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         - 2006 FALL -

            Contact Addresses

                    Gwanak Campus
San 56-1, Shillim-Dong, Gwanak-Gu, Seoul 151-742, Korea
       Tel: +82 2 880 5114        Fax: +82 2 885 5272

                     Yongon Campus
  28 Yongon-Dong, Chongro-Gu, Seoul 110-799, Korea
       Tel: +82 2 740 8114        Fax: +82 2 742 5947


       Admissions and Inquires to:
       Office of International Affairs
San 56-1, Shillim-Dong, Gwanak-Gu, Seoul 151-742, Korea
      Tel: +82 2 880-8638         Fax: +82 2 880 8632



GSFS at SNU………………………………………………………………………1

Eligible University List ……….…………………………………………………4

Admission Eligibility and Requirements …………………………….………5
     Master’s Program Applicants

      Doctoral Program Applicants

Application Instructions …………………………………………………...……6

Application Timeline ……………………………………………………………..8

Important Notes for All Applicants ……………………………..……..………8

Submitting Your Application ………………………………………….………..9

Korean Language Program……………………………………….………...…10
Housing ……………………..……………………………………….………...…10
Medical Insurance…………..……………………………………….……….....10
Service Facilities……………..……………………………………….…………11
Visa Issuance………………..……………………………………….……….....12
Certificate of Alien Registration…………………………………….………..12
Immigration Office…………..……………………………………….………....12
Transportation from the Airport…………………………………….………..13
Public Transportation………..……………………………………….………..14
Telephone Service…………..……………………………………….………....15
Climate ……………………..……………………………………….………...….16
Campus Map…………………..……………………………………….………..18

Appendix : Programs Offered for Admission ……………………….……19

                      Graduate Scholarship for
              Excellent Foreign Students(GSFS) at SNU
            This prospectus aims to provide you with the essential information necessary for you to make
the important decision of embarking on a Graduate Scholarship for Excellent Foreign Students
(GSFS) at Seoul National University.             As SNU strives to share both cultural and advanced academic
knowledge with international students through joint research, this Graduate Scholarship for Foreign
Students is offered to graduates from select universities in East, Southeast, and Central Asia to help
them achieve their dream of continuing graduate studies at an internationally renowned university.
(Please see page 6 for a list of eligible universities.)
            Studying at SNU requires dedication and diligence but it also offers many rewards including
opportunities to meet life-long friends, enjoy new cultural experiences, and develop self confidence
and skills which will help you throughout your life.             We hope that you will decide that SNU is the
right place for you.         We invite you join us in our distinguished history, exciting present, and bright

                                         <The Number of Selection>
                 Social       Natural                   Agriculture & Life
  College                                Engineering                         Law     Pharmacy       Medicine    Total
                Sciences      Sciences                      Sciences

                   2              15         2                   8            4         9               2       42

                                                 <Tuition Support>
                   College                                  Tuition                             Duration

               Social Sciences

               Natural Sciences


                                                                                            2 academic years
          Agriculture & Life Sciences                    Tuition waived
                                                                                             (4 semesters)




                                               <Financial Support>
    College           Department/Faculties                   Major                    Stipend          Duration

                         Communication                  Communication                           None

                             Physics                                             M/D : 600,000 won     2 years

                                                                                  M : 600,000 won
   Natural                                                                        D : 700,000 won
                            Chemistry                                                                  2 years
   Sciences                                                                      (Married 900,000

                  Earth & Environmental Science                                  M/D : 600,000 won     2 years

                           Architecture                                                         None

                     Mechanical & Aerospace
                                                                                  D:400,000 won          Full

                                                  Corp Science & Biotechnology
                          Plant Science                                                                2 years
                                                      Horticultural Science

 Agriculture &
                         Forest Sciences           Forest Environment Science    M/D : 600,000 won     2 years
 Life Sciences

                    Biosystems & Biomaterials
                     Science and Engineering

     Law                      Law                                                               None


  Pharmacy                                                                       M/D : 600,000 won       Full

