Education. The applicant will be notified individually as necessary.
Required Documents
* All requirements must be met by 7/31/2010.
* Submitted documents become the property of SNU and will not be returned to the applicants.
* Documents that are not in English or Korean must be accompanied by an English or Korean notarized translation.
Please submit the originals as well.
* Due consideration for unusual cases and individual circumstances will be allowed for international applicants.
For the Master's Degree Program
1. One completed Application Form (Form 1)
2. Study Plan and Personal Statement (in English or Korean)
3. Two Letters of Recommendation (Form 2) from your professors
4. Official documents- Official Undergraduate Studies Transcript - Notarized Certificate of a Bachelor's Degree / Undergraduate School Graduation Certificate
NOTE: If you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program, you should submit an official document that indicates your expected date of graduation.
Note: Transcripts and Certificates from Chinese universities MUST be accompanied by verification from the China Academic Degree & Graduate Education Development Center. Refer to the website (http://www.cdgdc.edu.cn)
5. A copy of the applicant's passport (or other official document indicating the applicant's nationality)
6. Copies of both parents' passports (or other official documents indicating parents' nationality)(Applicants of Korean origin are exempt.)
7. Official document indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and his/her parents (Applicants of Korean origin are exempt.)
8. Financial Certification (Form 3) (Applicants of Korean origin are exempt.)
9. A score report of a recognized English proficiency test (TOEFL, TEPS, IELTS, TOEIC, etc.). Native speakers of English are exempt from this requirement.
10. Supplementary materials for applicants to programs in the Fine Arts, Music and Physical Education (portfolio, photographs of works, recordings of performances, etc.)
11. A score report of the Korean Proficiency Test (KPT)
12. Verification of Academic Record
13. Additional documents for applicants of Korean origin:
1) Certificate of Facts Concerning Entry and Exit of the applicant (entire record)
2) Official transcripts and certificates of attendance from elementary, junior high and high school(primary and secondary schools)
For the Doctoral Degree Program
1. One completed Application Form (Form 1)
2. Study Plan and Personal Statement (in English or Korean)
3. Two Letters of Recommendation (Form 2) from your professors
4. Official documents:
- Official Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Transcripts - Notarized Certificates of Bachelor's and Master's Degrees - Graduation Certificates of Undergraduate and Graduate School NOTE: If you are currently enrolled in a graduate program, you should submit an official document that indicates your expected date of graduation.
Note: Transcripts and Certificates from Chinese universities MUST be accompanied by verification from the China Academic Degree & Graduate Education Development Center. Refer to the website (http://www.cdgdc.edu.cn)

