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Application for International Admissions

Things You Should Know Before You Apply


  1. Applicants holding both Korean and other foreign citizenship are not eligible for International Admission I.
  2. International Admission II applicants are defined as those who received the entire course of education(From 1st grade of elementary school to undergraduate graduation) outside of Korea.
  3. International Admission II applicants are advised to note that SNU does not acknowledge international schools located in Korea as foreign schools.
  4. For International Admission II, the Certificate of Entry and Exit in Korea must contain complete records from the applicant’s date of birth to the date of Certificate issuance. Should there be any missing information, other supporting documents (e.g. transcripts, graduation certificates, etc.) corresponding to the missing period must be submitted.
  5. For International Admission II, if the applicant has had any modifications to his/her personal information (e.g. being naturalized as a foreign citizen, a name change, issuance of a new passport etc.), he/she must submit complete records of entry and exit from birth to the present, including those records prior to the applicable change.

Application Process

  1. Applicants should make sure to type in personal information correctly, during the online application process. Any modification and/or cancellation is not allowed after completing the online application.
  2. Applicants are fully responsible for any disadvantage they may occur due to errors and/or omissions in the information provided.
  3. Applicants are not allowed to utilize a cross application approach, which can lead to disqualification. Cross-application occurs when an applicant is given more than one application number by submitting multiple applications. Submissions of multiple applications mean either applying for more than one graduate department/major or applying for both undergraduate and graduate program at once.
  4. Online application website is optimized in Internet Explorer. Connection through other browsers may occur errors.

Submission of Documents

  1. Be sure to make and keep photocopies of all completed forms. Submitted documents become a property of SNU and therefore will not be returned to the applicants. Also the application fee is non refundable.
  2. Applicants who had transferred during their prior course of studies, must submit their full complete academic records from all of the applicable institutions including transcripts and certificate of graduation/attendance.
  3. Original documents should be submitted. However, should they be unavailable, copies must be verified by the university/institution that issued them or notarized by a public notary in the country where the document was originally produced.
  4. Documents which are not in English or Korean will not be accepted. In case of being written in any other foreign language, you must submit a notarized/certified translation (in English or Korean) completed by a public notary in the country where the document was originally produced.
  5. Those applicants, having been admitted to SNU within last 5 years through the International Admissions and intending to apply for a Master’s or Doctoral program, are exempt from submitting the following; Official certificates of graduation and transcripts from universities outside of Korea. Those who are exempt from submitting any of the above documents should submit the transcript and the Certificate of Attendance or Graduation at SNU instead.


  1. Admission once granted will be rescinded, if any false information or unfair practice for admission were involved in the process. This applies even after a student is enrolled at SNU.
  2. The admissions staff reserves the right to require additional documents from the applicants, should there be any need to clarify the eligibility or to verify the authenticity of the submitted materials.
  3. SNU does not disclose information related to admissions decisions.
  4. All of the submitted documents cannot be returned and in most cases, the application fee is not refundable. However, exceptions may be made in such circumstances as those caused by the university's fault, natural disasters, etc. In such cases, an internal review process will take place to determine the refundable amount.
Last updated in June. 2016