                     Manufacturing Pharmacy

                                                                                  M : 400,000 won
                            Medicine                      Parasitology            D : 600,000 won      2 years


                                                     Radiation Applied Life       M : 600,000 won
                    Interdisciplinary Programs                                    D : 800,000 won        Full

※M : Maters’ Program / D : Doctoral Program

(*) Doctoral course Only

 Please refer to page 21 to view Appendix <Programs Offered for Admission>

                                       <Admissions Criteria>

           Admissions decisions are based on the candidate’s academic achievements and potential, as
well as his or her personal accomplishments.
           The admissions committee reviews a number of factors – records of past studies (such as
grade point average or GPA), study plan, personal statement, and letter of recommendation.              Other
achievement records and specific qualifications such as language proficiency are also taken into
consideration.       The candidate’s application is reviewed in the context of the level of studies
completed, quality of achievement, and characteristics of institutions attended.        Finally, the
appropriateness of the applicant’s academic goals and suitability of preparation for the proposed
program of studies are assessed.
           Interviews, examinations, and/or additional documents may be required from the applicant,
based on the policy of the specific college or department to which the applicant is applying.          The
applicant will be notified individually.

 Successful applicants have the option of residing on campus at the Gwanak-sa dormitory. (Please see
 details on page 12.)

                                  <Other Assistance provided by OIA>
The OIA will provide GSFS students with the following additional assistance:

     1) Certificate of Admission and Information Guide

     2) Welcome Orientation

     3) Registration Management

                                       GSFS ADMISSIONS INFORMATION
                                                   Eligible University List
Country                             University                                                    Admission Offered Only
                                                                                       by College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
 Vietnam               Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Mihn.                    Thai Nguyen University, College of Agriculture and Forestry

                           Vietnam National University of Hanoi                  Forest University of Vietnam, Non Lam University, University of Cantho

  Nepal                            Tribhuvan University

   India                     Mangalore University, IIT Madras                                              University of Pune

Philippines        University of Philippines, University of Santo Tomas,                        University of Phillippines of Los Banos,

                               Ateneo de Manila University                                        University of the Phillippines Diliman

 Thailand            Thmmasat University, Chulalongkorn University,                                       Kasetsart University

                  Suranaree University of Technology, Mahidol University

 Indonesia                        University of Indonesia                                Bogor Agricultural University, Universita Gadjah Mada

 Malaysia                          University of Malaya                                  Universiti Putra Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia SABAH

Uzbekistan                        ISTEDOD Foundation                                               Taskent State Agrarian University,

Kyrgyzstan             Korean Embassy, Korean Education Center                                      Kyrgyz State National University

Kazakhstan             Korean Embassy, Korean Education Center                                   Kazak State University of Agriculture

 Mongolia     Monglian Technical University,   National University of Mongolia

   Laos                                                                                               National University of Laos

 Myanmar                                                                                                  Institute of Forestry

 Cambodia                                                                                            Royal University of Agriculture
                      Admissions Eligibility and Requirements

     • Eligibility requirements for each category of candidates are explained in the following pages. All requirements

           must be met before enrollment, not necessarily at the time of application.

     • Submitted documents become the property of SNU and will not be returned to the applicants.

       Documents that are not in English or Korean must be accompanied by an English or Korean notarized

           translation.   Please submit the original documents as well.

     • International applicants with unusual cases and individual circumstances may be given special consideration.

                                     Master's Program Applicants

Eligibility for Application
    Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
    Common Requirements
       1) He or she holds a Bachelor’s degree; 2) He or she is not a citizen of Korea; 3) His or her parents
       are not citizens of Korea; 4) A letter of Recommendation from the university which the
       applicants are currently attending at his/her country