5. A copy of the applicant's passport (or other official document indicating your nationality)
6. Copies of both parents' passports (or other official documents indicating parents' nationality)(Applicants of Korean origin are exempt.)
7. Official document indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and his/her parents(Applicants of Korean origin are exempt.)
8. Financial Certification (Form 3) (Applicants of Korean origin are exempt.)
9. A score report of a recognized English proficiency test (TOEFL, TEPS, IELTS, TOEIC, etc.).Native speakers of English are exempt from this requirement.
10. Supplementary materials for applicants to programs in the Fine Arts, Music and Physical Education(portfolio, photographs of works, recordings of performances, etc.)
11. A score report of the Korean Proficiency Test (KPT)
12. Verification of Academic Record
13. Additional documents for applicants of Korean origin:
1) Certificate of Facts Concerning Entry and Exit of the applicant (entire record)
2) Official transcripts and certificates of attendance from elementary, junior high and high school (primary and secondary schools)
Form 1 : Contains your personal information.Application Form
Please specify your desired area of study, using Appendix 1 of this booklet as a reference.
Graduate Applicants: Indicate the college or professional school and corresponding major.
Fill out this form on the SNU website (http://admission.snu.ac.kr or http://www.useoul.edu), according to the specifications in the section titled "Submitting Your Application." The application fee (82,000 or US$90) must be paid online with this portion of the application.Note: If you are unable to pay the application fee via our Internet payment process, you should include the fee with the application materials you send by mail. The fee should be in the form of a bank cheque payable to "Office of Admissions, SNU."
Form 2 : RecommendationDownload File
Two recommendations from teachers or professors are required.
Complete your part of this form and give it, along with a stamped and addressed envelope, to two recommenders who know you well. Be sure to give them adequate time to complete the forms before the application deadline. Recommendations should be sealed in an official envelope and signed across the back by the recommenders.
Your recommenders should give us their appraisals of the contributions you made in their classes or academic field. They are asked to give their personal impressions of your character, intellectual ability, aptitude in research, and the quality of your previous work and potential.
Form 3 : Financial CertificateDownload File
Form 3 should list the available financial resources for your tuition and other expenses during the time of your study at SNU. No other documents related to sponsorship are necessary.Note: Additional documents (bank statements, employment / business registration, tax payment information) may be required by the authorities for visa issuance.
Study Plan
The Study Plan should state your academic goals and career aspirations. You may include questions that you hope to answer through your program of study and/or a timeline for how you plan to meet your objectives. It is advised that you review the requirements for the desired degree.
We recommend that you discuss your academic goals with a teacher or professor prior to composing your study plan.
Personal Statement
This is an opportunity for you to convey information about yourself and your accomplishments that could not be adequately expressed through other parts of the application.
Include family background, academic achievements, extracurricular commitments and accomplishments, volunteer work, employment experience, or your reasons for applying to SNU. You may even include personal interests and your taste in music and the arts.
Transcripts, Graduation Certificates, Degree Certificates
These documents detail your academic achievements and are required from every institution that you attended in the past.
Transcripts must provide a record of the courses you have taken in each year of study along with the final grades. If an institution cannot provide a year-by-year record, then the school official must at least provide us with a listing of the disciplines you have studied (i.e. English, Biology, History, etc.) and a summary of your achievement in each.
Please submit official transcripts as issued directly by the institutions you have attended. You must also submit official evidence of the conferrals of all degrees, diplomas, or professional titles showing the date of the conferrals (month and year).
Additional Materials
Other relevant material may be required, according to the policy of the specific college or department to which you are applying. Applicants to the College of Fine Arts, College of Music, and the Department of Physical Education should submit appropriate portfolios, videotapes, CDs, tapes, or other indicators of artistic or athletic ability.
English Proficiency
Applicants should submit a score report of a recognized English proficiency test (TOEFL, TEPS, IELTS, TOEIC, etc.). Native speakers of English are exempt from this requirement. N.B. Depending on the academic department, failing to demonstrate one's English proficiency may adversely affect one's candidacy for acceptance.Note : We only accept TOEFL scores sent to us directly by ETS. The official ETS code of SNU is 7972. You may submit a photocopy of the Examinee's Score Report for review purposes only, but this is not a substitute for an official score report.
Korean Proficiency Test
Korean Proficiency Test scores are an optional component of the application. Based on the submitted application materials, the admissions committee will decide whether each admitted student should take the test or not. Admitted students who are notified for the Korean Proficiency Test should refer to the test schedule included in the Certificate of Admissions for the date and location of the test. N.B. The level of Korean proficiency of an applicant does not effectively restrict nor delimitate his or her eligibility status; however, depending on the department or program of interest, it may serve as a determinant in the outcome of the admissions decision. Note: The following individuals are exempt from the Korean Proficiency Test: 1. Applicants admitted to the Graduate School of International Studies for International Commerce, International Cooperation or International Area Studies.
2. Admitted applicants holding a Bachelor's degree from SNU.
3. Admitted applicants holding a Master's degree from SNU.
4. Admitted applicants who have completed and passed Level 5 or above at the SNU Language Education Institute.
5. Admitted applicants who have received Level 5 or above on the Korean Proficiency Test administered by a Korean Embassy or Consulate.
Students whose Korean proficiency is below the level required to effectively participate in class (i.e. Level 4 and below) will be required to take Korean language classes at the SNU Language Education Institute (http://language.snu.ac.kr) at their own expense. Whether or not this rule is applied will be determined by the prospective department of the applicant.
Supplementary Materials
APPLICANTS TO GRADUATE PROGRAMS - Proof of language proficiency: Korean Proficiency Test (KPT), TEPS, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, HSK, JLPT, DELF, ZD, etc. - Academic awards, certificates, test reports (GRE, GMAT, etc.)Important Notes1. SNU does not generally acknowledge international schools located in Korea as foreign schools.
2. All documents should be in English or Korean. Documents in another language should be accompanied by a notarized English or Korean translation.
3. If any of the submitted materials contain false information, admission may be rescinded.
4. Students whose graduations were pending at other institutions during the time of application should submit their Graduation Certificates and the Certificates of their degrees to their departments within 15 days after their enrollment at SNU. Failure to submit this document may result in revocation of the admission offer.
5. All international applicants must submit official documents notarized by their respective governments indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and his/her parents (N.B. undergraduate transfer applicants are exempt from this requirement).
6. Be sure to make and keep photocopies of all completed forms. Submitted documents become the property of SNU and will not be returned to the applicants. The application fee of $90 is non-refundable.
7. Admitted students may not defer enrollment to a later semester. Students who wish to defer enrollment must reapply.
8. Korean citizens who hold dual citizenship are considered "Applicants of Korean Origin." They are not eligible to apply as foreign students.
9. Those applicants who were previously admitted to SNU through international admissions and intend to apply to a master's or doctoral program are exempt from submitting the following:

