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Chapter. 1 Chapter. 1 Housing Seoul National University offers various types of accommodations for the convenience of students and faculty. There are 6 residential complexes housing over 4,500 students and faculty including the Undergraduate House, Graduate House, Family House for married students, BK International House for international professors and researchers, and Faculty Apartments for professors. In addition, there is also the Hoam Faculty House which accommodates professors visiting SNU for academic seminars or parents of international students visiting SNU for a short period. 1. Gwanak-sa (SNU Dormitory) Gwanak-sa is the biggest dormitory on Gwanak Campus. It includes the Undergraduate House, Graduate House and Family House. Facilities Undergraduate Dormitory rooms are double rooms with large public restrooms, partitioned shower stalls, and laundry rooms located on each floor. Every room is furnished with a bed, desk, chair, bookshelf, and telephone for each resident. Each room is also equipped with a LAN for free Internet connection. Bed sheets and a laundry basket will also be provided to each resident at the time of check-in. All buildings have air-conditioned lounges furnished with a TV/VCR, community refrigerator, microwave oven, and vacuum cleaner - all free for resident use. Each building also has a reading room, which is usually located on the 4th floor and is open 24 hours. The living arrangements at Graduate House vary by building, with double rooms in Building 914, single rooms in Building 918, and clusters (shared accommodations with three double rooms) in the remaining four Graduate House buildings (Building 919). For single rooms, priority is given to doctoral and research students. Also, there 10 Chapter 1. Housing are subsidiary facilities such as cafeterias, a weight room, and a track and soccer field. Family House accommodates 200 families with children. Each apartment is equipped with two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom. For international students, the apartment is furnished with a refrigerator, gas stove, table, bed, and desk. Qualifications New or returning students to SNU (Gwanak Campus) interested in applying for a room in a student dormitory must meet the following criteria. Minimum GPA requirement: Foreigners must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher to be eligible for acceptance (freshmen are exempt from this requirement). Applicants may NOT have a record of disciplinary action or eviction. Applicants are required to have a chest X-ray as well as blood and other standard health tests, and must have a clean bill of health (students with contagious or infectious diseases will not be admitted). Application Procedures 1. Applying for the Dormitory : Students can apply online within the scheduled term through the dormitory homepage (http://dorm.snu.ac.kr). Eligibility to apply for Family House is limited to married graduate students, and students with physical 1 1. Gwanak-sa 2. Undergraduate House disabilities are given priority. 2 2. Graduate House 3 2. Eligibility : All foreigners are eligible to apply. 3. Procedure Applications are accepted once a year and available only online. Application : Type in your personal information and GPA on the dormitory website. First cut : The first cut is made randomly by computer drawing. Document Deliberation: The Dormitory will review the documents of students who made the first cut. Final Acceptance : Students who pass the document review will be accepted to live in Gwanak Dormitory. Housing Fee Housing fees cover expenses for the maintenance and operation of the dormitories and are paid four times a year : spring semester, summer vacation (optional), fall semester, and winter vacation (optional). Students may choose to stay in their dormitory during the vacations after paying the housing fee. Students who do not pay the housing fee within the scheduled term are considered to have rescinded their acceptance. Gwanak-sa’s housing fees are as follows: 11 SNU Campus Life Guidebook Housing Fees Type Deposit Remarks (KRW, 2008) Undergraduate Double Room 435,000 House 100,000 Paid at check-in Double Room 435,000 (Refunded at Graduate Cluster Room 503,000 check-out) House 1 1. BK International House Single Room 663,000 Type A 100,000/month 4,000,000 Maintenance Fee Family House Type B 150,000/month 450,000 30,000/Month Additional Comments 1. Students should follow the guidelines of the dormitory. Students on leave for any reason (leave of absence, withdrawal, etc.) should check-out immediately. 2. There are cafeterias in building 900 and 919 for students’ use. 3. Cooking is allowed only in the Family House. 2. BK International House BK International House is the accommodation for international professors and researchers invited by SNU for education or joint research. The purpose of this facility is to provide them with safe and convenient accommodations. Facility There are 316 single rooms and 74 cluster rooms (with two rooms). Rooms are furnished with a kitchen, bathroom, bed, desk, wardrobe, refrigerator, gas stove, and air-conditioner. Eligibility International professors, researchers, research students and graduate students are eligible although priority is given to professors and researchers. Faculty or students who have been offered residence in the Faculty Apartments or Family House are not eligible to apply. Application Procedure Applicants should submit their application forms and other required documents to their college. After receiving a check-in notice, applicants should pay the monthly payment along with the deposit, conclude a contract, and then check-in. The term of residence is between 3 months and 1 year. An extension is possible for a maximum of 12 Chapter 1. Housing one additional year. Professors and researchers may extend their term of residence for yet another year, up to a maximum term of three years. Payment The deposit will be returned when the resident moves out. If the resident does not move out after the term of residence has expired, an additional fee will be imposed. Single Room (KRW) Cluster Room (KRW) Deposit 1,140,000 1,800,000 Monthly Payment 380,000 (12,660 / day) 600,000 (20,000 /day) Appendix Form - BK International House Application Form (p. 62-63) 3. International House International House, a dormitory for