Required Documents
1.     One completed Application Form (Form 1)
2.     Study Plan and Personal Statement (Free style; in English or Korean)
3.     A letter of Recommendation (Form2) from the university which the applicants are
       currently attending in his/her country
4.     Official documents:
            Official Undergraduate Studies Transcript
            Notarized Certificate of a Bachelor's Degree
            Undergraduate School Graduation Certificate
5.     A copy of the applicant's passport (or other official document indicating your nationality)
6.     Copies of both parents' passports (or other official documents indicating parents' nationality)
7.     Official document indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and his/her parents
8.     Optional materials
            Scores of language proficiency tests (Korean Proficiency Test, TOEFL, TEPS)
            Certificates of relevant work experiences, test scores and/or other achievements
                                  Doctoral Program Applicants

Eligibility for Application
    Applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
        Common Requirements
         1) He or she holds a Masters’ degree; 2) He or she is not a citizen of Korea; 3) His or her parents
         are not citizens of Korea; 4) A letter of Recommendation(Form2) from the university which
         the applicants are currently attending at his/her country

Required Documents
1.       One completed Application Form (Form 1)
2.       Study Plan and Personal Statement (in English or Korean)
3.       A letter of Recommendation(Form2) from the university which the applicants are
         currently attending at his/her country
4.       Official documents:
            Official Graduate Studies Transcript
            Notarized Certificate of a Master's Degree
            Graduate School Graduation Certificate
5.       A copy of the applicant's passport (or other official document indicating your nationality)
6.       Copies of both parents' passports (or other official documents indicating parents' nationality)
7.       Official document indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and his/her parents
8.       Optional materials
            Scores of language proficiency tests (Korean Proficiency Test, TOEFL, TEPS)
            Certificates of relevant work experiences, test scores and/or other achievements

                                    Application Instructions
                  Please observe the following instructions before beginning your application.

Form 1: Application Form(SNU Form1)
        Form 1 contains your personal information.       Please specify your desired area of study, using
         Appendix of this booklet as a reference.
         Indicate the college or professional school and corresponding major.

Form 2: Recommendation(SNU Form2)
        A letter of recommendation from the university is required.

   Complete your part of this form and give it, along with a stamped and addressed envelope, to the
    professor.    Be sure to give him or her adequate time to complete the forms before the application
    deadline.     A recommendation should be sealed in an official envelope and signed across the back
    by the university professor.

Study Plan & Personal Statement
   The Study Plan should state your academic goals and career aspirations.          You may include
    questions that you hope to answer through your program of study and/or a timeline for how you
    plan to meet your objectives.    It is advised that you review the requirements for the desired degree.
   We recommend that you discuss your academic goals with a professor prior to composing your
    study plan.
   This is an opportunity for you to convey information about yourself and your accomplishments that
    could not be adequately expressed through other portions of the application.
   Include family background, academic achievements, extracurricular commitments and
    accomplishments, volunteer work, employment experience, and your reasons for applying to SNU.
    You may even include personal interests and your taste in music and the arts.

Transcripts, Graduation Certificates, Degree Certificates
   These documents detail your academic achievements and are required from every institution that
    you attended in the past.
   Transcripts must provide a record of the courses you have taken in each year of study along with
    the final grades.   If an institution cannot provide a year-by-year record, then the school official
    must at least provide us with a listing of the disciplines you have studied (i.e. English, Biology,
    History, etc.) and a summary of your achievement in each.
   Please submit official transcripts as issued directly by the institutions you have attended. You
    must also submit official evidence of the conferrals of all degrees, diplomas, or professional titles
    showing the date of the conferrals (month and year).

Test Scores
   Standardized tests are optional for foreign students.        Test scores, however, are helpful indicators
    of an applicant’s abilities, and will be considered in the admissions decision if submitted.
   As proof of language proficiency, scores for the Korean Proficiency Test, TOEFL, TEPS may be
   Note: We only accept TOEFL scores sent to us directly by ETS.           The official ETS code of SNU is
    7972.   You may submit a photocopy of the Examinee's Score Report for review purposes only,
    but this is not a substitute for an official score report.

Korean Proficiency Test
   Korean Proficiency Test scores are an optional component of the application.                   Based on the
    submitted application materials, the admission committee will decide whether each admitted
    student should take the test or not.   Admitted students who are notified for the Korean
    Proficiency Test should refer to the test schedule included in the Certificate of Admissions for the
    date and location of the test.