A. Official certificates of graduation and transcripts from schools and/or universities outside of Korea
B. Certificate of Facts Concerning Entry and Exit
C. Copies of applicant's and parents' passports
Applicants exempt from submitting any of the above documents should submit the Certificate of Attendance at SNU in lieu of above-stated documents.

10. Please be reminded that the University issues only the Certificate of Admissions for VISA application for admitted students. However, for information on submitting the Approval Number of Visa Issuance for Chinese students, please refer to the Office of International Affairs website (http://oia.snu.ac.kr/Info/Visa/index.html).
11. All applicants must submit the immigration record showing the dates of entry into and departure from Korea.
12. All transfer and graduate applicants must submit a document verifying that their current institution is equivalent to a four-year college/university.
13. After submitting the Verification of Academic Record form online, please print a copy and include in your hardcopy of the application.
Application Form
The standard method for submitting Form 1 of the application is via the University's website (www.snu.ac.kr). The application fee (82,000 or US$90) should be paid online as well.

All relevant information must be entered, and the application fee paid, prior to this time. Applicants who fail to apply online due to unforeseen circumstances must apply in person at the Office of Admissions.
The application fee (82,000 or US$90) must be paid online with online portion of the application.
NOTE: If you are unable to pay the application fee via our Internet payment process, you should include the fee with the hard copy application materials you send by mail. The fee should be in the form of a cheque payable to "Office of Admissions, SNU."
Applicants whose forms and supporting documents are incomplete or unsatisfactory will be disqualified from the admissions process.
1. Original documents should be submitted. Should they be unavailable, however, copies must be authorized by the originating institution before they are submitted. 2. Documents that are not in Korean or English must be accompanied by a notarized Korean or English translation.Please submit the original document as well.
Online Application
You should log in to the online application program on the SNU admissions website (http://admission.snu.ac.kr or http://www.useoul .edu) and create your own account.
Follow the instructions carefully and type in all the required information for each step of the online application.
A high volume of connections are anticipated on the deadline; completing the application prior to the deadline is recommended.
Submission of Required Documents
After completing your online application, print out the completed application form and the application checklist.
Please mark and place the application checklist in front of the application packet, and arrange the application materials in the order listed on the checklist. Send your application packet via registered mail by 1 August 2008, along with the required documents to the following address:
Office of Admissions
Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-747, Korea

The admissions staff reserves the right to require additional documents from the applicant, should a need to verify the authenticity of submitted materials arise.

There are three types of internal scholarship programs; Tuition Grants for Overseas Students, the Superior Academic Performance Scholarship, and the Work-Study Scholarship. The recipients of the two former scholarships may be partially or totally exempted from tuition and admission fees, whereas for a recipient of the Work-Study Scholarship, money is directly deposited into the recipient's personal bank account each month. These scholarship programs provide funds for the duration of one semester, and students may apply for the funds each semester. There are designated application period for the scholarship: mid -November for the spring semester and the end of May for the fall semester. Exact dates for application to each scholarship program are notified at the beginning of each semester in the 'Notices for Students' section on the SNU website (http://www.useoul.edu).

