Seoul National University
College of Business Administration
Contact: Ms. Michelle JungYoon Choi
Associate Director- Exchange program /exchange agreement
Office of Int’l Relations
College of Business Administration
Seoul National University
Address: Office of Int’l Relations, RM# 322,
College of Business Administration (CBA)
SK Hall (Building No. 58)
Seoul National University
San 56-1 Shinlim-dong Kwanak-ku
Seoul, Korea 151-916
SNU Business School(undergraduate & graduate level)
International Relations Office:
School wide Int’l Office
Seoul National University
Office of Int’l Affairs (OIA); oia.snu.ac.kr
Seoul National University (SNU) is and has been the indisputable leader of
advanced education in Korea since its establishment in 1946. SNU has earned this
reputation by maintaining the highest standards in both teaching and research.
Kwanak Campus, the main campus of SNU, accommodates four graduate schools,
eleven colleges, sixty- six research institutes, and other supporting facilities.
Yeongeon campus is the medical campus which includes the University Hospital as
well as other research institutes and organizations related to medical sciences.
About 20,000 undergraduate students and 11,000 graduate students enroll at SNU
every year. The faculty, consisting of 1800 professors and instructors from around
the world, teaches students and conducts research at SNU.
Seoul, the city of Soul!
Seoul is the capital of Korea with a history of 600 years. It always had been the
nation’s capital since Yi Dynasty which was founded in 1394 and it has become the
center of administration, economic, business, culture, technology and education.
Seoul has four distinctive seasons. Temperature shows large seasonal variation -
reaching as high as 38.4 degrees Celsius in summer and dropping as low as
minus 19.2 degrees Celsius in winter. The total area of Seoul is 605.52 square
kilometers or 0.6 percent of the entire country and has a population of approx.
10,300,000 which accounts for about a quarter of the total national population. The
number of foreign residents in Seoul is more than 130,000 and consists of almost
100 different nationalities. They form a small global village in each part of Seoul.
Seoul is truly a metropolitan city where tradition meets modernization.
Road to SNU
SNU offers international students various study programs, not only to degree-
seeking students but also to short-term students such as exchange students, visiting
students or joint/double degree students. A large number of international students
have been studying and grasping Korean culture at Korea’s most prestigious
university. Out of 26,941 SNU students, more than 2,600 students are international
students, and about 400 of them are exchange/visiting students. These short-term
staying students get to explore not only Korea but also other neighboring Asian
countries because of its geopolitical location. Many international students who
studied at SNU have become academically professional or competent workers
specializing in Asia in their own fields.
SNU Business School
SNU Business School at Seoul National University distinguishes itself from other
business school through its students, education, and alumni. SNU Business School
only accepts 0.5% of the applicants who are the brightest and most motivated
students. It is the passion and drive behind student that push SNU business school
to be the best in Korea. SNU Business School was the first business school in Korea
to be certified by the Associate to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business
(AACSB). Moreover, Our faculty is comprised of many prominent lecturers and
businessman around the world. In addition to, there are many distinct alumni all
around the world.
SNU Business School at Seoul National University offers one of the finest settings
for management education in Korea. The mission of SNU is to educate the global
leaders of tomorrow. The faculty and staff are delighted to have you here, and hope
that your experience will be academically rewarding and culturally enriching.
SNU Business school wide range of full-time degree and not-degree programs at the
undergraduate and graduate levels.
Programs offer concentration on Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Operations
Management, Personal Administration and Organizational Behavior, Management
Information Systems, and International Business. Undergraduate students reside on
or near campus, and complete a four-year bachelor program comprising of general
education and business studies.
Bachelor’s Degree Requirements Master’s Degree Requirements
4 years curricular program 4 semester courses
130 credits(minimum) 39 credits(minimum)
Cumulative GPA of 3.0(minimum) Cumulative GPA of 3.0(minimum)
Undergraduate Thesis Degree Qualifying Exam(Business,
Early Graduation English)
- 6~7 semesters Master’s Thesis(thesis evaluation, oral
- Cumulative GPA of 3.4(minimum) exam)
- GPA of 3.0 of above for each
Exchange program is for students in SNU’s partner universities who wish to study at SNU for
one or two semesters and transfer credits to their home institution. The first official student
exchange program launched in 1995 with the University of Tokyo and the number of
institutions where they agreed for student exchange program has increased to 170
institutions all over the world. To be an exchange student, candidates must be officially
nominated by their home institution and pay the tuition fee at their home institution.
