Seoul National University Scholarships 2019 (Fully Funded)

Seoul National University scholarships are being offered to international students. Some are fully funded scholarships, and some are full-tuition scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students. These scholarships are aimed to recruit talented and intellectually curious students to study at Seoul National University. The international students contribute much to increase the diversity of the campus which allows students to gain a global perspective of the world.

Seoul National University is one of the best, if not the best university in Korea. It is part of the “Sky” universities (Korean Ivies) which consist of Seoul National University, Korea University, and Yonsei University. If you are interested in applying to Seoul National University scholarships, you should definitely apply to Korea University Scholarships as well as Yonsei University Scholarships to increase your chances of studying at a top Korean university. To increase your chances further, I highly recommend that you take a look at Top Scholarships in Korea for International students. The university was founded as the nation’s first national university in 1946. As the first national university of Korea, Seoul National University has produced many influential leaders of South Korea in various areas such as politics and business. Since its founding, it continues to be one of the best in Korea and in the world.

Seoul National University consists of 16 colleges, 1 graduate school with 99 programs, and 10 professional schools. It boasts 2,620 full-time faculty members, 5,313 total faculty members, 16,511 undergraduate students, and 12,119 graduate students. The number of international students in SNU is 737 with 3,899 students in Korean Language Program. If you are interested in studying at Seoul National University, you should check the Seoul National University Acceptance Rate.

With these many programs offered in Seoul National University, international students can study in a variety of programs that they are interested in. All of the majors that are offered in SNU are taught by the world-class faculty who have studied in excellent universities in Korea and in the world such as the Ivy Leagues of America. International students who receive these Seoul National University Scholarships will have the opportunity to study with the best professors in Korea and one of the best in the world.

Also, Seoul National University has excellent research programs. Because it is one of the elite universities in Korea, it receives huge sums of research funding from the Korean government and Korean Corporations such as Samsung and Hyundai. Because of this funding, the university has much money to spend in research, giving many students positions as research assistants and buying high-cost research instruments that are not found in most universities. The huge sums of funding have supported the researchers of SNU, and they lead the research in Korea as a result.

 

 

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Seoul National University Tuition and Fees

Seoul National University tuition for international students is approximately $6,000 USD per semester. Students need to pay extra for room and board. However, if the student receives fully funded scholarships they do not need to pay Seoul National University tuition, room, and board.

 

Seoul National University Rankings

Seoul National University is ranked very high in global rankings. It is ranked 35th in the world by the QS rankings, the most reputable global ranking system. Also, it is ranked 10th in Asia. Another global ranking system has ranked SNU very high in the global ranking system, and it is ranked higher and higher as the years go by.

The high Seoul National University ranking shows the university’s excellence in education, progressive research programs, and success of the graduates. Students from SNU have succeeded and will succeed in the future because of the excellent foundation that they have built in their years in this university.

 

Seoul National University Scholarships

SNU offers generous scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate international students. There are two types of scholarships, one before application, and one after admissions. Scholarships that are awarded before application are based on the applicant’s high school grades and standardized test scores. Scholarships that are awarded after admissions are based on the student’s grades in the university. Please read below to see the list of Seoul National University Scholarships that are being offered to international students.

 

Seoul National University Scholarships (Undergraduate)

Korean Government Scholarships  

  • Scholarship Amount- Tuition, monthly stipend, airplane ticket, insurance, and other fees
  • Eligibility- Undergraduate international students who will be studying for 4 years.
  • Number of Recipients- 20 – 40 students each year
  • Selection Process- Applicants submit their applications to the Korean Embassy in their country. Embassy makes the first selection, and the National Institute for International Education make the final selection.

For more information about Korean Government Scholarships, visit Korean Government Scholarship Information.

 

SNU Global Scholarship 

  • Scholarship Amount- Tuition, monthly stipend, and housing fees
  • Eligibility- All currently enrolled undergraduate international students
  • Number of Recipients- Approximately 80 students each year
  • Application Period- Upon receiving admissions from SNU

 

Glo-Harmony Scholarship 

  • Scholarship Amount- Full tuition and monthly stipend
  • Eligibility- International Students from developing countries in the DAC list of ODA Recipients. For the list of eligible countries, visit the List of Developing Countries.
  • Number of Recipients- Not specified
  • Application Period- January and July
  • Selection Process- Applications are submitted to the SNU Office of International Affairs, and it makes the first selection. The Samsung Foundation makes the final selection.

 

International Student Scholarship 

  • Scholarship amount- Up to full tuition
  • Eligibility- International students and overseas Korean
  • Number of Recipients- Not specified
  • Application Period- May and November
  • Selection Procedure- Applications are submitted to the respective colleges. Colleges select students based on a principle that students’ GPA must be 2.7 or higher

For information on these scholarships and other scholarships that are available for international students after admission, SNU’s List of Scholarships.

