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The Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) was established to train international specialists, provide in-depth education, and prepare students for global challenges. In order to equip our students with international experience that will prove invaluable to their future careers, GSIS has instituted several exchange programs with top universities across several continents.
The goals of our exchange program include improving our students' language capabilities, providing students with special cultural and socio-psychological orientation and quality educational training in a uniquely diverse setting, and allowing qualified international exchange students to experience Korea at the top notch university in Korea.
First, you can apply to GSIS student exchange programs.
The list of exchange universities are uploaded on the Exchange Partners page.
The application deadlines are usually in February (for the Fall semester) and in August (for the Spring semester of the next academic year).
Second, you can apply to SNU student exchange programs.
You may find the relevant information regarding the list of universities and application deadlines on the Office of International Affairs website (http://oia.snu.ac.kr).
* Applicants who have finished their 2nd semester should also submit the following form: “Confirmation of Advisor Approval for Applicants of Exchange Program in their Fourth Semester.”
Applicants are required to submit documents to the Office of International Cooperation (Room 303, Bldg.140-1).
The tuition of the host university will be waived. Instead, GSIS students are required to pay the tuition to SNU in time.
Welcome to SNU Graduate School of International Studies!
To find more information about Seoul National University, and about GSIS, please refer to the following links:
The following information applies only to students admitted under the auspices of their respective home university-Seoul National University exchange program. Students wishing to enroll in a full degree program are not covered under this exchange and should seek further guidance from the Office of International Affairs at Seoul National University (http://oia.snu.ac.kr).
All courses in the International Commerce, International Cooperation and International American Area Studies are taught in English. The International Area Studies courses are taught in those area languages and/or in Korean. Finally, the Korea Studies courses are taught in Korean and/or in English.
Two Korean language courses are offered at GSIS for 3 credits. Each Intensive Korean course is available from SNU's Language Education Institute (http://lei.snu.ac.kr/site/en/klec/main/main.jsp). Terms include four 10-week sessions per year. Each term is 1,400,000 Korean Won (approx. 1,400 USD). Students can take a course before their term at GSIS begins. Courses begin on the first Monday of March, June, September, and December.
Exchange students are encouraged to study the Korean language before coming to Korea. However, English is widely used and understood in Seoul.
Most subways and buses have stop announcements in English. Many foreigners do not experience big difficulties living in Korea whether their Korean is fluent or not.
All programs under the Graduate School of International Studies (except for restricted enrollment programs) are open to incoming exchange students. Other courses of interest are negotiable.
One semester (may extend for an additional semester if discussed with the Director at both universities)
International Commerce, International Cooperation, Area Studies (America, Asia, Europe) and Korean Studies.
Please refer to the website for course descriptions and schedule at Home > Academics > Master's Program
12 credits (4 courses). Exchange students can take more or less credits at their request from the director. Most of our classes are 3-credit courses. One hour is equivalent to one credit. One semester is 15 weeks long. Therefore, during one semester, one class meets for 48 hours.
The tuition of this exchange program is waived for non-degree exchange students from partner universities. Those wishing to pursue a degree are not covered under this exchange and will generally be required to pay regular tuition fees directly to the host university.
You can apply through the Office of International Affairs (http://oia.snu.ac.kr).
If you select "Application Forms" you can download all of the necessary forms.
To begin in the fall semester 2015, you should apply before the mid-April. To begin in the spring semester 2016, you should apply before the mid-October 2015.
If you do not speak Korean you may want to consider coming early to take some language classes. Classes are offered in 10-week sessions. Information about the language academy can be found at http://language.snu.ac.kr/english/pages/SD00001_00.jsp.
One to two weeks prior to the start of the semester.
|1st semester||2nd semester|
|March 2nd - June 2nd week||September 1st - December 2nd week|
A+ 4.3 / A 4.0 / A- 3.7
B+ 3.3 / B 3.0 / B- 2.7
C+ 2.3 / C 2.0 / C- 1.7
D+ 1.3 / D 1.0 / D- 0.7
Students can apply through the Office of International Affairs for the dormitory. Students who are unable to obtain the dormitory in the selection process can rent rooms around the Gwanak Campus. Students who have off-campus housing are advised to find a private boarding house near the university.
|Gwanak Homestay for SNU Students||Rent|
|Gwanak Homestay for SNU students is run by Gwank-gu Office, a Seoul Metropolitan City's administrative organization.
- English Website: http://english.gwanak.go.kr/homestay
- Korean Website: http://gwanak.go.kr/homestay
- Contact: Tel. 02-880-3052 firstname.lastname@example.org
|The rent varies according to the type of housing selected. If students chose to live in a boarding house, they can expect to pay $450 to $550 USD per month. If they have a roommate the costs could be lower.|
Generally our international students spend about $700 per month. Those students usually eat and live on campus. However the ultimate cost depends on the individual.
Those admitted to SNU have to apply for either the short-term visa (C-3) or the student visa (D-2). The short-term visa cannot be extended in Korea. You must submit a letter of admission from SNU and a certified sponsorship letter from GSIS to the issuer. You should check with the Korean embassy for all of the details.
Within 90 days of your arrival in Korea you must apply for a Certificate of Alien Registration at the Immigration Office. The International Coordination Office will help you with the necessary paperwork.
State-of-the-art library facilities which include computers with internet access, e-mail connections for all exchange students, bookstore, fitness center, tennis courts, student union, cafeterias, a health service center and a cultural center are available for students.
GSIS Library, SNU Main Library, Cafeteria, Student Union Building, Student Union Annex Building, SNU POSCO Sports Center, SNU Tea House, International Coordination Office, and computer laboratories are within the school campus.
Office of International Cooperation
Graduate School of International Studies
Seoul National University
Room 203, Bldg. 140, 599 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul 151-742, KOREA
Ms. YOON, Se Heui
Exchange Program Coordinator
TEL. + 82-2-880-8507
Q : How do I apply to the Graduate School of International Studies?
We would like to have you at the Graduate School of International Studies.
You can apply through the Office of International Affairs. http://oia.snu.ac.kr
If you select "Int'l Programs" you can download all of the necessary forms.
Q : What kind of courses will be offered this semester at the Graduate School of International Studies?
You can find the syllabus on the following website. https://gsis.snu.ac.kr/masters_program
If the schedule has not been posted, you can always look at the courses offered during the previous semester under “Courses”
Q : What kind of courses will be offered this semester at the Graduate School of International Studies?
Course descriptions can be found at https://gsis.snu.ac.kr/masters_program
Q : What kind of application or papers do I have to fill out and how can I get them?You can download the forms that you need at the Office of International Affairs website.
1) Eligibility Requirements
Students attending universities which have student exchange agreements with Seoul National University are eligible for admission with the recommendation of their own university. (Students must attend at least one semester at SNU).
(One of the Recommendation Letters must be an official letter written by the University President or a relevant school official, recommending the applicant as an exchange student to SNU).⑤ An Official University Transcript
photographs of works/recording of performances⑧ A Copy of applicant's passport or an identification card
Q : When should I apply?
To begin in the fall semester, you should apply before April 20th. To begin in the spring semester, you should apply before October 10th. If you do not speak Korean you may want to consider coming early to take some language classes. Classes are offered in 10-week sessions. Information about the language academy can be found at http://lei.snu.ac.kr/site/en/klec/main/main.jsp.
Q : Who is considered an international student?
Seoul National University has guidelines in place about who can be considered an international student.
This applies to Korean nationals who have lived abroad.
If you can read Korean, you should visit the following URL: http://oia.snu.ac.kr.