Seoul National University

Korea South

Public

Seoul National University

Seoul, Korea South

Public

Spring, Fall

Intakes

20%

Acceptance Rate

6:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

Spring, Fall

Intakes

20%

Acceptance Rate

6:1

Student: Teacher Ratio

History, Affiliations and Rankings 

Seoul National University was founded in 1946 and its origin can be traced back to the late nineteenth century. It was when Korean Emperor Gojong established modern higher education institutions which later on went on to become a part of SNU. In 1895 Imperial Order 49 was issued by Emperor Gojong which established the Legal Training School as the first modern higher education institution in Korea. The university is affiliated with the Association of East Asian Research Universities, Washington University in St. Louis, and Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. The university is ranked #36 in QS World University Rankings 2022 and #41 as per Times Higher Education 2022. 

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses 

The university has 3 campuses with the main campus being located in Gwanak-gu and two other campuses in Daehangno and Pyeongchang. The university has 16 colleges, 1 graduate school and 9 professional schools. The university offers 83 undergraduate degree programs and for master and doctoral programs, there is 1 graduate school with 99 programs from 5 fields of studies. In addition to these factors, the university is also known for its infrastructural facilities This university also provides international students with the option for on-campus employment opportunities. 

Accomplishments & Alumni 

Seoul National University has developed a global reputation since its founding in 1946 as the unquestioned leader of Korean higher education. Its alumni have a long history of serving as leaders in Korean society and the international world. Seoul National University also has an exceptionally notable alumni network. It encourages cultural diversity by offering courses to students from across the globe. Students who graduate from this university create a strong image for themselves in whichever related field they wish to work in. Some of the known names include Kim Tae - hee, Bank ki-Moon.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies 

Currently, the university caters to the academic demands of around 10,000 students. By encouraging international admissions it promotes a rich cultural diversity. This university is renowned across the globe for offering students the opportunity to explore various careers. SNU has a Career Development Center (CDC) Project Mentoring Program. Through this program, students are given the opportunity to be interviewed by alumni mentors working in their respective interest fields and work on actual projects related to the job.

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History, Affiliations and Rankings 

Seoul National University was founded in 1946 and its origin can be traced back to the late nineteenth century. It was when Korean Emperor Gojong established modern higher education institutions which later on went on to become a part of SNU. In 1895 Imperial Order 49 was issued by Emperor Gojong which established the Legal Training School as the first modern higher education institution in Korea. The university is affiliated with the Association of East Asian Research Universities, Washington University in St. Louis, and Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs. The university is ranked #36 in QS World University Rankings 2022 and #41 as per Times Higher Education 2022. 

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses 

The university has 3 campuses with the main campus being located in Gwanak-gu and two other campuses in Daehangno and Pyeongchang. The university has 16 colleges, 1 graduate school and 9 professional schools. The university offers 83 undergraduate degree programs and for master and doctoral programs, there is 1 graduate school with 99 programs from 5 fields of studies. In addition to these factors, the university is also known for its infrastructural facilities This university also provides international students with the option for on-campus employment opportunities. 

Accomplishments & Alumni 

Seoul National University has developed a global reputation since its founding in 1946 as the unquestioned leader of Korean higher education. Its alumni have a long history of serving as leaders in Korean society and the international world. Seoul National University also has an exceptionally notable alumni network. It encourages cultural diversity by offering courses to students from across the globe. Students who graduate from this university create a strong image for themselves in whichever related field they wish to work in. Some of the known names include Kim Tae - hee, Bank ki-Moon.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies 

Currently, the university caters to the academic demands of around 10,000 students. By encouraging international admissions it promotes a rich cultural diversity. This university is renowned across the globe for offering students the opportunity to explore various careers. SNU has a Career Development Center (CDC) Project Mentoring Program. Through this program, students are given the opportunity to be interviewed by alumni mentors working in their respective interest fields and work on actual projects related to the job.

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International Students %

7%-8%

International Students %

7%-8%

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

36

Global Ranking

QS-2021

60

Global Ranking

Times-2021

36

Global Ranking

QS-2021

60

Global Ranking

Times-2021

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Scholarships

This scholarship is offered by the Korean Government to International applicants who wish to apply for 4-year undergraduate programs of SNU.