   Students whose Korean proficiency is found to be less than adequate to effectively participate in
    class (i.e. Level 4 and below) may be required to take Korean Language courses at the SNU
    Language Education Institute ( at their own expense.                                 The
    following table indicates the required study periods according to test result:

     Test          Required Period of                  Enrollment in                       Restrictions for Taking
    Result       Korean Language Study                Degree Courses                      Degree-related Courses
                                                                                          Graduate: 9 credits max
    Level 4                3 months                     Immediately
                                                                                         Undergrad: 12 credits max

    Level 3                6 months                    6 months later                               None

                                                                                          Graduate: 9 credits max
    Level 2                9 months                    6 months later
                                                                                         Undergrad: 12 credits max

    Level 1            12 months                           1 year later                             None

                                      Application Timeline
         SNU’s academic year begins in the Spring.           Please note the following important dates:

                                       Admissions Season
                                                                      An application should be completed and required
Application Deadline                        14 April
                                                                      documents received by SNU before this date.

Admissions Decision                                                   Results will be posted on the SNU website
                                            16 June                   ( or (
Registration for Classes                   21-25 Aug                  Specific dates and other info will be included in the
Korean Proficiency Test                     22 Aug                    Certificate of Admission sent to admitted students.

First Day of Class                           1 Sep

    Note: If the deadline falls on a public holiday, it will automatically be moved to the next day.

                       Important Notes for All Applicants

     SNU does not generally acknowledge international schools located in Korea as foreign schools.

      All documents should be in English or Korean.     Documents in another language should
       be accompanied by a notarized English or Korean translation.

      If any of the submitted materials contain false information, admission may be rescinded.

      Original documents should be submitted.      Should they be unavailable, however, copies must
       be authorized by the originating institution before they are submitted.

      Students whose graduations were pending at other institutions during the time of application
       should submit their Graduation Certificates and the Certificates of their degrees to their
       departments within 15 days after the first day of class after enrollment at SNU.

      Be sure to make and keep photocopies of all completed forms.      Submitted documents become
       property of SNU and will not be returned to the applicants.

      Admitted students may not defer enrollment to a later semester. Students who wish to defer
       enrollment must reapply.

      Please note that SNU issues the Certificate of Admission for VISA application only to admitted

                            Submitting Your Application

1.   Applicants whose forms and supporting documents are incomplete or
     unsatisfactory will be disqualified from the admissions process.
2.   A high volume of connections are anticipated on the deadline; completing the application prior to
     the deadline is highly recommended.

                  Original documents should be submitted.      Should they be unavailable,
                   however, copies must be authorized by the originating institution before
                   they are submitted.
                  Documents that are not in Korean or English must be accompanied by
                   a notarized Korean or English translation.   Please submit the original
                   document as well.

                                    Office of International Affairs
                                         Seoul National University
                        San 56-1, Shillim-Dong, Gwanak-Gu, Seoul 151-742, Korea

                                 GENERAL INFORMATION

                              Korean Language Program
          The Korean Language Program (KLP) is part of the Language Education Institute at SNU
established for the benefit of foreigners and ethnic Koreans residing abroad.      The comprehensive
program addresses knowledge of the Korean language as well as Korean culture.          Since its founding,
over 7,000 students from over 70 countries have graduated from KLP, and the program has grown to
about 1,000 annual enrollments.
          Join the KLP for a fuller experience of Korea!!             For information, consult:
website:; telephone: +82-2-880-5488; email:
          Note:   For information regarding the Korean Proficiency Test for applicants, please see
“Application Instructions.”

          Applications for accommodation should be directed to the relevant dormitory office during
the student selection period.    Applicants should apply online at the Gwanak-sa homepage at

                                 Medical Care Insurance

            The National Medical Care Insurance for Foreigners Act has been in force since October 1,
1998.    So foreigners who expect to stay in Korea for one year or more are able to be insured (with a
certain insurance premium to be paid monthly).         You can get insured at the Medical Care Insurance
Branch Office in the area where you are staying.       The required application documents are a school
certificate and a certificate of alien registration.

