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Seoul National University

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Fall Semester, Spring Semester, & Academic Year


Seoul National University, located in the capital city of Seoul, serves over 27,000 students. Seoul National University is consistently considered one of the best universities in the country, as one of the three ‘SKY’ schools in South Korea. The mission of Seoul National University in the twenty-first century is to create a vibrant intellectual community where students and scholars join together in building the future. As Korea’s leading research university, Seoul National University is committed to diversifying its student body and faculty, fostering global exchange, and promoting path-breaking research in all fields of knowledge. (Source: Office of International Affairs)

Academic Details

Seoul National University offers a wide variety of English courses. Academic areas here include Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Agriculture & Life Sciences, Fine Arts, Law, Education, Human Ecology, Music, and Liberal Studies. Along with their English courses available, students can participate in The Korean Language & Culture Program (KLCP) at a reduced rate specifically for exchange students. There are a wide range of Korean language programs for students of all levels and course rigor. Placement tests are required if you would like to place above level 1.

*Note for Business Students: This is an AACSB accredited university.

Housing Details

Seoul National University’s Gwanak-sa Dormitory is available to exchange students, but housing is not guaranteed. There are three different dormitory types for students, but if you get into the dorms, you are guaranteed a bed, desk, chair, and closet. If you would like to live off campus, there are other options available to you. Hasook is a popular option among exchange students who want to learn more about Korean culture at an affordable rate. Shared houses are another common way students live off campus.


  • Sophomore standing
  • Completed at least one semester at UHM by time of application
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA

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