South Korea has had one of the fastest economic developments in the world since the 1960's and is now the 3rd largest economy in Asia and the 11th largest economy in the world. In the late 20th century, many people referred to South Korea as an "Asian Tiger" due to its rapid economic growth.
Seoul is the capital of South Korea and is located on the basin of the Han River in the country's northwest. With over ten million people, Seoul is South Korea's largest city and one of the largest cities in the world by population. Almost half of South Korea's entire population lives in the Seoul area, and nearly one quarter in Seoul itself, making it the country's political, cultural, and economic centre. The rapid economic, social and technological development of the city has played a key role in South Korea's development, and has been referred to as the "Miracle on the Han River".
The University of Seoul is a public university funded and supported by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The University is located in Seoul, the capital of Korea for more than 600 years, and known as the economic, political, and cultural center. The character of the University, the faculty, academic programs, and research institutions is shaped by Seoul’s metropolitan dynamic. Its faculty, students, and administrative body is distinguished by its commitment to civic values and a dynamic urban civilization. Along with basic research, it functions as a think-tank in formulating and supporting the major policy goals of the Seoul Metropolitan Government. With diverse and specific programs that integrate research and policy, practice and education, the University of Seoul seeks a balance between academic and professional concerns, between visionary goals and practical research.
Most courses are taught in Korean but each college or department offers a number of courses conducted in English. A list of courses taught in English for the new semester will be available at the beginning of January or July each year.
The Fall semester runs from early September through mid-December and the Spring semester from early March through mid-June.
The Transfer Credit Database lists courses that have been previously approved for NC State students at the University of Seoul. Please note: their applicability to a specific degree program varies by department. This list is not inclusive. Additional courses can be approved for credit by using the course approval form and process, which is a part of the application for study abroad. Please refer to the academic information on the host university website for all courses available to study abroad students.
A room in the student dormitory is available for all exchange students. Normally two students share one twin room. Bed, desk, closet and internet access are provided for each student.
All rooms are fully equipped with central heating and central A/C. Residents share showers and toilets. More information about housing can be found here.
All NCSU students who study on exchange at UOS for a semester can receive a scholarship provided by UOS of 400,000 Korea Won/month (approx. $340/month). Students applying to UOS are also eligible to apply for the Global Korea Scholarship (GKS), which includes a monthly stipend of 800,000 Korea Won/month (approx. $675/month) plus reimbursement for international airfare (up to approx. $1,350) and a one-time settling-in allowance of 200,000 Korea Won ($170). Students who receive the GKS scholarship will not be awarded the UOS scholarship.
The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details. Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student are required to purchase a visa. Students are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week on campus. Student will not be able to apply for a visa until they have received and acceptance letter from SNU. For more information about the student visa, visit this link.
Cost information is shown in the budget link, above. Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of study abroad. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship, and check out other ideas for funding study abroad such as applying to outside scholarships, and starting a funding page.
Fall Semester: Early September-Mid December
Spring Semester: Early March - Mid June
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NOTE: Dates are generic. See information from host university for exact dates.