             The Student Medical Service financially assists students by paying for a portion of their
medical treatment fee when they need medical care.          This system has been put into operation in
order to contribute to improving students’ health.      The students are charged with a fixed fee upon
admission and become members of the service during their time at SNU.

    1.   Membership and fee
         Qualification for membership: Registered students who have paid the fee upon admission
         Fee: Undergraduate freshmen: 12,000 won
         First year graduate: 6,000 won

    2. Service procedures
        After a medical treatment is performed and the payment is made, one must complete the
        subsistence application forms which are located in the student administrative office of the
        respective college or the Welfare Office on the third floor of the University Administrative
        Building. With a letter from the doctor (if not available, the diagnosis document), submit it to
        the Welfare Office. After an examination, a medical treatment fee will be paid according to the
        fixed payment basis. The application of deduction payment period is within 2 months after
        graduation or completion of one's studies. However, it is recommended that a comprehensive
        medical care insurance be obtain by the student since the Student Medical Service offers only
        minimal coverage.

          Classification             General Medical Treatment                          Dental
            Coverage              Up to 100,000-won, 60%; and in            Up to 500,000-won, 60%;
                                 excess of 100,000-won, 40% will be       beyond 50,000-won, 40% will
                                  paid.   The maximum payment is             be paid.    The maximum
                                            200,000-won.                     payment is 80,000-won.
          Restrictions               Plastic surgery, traffic accident, injury from violence, glasses,
                                 prosthetic dentistry, and any treatment below 2,000 won is excluded
                                   from the service. The maximum number of coverage payment is 2
                                                          times/academic year.

                                     Service Facilities

Student Union Building

The Student Union Building provides several facilities for the convenience and comfort of students on
campus.    You will be able to fully enjoy the atmosphere of your campus life here.     In the Student
Union Building, located in the center of Kwanak Campus for easy access, you can find a cafeteria,
lounge, classical music-listening room, student activity areas, various stores (stationary, souvenir
shop, commodities store, daily necessities store, accessories shop), a bookstore, convenience facilities
(photocopy room, barber shop, beauty salon, flower shop), the Health Service Center, and a pharmacy.

Welfare Service Building

There are various convenience facilities, which are for the welfare of both students and faculties
located here: on the 1st floor, a cafeteria, a photo development shop, and an automobile insurance
agency; on the 2nd floor, a foreign books store, electronics shop, bag store, cosmetics shop, sports
equipment store, clothes store, haberdashery, photo studio, optician, computer store, seal-engraver’s

shop, shoe store, stationery, and travel agency; and on the 3rd floor, the SNU Cooperative office, a
table tennis room, Go (Baduk) game room, small cinema, and electronics repair shop.

Health Service Center

SNU founded the Health Service Center on Gwanak Campus for the students’ health and medical
welfare.   You can receive various diagnoses at a minimum cost and have the benefit of having a
portion of your medical fee deducted according to the designated procedure of the Student Medical

                                         Visa Issuance

If you plan to study in Korea, you have to apply for a student visa (D-2) at the Korean embassy or
consulate abroad.     In the case of short-term visits (less than 90 days) you can apply for a short-term
visa, but it cannot be extended in Korea.    In order to get your student visa (D-2), you have to submit
the documents required by the embassy, such as the admission letter from SNU and a certified
sponsorship letter.    The application procedure varies a little according to embassies or consulates, so
you should check the required documents with the Korean embassy or consulate in your area first.

                          Certificate of Alien Registration

Within 90 days from the day of your arrival in Korea, you have to apply for a Certificate of Alien
Registration at the Immigrant Office.    The required documents include: a certificate form, passport,
3 photos (3×4cm), application fee (10,000 won), and a school certificate.

                                     Immigration Office

Head Office
Tel : +82-2-503-7104
Subway line #4, 'Kwachon' station

Sejong-ro Office
Tel : +82-2-732-6214
Subway line #3, 'Kyungbok Palace' station, Exit #5
Jeok-san Hyundai Building, Room #501

Mok-dong Office
Tel : +82-2-650-6399

Subway line #2, 'Yangchon-ku Office' station
10 minutes walk to the office.

