|| QUICK FACTS
|| Seoul, South Korea
| Autumn Semester / Academic Year
| Spring Semester
|| 20-24 UW credits per semester
|| Junior standing or above by time of
departure; min. 3.0 GPA
|| Shannon Quinn | firstname.lastname@example.org
| Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
Spring Semester priority deadline
| May 15 (Spring Semester)
|| SNU's exchange is for students who want to
take regular host university courses and/or
courses for international students. Classes
are taught in Korean and English and offer
opportunities for full immersion in campus
life and culture. Participants need a high level
of personal maturity and independence.
| Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Where You Will Study
Seoul National University (SNU) is a national university founded in 1947. SNU has been recognized for its leading role in South Korean academia and served as a model for the many other national and public universities established later in the state. SNU has been regarded as the most eminent of all post-secondary educational institutions in South Korea and considered the most renowned university by the general public. SNU comprises sixteen colleges and six professional schools and has a student body of about 30,000. It has two campuses, of which the main campus rests at the foot of the majestic Kwanak Mountain located in Kwanak, in the southern outskirts of Seoul and about 10 miles from the downtown part of the city.
SNU offers a wide range of university courses, the majority of which are taught in Korean and will require a very high level of proficiency in Korean. However, SNU has recently developed courses in English within a wide range of disciplines that are offered to both international students who do not have adequate Korean language skills and to Korean students who have acquired English language skills at a very high level. SNU is also offering courses in the Korean language which will be either partially or fully funded for exchange students. Students will be admitted to a college or department but can take courses from all other programs and departments. Most courses are taught in the same way as in the U.S. Courses are typically offered as three semester credits. Five courses per semester are considered a full load. An overview of the program and the application process can be found here
, as well as a list of undergraduate courses taught in English
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from Seoul National University have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database
to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges
SNU offers exchange students housing in university residence halls; accepetance to a dormitory is likely but not guaranteed. However, many students decide to find housing outside of the campus on their own.
Further housing information
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships
As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form
For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances
Yonsei University Scholarship Information
To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.
University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad advisor following your selection for the exchange.
See Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.
See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.
After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.
To see past students' evaluations for the Seoul National University Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.
Seoul National University Exchange.pdf
Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email email@example.com.