Founded in 1946, Seoul National University (SNU) is one of the most prestigious institutions in South Korea that offers both graduate and undergraduate programmes. It has three campuses in Gwanak-gu (the main campus), Daehangno and Pyeongchang. This university has 16 colleges, nine professional schools and one graduate school. Moreover, SNU has one of the nation’s most illustrious libraries — central and nine branch libraries. It has a formidable collection of books, academic journals, e- journals and non – book materials.
If you want to make it into one of these schools or colleges and study in one of the world’s best, you first need to be well-informed. So, let’s provide you with all the basic information that you would need to help you make a decision.
Graduate Programs Offered
SNU provides close to 106 programs across five fields of study (both Master’s and Doctoral programmes). Below we have mentioned the five fields of study and a few courses offered under them.
- Natural Science – Earth and Environment science, Biological Science
- Engineering – Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Medicine – Dental Science, Biomedical Science
- Art – Fine Arts, Crafts, Design
- Humanities and Social Sciences – Korean History, Religious studies, Linguistics
SNU offers admissions in both the Fall season as well as the Spring semester. You must have a bachelor’s degree or a recognised degree, equivalent from an accredited university. Besides, you must submit the following documents — application form, personal statement and study plan, two letters of recommendation, proof of language proficiency, academic transcripts and nationality certificate of applicant and parents.
Fee Details and Funding Options
The Seoul National University fees vary according to the department and major. The tuition fee for international graduate students per semester can range between KRW 3,278,000 (approx USD 2870) and KRW 5,789,000 (approx USD 5070). And if you are having financial issues, there are Seoul National University scholarships for Indian students as well. Some of them include — Graduate Scholarship for Excellent Foreign Students, Silk Road Scholarship, Korean Government Scholarship Program, etc.
Placement Opportunities, Counselling Sessions and Workshops
There are numerous career development programmes conducted regularly. This helps students with choosing domestic and overseas employment opportunities. SNU also has a recruitment fair every September to provide job opportunities to its students. Besides, the university provides counselling and mentoring services as well to discuss academic difficulties, career concerns and much more. You can also sign up for individual career counselling, career exploration mentoring program, SNU career reporters group, etc. to help yourself make a good career choice. They even have a 24 *7 helpline for counselling.
Moreover, for graduate students there are English writing and presentation workshops held periodically. There are also Learning camps conducted to orient new students and assist them in adapting to college life.
We hope this brief overview of Seoul National University helped. Good Luck!