Sogang University is an excellent university in Korea consistently ranking in the top ten universities in Korea and ranking 2nd for employee reputation in QS World University rankings. Founded in 1960 by Jesuits, Sogang University has close connections with other Jesuit universities such as Georgetown University and Boston College. These connections help students in Sogang to study abroad in excellent universities and also allows collaboration between these universities.

There is a total of 11,516 undergraduate students, 3,921 graduate students, 439 full-time professors, and 739 part-time professors in Sogang. These students and professors are located in 27 departments in 9 schools for undergraduate students and 1 graduate school, 6 professional graduate schools, and 5 special graduate schools.

Although there are many diverse campuses, Sogang University is probably the most diverse campus in Korea. There are international students from over 80 countries around the world studying at this university. Also, there are many activities for international students. While international students study, they can enjoy the city life in Seoul, going to different K-Pop concerts, eating delicious foods, and enjoying the amazing nightlife. International students are very satisfied with Sogang University.

There are many English classes available for international students at Sogang University. All the courses in International Korean Studies and the Graduate School of International Studies are taught in English. Also, many courses in other departments are taught in English as well. This will help international students who are not familiar with the Korean language. They will be less pressured to learn Korean in order to follow classes, but they could learn slowly by interacting with their professors and students.

Even though its history is relatively short compared to other universities, Sogang University has produced many excellent alumni. It has produced a Korean President, many CEOs including Hyundai’s and other fabulous companies. Alumni success is very important for students because of the ties after they graduate. In Korea, many employers will favor those who have graduated from their own universities, so students from Sogang University will have an easier time getting a job.

Rankings

Many prestigious ranking systems have ranked Sogang University to be one of the best universities in the world. CWUR has ranked it to be 22nd in Korea and 769th in the world. Also, Top Universities have ranked it to be 57th in Asia and 441st-450th in the World. The Times Higher Education has ranked it to become 95th in Asia and 601st-800th in the World. Although it is not ranked as high in the world ranking, there are tens of thousands of universities around the world. Taking that into account, Sogang University is one of the best universities in Korea, Asia, and the world.

 

Sogang University Admissions

This guidebook has fabulous information on admissions and scholarships that are specifically for international students. This information has tuition fees, scholarships, application fees, application schedule, required materials, and application forms. Also, they have much information on campus life so that international students can get a feel for what it is like to become students at Sogang University. You can access this guidebook by visiting Admissions Page.

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Tuition

The tuition fee for Sogang University is relatively high. The tuition fee for undergraduate students is $8,000 per year, and the tuition fee for graduate students is $12,000 per year. These tuition fees can be covered by scholarships, especially for international students. You can see this information below.

 

Sogang University Scholarships (Undergraduate)

Korean Government Scholarship (Before Admissions)

  • 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- 170 students per year (Please note that this number includes students studying in other universities)
  • Selection Process- Applicants submit their applications to the Korean Embassy in their country. The embassy makes the first selection, and the National Institute for International Education makes the final selection.
  • For more information about Korean Government Scholarships, visit this link.

 

Admission Scholarship I (Before Admissions)

  • Scholarship Amount- Tuition and fees, guarantee to live in the dormitory
  • Eligibility- Top ranking student
  • Selection Process- Apply to Sogang University as an international student

 

Global Scholarship I (Enrolled Students)

  • Scholarship Amount- Up to tuition
  • Eligibility- Acquired at least 12 credits, have 2.5 GPA or above
  • Selection Process- International students with excellent grades will receive this scholarship.

 

Global Scholarship II (Enrolled Students)

  • Scholarship Amount- Up to tuition
  • Eligibility- Acquired at least 12 credits, have 2.5 GPA or above
  • Selection Process- International students in a financially difficult situation will receive this scholarship.

 

For more information about these undergraduate scholarships and other scholarships available for international students, please visit this official scholarship website.

 

Sogang University Scholarships (Graduate)

Korean Government Scholarship (Before Admissions)

  • Scholarship Amount- Tuition, monthly stipend, airplane ticket, insurance, and other fees
  • Eligibility- Graduate international students
  • Number of Recipients- 700 students per year (Please note that this number includes students studying in other universities)
  • Selection Process- Applicants submit their applications to the Korean Embassy in their country. The embassy makes the first selection, and the National Institute for International Education makes the final selection.
  • For more information about Korean Government Scholarships, read this article!

 

Graduate School of International Studies Scholarship (Before Admissions)

Scholarship A (Before Admissions)

  • Scholarship Amount- tuition
  • Selection Process- There is no separate application. All international students are eligible for this scholarship by just applying. Please refer to the university’s graduate scholarships page.

 

Sogang-POSCO Scholarship (Before Admissions)

  • Scholarship Amount- Tuition and Stipend for 2 years
  • Eligibility- Students who have received their bachelor’s degree from an Asian country and are citizens of an Asian country.
  • Number of Recipients- 4 students each year
  • Selection Process- Students need to submit an application to POSCO. Please refer to POSCO’s website.

 

Sogang-KOGAS Scholarship (Before Admissions) 

  • Scholarship Amount- Tuition and Stipend for 2 years
  • Eligibility- Students whose parents are not Korean citizens.
  • Number of Recipients- 1 student each year
  • Selection Process- Students need to submit an application to KOGAS. Please refer to KOGAS’s website

 

Scholarship A (After Admission) 

  • Scholarship Amount- Up to tuition
  • Eligibility- English Proficiency test for those who did not graduate from university in English speaking country, and minimum GPA of 3.5 for Masters and 4.0 for Ph.D.
  • Selection Process- There is no separate application. Everyone is eligible to compete for this scholarship if they meet the eligibility requirements.

For more information about these graduate scholarships and other scholarships available for international graduate students at Sogang, visit the official scholarship website.

 

Application Dates

Undergraduate and Graduate- November – December, April – May (The scholarship website does not state the specific dates. You need to download the application forms when scholarships become available.)

 

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