Seoul National University

Seoul
Republic of South Korea

Language of instruction

Korean
English

As South Korea's first national university, Seoul National University has a tradition of standing up for democracy and peace on the Korean peninsula. SNU is currently ranked within the Top 100 universities worldwide. Graduates have long served as public servants in key positions of the Korean government.

SNU offers its students outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities with a wide variety of additional entertainment options available in the city of Seoul. Gwanak Campus, the main campus of the university, covers a vast area at the foot of the magnificent Gwanak Mountain – one of eight mountains surrounding Seoul.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Spring Semester March–June
Semester 2 Fall Semester September–December

View the SNU academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

SNU has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

Undergraduate students:

15 credits per semester at SNU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Postgraduate students:

12 credits per semester at SNU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

Undergraduate students will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0 to study at SNU.

SNU College of Business Administration requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.25.

The minimum cumulative GPA requirement for the postgraduate student is 5.25. 

Find courses

Search the SNU course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

SNU has about 15% of courses are taught in English. Please read the instruction on How to search SNU courses before searching courses. 

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Agriculture
Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Computer engineering
Computer science
Economics
Electrical engineering
English
International business
Korean
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Music
Physics
Software engineering
Postgraduate
Agriculture
Chemistry and biochemistry
Computer engineering
Computer science
Economics
Electrical engineering
Environmental studies
International business
International relations
Mathematics and statistics
Physics
Public policy
Software engineering

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

Exchange students at SNU can apply for accommodation in on-campus residence halls, but places cannot be guaranteed. The Office of Internation Affairs provides SNU student accommodation information and tips for finding private accommodation.

Cost of living

Guides are available to help you understand the cost of living while studying at SNU and prepare a budget for your exchange.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Exchange students at SNU may be nominated by their home university for the Global Korea Scholarship for Exchange Students. The SNU Office of International Affairs has information on the application and selection process for available scholarships.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

All international students are required to have an adequate health insurance plan for the entirety of their stay in Korea.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

SNU provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the Korean Embassy for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.