                        Transportation from the Airport

How to Get to SNU from the Airport

Airport Limousine Service
It is most convenient to take Airport Limousine from the airport to SNU. Take airport limousine
bus(#603) via Gimpo Airport and get off in front of Main Gate of SNU. Bus fare is 5,500 Won and it
takes about 80 minutes under normal traffic conditions. Service is available everyday from 5 am to 8
pm at the Gate IIA with no charge for the normal amount of baggage.
Taxi Service
Taking regular taxi costs about 50,000 won and it takes one hour or so under normal traffic
conditions. This service is available 24 hours everyday.
Call-van Service
It is recommendable when you arrive in a group. Call-van is called "Jumbo Taxi" here and service can
hold up to 5 passengers and up to one ton of baggage. Fares are about 50,000 won from IIA to SNU.
For reservations, please call at 1588-6499 (domestic) or +82 2 310 3312 (overseas).

How to get to SNU from any other place of Seoul
Subway and Bus Number 5511 or 5512
The closest subway station from SNU is Seoul Dae Ip-ku (Seoul National University Station) - station
number 228 on the number 2 or green line. So you may get off there and leave the station through exit
number 3. Then, walk straight ahead for approximately 40 meters until you find a bus stop for bus
number 5512 toward the College of Business Administration or 5511 toward the Administration

From Shillim-dong
Regular Bus: 5516
Get off in front of Administration Building on campus
Regular Bus: 152, 5518, 5519, 6511, 6512, 6513, 6514
Get off at the main gate of the University and pass through the gate
Near Bongcheon-dong
Regular Bus: 501, 5411, 5511, 5512, 5513, 5514, 5517
Get off at the main gate of the University and pass through the gate.
From NakSeongDae Area

Take #3 shuttle bus in front of Jean Blanc Bakery just across from LG gas station toward Seoul
National University campus via the Rear Gate (shuttle bus interval is 3-5 minutes).

                                Public Transportation

To get the benefits of using Transportation Card
Both traffic cards and T-Money can be used to receive fare discounts when changing mass
transportation means to reach a destination. Passengers should have their transportation card and T-
money read by a machine and touch the card to the machine each time they embark and
disembarking from a bus or a subway to get the discount benefits of the transfer. After get off the bus
or subway, a passenger must transfer within 30 minutes (except from 21:00 to 07:00, when the
transfer period is within 1 hour) to get the transfer discount. Transportation Card can be purchased at
kiosque or Woori Bank. However, SNU Student ID Card include the function of transportation card.
Rechargeable at any subway station and copy rooms in SNU campus.

Seoul Bus System
On July 1, 2004, Seoul opened a new Bus system. To simplify passenger use, each bus in the
municipal transit system will now employ one of four colors: blue, green, red or yellow, depending on
its function. Now, passengers can easily identify the starting point and the destination of a bus at a
single glance. The entire area of Seoul is divided into eight zones, which are clearly indicated in the
numerical designation of each bus.
To search for Seoul public bus routes, go to (

Blue buses (Main Line) serve the major trunk roads between downtown Seoul and satellite cities
of Seoul. The buses have the letter "B" on them, representing blue buses. Bus numbers have 3 digits.
(Example: 141)
Green buses (Branch Line) serve routes between subway stations and nearby residential
areas/main bus lines. (These routes are often covered by village buses) The buses have the letter "G"
on them, representing green buses. Bus numbers have 4 digits, starting with "9." (Example: 2412)
Red buses (Wide Area Line) serve routes between major areas (downtown, Gangnam,
Yeongdeungpo, etc.) and metropolitan satellite cities (Ilsan, Bundang, Uijeongbu, etc.). The buses
have the letter "R" on them, representing red buses. Bus numbers have 4 digits. (Example: 9412)
Yellow buses (Circular Line) serve circular belt roads in the downtown and major metropolitan
area. The buses have the letter "Y" on them, representing yellow buses. Bus numbers have 2 digits.
(Example: 41)
Bus Fares (Unit: won)