 

Seoul National University Scholarships (Graduate)

Korean Government Scholarships 

  • Scholarship Amount- Tuition, monthly stipend, airplane ticket, insurance, and other fees
  • Eligibility- Graduate international students
  • Number of Recipients- 270 students each year
  • Selection Process- Applicants submit their applications to the Korean Embassy in their country. Embassy make the first selection, and the National Institute for International Education make the final selection.
  • For more information about Korean Government Scholarships, visit Korean Government Scholarship Information.

 

Graduate Scholarships for Excellent Foreign Students 

  • Scholarship Amount- Full tuition and living expenses
  • Eligibility- Graduate students from Asia excluding those from China and Japan who study in selected fields of study
  • Number of Recipients- Approximately 20 each year
  • Application Period- During admission period for international students every semester
  • Selection Process- Applicants submit their application first then submit their scholarship application to Office of International Affairs. Selections are made by the respective college, and the applicants are notified.

 

Silk-Road Scholarship 

  • Scholarship Amount- Full tuition, living expenses, airfare, Korean language training fee
  • Eligibility- International graduate students from “Silk-Road” countries who want to study humanities and social sciences.
  • Number of Recipients- 5 graduate students each year
  • Application Period- During admission period for international students each fall
  • Selection Process- Applicants submit their application first then submit their scholarship application to Office of International Affairs. Selections are made by the respective college, and the applicants are notified.

 

SNU Global Scholarship 

  • Scholarship Amount- Full tuition, living expenses, airfare, housing cost
  • Eligibility- All international graduate students
  • Number of Recipients- Approximately 160 graduate students
  • Application Period- Upon receiving admission at SNU

 

Glo-Harmony Scholarship 

  • Scholarship Amount- Full tuition and monthly stipend
  • Eligibility- International Students from developing countries in the DAC list of ODA Recipients. For the list of eligible countries, visit the List of Developing Countries.
  • Number of Recipients- Not specified
  • Application Period- January and July
  • Selection Process- Applications are submitted to the SNU Office of International Affairs, and it makes the first selection. The Samsung Foundation makes the final selection.

 

International Student Scholarship 

  • Scholarship amount- Up to full tuition
  • Eligibility- Graduate international students
  • Number of Recipients- Not specified
  • Application Period- May and November of each year
  • Selection Procedure- Applications are submitted to the respective colleges. Colleges select students based on a principle that students’ GPA must be 3.0 or higher

For information on these scholarships and other scholarships that are available for international students after admission, SNU Graduate Scholarships.

 

Application Deadlines

Fall

  • Undergraduate- The application opens in January 7 and closes in January 24.
  • Graduate- The application opens in February 18 and closes in March 7.

Spring

  • Undergraduate- The application opens in June and closes in July.
  • Graduate- The application opens in August and closes in August.

 

If the application has been closed for this year, you can still find information and apply next year. A successful scholarship application takes usually from six months to a year of preparation which includes searching for scholarships, submitting the online application, asking for recommendation letters, preparing required materials, and much more. So, if the application date has been closed for this year, prepare your documents and submit a successful application next year.

 

How to Apply

You can apply for Seoul National University Scholarships through an online application for both undergraduate and graduate students. To help with the application process, Seoul National University has prepared a comprehensive admission guide for international students. Please read the application procedures on their website carefully and follow the directions. To access the online application and the comprehensive admission guide, visit Undergraduate Admissions Guide and Graduate Admissions Guide. You should prepare the necessary documents and submit the application before the deadline. Also, to see the various scholarships available for international students, visit SNU Undergraduate Scholarships and SNU Graduate Scholarships.

 

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More Scholarships in Korea

There are many scholarships other than Seoul National University Scholarships. Many Korean universities offer fully funded scholarships to international students. If you want to know other options in Korea, visit the Korean Scholarships Category.

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30 Responses

  1. Tchombo Mbyadu OsongoAman says:

    Hello dear, my name is Tchombo Mbyadu OsongoAman, i stay in Bujumbura(Burundi),i have got a degree in science economic and management i’d like to continue my studies but i havenot possibility even to get this degree it was so difficult to bucause i teach somewhere the few salary i get there i pay academic fees now i’m looking for scholarship help me to get it please

  2. sintayehu alemu says:

    hello I am sintayehu alemu from Ethiopia I studied electrical and computer engineering please help me how can I get free or half scholarship

  3. Dula Chimdessa Gudeta says:

    Hello,I am Dula chimdessa from ethiopia.I studed Agricultural economics .please help me how I get free s cholarship.

