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Seoul National University
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
University Exchange Language of Instruction: English, Korean
Housing Type: Student Dormitories Minimum GPA: 3.0
Non-English Language Learning Option(s):
Chinese, French, German, Korean, Russian, Spanish Study Abroad Adviser: Wyatt Schmitz
Language Category:
Language Category B Study Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Description:

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  • Seoul National University is regarded as the indisputable leader of advanced education in Korea
  • Take courses in English in a wide variety of departments
  • Seoul University's Gwanak Main Campus has a beautiful mountain background and is conveniently located in Seoul, the capital of South Korea
  • Seoul National University's International Students Association hosts activities and cultural events throughout the year
Program Requirements
  • 3.0 Combined Retained GPA
  • Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
  • 2 recommendations from any OU professor
  • Host University Application
  • Visa


Although the language of instruction at Seoul National University is normally Korean, the University offers a wide variety of courses in English.  All courses are open to exchange students with the exception of courses offered by the Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry.  Courses offered by Seoul National University can be search by the major/department on this SNU Curriculum page using the following steps:

Select the 'English' tab at the top right of the screen and then click "Course Search" tab and you can search for courses offered in English at the website using the "advanced search" tool, checking the "English Lecture" box. You will need to set Year and Semester in order to better search for courses offered in your proposed study period. (* 1st semester = Spring semester, March-June / * 2nd semester = Fall semester, September-December). You will need to refer to course list from the previous year (ex. For the spring 2017, refer to the course list for the spring 2016). As you click a title of a course on the search results screen, a new window will pop up and you can find specific details and information on the course. There is a “syllabus” tab and you can download a file there.

A list of courses offered each semester is available at the beginning of January or July each year. 

To see courses previously taken by OU students at Seoul National University and their OU equivalents, click the following link: Seoul National University - Course Equivalency Information.

Academic Calendar
Fall Semester: September - December
Spring Semester: March - June

Most exchange students live in the Gwanaksa Dormitory.  All rooms offered are double occupancy with communal restrooms, partitioned showers, and laundry services available on each floor. The dorm is equipped with a reading room and a lounge with televisions, community refrigerators, and microwave ovens for common use. 

A number of off-campus living options are available, including studio apartments, boarding house accomodations, and a homestay programShort, three day homestays can also be arranged for SNU students to experience Korean family life. 

Money Matters
Since this program is a University Exchange program you will pay OU tuition/fees to the OU Bursar and housing/meals/living expenses to Seoul National University.

Use this Seoul National University Budget Estimate to help you plan for study abroad and compare programs!

There are number of scholarships available for study abroad students. Below is a partial list to get you started!

Get Started

Start by attending a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about study abroad as well as your next steps. Then, log in to to schedule an appointment with the study abroad adviser for Seoul National University to move on to Phase 2!

Additional Resources
Seoul National University "At a Glance"
Life at Seoul National University

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/19/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2017 02/19/2017
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 09/17/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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

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