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South Korea: Seoul National University

Seoul National University is a national research university located in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 1946, Seoul National University is considered to be the most prestigious university in the country. The university has around 27,000 students and hosts approximately 300 international students each year.

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University in brief

Language of instruction: English
Academic calendar: each semester 16 weeks: early March-mid-June; early September-mid-December
Credit system: 18 credits (six courses of three credits each) on undergraduate level and 12 credits graduate level equal to 30 hp per semester.
Youtube: About SNU

Website:  Seoul National University
Note: the undergraduate programme is 4 years long, the graduate level is 2 years long. Courses in English on Graduate level more frequent. Medicine or MBA not open to exchange students.

Exchange opportunities

Number of spots: four semester places evenly over the academic year
Grade requirements: a minimum of 3,75 if studies on Graduate level (equal to KTH's year 5)