Dormitories are provided and fees for taking Korean language course will be partially
● Exchange Student Program
Exchange Student program is available to students currently enrolled at a university
which has a student exchange agreement with CBA-SNU. Exchange students may
study at SNU for one or two semesters, and they will be enrolled at SNU as non-
degree students. While on exchange program, the exchange students must pay
tuition fee at their home institution while being exempt to pay SNU tuition during the
regular (Spring and Fall) semesters. Although exchange students do not pay SNU
they are responsible for other expenses such as accommodation fee, airfare, etc.
To be an exchange student, candidates must first be officially nominated by their
● Visiting Student Program
Visiting student program is offered to students who are from non-partner universities
but wants to study at SNU for one or two semesters. Students should pay the tuition
fee at SNU and may request for credit transfer at their home institution.
Visiting students cannot apply for SNU dormitory. To apply for a visiting student
program, students must apply directly at the Office of International Affairs, SNU.
● ”Exchange Students” vs. “Visiting Students”
Exchange Students Visiting Students
Course choice is free of students’ choice
* Note: Some courses may have restrictions
Should enclose all the official transcript sealed
Tuition Fee Should be paid at home institution Pay at SNU
Apply directly at SNU
Application Apply through home institution
Pay the application fee
Ask home institution before
Credits Will be transferred
Should ask at the Registrar’s
Official Transcript Will be sent to home institution
Office to request.
Dormitory Provided upon request Not provided
For exchange students who register
Korean for Korean Language Program
Language (offered by the Language Education No financial subsidy
Course Institute), a partial
financial support will be provided.
English Lectures Ratio
Course Information: http://oia.snu.ac.kr/ ->for incoming (right upper side) -> course
http://sugang.snu.ac.kr- choose the department & term
Students from partner schools apply for the exchange program and are nominated
by their home institutions. After selection has been made by partner school’s
coordinator or committee, please send application and required documents with
coordinator’s nomination letter by post mail to Office of Int’l Relations, SNU Business
SNU Business school has been notified students and coordinator will be contacted
by International Relations Office Exchange program coordinator or Director by email.
Application Criteria & Process
√ Must be enrolled at least 2 semesters at home institute
√ Have a GPA 3.0 or above / 4.0
√ Language proficiency of either English or Korean is highly
recommended, but not compulsory
English TOEFL IBT 88 or above
IELTS 6.0 or above
Korean KLPT Level 5 or above
TOPIC Level 5 or above
* the student who comes from English speaking countries or obtained professional English
skills as understanding all lectures. We can adjust and make some flexibility if not have
TOEFL or KLPT score,
√ The College of Medicine is restricted to students who are currently studying
medicine at their home university.
√ The College of Dentistry and College of Veterinary Medicine is open
ONLY to masters level students currently enrolled in a master program at School of
Dentistry or equivalent at their home university. The student exchange program is
NOT available at the undergraduate level for the College of Dentistry.
√ Applicants, who apply for the Korean History major, must provide a proof of
Korean language ability. A satisfactory level of Korean language ability should be
either (1) Level 5 or above of official Korean Language
Proficient Test or (2) Level 5 or above of the Korean Test conducted at the SNU
√ MBA program & Law School do not accept exchange students through the OIA. In
order to apply for an
exchange program at MBA, please inquire at email@example.com
Starting Application Screening Notification of
Semester Deadline Procedure Packages sent to:
Spring semester2012 31 Oct 2011* Oct-Nov 2011 30 Nov 2011 Mid-Dec 2011
Fall semester 2012 30 April 2012 May- June 2012 May 30 2012 End of June 2012
2. Application Timetable
*Only for the Spring 2012 semester application, the deadline is October 31.
Please note that the application deadline for Spring semesters is usually
October 10th of the previous year.
3. Application Procedure
Step1: On-line Application
Exchange Student Program Applicants: After the student exchange program
coordinator at your home university nominates you, SNU will send you an email that
includes instructions on how to access the SNU Student Exchange Program
Application System (SNU SEPAS) and your login information. After completing
the on-line application, print out the completed form.
