Seoul National University

Gwanak Main Campus

1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826

Yeongeon Medical Campus

103 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03080

Pyeongchang Campus

1447 Pyeongchang-daero, Daehwa-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do 25354


Seoul National University (SNU) is a national university located in the Gwanak District of Seoul, South Korea. It is one of the most prestigious and highly regarded universities in the country, and is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in Asia and the world.

The university was founded in 1946 with a mission to promote the development of higher education in Korea, and has since become a leading center for education, research, and innovation. SNU offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in various fields of study, including liberal arts, natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, law, medicine, and more. Currently there are more than 2,000 students and visiting scholars from over 50 countries on campus. Over 800 classes at SNU are taught in English.

SNU has a diverse and highly accomplished faculty, many of whom are globally recognized scholars in their respective fields. The university places a strong emphasis on research, and is home to numerous research centers, institutes, and facilities. SNU has also formed partnerships with a number of international institutions, enabling students and faculty to engage in collaborative research and study abroad programs. It continues to promote international collaborations and has academic exchange agreements with around 860 universities and research institutes worldwide. It also offers a number of dual degree programs in conjunction with prestigious universities. 

In addition to its academic programs, SNU has a vibrant campus life with a range of extracurricular activities and student organizations. The university is also located in the heart of Seoul, providing students with access to the city’s rich cultural and historical heritage, as well as its modern amenities and resources.

Tuition Fee

Academic Year 2022

Undergraduate Degree: 2,442,000 – 5,038,000 KRW

Graduate Degree: 3,278,000 – 6,131,000 KRW

Level of Study

Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral programs.

Seoul National University is one of the top universities in South Korea and offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs across various fields of study. The level of study at Seoul National University can range from undergraduate (bachelor’s) to graduate (master’s and doctoral) programs.

Undergraduate programs at Seoul National University typically take four years to complete, while graduate programs can take anywhere from one to three years for a master’s degree and an additional two to five years for a doctoral degree. The university has 15 colleges including pharmacy, veterinary medicine, music, human ecology, engineering, education, business administration, and etc.

Seoul National University offers graduate degrees in the field of art, medicine, engineering, natural science, and etc.

The university is known for its strong research programs, and many students at the graduate level are actively involved in research projects under the guidance of faculty members. Admission to Seoul National University is highly competitive, and applicants are required to meet specific academic and language proficiency requirements.


QS World Universities Ranking: 29

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings: 56

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