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Seoul National University honors the ideals of liberal education and aims to teach students a lifelong love of learning that will form the basis for continuous personal growth. At the same time it is committed to preparing students to work and live in an increasingly competitive global environment. As South Korea's first national university, Seoul National University has a tradition of standing up for democracy and peace on the Korean peninsula. Graduates have long served as public servants in key positions of the Korean government. In teaching, research, and public service, Seoul National University continues to set the standard of excellence.
SNU was founded in 1946 and currently has 16 colleges, one graduate school, and nine professional graduate schools. The student body consists of 16,512 undergraduates and 9,439 graduates with 3,568 full-time faculty members. 38% of the student population is female and 10% of the students are international students.
- on-campus dormitories
- off-campus apartments/rooms for rent
SNU has 28 dormitories with 2,600 rooms that house 4,500 students. The residence buildings are available to all students registered, but application is highly competitive. Each room and flat is fully furnished, but one must provide one's own bedding and towels. Cooking facilities are not available for individual units.
- no meal plan
- on-campus dining
On-campus cafeterias mainly offer Korean cuisine, costing 1,700~3,500 won per meal. The menu includes noodles or rice, soup, and 3~4 side dishes (Kimchi is usually one of these side dishes). Occasionally, western-style food is also available.
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
NOTE: Students must have completed at least two semesters of full-time, regular college-level study prior to application for this program
For SNU's course catalog, click here. Since detailed course offerings are not announced until a couple of months before the start of a term, students should refer to the previous year's course offerings as a guide. Note: for spring courses, search Semester 1 and for fall courses, search Semester 2.
INTA graduate students should contact Brian Woodall in International Affairs for more details about the graduate level exchange program. He can be reached by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most courses are taught in Korean, although some courses are available in English.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1 SNU credit = 1 GT credit
SNU Grade = US Grade
A+, A0, A- = A
B+, B0, B- = B
C+, C0, C- = C
D+, D0, D- = D
F = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.