Seoul National University

South Korea
Seoul National University
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearMarch 5Early Septmid JuneBudget
FallMarch 5Early Septmid DecBudget
SpringSept 5Early Marchmid JuneBudget
Calendar YearSept 5Early Marchmid DecBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • English, Korean
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Apartment, Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

The mission of Seoul National University in the twenty-first century is to create a vibrant intellectual community where students and scholars join together in building the future. As Korea's leading research university, Seoul National University is committed to diversifying its student body and faculty, fostering global exchange, and promoting path-breaking research in all fields of knowledge.



The majority of courses at SNU are taught in Korean but each college or department offers a 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.



Seoul National University is located in Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Seoul is an intriguing city transforming itself from the Yi Dynasty capital of the Hermit Kingdom to a major player on the international stage. It is now an important economic center of East Asia. Seoul's turbulent past has yielded a modern, contemporary city. Because Seoul was battered by Japanese and Manchu invasions in the 16th and 17th centuries and damaged by the Korean War, most of its cityscape is modern. Its high-rises exist in sharp contrast to its abundance of centuries-old temples, palaces, pagodas and pleasure gardens. Thousand year old traditions continue to be practiced in one of the most modern cities in East Asia.


On campus housing: The Gwanak campus 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. Exchange students have a right to apply for the Kwanaksa (Gwanak campus dormitory), but it is not guaranteed to eventually get a room.

Off campus housing: Off-campus housing is available around the campus. SNU does not provide an assistance to find off-campus housing, and it is students’ own responsibility to find accommodation outside campus.

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