Prospective Students

Exchange and Visiting Program

    Exchange Program

    Exchange program is for students in SNU's partner universities who whish 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.

    Eligibility
    Qualification
    - Applicants must currently be enrolled in at least second semester of the home university program (= have completed at least one semester before they apply)
       * We cannot thus accept graduate students who are enrolled in the first semester of the Master's program at their application stage.
    - Applicants must fulfill the following GPA requirement:

    Undergraduate GPA 2.5 / 4.0 (equivalent to 2.7 / 4.3)
    or percentile rank 83
    Graduate GPA 3.0 / 4.0 (equivalent to 3.3 / 4.3)
    or percentile rank 89

    - Fluent level of either English or Korean language proficiency is highly recommended, but no certification is required.

    English TOEFL IBT 88 or above
    IELTS 6.0 or above
    TEPS 560 or above
    Korean TOPIK LEVEL 5 or above

     

    Academic Program
    All applicants for exchange program must choose one college and department as their affiliation and in general, applicants choose one that most suits their academic background or study abroad purpose. Students can, however, take other unrestricted courses from different colleges and departments.
    - Applicants from SNU's university-wide partners can in principle apply for any academic program. Please, however, note that applicants must read the restrictions below thoroughly and applicants may be required to change their choice if SNU finds it difficult to accommodate it.
    - Applicants from SNU's college/department-level partners must choose the specific college and department.

    Restriction
    Applicants who wish to study in the discipline of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Music, Fine Arts, and MBA must, in advance, be advised of the program availability by SNU exchange program coordinators.

    For more information on each college/department, please refer to the OIA Website.

    Document Submission
    - Exchange program applicants can complete application by online submission of the required documents.
    - All documents should be submitted in original or verified as an official copy (stamped), and should be in Korean or in English. If the documents are not in Korean or English, applicants must have them translated in Korean or in English and certified and sealed by the authorized body.
    - Please be aware that SNU cannot process applications if there is any missing document or information.

    Required Documents
    - Online Application
       * Once officially nominated by home university, applicants will receive detailed information on how to log in and file an application from the designated SNU coordinator.
       * Exchange program applicants should upload the scanned copies of the documents below to the application system.
    - Certificate of Enrollment of Home University
    - Official Academic Transcipt
    - Statement of Purpose (Free essay in English or Korean)
    - Passport Copy (Personal information page)
      * The passport must be valid during the prospective stay in Korea
    - One Letter of Recommendation from a Professor at Home University
      * SNU template available
      * Optional; mandatory for Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) applicants though
      * The sealed letter of recommendation must be obtained by the applicant and submitted to the exchange program coordinator. The coordinator can open the letter, scan it, and send it to the designated SNU coordinator via e-mail.
    - Portfolio: Photographs of works/Recording of performances
      * Fine Arts, Music, and Physical Education applicants only
      * Required to be submitted through e-mail to the SNU coordinator.

    Application Procedure

    Semester Nomination Starts Application Deadline Screening Procedure Result Announcement Acceptance Packages
    Spring August September 25 October November December
    Fall February March 25 April May June


    Contact
    - Contact person for university-wide agreements: Office of International Affairs (hongjje@snu.ac.kr)
    - Contact person for College or Department-level partnerships: each college and department has its own international office or a staff assigned for it.
      Note: The list of the university-wide partners can be found at here.

     

    Visiting Program

    Visiting programs for students in non-partner universities who wish to study at SNU for one or two semesters and transfer credits to their home institution. Visiting students must apply individually and will pay the tuition fee to SNU.

    Eligibility
    Qualification
    - Applicants must currently be enrolled in at least second semester of the home university program (= have completed at least one semester before they apply)
      * We cannot thus accept graduate students who are enrolled in the first semester of the Master's program at their application stage.
    - Applicants must fulfill the following GPA requirement:

    Undergraduate GPA 2.5 / 4.0 (equivalent 2.7 / 4.3)
    or percentile rank 83
    Graduate GPA 3.0 / 4.0 (equivalent 3.3 / 4.3)
    or percentile rank 89


    - Fluent level of English or Korean language proficiency is highly recommended, but no cerficiation is required.

    English TOEFL IBT 88 or above
    IELTS 6.0 or above
    TEPS 560 or above
    Korean TOPIK LEVEL 5 or above


    Academic Programs
    All applicants for visiting program must choose one college and department as their affiliation and in general, applicants choose one that most suits their academic background or study aboard purpose. Students can, however, take other unrestricted courses from different colleges and departments.

    Restriction
    Applicants who wish to study in the discipline of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Music, Fine Arts, and MBA must, in advance, be advised of the program availability by SNU exchange program coordinators.

    For more information on each college/department, please refer to the OIA website.

    Document Submission
    - Important: Visiting program applicants must complete both online and postal submission of the documents.
    - All documents should be submitted in original or verified as an official copy (stamped), and should be in Korean or in English. If the documents are not in Korean or in English, applicants must have them translated in Korean or in English and certified and sealed by the authorized body.
    - Application documents are non-returnable once submitted to SNU.
    - Please be aware that SNU cannot process applications if there is any missing documents or information.

    Required Documents
    - Online Application
    - Certificate of Enrollment of Home University
    - Official Academic Transcipt
    - Statement of Purpose (Free essay in English or Korean)
    - Passport copy (Personal information page)
      * The passport must be valid during the prospective stay in Korea
    - One Letter of Recommendation from a Professor at Home University
      * SNU template available
      * Optional; mandatory for Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) though
      * The letter of recommendation must be sealed and sent along with the other original documents
    - Portfolio: Photographs of works/Recording of performances
      * Fine Arts, Music, and Physical Education applicants only
      * Required to be submitted through e-mail to the SNU advisor
    - Financial Certificates
      * Please refer to the OIA wesite for more information
      * SNU template available
      * Non-Korean visiting program appliants only
    - Application Fee (82,000 KRW)
      * Please see the OIA notice board for bank information

    Application Procedure

    Semester Nomination Starts Application Deadline Screening Procedure Result Announcement Acceptance Packages
    Spring August September 10 October November December
    Fall February March 10 April May June


    *Please not that application procedure and deadline may vary by semester, and all applicants must ensure to check the latest application call through OIA notice board.

    Contact
    Office of International Affairs (hongjje@snu.ac.kr)

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    Seoul National University Office of International Affairs, CJ
    International Center(Bldg, #152), Seoul National University, 1
    Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826 Republic of Korea

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