📖 Introduction

Seoul National University was founded in 1946 and is a national research university consisting of both native and international students. It’s amongst the oldest and most prestigious universities in South Korea. It was founded as the first comprehensive university formed through merging ten higher education institutions.

🏫 About Seoul National University

At SNU, students, faculty, and any other members will live, work, and socialize as much as they desire. The largest university library in Korea owns a collection of more than 5 million volumes and is equipped with a number of comfortable reading (studying) rooms, IT facilities, multimedia plazas, a theatre, computer labs, and group study rooms. There are various types of education/research support programs and Korean language programs for international students. All campuses have student dormitories with en-suite bathrooms and useful facilities, and free campus shuttles connect everywhere on campus and even outside the campus. Plenty of cafeterias and snack bars, including a vegetarian cafeteria, and a wide range of student clubs and societies will meet student needs and interests. The on-campus health service center runs a comprehensive primary care clinic and various specialty clinics in cooperation with SNU Hospital and SNU Dental Hospital and provides a range of health checkup programs, immunizations, and medical tests. It also offers multiple therapeutic programs to address mental health issues with SNU Center for Campus Life & Culture. Various sporting activities, whether competitive or recreational, keep students in good shape mentally and physically and a modern art museum and concert halls give a pleasant experience to campus visitors, as well as SNU members.

🏠 Accommodation

You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.

You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.

How to book:

  • Make a booking online after you have been accepted (in this case please let us know your choice when you apply).
  • Register when you arrive - its not possible to reserve a room before arriving. You can arrive a few days before and book it

📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required documents:

  • Passport
  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport size photo

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to Global Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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