Seoul National University offers international students various ways to study, not only as degree-seeking students but also as short-term students such as exchange or visiting students. A large number of international students in the past have enjoyed studying at Korea’s most prestigious university and learning about Korea and Korean culture. SNU annually accepts about 600 international students for exchange programs.
The Exchange Student Program is for students from SNU’s partner universities who wish to study at SNU for one or two semesters and transfer credits to their home institution. Since the first student exchange agreement with the University of Tokyo in 1995, SNU has signed more than 800 academic exchange agreements with institutions all around the world.
To be an exchange student, candidates must be officially nominated by their home institution and pay the tuition fee to their home institution, not to SNU. On-campus housing is provided and fees for taking Korean language courses will be partially supported. For more information on this program, visit the website of the SNU Office of International Affairs.
The Visiting Student Program is offered to students who are from non-partnering universities but want to study at SNU for one or two semesters. The students must pay the tuition fee at SNU and may request a credit transfer at their home institution. On-campus housing is not available for visiting students, and there is no financial support for the Korean language program. To apply for the visiting student program, students must apply directly to the SNU Office of International Affairs.