In 2016, Seoul National University (SNU) is the best university in Korea. It ranks 35 based on World University Ranking and ranks 10 in Asian University Ranking. Its Modern Languages subject ranks 16 based on QS WU Rankings by Subject. Moreover, the Engineering and Technology faculty in SNU ranks 15 based in QS WU Ranking by faculty.

SNU was previously a modern higher education institution established by Korean Emperor Gojong. Then on August 22, 1946, Seoul National University was officially established with one graduate school and nine colleges which were Liberal Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture, Law, Education, Commerce, Medicine, Fine Arts, and Dentistry.

In 1950, due to Korean War, the university was moved to Busan. During February 1951 to May 1952 the university then created “War-time Union University”. Although it was a hard time, faculty and students gave their best effort to the advancement of university and created three faculties: The College of Pharmacy, the college of Art and the Department of Veterinary Medicine. In the following years the university kept revolving, until in February 1933, the civilian government was inaugurated. Finally, the university became normal and stable.

How to apply to SNU

  1. Undergraduate

The admission for graduate level opens in both fall and spring. The fall admission usually opens in June. The spring admission opens around March.

In order to apply for SNU graduate study, you can create an online application in SNU official website. You can also upload your document online.

If you are international student and want to take Fine Arts, Music, or Physical Education major, be prepared for a performance test.

  1. Graduate

Similar with undergraduate level, the admission for graduate level opens in both fall and spring. The fall admission usually opens in August while the spring admission opens around March.

In order to apply for SNU graduate study, you can create an online application in SNU official website. You can also upload your document online.

Transportation

The location of Seoul National University is pretty far from the Seoul National University station, but you should not worry as there is a free shuttle bus which runs from campus to the subway stations and between the Campus and Sillim-dong (Nokdu Street). The shuttle bus arrives quite often. However, if you have morning class, try to come earlier.

Career and Work

If you study in SNU you should not worry about career and work as the campus offers you with three career facilities, which are career counseling, career consulting, global career and career information.

For career counseling, the students are given counseling program facilities in order to create and plan their future from the beginning of the study. It opens for both undergraduate and graduate student.The students will also be offered assessment, mentoring programs as well as network with SNU alumni.

Moreover, the career consulting is suitable for students who are facing after campus life. This program will connect the students with national and international companies. The students will also be assisted with a thorough career plan and be provided job opportunities. This program includes three main program: Business Bridge Program, Career Development Program, and Job Application.

Global career and career information focus more on how to develop the leadership skill of the students through various programs such as Global Talent Program (GTP), Global Reinforcement Camp, Application for Outstanding Global Internship, Online English Resume Clinic, Global Information Support and Global Internship Connection and information on global jobs and organizations.

Housing

Studying in SNU is comfortable for foreign students because SNU offers foreign students with accommodation and housing. Some of them are in Gwanak, while BK International House and Dormitories of Medical Campus are in Yeongeon.

Gwanak consists of four  buildings. The first is Gwanak-sa, a campus dormitory which is located near the back gate of the campus. The second is Gwanak-sa Undergraduate House, which consists of 1215 double rooms. The third is Gwanak-sa Graduate House which can house about 1347 graduate students, and the last is Gwanak-sa family house which opens for married couple.

Moreover, different with Gwanak-sa which opens for both international and local students, there is also BK International House which only opens for international researchers and faculty members. Each unit in BK is completed with a kitchen, bathroom, bed, desk, wardrobe, refrigerator, gas stove, and air-conditioner.

Furthermore, another housing is dormitories of medical campus in Yoengeon consists of Wangyong-sa and Hamchoon-sa. Wangyong-sa and Hamchoon-sa, are for students of College of Medicine. Hamchoon-sa is for third- and fourth-year students of College of Nursing.

Reference :

https://www.useoul.edu/ accessed on December 8, 2016