Bus Type                   Category                             Cash                  Note
                                               Card Fares

Blue Bus            Adults                      800                 900

(Main Line)         Youths                      640                 900
                                                                                * bus ticket for youths: 700
Green Bus
                    Elementary School Students 400                  400
(Branch Line)

Yellow Bus          Adults                      500                 550

(Circular Line)     Youths                      400                 450
Green Bus
                    Elementary School Students 250                  250
(Village Bus)

                    Adults                      1,400               1,500       * No

Red Bus             Youths                      1,120               1,500        discount

(Wide Area Line)                                                                 for
                    Elementary School Students1,000                 1,000

* From July 1, 2004, intra-city bus and subway fares depend on the total distance traveled.

Yet Passengers can get free transfers or discount benefits only when using a transportation card. No
discounts are available when using cash or single tickets. From 2005, cash will no longer be accepted
on buses.
Passengers have to pay 800 won over a given distance no matter how many times they change
between buses (including village buses) and subways, with an increment of 100 won charged for every
additional 5 km. (For buses, the distance surcharge only applies to transfers. Without bus transfers,
the basic fare will apply.)

Seoul Subway System
Seoul has 8 major subways lines (and several branch lines) crisscrossing the city and extending out to
the suburbs and satellite cities. Because of frequent traffic congestion, subways generally offer the
fastest transportation method. All stations are numbered and station names are printed in Korean
and English.

Subway Fares(Unit: won)
Type                                 Transportation Card                            Single Ticket

                              Within 12 km. (basic fare): 800 won

Adults                        12~42 km.: 100 won for every additional 6 km.

                              42 km.+: 100 won for every 12 km.

                              20% discount from adult fare            no discount
                              (basic fare: 640 won)                   (Pay adult single ticket price)

Elementary School             50% discount from adult fare            50% discount from adult

Students                      (basic fare: 400 won)                   single ticket price

* From July 1, 2004, intra-city bus and subway fares depend on the total distance

For additional information, please see

Seoul Taxi System
General Taxis
The fare system is based on both the distance traveled and the time taken. Fares are 1,600 won for the
first 2 km and 100 won for each additional 210m. If the taxi is going less than 15 km per hour, an
additional charge of 100 won per 51 seconds is added. The fare between Incheon International
Airport( and the SNU Kwanak campus will be around 40,000 won
depending on the traffic situation. Fares are 20% higher from midnight until 4 a.m. Not all drivers
can speak English well. Some taxis have a special free interpretation service. Or passengers can call
with their own cell phone- 017-200-3000.

Deluxe Taxis
Deluxe taxis, called Mobum taxis in Korean, are black with a yellow light on the top and the phrase
"Deluxe Taxi" written on the side. They offer a high quality service. Fares are 4,000 won for the first 3
km and 200 won for each additional 250 m or each 60 seconds if the speed drops below 15 km per
hour. The approximate fare between the airport and the SNU Kwanak campus is about 60,000 won.
Receipts are issued and there is no late-night surcharge.

Call Taxi
People living in remote areas may need to use a call taxi for a pickup. A taxi will usually arrive within
10-15 minutes of the call. Some companies may adds a 1,000 won surcharge to the metered fare. (In
some cases where the passenger lives a very far distance, the surcharge may be slightly higher.)

                                     Telephone Service

Korea has 2 types of public phones: coin phones and pre-paid card phones.
Most coin phones will accept 10-, 50-, and 100-won coins. Coin phones do not return change under
100 won after a call, but more calls can be made if money from the original deposit is still available.
Pre-paid phone cards in denominations of 3,000, 5,000, and 10,000 won are available at convenience
stores, newspaper stands, and stationary stores. To use, take the receiver off the hook, insert the card,
and dial the number. The display tells how much money remains on the card. End a call by hanging
up and retrieving the card, or make additional calls by pressing the green button and dialing the next
number. If the card runs out of money during a call, the receiver will beep several times. Press the red
"change card" button and insert a new card.