Eligibility

International applicants who wish to apply for 4-year undergraduate programs of SNU.

Applicability

Applicants submit applications for this program to Korean embassies in their countries

This scholarship is offered by the Korean Government to International applicants who wish to apply for 4-year undergraduate programs of SNU.

Eligibility

International applicants who wish to apply for 4-year undergraduate programs of SNU.

Applicability

Applicants submit applications for this program to Korean embassies in their countries

This scholarship is offered by the Korean Government to International students applying for SNU’s graduate programs

Eligibility

International students applying for SNU’s graduate programs

Applicability

Applicants submit applications for this program to Korean embassies in their countries OR directly to SNU’s Office of Admission

This scholarship is offered by the Korean Government to International students applying for SNU’s graduate programs

Eligibility

International students applying for SNU’s graduate programs

Applicability

Applicants submit applications for this program to Korean embassies in their countries OR directly to SNU’s Office of Admission

SNU provides this scholarship to its graduate applicants

Eligibility

a faculty member of a major university in a developing country WITHOUT a Ph.D. degree a newly admitted student to SNU as Ph.D. student (priority given to faculty members from major universities in developing countries in Asia, Africa, South America etc.)

Applicability

Submit Online Application

SNU provides this scholarship to its graduate applicants

Eligibility

a faculty member of a major university in a developing country WITHOUT a Ph.D. degree a newly admitted student to SNU as Ph.D. student (priority given to faculty members from major universities in developing countries in Asia, Africa, South America etc.)

Applicability

Submit Online Application

The Education Future International Scholarship is a unique scholarship fund that has been created by the scholarship winners worldwide.

Eligibility

Be an Indian National with a minimum score of 60%(in 10th and 12th) pursuing any UG/PG course at a recognized overseas institute.

Applicability

Fill their online application

The Education Future International Scholarship is a unique scholarship fund that has been created by the scholarship winners worldwide.

Eligibility

Be an Indian National with a minimum score of 60%(in 10th and 12th) pursuing any UG/PG course at a recognized overseas institute.

Applicability

Fill their online application

Open to PhD Students from some international countries (including India) pursuing a course in Computer Sciences

Eligibility

Be a Full Time Doctoral Student in Computer Sciences Programme from an eligible country

Applicability

Fill Submission Form

Open to PhD Students from some international countries (including India) pursuing a course in Computer Sciences

Eligibility

Be a Full Time Doctoral Student in Computer Sciences Programme from an eligible country

Applicability

Fill Submission Form

Application Process

  • Visit the official website of the institution. 
  • Click on 'Apply Now' or 'Register Here'
  • Complete filling your education history with all the qualifications.
  • Fill in the details of your employment history.
  • Fill in your personal statement.
  • Submit the application form by paying the mentioned fees.

Click Here to apply through the official website of the college.

Documents Required

  • All official academic Transcripts and grade cards
  • Passport size photographs 
  • Passport photocopy
  • Visa
  • Updated CV/Resume
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores
  • Letter of Recommendations
  • Statement of Purpose

Admission Requirements

FAQs

Most of the courses are taught in Korean. However, there are a number of courses taught in English - particularly at the Master's level.
Most of the courses are taught in Korean. However, there are a number of courses taught in English - particularly at the Master's level.
Seoul National University is one of the top ranked universities of Korea. It has been ranked 36 in QS World University Rankings 2022.
Seoul National University is one of the top ranked universities of Korea. It has been ranked 36 in QS World University Rankings 2022.
Admission to the Seoul National University courses is moderately difficult and students are required to meet the eligibility criteria for securing admission.
Admission to the Seoul National University courses is moderately difficult and students are required to meet the eligibility criteria for securing admission.
Seoul National University is a public university located in Korea.
Seoul National University is a public university located in Korea.
Course specific tuition fee may vary and hence students must check the offical website to get detailed information on fee structure.
Course specific tuition fee may vary and hence students must check the offical website to get detailed information on fee structure.

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