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ADMISSIONS

Undergraduate

Application for International Admissions

What should I prepare?

Required Documents for Undergraduate Freshman Applicants

◦ Please check your admission type I or II, then submit required documents according to admission type.

- International Admissions I
- International Admissions II

1. International Admissions I

1) Eligibility
His or her parents as well as the applicant himself or herself are not citizens of Korea; and the applicant is a high school graduate, or has attained the equivalent level of education.
2) Required Documents
1Application for Admission (Form 1)
  • Print it out after completing the online application.
2Personal Statement and Study Plan (Form 2)
  • Fill out this portion on the online application to be printed out for submission.
3Letter of Recommendation (Form 3-1)
  • Letter to be properly sealed and signed in an official envelope by the recommenders
  • Designated form available on the SNU website (http://en.snu.ac.kr/apply/forms)
4Counselor Reference (Form 3-2)
  • Letter to be properly sealed and signed in an official envelope by the recommenders
  • If there is no counselor at school, this reference may be written by another teacher excluding the one writing the Letter of Recommendation.
  • Designated form available on the SNU website (http://en.snu.ac.kr/apply/forms
5Official High School Transcript and Graduation Certificate
6A Copy of the Applicant’s Passport
  • If a copy of passport is unavailable, other supporting documents may suffice as long as the documents officially indicate the nationality.
7Copies of Both Parents’ Passport
  • If a copy of passport is unavailable, other supporting documents may suffice as long as the documents officially indicate the nationality.
8Official Document indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and his/her parents
  • e.g. Birth Certificate, 例) 户口簿(公证本), 亲属关系证明书
  • In case of parents’ divorce/death, related documents should be submitted
9Financial Certification (Form 4)
10Portfolio, Records of Achievement, etc.
  • Applies only to the applicants for the programs of Fine Art, Music and Physical Education.Please refer to the corresponding College’s website for details.
11Supplementary Materials (*)
  • Supplementary materials will be taken into consideration for admissions decisions,if submitted. Please refer to page 12 for details.
12Proof of Language Proficiency (*)
  • Either proof of Korean or English proficiency is required;
    1) Korean Proficiency: TOPIK level 3 or higher
    2) English Proficiency: TOEFL (PBT 550, CBT 213, iBT 80), TEPS 551, IELTS 5.5 or higher
    3) Other official documents indicating proof of language proficiency
       (ie. SNU Korean Language Center Level 4 or higher)
13Agreement for Verification of Academic Record
  • Print it out after completing the online application. Sign your name for a Letter of Agreement, and leave it blank for a Verification Report.

* If an applicant wants ETS to directly send his/her score report (TOEFL, SAT and/or AP) to SNU, please note that the official ETS code of SNU is 7972.

2. International Admissions II

1) Eligibility
The applicant holds either Korean (include an international marriage migrant who is naturalized as a Korean) or Foreign citizenship and undertook all of his/her education (both primary and secondary; from 1st grade of elementary to high school graduation) outside of Korea.
11. Application for Admission (Form 1)
  • Print it out after completing the online application.
2Personal Statement and Study Plan (Form 2)
  • Fill out this portion on the online application to be printed out for submission.
3Letter of Recommendation (Form 3-1)
  • Letter to be properly sealed and signed in an official envelope by the recommenders.
  • Designated form available on the SNU website (http://en.snu.ac.kr/apply/forms)
4Counselor Reference (Form 3-2)
  • Letter to be properly sealed and signed in an official envelope by the recommenders.
  • If there is no counselor at school, this reference may be written by another teacher excluding the one writing the Letter of Recommendation.
  • Designated form available on the SNU website (http://en.snu.ac.kr/apply/forms)
5Official High School Transcript and Graduation Certificate
6A Copy of the Applicant’s Passport
  • If a copy of the applicant’s passport is unavailable, other supporting documents may suffice as long as the documents officially indicate the applicant’s nationality.
7
Certificate of Facts concerning the Entry and Exit
(issued by the Korean Immigration Office/ Community Service Center/Korean embassy)
  • The Certificate must contain the complete records from the applicant’s date of birth to the date ofCertificate issuance. Should there be any missing information, other supporting documents (e.g. academic transcripts, graduation certificates, etc.) corresponding to the missing period must be submitted.
  • If the applicant has had any modifications to his/her personal information (e.g. being naturalized as a foreign citizen, a name change, issuance of a new passport etc.), he/she must submit complete records of entry and exit from birth to the present, including those records prior to the applicable change.
  • Applicants holding dual citizenship are required to submit the Certificate of Facts concerning the Entry and Exit applicable to each passport, respectively.
  • The passport number on the passport copy must correspond to the passport number on the certificate of facts concerning entry and exit. If not, please submit a related document or a written explanation.
8Portfolio, Records of Achievement, etc.
  • Applies only to the applicants for the programs of Fine Art, Music and Physical Education.
  • Please refer to the corresponding College’s website for details.
  • College of Fine Arts: Portfolio and Pledge for portfolio submission are required.
  • College of Music (Department of composition-Composition major): A portfolio consisting of at least three compositions of different instrumentation is required. Printed scores must be submitted.
  • College of Music (Department of composition-Electronic music major): A portfolio consisting of three compositions of different instrumentation including at least one electronic or media music is required. It can be printed scores or media files (e.g. max/msp).
9Supplementary Materials (*)
  • Supplementary materials will be taken into consideration for admissions decisions, if submitted. Please refer to page 12 for details.
10Proof of Language Proficiency (*)
  • Either proof of Korean or English proficiency is required;
    1) Korean Proficiency: TOPIK level 3 or higher
    2) English Proficiency: TOEFL (PBT 550, CBT 213, iBT 80), TEPS 551, IELTS 5.5 or higher
    3) Other official documents indicating proof of language proficiency
       (ie. SNU Korean Language Center Level 4 or higher)
11Agreement for Verification of Academic Record
  • Print it out after completing the online application. Sign your name for a Letter of Agreement, and leave it blank for a Verification Report.

* If an applicant wants ETS to directly send his/her score report (TOEFL, SAT and/or AP) to SNU, please note that the official ETS code of SNU is 7972.
※ International marriage migrants who are naturalized as Korean should additionally submit Certificate of Naturalization/Certificate of Facts on Alien Registration and Certificate of Marriage.

Last updated in May 2016