Tuition Grants for Overseas Students
Undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.7 or above for the preceding semester are eligible for this scholarship program. Applications for this scholarship are accepted at the Office of International Affairs (OIA) of SNU, and scholarship recipients are exempt from tuition fees for the following semester. If a recipient stays out of university without registering as a scholarship student after the selection, the recipient will have his or her scholarship privileges revoked.
While enrolled, undergraduates may be awarded this scholarship up to maximum of 8 semesters.
Recipients studying in Korea on the national fund or at the government's invitation may obtain a full tuition waiver, while others may only be partially exempt from paying tuition fees.
Superior Academic Performance Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students with excellent academic performance records.
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students with excellent academic performance records. Students who have completed at least four semesters of study and who have earned an overall GPA of 3.6 or above may apply for this scholarship. In an effort to provide balanced study opportunities across discipline, only one undergraduate is selected from each department. If there is no student satisfying these requirements in a department, the applicant with the highest academic record may be selected. However, this scholarship is awarded to students who are not receiving any other concurrent scholarships. SNU issues a Scholarship Certificate for the recipients of this scholarship program.
Applications are accepted every semester. For exact dates of the application period, please check the website of your department.
Work-Study Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in need of extra financial support. Recipients are selected each semester through application procedures overseen by each department. Recipients are required to work 40 to 60 hours every month as an assistant at various institutions on campus such as an administration office or library, which guarantees 6,000 won per hour, and totaling approximately 300,000 won per month. The money is paid directly to the recipient's personal bank account. Unlike other scholarships, students receiving other scholarships may apply for this program. Applications are accepted at the institution of interest; administration office of the department of interest, library, Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), SNU Korean Language Education Center (KLEC) and so forth. Contact Information- Library : http://library.snu.ac.kr/Eng- GSIS : http://gsis.snu.ac.kr - KLEC : http://language.snu.ac.kr/english
Glo-Harmony Scholarship for Undergraduate Students
Seoul National University has been newly appointed as the collaborative institution for Samsung Equal Opportunity Scholarship Foundation's Glo-Harmony (Domestic Scholarship for Students of Developing Nations) program. The program will be activated beginning in March 2008. Under this program, 10 newly admitted SNU undergraduate students who are citizens of OECD/DAC recipient countries will receive the scholarship (with a maximum of two recipients from any one country). The full tuition fee will be covered by SNU till graduation, as well as partial living and academic expenses, and air fare will be provided by The Samsung Equal Opportunity Scholarship Foundation's Glo-Harmony. Scholarship recipients will be selected by SNU at the end of each year.Seoul National University has been newly appointed as the collaborative institution for Samsung Equal Opportunity Scholarship Foundation's Glo-Harmony (Domestic Scholarship for Students of Developing Nations) program. The program will be activated beginning in March 2008. Under this program, 10 newly admitted SNU undergraduate students who are citizens of OECD/DAC recipient countries will receive the scholarship (with a maximum of two recipients from any one country). The full tuition fee will be covered by SNU till graduation, as well as partial living and academic expenses, and air fare will be provided by The Samsung Equal Opportunity Scholarship Foundation's Glo-Harmony. Scholarship recipients will be selected by SNU at the end of each year.- Samsung Equal Opportunity Scholarship Foundation.
- Website: http://www.eopportunity.or.kr
Overseas Koreans Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is given to undergraduates studying at SNU who have foreign citizenship and have not received a scholarship from any other organization. Applicants must have received at least a 3.0 GPA in the preceding semester. This scholarship is merit-based, but priority is also given to those students in need of financial support. The application period is March to April each year. Recipients are given 2,000,000 won per semester (2007).Contact Information- Overseas Koreans Foundation.
- Tel : +82-2-3463-5322(ext.405) / Fax : +82-2-3463-3999
- E-mail : yhs6543@okf.or.kr
- Website : http://www.okf.or.kr
ASEM-DUO Fellowship Program
Undergraduates in ASEM member countries in Europe are eligible to apply for an exchange fellowship to study at SNU. Funded by the ASEM (The Asia Europe Meeting) members, this fellowship-granting program provides university students, teachers and professors in ASEM member countries who wish to go to Asia or Europe (i.e. Asians to Europe, Europeans to Asia) with opportunities for further study, research or joint lectures. Only a pair of students or teachers between the two corresponding educational institutions, one in Asia and the other in Europe, is exchanged. Contact Information- Website : http://www.asemduo.org
Hansae Scholarship
Hansae Corporation sponsors students from Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand to study in Korea. Applicants are expected to show sufficient ability to use Korean.Contact Information- Tel : +82-2-3779-0781
- E-mail:srkim@hansae.com
- Website : http://www.hansae.com
Korea-Japan Cultural Association Scholarship
Japanese students receiving an education in Korea are eligible for this scholarship. However, freshmen in the undergraduate program may not apply for this scholarship. The application period is during March each year, and the scholarship amount is 3,500,000 won per an academic year. The scholarship term is for one academic year only; however, scholarship recipients may re-apply in succeeding years for additional support. Contact Information- The Office of International Affairs
- Tel : +82-2-880-8638 / Fax : +82-2-880-8632
- E-mail:sjlim@snu.ac.kr
ATW (Asia in Today's World) Scholarship
Kyushu University in Japan supports SNU students to take free summer semester lectures through the Asia in Today's World (ATW) Program. Applicants should have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, and a TOEFL PBT score of 550 or above. The Office of International Affairs at SNU is in charge of the selection procedure. Recipients are able to take Asian Studies free of charge, and the credit obtained may be acknowledged at SNU. For information about transferring credits, please contact the administration office of your department. The application period is at the end of March each year, and the scholarship amount is 120,000 Yen. Contact Information- Kyushu University
- E-mail :atw_uok@mbox.nc.kyushu-u.ac.jp (Yoshi Takahara, officer in charge)
- Website : http://www.isc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/atw
Rotary Fellowship Program
The Rotary Club provides various scholarships and fellowship programs to advance international understanding and peace through personal contact across borders while developing interclub relationships. Contact Information- Website : http://www.rotary.org
Korean Government Student Loan Program (Government Student Loan)
This program is for a student loan guaranteed by the government, with an interest rate of 6 to 8 percent annum and repayment periods that are much longer than other private student loans. Students may borrow money to cover their tuition fees and living expenses through this loan program. Students who currently hold Korean citizenship and who have obtained a GPA average of 3.01 or above from more than 12 credits in the preceding semester are eligible for this loan. SNU supports undergraduates who are not able to pay the interest on this loan.Contact Information- SNU Service Center
- Website : http://service.snu.ac.kr or http://www.studentloan.go.kr