Visiting Student Program Applicants: You may go to the SNU Visiting Student
Program Application System(SNU VSPAS)
complete the on-line application.
Step2: Documents Submission
Exchange Student Program Applicants: Please submit the required documents to
the student exchange program coordinator at your home institution, so that the
coordinator at your home university can send these documents to us by post by the
application deadline. (An Application document that has been sent directly by the
student is not acceptable.)
Visiting Students Program Applicants: Please submit the required documents to
the OIA directly by post or in person
● Required Documents for both Exchange/Visiting Students
A. One full print-out of the completed On-line Application
B. A Certificate of Enrollment from the current university you are attending.
C. An Official University Transcript
D. Two Letters of Recommendation from two of your professors. Please use the
SNU letter of recommendation form (attached on page13 and 14 of this guideline). At
least one letter of the Recommendation must be written by a university professor at
the current school which the applicant is attending.
E. A Statement of Purpose (Please use letter size paper 8½″ x 11″) (in English or in
F. A copy of applicant's passport
G. Two photographs (3 x 4)
H. Only for Fine Arts, Music, and Physical Education applicants: Photographs of
works/recording of performances
● Requirements for Visiting Students ONLY
A. Application Fee:
All applicants for Visiting Student Program should pay the application fee
when they submit the completed application documents.
Amount 82,000 KRW
Payment Payment should be made by Wire Transfer only
∙ Name: National Agricultural Cooperative Federation
∙ Swift code: NACFKRSE
∙ Account No.: 079-01-425473
∙ Payee: Office of International Affairs
* Please indicate the student’s name when you
wire transfer the application fee so we can verify
that the applicant has paid the fee
B. Financial Certificate (SNU form)
C. Bank Certificate of Sponsor or a Certificate of Scholarship:
Applicant’s financial sponsor’s Bank Certificate showing that the sponsor
has/will have more than US$ 10,000 in the bank account for more than
one month, counting backward and forward from the application date OR a
Certificate of Scholarship
All documents should be submitted in ORIGINAL or verified as an official
copy, and should be in Korean or in English. If your documents are not in
Korean or in English, please have your document translated in Korean or in
English and have confirmed and sealed by an authorized body. Application
documents are non-returnable once they have been submitted to SNU.
Please be aware that we will be unable to continue processing your
application if you do not submit ALL the required application documents.
SNU receives applications and reviews that all application requirements have
been met. The application packet is then forwarded to the screening
committee of each college for assessment. Not all candidates nominated by
partner universities are successful, but some may fail to have an admission if
the requirements do not meet the committee’s expectation. When the
acceptance is confirmed, SNU notifies the result through students’ home
5. Acceptance Package
The acceptance package will include Certificate of Admission, Course
registration guideline & Course registration form, and other necessary
Semester Date Grade Submission Official Transcript Issuance
Spring Semester 2 March – Mid June End of June 1 Week of August
Fall Semester 1 Sept – Mid December End of December 1 Week of February
1. Academic Calendar
2. Courses & Grades
Majority of courses are taught in Korean but some classes are taught in English. At
SNU Course Registration Website (http://sugang.snu.ac.kr), interested students may
search for SNU courses. List of courses for a new semester is available as following
schedules each year :
Spring Semester (“1st Semester)
course lists & syllabi are available by mid-January
Fall Semester (“2nd Semester)
course lists & syllabi are available by mid-July
* Undergraduate students can take courses up to 18 credits and
graduate students can take up to 12 credits.
● How to Search for Courses
On the SNU Course Registration Website (http://sugang.snu.ac.kr), if you click “Course
Search” on the left and click “Advanced Search” on your right, you may search for courses
offered in different semester/year. Also,by checking the “English Lecture,” you can narrow
your search to English-taught courses. (Basic language of instruction at SNU is Korean. For
an English-taught course, “E” mark is shown in the Remark column of the class.)
To broaden your search, we recommend you to do the keyword search than limiting your
search to a specific department.