international students, is situated near Yeongeon Campus in Dongsung-dong and accommodates 58 people. Application Procedure Students can apply by submitting their application form to the Office of International Affairs. The selection committee will make a decision regarding acceptance based on its own criteria. If there is any vacancy due to cancellation or check-out during the semester, students on the wait list will be offered the room. Check-in and Check-out Students who are accepted should pay the maintenance fee during the registration period and submit the required documents, including a Certificate of attendance/enrollment, a Letter of Recommendation from their advisor (for research students), a Health Examination Certificate, a copy of their passport and two passport- size photos, before checking in. Type Deposit (KRW) Maintenance Fee (KRW, month) Remarks Cluster Room 560,000 280,000 Single Room 340,000 170,000 Female students only Double Room 280,000 140,000 Students who wish to check out during the semester should submit a Check-out Form to the Office of International Affairs 7 days in advance of their scheduled check- out date, settle up the maintenance fee, and return the keys to the Maintenance Office on the first floor on check-out day. 13 SNU Campus Life Guidebook Appendix Form - Application for Residence in International House (p. 64) 4. Faculty Apartments The Faculty Apartments were built near the campus to provide professors employed by SNU with safe and convenient accommodations. Facility There are 236 households in the Faculty Apartments and the sizes of the apartments vary between one room and four rooms. Singles can apply for an apartment with one room (64m2). 1 1. Faculty Apartments Internal facilities (built with concrete) Bath- Shelves in Individual Size House Rooms Ward-robe Living Kitchen rooms Dining Balcony Drawers on Heating holds Built-in Room Balcony Room system 64 20 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 96 89 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 127 122 3 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 136 5 4 3 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 Application Procedure Professors who wish to move into the Faculty Apartments should fill out the application form, receive confirmation by the relevant college, and submit it to the Division of Welfare with proper documentation, such as employment related notices, a copy of Alien Registration Card, and a photocopy of their passport. Upon review, residents will be chosen and assigned an apartment by lottery. Residents should then pay the deposit and then move in. The term of residence is up to three years, but one- year extensions are possible upon review and approval by the Committee of Housing Management. Requests for extensions should be made six months before expiration of the current term of residence. Payment To reduce foreigners’ burden regarding initial housing costs, foreigners pay three monthly payments (in a lump sum) as a deposit and make monthly payments every month thereafter. This monthly payment does not include the maintenance fee. The deposit will be returned when the resident moves out. If the resident does not move out after the term of residence has expired, an additional fee will be imposed. 14 Chapter 1. Housing Size( ) Rooms Deposit (KRW) Monthly Payment (KRW) 64.0 1 1,350,000 464,000 Faculty Bldg. #122 96.0 2 2,010,000 690,000 Apartments (A~I) 127.0 3 2,520,000 866,000 136.0 4 3,300,000 1,134,000 Appendix Form - Application Form for the Faculty Apartments (p. 65~69) 5. Hoam Faculty House The Hoam Faculty House is a facility located near Gwanak Campus. It has Korean and occidental restaurants, a comfortable guest house, convention halls and rooms for international conferences and seminars for faculty to use at a low cost. Facility The Hoam Faculty House is equipped with a large convention hall, medium-sized convention hall, eight seminar rooms, 126 guest rooms, and two restaurants. Recommended Users The Hoam Faculty House is operated for the faculty of SNU and international faculty visiting SNU for conferences or seminars as well as parents of SNU students visiting SNU. 1 1. Hoam Faculty House Convention Hall Reservations 2 2. Hoam Faculty House Guest Reservations can be made by calling 880-0300 or 880-0301 (5572 on campus) or online House through the Hoam Faculty House homepage, http://www.hoam.ac.kr. An HFC membership card held by a staff member of SNU allows for a discount of 10~30%, with a 40% discount being allowed for long-term lodging of 1~6 months. 15 SNU Campus Life Guidebook 6. Neighboring Areas Types of Accommodation Hasook is a boarding house where the house owner provides you with a room, breakfast and supper, and does your laundry. For international students, hasook may provide chances to experience Korean culture up close and to make lasting friendships with other students in the house. Bathrooms are shared. Payment is made monthly, which is around KRW 400,000 including utilities. Studios are generally the most favored type of housing for students. Studios are furnished with all the furniture and appliances needed for comfortable living. Granted this is the most expensive housing option, the price varies according to the size, location, and amenities provided such as air-conditioning and washing machines. Payment is based on a yearly security deposit called key money (“Jeonse” in Korean) 1 1. http://www.snuco.com 2. http://www.snulife.com with prices ranging from 30 million to 50 million won, excluding utility fees. Monthly 2 payment or a combination of deposit and monthly payment may also be available. * Useful Websites Seoul National University Co-op : http://www.snuco.com Students’ Web Community : http://www.snulife.com * Caution When looking for housing, you should contact a real estate agent. Be sure you are aware of all the relevant instructions and precautions before concluding a contract. Appendix Forms - Real Estate Lease Agreement Form (p. 70) - Real Estate Deal Agreement (p. 71) - A Reference for Foreigners (p.72) - Registration of Seal Impression (p. 73) - Certificate of Seal Impression (p. 74) - Letter of Attorney (For Certificate of Seal Impression) (p.75) - Application for Certificate of Seal Impression (p. 76) 16 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76
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