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ADMISSIONS

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Application for International Admissions

Who is eligible to apply?

◦ International applicants must meet the admissions eligibility of either International Admissions Ⅰ or Ⅱ by Feb. 28, 2017. (Nationality/Citizenship status must be met by the application deadline.)

  • International Admissions Ⅰ
    Both the applicant and his/her parents are not citizens of Korea
  • International Admissions Ⅱ
    He or she(Korean origin or Foreigner) received the entire course of education (from 1st grade of elementary school to undergraduate graduation) outside of Korea
  • A.Master’s / Combined Master’s & Doctoral program
    Applicants must hold, or expect to hold in prior to entering SNU, a bachelor's degree or its equivalent (or higher) degree from an accredited college or university
  • B.Doctoral program
    Applicants must hold, or expect to hold in prior to entering SNU, a master's degree or its equivalent (or higher) degree from an accredited college or university

* Considering the particularities of admissions for international students, admissions eligibility status of any ambiguous case is to be decided by the Committee at the Office of Admissions through the internal process.

* Combined Master’s/Doctoral Program requires completion of the combined Master’s and Doctoral degree course. Those who wish to apply for this program must select “Combined Master’s/Doctoral Program” during the online application

Admissions Criteria
  1. Admissions decisions are based on the overall evaluation of candidate’s academic achievements and potential as well as his or her personal accomplishments.
  2. The admissions committee reviews a number of factors – academic records of previous studies such as Grade Point Average (GPA), study plan, personal statement, and letters of recommendation. Other achievements and specific qualifications such as language proficiency are also taken into consideration. The candidate’s application is reviewed in the context of the level of studies completed, quality of achievements, and characteristics of institutions attended. Finally, the appropriateness of the applicant’s academic goals and the suitability of preparation for the desired program is assessed.
  3. Interviews, examinations, and/or additional documents may be required to the applicant, depending on the policy of the specific college or department. If the applicant is applying for the College of Fine Arts, the College of Music, the Department of Physical Education, or the Music Education or the Fine Arts Education Major, the applicant will be individually notified of any further requirement as necessary.
Last updated in June. 2016