● Course Restrictions:
a. If there is an “R” mark in the Remark column of a class, it means the class has a
restriction. When you click the course title, the course detail pop-up will appear. By clicking
the Course Restriction tab, you can find out what kind of restriction a class has. Some
Courses may not be open to students in different departments. (Every exchange/visiting
student will belong to a specific department at SNU throughout the program.)
b. Regarding undergraduate students’ taking graduate courses, if a graduate course does
not have any restriction, you can register for it. However, even if you may register for the
course on-line, the instructor may not accept undergraduate students in graduate courses.
So, if you are an undergraduate level student wishing to take a graduate level course at SNU,
we strongly recommend you to contact the relevant department (which is offering the
course) and/or the professor to see if you can take the course.
√ On-Campus Housing: The Gwanak campus is the main campus of the SNU.
Most colleges and schools are located at the Gwanak campus except for the College
of Medicine, which is located at the Yeongeon campus in northern part of Seoul.
Exchange students may apply for the Gwanaksa dormitory, but we cannot guarantee
the availability for all applicants due to the increasing number of students.
√ Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is available around the campus. SNU
does not provide an assistance to find off-campus housing and it is students’ own
responsibility to find accommodation off-campus.
Estimated Budget to Study at SNU
Tuition Fee 3,000,000 KRW / semester
( Tuition fee is calculated based on the number of credits
(for Visiting Students
you are taking. It also varies depending on your major and
ONLY) the year of study.)
456,000 ~ 528,000KRW / semester
760,000 ~ 1,172,000KRW / semester
Housing (subject to change)
400,000 KRW ~ 900,000 KRW / month
Local Transportation 200,000 KRW / month
Meals 500,000 KRW / month
Books/School Supplies 500,000 KRW / semester
Telecommunication 100,000 KRW / month
Personal Expenses 200,000 KRW / month
5. Student Activities
SNU offers variety of student activities and sports clubs. Students clubs include musical
bands, choir orchestra, dance, painting, photography, traditional Korean music, travel clubs
and SNU International, Students Association. Sports clubs include fencing, golf, basketball,
rugby, snowboard, horse riding, baseball, yacht, judo, kendo, soccer, taekwondo, tennis, etc.
Exchange students can also apply for the SNU Buddy Program as well.
6. Insurance & Health Care
● Travel Insurance: It is mandatory for every exchange/visiting student to obtain travel
medical insurance. Students should comply with the following guidelines:
√ You have to be insured by an insurance company which takes effect in your country or in
√ The insurance policy should cover sickness, accident and death during your study at SNU
√ You can register for courses after submitting the copy of the insurance policy which states
the above conditions
√ Insurance policies in languages other than Korean or English should be notarized before
√ In case the insurance expires before finishing the course, you have to resubmit the
insurance policy copy after renewal or reapplication of the insurance policy
√ Any inquiries and information regarding insurance should be conducted by yourselves with
the staffs of insurance company.
● Medical Mutual Aid Service
SNU provides students medical mutual aid service, which provides partial support for
the health cost of a student’s medical expense on illness, accidents (occurred on
campus) and other medical care. Students can receive the benefits of the mutual aid
by paying the fee of 4,000 KRW per semester upon the entrance of SNU. It is not
mandatory but is recommended to register for the service.
Medical Care Dental Care
Maximum Amount : 200,000 KRW Maximum Amount : 100,000 KRW
Up to 100,000 Won, 60% Coverage, Up to 50,000 Won, 60% Coverage,
(SNU Health Center, Coverage up to 70% ) (SNU Health Center, Coverage up to 70% )
Amount exceeding100,000 Won, 40% Amount exceeding 50,000 Won, 40%
A student visa (D-2) is required to study in Korea if a student does not have Korean
nationality. In most cases, exchange students can acquire their D-2 visa easily when they
submit their Certificates of Admission issued by SNU along with other required documents at
the Korean Embassy in their home country. Please contact your nearest Korean Embassy or
consulate for more detailed information on the visa application process.
A student visa (D-2) is required to study in Korea if a student is not of Korean
nationality. In most cases, exchange students can acquire their D-2 visa
easily when they present their Certificates of Admission issued by the SNU to
the relevant passport officials in their home country. Please contact your
nearest Korean Embassy or consulate for more detailed information on the
visa application process.
* Note to Chinese Students: If you wish to study in Korea, you must obtain
permission from the Korean Ministry of Justice. You can do this easily by
obtaining a certificate for confirmation of visa issuance (CCVI) from the OIA.
