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May I apply to multiple programs or departments at SNU?

You may not apply to more than one program per admissions season.

Can I make alterations or additions to an application that has been submitted?

Once your application has been submitted, you are not able to make any changes.

Submission of Documents

The required documents should arrive at the SNU Office of Admissions by this date. Applicants must have already completed the online application.

How does SNU decide whom to admit?

Admission decisions are based on a number of factors, including academic achievement such as grade point average(GPA), study plan, personal statements, letters of recommendation, as well as other achievement records and/or descriptions of specific qualifications.
In reviewing applications, the admissions committee considers the level of studies completed, the quality of achievement, characteristics of institution attended, appropriateness of goals and suitability of preparation for the proposed program of studies. Proficiency in Korean and other languages is also taken into consideration. Depending on the policy of the college or department to which the applicant is applying, interviews and examinations may also be required.
Applicants will be notified of interviews when deemed necessary.

What does an "applicant of Korean origin" mean?

An "applicant of Korean origin" is one who has received his/her entire elementary, junior high and high school (and undergraduate if applicable) education outside of Korea AND meets ONE of the following criteria:
1) He or she is a Korean citizen
2) He or she acquired foreign citizenship after entering elementary school
3) One of his or her parents is a Korean citizen

How do I apply for housing?

Applications should apply for dormitory to the relevant office during the student selection period according to application instruction. Freshmen should apply online at the SNU Gwanak Residence Halls Website( For more detailed information, please do not hesitate to contact SNU Gwanak Residence Halls(

What code do I use for the TOEFL, SAT, AP, GRE score report?

Those scores can be reported to Seoul National University with code as below.
- TOEFL, SAT, AP: 7972
- GRE: 7972

Who do I contact for information about the application process?

Mail to : Office of Admissions, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742 Korea
Tel. 82-2-880-6971, 6977
Fax. 82-2-873-5021

How do I request an application fee waiver?

Fee waiver is not available.

How do I pay the application fee?

The application fee is KRW70,000 for Undergraduate, KRW90,000 for Graduate program.
Please complete payment via online application using one of the two following methods.
1) Account deposit
2) Credit card (Credit card for international)

Last updated in Jan. 2015