Q) May I apply to multiple programs or departments at SNU?

You may not apply to more than one program per admissions season.

Q) Can I make alterations or additions to an application that has been submitted? 

Once your application has been submitted, you are not able to make any changes.

Q) How do I get an application form?

You may download application forms from this website. Application forms are also available in the "Admission Guide for International Students" booklet, which can be obtained at the Office of Admissions.

Q) How does SNU decide whom to admit?

Admission decisions are based on a number of factors, including academic achievement such as grade point average(GPA) , study plan, personal statements, letters of recommendation, as well as other achievement records and/or descriptions of specific qualifications.
In reviewing applications, the admissions committee considers the level of studies completed, the quality of achievement, characteristics of institution attended, appropriateness of goals and suitability of preparation for the proposed program of studies.
Proficiency in Korean and other languages is also taken into consideration. Depending on the policy of the college or department to which the applicant is applying, interviews and examinations may also be required. Applicants will be notified of interviews when deemed necessary.

What does an "applicant of Korean origin" mean?

An "applicant of Korean origin" is one who has received his/her entire elementary, junior high and high school (and undergraduate if applicable) education outside of Korea AND meets ONE of the following criteria:
1) He or she is a Korean citizen
2) He or she acquired foreign citizenship after entering elementary school
3) One of his or her parents is a Korean citizen

Q) How do I apply for housing?

Applications should be submitted to the relevant dormitory office during the student selection period with a letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor.
Freshmen should apply online at the Kwanak-sa homepage (http://dorm.snu.ac.kr).
For more detailed information, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of International Affairs (http://oia.snu.ac.kr).

Q) May I apply to multiple programs or departments at SNU?

You may not apply to more than one program per admissions season.

Q) What code do I use for the TOEFL score report?

Scores should be reported to Seoul National University, code 7972.

Q) Who do I contact for information about the application process?

Mail to : Office of Admissions Seoul National University San 56-1, Shillim-dong, Gwanak-gu Seoul 151-742, Korea
- Tel : +82-2-880-6977
- Fax : +82-2-880-6979/6996
- E-mail : snuadmit@snu.ac.kr

Q) Can I make alterations or additions to an application that has been submitted?

Once your application has been submitted, you are not able to make any changes.

Q) How do I get an application form?

