SNU’s academic certificates are available in both Korean and English. In order to get any kind of certificates, certificate requests must be submitted to the Division of Educational Affairs. There are several ways to request a certificate: visiting in person, via e-mail or postal mail, or through automated issuance machines situated around the campus. Currently, SNU does not offer online request services, so requests from outside of Korea must be submitted via e-mail or post. The issuance process, including shipping, takes up to three business days after receipt of payment. For international requests, it usually takes seven business days by EMS or TNT.
The following information is needed if the applicant chooses to request inclusion of any additional details on the certificates.
Applicants may directly visit the Division of Educational Affairs in the Administration Building (Bldg. 60) to submit a request for certificates. If applicants are not able to visit the office, requests may be submitted by someone else, but the agent must carry a letter of attorney (no specific format required, but must include applicant’s hand-written signature) and a copy of the applicant’s photo ID. Business hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 to 18:00, except holidays.
Automatic issuance services are available for students of SNU who entered after 1981. The automated machines are located all around the campus. They are usually available from 9:00 to 22:00, but operating hours may vary upon location. Both Korean and English versions of certificates are available, for 300 KRW and 600 KRW respectively. If you need to have certificates sealed, visit the Division of Educational Affairs with the issued certificates. The machines are located at the College of Humanities (Bldg. 6, 1st floor), College of Engineering (Bldg. 39, 1st floor; Bldg. 301, 2nd floor), College of Business Administration (Bldg. 58, 1st floor), Doore Cultural Center (Bldg. 67, 2nd floor), Gwanaksa (Bldg. 900, 1st floor), and the Administration Building (Bldg. 60, 1st floor).
If applicants reside outside of Korea or find it inconvenient to visit the University in person, he/she may submit a request for certificates via e-mail or post. Although requests can be sent by e-mail, the certificates themselves will be sent to the applicant via postal mail only. Applicants should e-mail the office at email@example.com or send a request by mail, including the required information as listed above. For verification purposes, a request acceptance notification e-mail will be sent to you within 48 hours. The e-mail will also state the appropriate amount of payment, depending on shipping and handling costs.
You may submit requests in the same way as any other certificate, as described above.
Visiting the Division of Educational Affairs and e-mail requests are both acceptable. Upon request, the documents will be sealed within the Office for information privacy.
If you need to have other certificates (issued by the Division of Educational Affairs) attached to your application documents, the Office will attach the required documents for you, seal them, and send the joint documentation as needed.
SNU will send the documents directly to the institution of your choice, if desired, or the applicant may pick them up at the Office in person, during office hours. If you wish to have the University send the documents directly, you must provide the exact mailing address, name, and contact information of the receiving institution, along with the other required information. Applicants may request these services by e-mail or fax. (82-2-879-2933 or 82-2-874-8965).
If you have any questions regarding certificates or other academic documentation,
contact the Division of Educational Affairs at 82-2-880-5031~6 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.