If you would like us to send your CCVI along with your Certificate of
Admission, please send us the four (4) documents listed in the Checklist of
Required Application Documents (Paragraph 7, Section H). Please be
aware that we provide this service ONLY to exchange students.
Korean Language Program
SNU invites exchange/visiting students to participate in Korean Language Program
(KLP) at SNU's Language Education Institute (LEI). The Korean Language Program
offers four ten-week sessions each year. For further information about these
programs, please visit the KLEC's website at http://lei.snu.ac.kr/
1. General Information
Program Class Hour Weekly Hour
Regular Korean Program :
Mon-Fri, 9:00-13:00 20 hrs/ wk
Afternoon Korean Program :
Mon-Fri, 13:30-17:30 20 hrs / wk
Evening Korean Program:
Monday & Thursday 18:30 ~ 21:30 6 hrs / 자
Regular Morning Class 1,500,000 KRW
Regular Afternoon Class 1,350,000 KRW
Evening Class (Special Program) 540,000 KRW
Korean language program is separate from regular SNU courses, and students have to pay
the tuition fee. For exchange students only, however, the OIA and LEI have made a special
arrangement in financial subsidy:
√ Every exchange student who takes KLP during Spring or Fall session may apply for the 50
percent KLP tuition reimbursement at OIA. However, exchange students wishing to
participate in KLP must follow instructions (sent via email) of both OIA and LEI and must pay
a full KLP tuition by the deadline set by KLEC. Within two months from the beginning of SNU
semester, OIA will reimburse the 50 percent of full tuition to the student. (NOTE: This
reimbursement is only for Spring and Fall session only. Exchange students wishing to take
KLP during summer or winter session must pay its full tuition.)
√ OIA will select around 20 exchange students each semester who are majoring in Korean
Studies or Korean Language in their home institution and provide a full tuition fee waiver.
* Above financial subsidy is not available for visiting students. For any other types of
financial support, please inquire to KLEC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to apply for KLP, exchange students must both 1) complete the on-line
application at the LEI website (http://lei.snu.ac.kr) and 2) Inform OIA by the deadline.
Not doing them will cause failure in processing your application. (More detailed instruction will be
sent out via email after the student is accepted as exchange students at SNU. So, please check your
Visiting students may only apply directly at the LEI and follow LEI’s instructions sent
Students completing this course will receive an official KLP transcript from the LEI, and
Office of International Affairs will send the KLP transcript to your home university, along with
SNU regular transcript. Please note that the grades you have earned at KLP will not appear
on your regular SNU transcript.
4. Taking SNU Courses along with KLP
While registered in the KLEC's program, you will be allowed to register for SNU regular
courses. However, in consideration of the heavy course load of the KLEC's Regular Korean
Language Program, we strongly recommend you not to enroll in more than 2 SNU regular
courses if you are registered in this program.
General SNU Links
SNU Main Home Students’ Portal
http://snu.ac.kr or http://www.useoul.edu http://portal.snu.ac.kr
Office of Admission Office of International Affairs (OIA)
On-campus housing (Kwanaksa) Language Education Institute (LEI)
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FINANCIAL CERTIFICATION FOR ADMISSION
(Visiting Students only)
Last Name First Name Middle Name (if
1. Name of the English:
Applicant Last Name First Name Middle Name (if any)
Marital Status: Single Married
Gender: Male Female
2. Nationality: 3. Date of Birth (MM/DD/YY):
4. Place of Birth:
5. Permanent Address:
6. Mailing Address:
7. Local Telephone Number (in Korea): 8. Present Occupation
You and your sponsor must provide for your educational and living expenses for the duration of your
entire educational program at Seoul National University. Also, educational and/or living expenses
must be provided for your husband or wife and/or children who will be accompanying you. Please
attach a bank certification indicating that either you or your sponsor has at least US $10,000 for at
least a period of one month in your or your sponsor’s account.
* Please attach the certificate of scholarship if you are receiving scholarship from your sponsoring
If you are paying for your own educational and living expenses, please attach your bank certificate
and certificate of employment.
Relationship to Applicant Occupation
“I guarantee that the amount of US$ will be available for the above named applicant
and/or husband or wife and/or children for the entire duration of this program.”