You may download application materials from this website.
Application forms are also available in the "Admission Guide for International Students" booklet, which can be obtained at the Office of Admissions.

Q) Who do I contact for more information or to receive an application package?

Mail to: Office of Admissions Seoul National University San 56-1, Shillim-dong, Gwanak-gu Seoul 151-742, Korea
- Tel : +82-2-880-6977
- Fax : +82-2-880-6979/6996
- E-mail : snuadmit@snu.ac.kr

Q) Can I make alterations or additions to an application that has been submitted?

Once your application has been submitted, you are not able to make any changes.

Q) How do I get an application form?

You may download application materials from this website. 
Application forms are also available in the "Admission Guide for International Students" booklet, which can be obtained at the Office of Admissions.

Q) Who do I contact for more information or to receive an application package?

Mail to: Office of Admissions Seoul National University San 56-1, Shillim-dong, Gwanak-gu Seoul 151-742, Korea
- Tel : +82-2-880-6977
- Fax : +82-2-880-6979/6996
- E-mail : snuadmit@snu.ac.kr

Q) Do you accept photocopies of TOEFL, GRE, TEPS, or GMAT scores that are more than two years old?

We do not accept scores that are over two years old, and we do not accept photocopies of score reports.

Q) How do I request an application fee waiver?

Requests to have the application fee waived are not accepted.

Q) How do I pay the application fee?

The application fee is 72,000 Korean won or US$60.
The fee must be paid in Korean won or US dollars to the Office of Admissions, Seoul National University.
It must be enclosed with your application or it will not be processed.
If sending your application by mail, you MUST use an international money order or a bank draft payable to the Office of Admissions, Seoul National University.
*N.B: Payment may be made in cash ONLY IF you submit the application in person.

Q) How do I get more information about the Korean Language Program?

Visit KLP , http://language.snu.ac.kr, for further information - E-mail : klp@snu.ac.kr - Tel : +82-2-880-5488/8570 

Q) How do I know which level of the program is suitable for me?

I don't even know the Korean Alphabet: You are in the Beginner Level. But don't worry! You will discover new things! You will also learn about yourself and make new friends!
I can't follow you. What are you talking about?: Join K3 Class! Then you will have a great time with your Korean friends! Of course, in Korean!
Are you familiar with specific terms in Korean?: In K4 and K5 class, you will learn high-level vocabulary of abstract concepts and also, understand Korean culture through field trips!
I really want to know current events in Korea!: Sure you do! In K6 class, you can read Korean newspapers and discuss current issues.
Do you know how to write a Study Plan & Personal Statement?: Then, join the Advanced Level! You will learn how to write formal essays and research papers.

Visit KLP and Join Us! Then you will have a richer experience of Korea! http://language.snu.ac.kr
* For more question on international admissions, please contact Office of Admissions.
- E-mail : snuadmit@snu.ac.kr
- Phone 822-880-6977

Q) I have been admitted by SNU and am expecting to start my studies from this coming semester. How can I apply for an SNU Tuition Scholarship?

In the first semester of studies, students cannot apply for an SNU Tuition Scholarship. You can be awarded this scholarship beginning from the second semester of the first year of entrance. 

Q) Can I get concurrently both an SNU Tuition Scholarship and an outside scholarship?

In most cases, you cannot be awarded two scholarships at the same time. We recommend that you choose the scholarship that offers you more benefits.

Q) I am planning to apply for the Korea Foundation Scholarship. Does it cover tuition costs and living expenses?

No, the Korea Foundation Scholarship covers only tuition costs.

Q) Haw many times can I get the SNU Tuition Scholarship?

If you are an undergraduate student, you can get the scholarship up to 8 times, and if you are a graduate student, you can get the scholarship up to 4 times.
You MUST receive at least a 3.0 GPA to keep the scholarship. 

Q) I am an international/overseas-Korean student and have been awarded an SNU Tuition Scholarship. If I take a temporary leave of absence from school, can I still receive the scholarship? 

You should take a temporary leave of absence from school after enrollment. If you take a temporary leave of absence from school without enrollment, you will lose your scholarship as the scholarship cannot be carried forward to the next semester.

Q) I am an Overseas-Korean student with acquired Japanese citizenship. Can I apply for a Korea-Japan Cultural Association Scholarship? 

No, you cannot. Only Japanese students can apply.