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This is the program brochure page.
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description

Overview

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Quick Facts

  • To receive priority consideration for this program, submit complete fall or academic year applications by February 1st and spring applications by August 1st.
  • Seoul National University (SNU) is ranked #50 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • Eligibility: cumulative ASU GPA of 2.5 at time of application (minimum 3.40 for business students); must have completed a minimum of 1 full semester (12 credits per term) at ASU with grades posted at time of application.
  • Note:  The competitiveness of this exchange program is considered low to moderate depending on the level of student interest. Please contact the International Coordinator for more details.

Location


SNU Temple stay
Photo courtesy of SNU

Location Details

A truly global, buzzing city and the host of the Olympic Games in 1988 and the World Cup in 2002, Seoul is the South Korean capital and also the country's biggest - by far. Seoul is also amongst Asia's most expensive and wealthy cities.

The heritage and tourism scene within Seoul is undeniable, with fortresses, temples, shrines, palaces and ceremonies all vying for your attention, along with modern skyscrapers, glitzy shopping malls, and multi-media and entertainment complexes, including the world-famous K-Pop scene, around the Itaewon, Jamsil and Namsan districts.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

Seoul National University has 16 colleges offering courses in areas of study such as humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, engineering, fine arts, music, education, and liberal studies.

Most courses are taught in Korean, but many courses are taught in English. Students are welcome to enroll in any classes they desire, as long as they meet any applicable course or language prerequisites. Students should note the restrictions below.

Important restrictions:

  • The College of Business Administration is restricted to students who are currently majoring in business or economics at ASU. Students applying for CBA must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.40/4.0 at ASU.
  • Students who are applying to study Korean History must provide proof of Korean language ability with the application in one of the following ways: Level 5 or above of official Korean Language Proficiency Test, or Level 5 or above on the Korean Test conducted at the SNU Language Institute
  • Vocal music courses are restricted to students who are studying vocal music at ASU
  • Korean language courses are offered for an additional fee.

Search for undergraduate courses on this website > Select the desired college. Be sure to click the "E" link by the department if you need to search for courses taught in English.

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click here to view how credits and grades at Seoul National University will convert to ASU credits and grades.


SNU Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies

SNU Cafeteria at Sinyang Hall
Photos courtesy of SNU
 

Housing

SNU Dorm - Global House

SNU Dorm - Cooking area
Photos courtesy of SNU

Program Housing

On-campus housing is available, but not guaranteed.

SNU Gwanaksa Dormitory has 28 dormitory buildings with 2,600 rooms, housing over 4,500 students. Gwanaksa includes the Undergraduate Dormitory, Graduate Dormitory, Off-Campus Dormitory (cluster) and Family Dormitory for married graduate students.

Since it is located near the rear gate of the Gwanak Campus, you can reach dormitories by walking from any of the buildings on campus. It also has subsidiary facilities such as cafeterias, laundry rooms, a concert hall, study room, indoor stadium and gymnasium, public bathrooms, a table tennis room, and common rooms, Gwanaksa also holds special cultural and educational events for the students.

More information about the Gwanaksa Dormitory can be found online here. Additional information about housing at SNU can be found here.

Off-campus housing is available around the campus. SNU does not provide an assistance to find off-campus housing and it is the student's own responsibility to find accommodation off-campus.

Private student accommodations, called Goshitel, are a popular form of housing and vary widely in terms of room size, rate, meals, cleaning, and laundry services. Prices range from approximately KRW 500,000 - 700,000 per month, and the average price is about KRW 550,000. More information can be found here.

Homestay Korea can also put students in touch with families willing to host a student, and reservations are available in English.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.

Cost

Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following fees:

  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • $400 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Carbon Offset Fee*
  • International Travel Service Fee (Including Insurance)*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost SheetAcademic Year Cost Sheet or Spring Semester Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the International Travel Service Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration and the Carbon Offset Fee will increase annually (in July) by approximately $2.
 

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost SheetAcademic Year Cost Sheet or Spring Semester Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/01/2019
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Rolling Admission 03/01/2020 06/20/2020
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1. If space remains after the priority deadline, applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the listed deadline. Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.