Fares are like below. Local call : 70 won per 3 minutes. Long-distance call : 70 won per 43 seconds.
Mobile phone calls : 70 won/38 second. You can get 30% discount from 9pm to 7am.
International phone calls can be made through public card phone (coin phones will not connect
overseas) and personal phones. Callers can use International Direct Dialing (IDD) or go through an
operator. For IDD, dial an international access code (001, 002, or 008- all have slightly different rates
and discount periods), the country code, area code, and phone number. For example, to call 555-1234
in Los Angeles (area code 213, country code 1), using KT (001) as the international access provider,
dial 001-1-213-555-1234. For an international operator, dial 00799.

Mobile Phone
Very few Koreans do not have mobile phones. The country has two major types of mobile phone
services: cellular and PCS. Providers have their own prefix for numbers. Monthly subscription and
per-call fees vary between providers, but PCS service is generally cheaper. Subscribers pay for all calls
that they make. Calls made to mobile phones are charged more than calls made to land line phones.
However, the fee to call a mobile phone is a flat time-based charge and does not depend on the
distance involved. Several companies rent mobile phones for short-term usage. (Please see the local
English language newspapers for advertisements from rental agencies.) Foreign residents must
provide their Certificate of Alien Registration, passport, and a credit card when applying for service.


Korea lies in the temperate zone and has four distinct seasons.

 ▶    ln late March or early April, the trees bloom beautifully to mark the beginning of spring.   Most
       of the sunny days can be expected from March to May.

 ▶    During the relatively hot and rainy summer season, the vegetation is green and lush.     The
       average temperature in June is over 20℃.      The monsoon rains usually begin at the end of
       June and last until mid- to late July.

  ▶    The coming of autumn in late September brings continental winds and dry weather, making
       the fall months the most pleasant time of the year.   The vivid golds and vibrant reds of the
       changing leaves create a colorful panorama.

 ▶    December to February are cold and dry with occasional rain or snow.      During the winter
       months, three or four days of cold weather are usually followed by a few warmer days.


The Bank of Korea issues currency notes and mints coins.   Currency units are 1,000-, 5,000-, and
10,000-won notes, and coins include 10-, 50-, 100-, and 500-won coins. Special bank checks (Supyo)
in denominations of 100,000 won or higher can be issued by banks on-demand, but are sometimes
subject to a handling charge by merchants, especially is cashed outside of the city where they are
issued. There are two banks on campus, Nong-hyup(NACF:National Agricultural Cooperative
Federation) and Cho-Heung Bank. Both deal with money exchange, opening accounts, telegraphic
transferring, etc.

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                 Appendix: Programs Offered for Admission
Shown below are the programs offered for admission for each category of applicants. Please refer to the appropriate list.

                                    Programs Offered for Admission
Applicants should apply to the desired college or professional school and corresponding major. Names of departments and
programs are subject to slight variation.

                                                    SOCIAL SCIENCES
   College                                  Department / School                                Interdisciplinary Programs
College of       Communiacation
Sciences                                                                                                 None
College of       Law
                                               NATURAL SCIENCES
   College                               Department / School                                       Interdisciplinary
College of       Physics
Natural          Chemistry
Sciences         Earth &Environmental Sicence

College of       Plant Sciences
Agriculture      Forest Sciences                                                                         None
and Life         Biosystems & Biomaterials Science and Engineering

College of       Pharmacy (Pharmacology Major; Pharmaceutical Bioscience Major;
Pharmacy         Pharmacognosy and Pharmaceutical Analysis Major; Pharmaceutical                         None
                 Health Science Major

                 Manufacturing Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry Major;
                 Pharmaceutics Major; Natural Products Science Major)
   College                              Department / School                                        Interdisciplinary
College of       Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering(*)                                      None
Engineering      Architecture

                                               MEDICAL SCIENCES
   College                               Department / School                                       Interdisciplinary
College of       Parasitology
                                                                                            Radiation Applied Life Science

(*) Doctoral course Only


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