    • lh1999 says:

      Hey! Please take a look at the article and the official scholarship website for information on applying for this scholarship!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Good day Sir/Ma’am.
    I am a filipino, graduated the Bachelor of Secondary Education major in English-Cum Laude. If you’re program is still available for those who aspire to study in abroad I’m one of those who really interested to.Right after my graduation this year, I’ve been looking for any scholarships which offer Master of Arts(MAJOR IN ENGLISH, EDUCATION OR ANY Major as long as it is outside the country-Philippines) I would really like to be part of this scholarship as if it shoulders all the expenses which regard to schooling.I am looking forward for your confirmation through contacting me in my Cellphone number-09367446402. Thank you.

    • lh1999 says:

      Hey! I can’t contact by phone, but I am willing to help through the comment. You should apply to SNU and a university called Handong Global University in Korea. They conduct some degrees entirely in English.

  5. SSEKAKOZI HARUNA says:

    Helo,am ssekakozi haruna accomplished my advanced level and i would like to do information technology course in SNU but can i be helped to get full scholarship,if my request is approved,what are the neccesties.Thanks.

    • lh1999 says:

      You can read “how to apply” section for application procedures. If your scholarships are approved, SNU will help you to get a visa which will be necessary.

  6. Gaipuot luk says:

    Am really happy to joint your university base on the allocation which u described in yre wewsite am in need to factlities my process and thank my email puotgai30@gmail.com
    My name gaipuot luk my interest masters program in social sescience

  7. Sangida Islam says:

    Dear Sir/ Mam
    I am Sangida from Bangladesh. I have already completed my Mphil from Rajshahi University, Bangladesh. Now I want to do Phd from Your University. If you’re program is still available for those who want to study in South Korea I’m one of them who really indterested.I have been looking for any scholarship which offer Phd of Geography or Environmental Science related subjects.I would really like to be a part of this Scholarship.
    I am looking forward for your confirmation through contacting me by my cellphone (+88 01709608730) or GMail.
    Thank you, have a good day, bye.

  8. kashif abbasi says:

    dear mam/sir `I am kashif abbai from pakistan .i have completed my mphil recently from hamdard university islambad pakistan .Now i wana persu my studies from your university, kindly let me know if your university is offering some sort of scholership in pharmacy feild .i am glad to be the part of this scholership. if you have any information relavant to my request contact me by my number that is(03338500003) Thanks looking forward for your candid reply

  9. NDUDI GRACE says:

    I am a nigerian, and i am through with my secondary school education how can i apply for the scholarship.

  10. André Smith says:

    That university offers the scholarships.Apply it!!!

  11. The things you just don’t think of. Many thanks.

  12. Eldorbek Karimov says:

    Hi there! I’d like to know more about scholarship requirements. Currently, I have 7.5 IELTS certificate and soon I will take gmat exam as well. I’m going to apply for the next year’s scholarship. So could you give me advantages of these certificates scores?

    • lh1999 says:

      Hi,

      Congratulations on 7.5 IELTS score. To be frank, there are many international students who apply to Seoul National University that has a higher IELTS than 7.5. You will need a high IELTS as well as high GMAT or GRE depending on the major you are pursuing. I also highly recommend applying to lower-tiered universities in Korea that gives you the same excellent education. You will have MUCH higher chance in getting admitted in those universities.

  13. Jane says:

    Excuse me!! can you provide the link to korean goverment scholarship again? it seems the link doesn’t work

  14. doaa says:

    I want to join but how??

  15. Edward j Hoff says:

    Hi, I’m Edward from Liberia, Africa. I’m a high school graduate but due to a financial crisis, I cannot continue my education to the university level. How can I apply and I hope it’s a free scholarship because I cannot afford as I said earlier.

  16. Massabory Keita says:

    Hello, this is a real opportunity
    How can I apply? In my country, we don’t have a Korean Embassy.
    Thanks

    • lh1999 says:

      Probably do not need the Korean embassy in order to apply, just click on the application link above, and the steps will be all laid out for you.

  17. Zolo says:

    I am wondering whetger those people who left their phone numbers to get the scholarship, have received it just as doing nothing except waiting… hundreds and thousand of students want to get the scholarship… just being interested is far not enough to get the scholarship. There are ready to go links with approriate information and guides waiting for your clicks. If you understand at least some english just follow just read and follow up. If you encounter a particular problem during your application, then ask specific questions regarding to the problem… wanting is not enough… if you need it go work for it. Good luck

    • lh1999 says:

      Thank you for your advice! It is something that we wanted to talk about, but we did not have to guts to talk about it. It is very sad that we do all the work for them, and they are unwilling to do their part in the scholarship application.

  18. Samantha says:

    To whom it may prefer…
    My name is Samantha Ioselani and I want to apply for korea universities but im still a sophomore in high school..I want to ask if i can still apply for any korean university even im still in high school but i will graduate in 2021.PLS reply ASAP✌.

    • lh1999 says:

      Yes, you can apply, but I would wait until the junior and the senior year since that is when the university accepts applications.

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