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SNU's academic year begins in the Spring. The university offers international student admissions for the Fall semester as well as the Spring. Please note the following important dates.


■ Admissions Type

International Admission I : His or her parents as well as the applicant himself or herself are NOT citizens of Korea 
International Admission II : He or she(Korean origin/foreigner) who received the entire course of education outside of Korea from elementary school to undergraduate.

■ Programs Offered for Admission

College & Unit Major
College of Natural Sciences Mathematical Sciences
Physics & Astronomy Physics
Biological Sciences
Earth & Environmental Sciences


■ 2022 Spring Admissions Timeline (※ ALL dates are based on Korean Standard Time.)

Step Deadline

Online Application

October 5th (Mon), 2021 ~ 17:00, October 8th (Fri), 2021
  •  Entrance date: March 2nd (Mon), 2022
  • Visit SNU Admissions Homepage (http://en.snu.ac.kr/apply/info) and Click ‘Online Application for Graduate Course’. Then create an account on the online application system.
  • Your application will be completed after application fee payment.
  • Online application can be time-consuming. We strongly suggest applicants to complete the online application at least a week before the online application deadline.
    (You may modify the contents of application except Admission Type (Ⅰ,Ⅱ) and Admission Program before the deadline of each Admission Type)
Submission of Documents ~ 17:00, Ocober 12th (Tue), 2021
  • Only applicable to documents that must be submitted by post or by visiting in person. Please refer to pages 10-15 for the list of required documents to be submitted.
  • After completing the online application, the required documents should arrive at the SNU Office of Admissions by the designated deadline.
    ✜ The venue for document submission is expected to be very crowded as the deadline for submission approaches. You are advised to submit your documents at your earliest convenience.
  • Online submission of Recommendation Letters : July 24th (Wed), 2019 ~ 17:00, August 14th (Wed), 2019
  • Accessible via recommendation website after completing online application procedures (Refer to page 16)
Announcement of
Admissions Decision
After 18:00, November 25th (Thu), 2021
  • Results will be posted on the SNU website. (No Individual Announcement)
    Korean http://admission.snu.ac.kr / English http://en.snu.ac.kr/apply/info
  • Application number and date of birth will be required for final result notification.
  • Please keep your application number until the final result notification.


(Tuition Fee Payment) 

February 2022 (TBA)
  • Please consult the ‘Reference Guide for New International Students’ for further details regarding the registration process.
Submissions of Apostille/legalized
Before February 7th (Mon), 2022
  • ∙ Admitted students must submit Apostille or legalized official certificates of transcripts and diplomas

Korean Proficiency Test
among the admitted students

February 2022 (TBA)
  • ∙ The final result notification will include information for those who are required to take the Korean Proficiency Test.

※ The scheduled dates above are subject to change. Please make sure to check the SNU website(https://en.snu.ac.kr/admission)  for any changes in dates.

✜ For those who do not have means of internet access
    If you are unable to apply online during the designated period due to an officially provable reason, you may submit the application material via post or in person. In such a case, please make sure that the application fee (bank draft of $85 USD) and the explanatory statement in SNU format is included in the application packet. The application packet must arrive before the deadline (August 14th (Wed), 2019) in order for the applicant to be eligible for consideration. If you send the material without online application and a provable reason, the application will be rejected.

■ Scholarships

Scholarships for prospective students

Korean Government Scholarships http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr
Korean Government offers scholarships for foreigners studying in Korea. Interested applicants should contact the local Korean Embassy in their country for Embassy recommendation,
OR contact the Office of admissions for University Recommendation.

Other scholarships from SNU http://oia.snu.ac.kr
A number of scholarship programs are available for international graduate students.
For more information, please refer to our website.
(http://en.snu.ac.kr → admissions → graduate → scholarships)

Scholarships for enrolled students

After completing one semester successfully, you can apply for the university scholarship.
The amount of benefit may vary, ranging from partial support to the entire exemption of tuition. The recipients will be selected based on academic record and other factors. For details about application,
please contact the office at your corresponding department after being admitted to SNU.