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The main body of the Architecture Program (B.Arch) is the “Architectural Design Studio” courses(50 mandatory credits). Other fields such as “Communication”(3 mandatory credits, 6 elective credits), “Cultural Context”(22 mandatory credits, 15 elective credits), “Professional Practice”(6 mandatory credits, 3 elective credits), “Structures”(9 mandatory credits), “Environmental Technology”(9 mandatory credits), and “Construction”(6 mandatory credits) are offered to complement the “Design” field. Apart from the courses offered by the program, 1st and 2nd year students must take general academic courses such as Korean (3 credits), English (4 credits), Calculus (6 credits), Science (12 credits), Literature and Arts (6 credits), History and Philosophy (3 credits), and Society and Ideology (3 credits). From the 3rd year, students can take elective courses offered by the program to extend their knowledge in the fields of specific interest.

The 1st Year:

  • Arch.Design Studio 1-1
  • Introduction to Architecture 
  • Arch.Design Studio 1-2
  • Building Structure 1

The 2nd Year:

  • Arch.Design Studio 2-1
  • History of Architecture 1
  • Design Computing
  • Arch.Design Studio 2-2
  • History of Architecture 2
  • Building Structure 2

The 3rd Year:

  • Arch.Design Studio 3-1
  • Architecture and Society
  • Korean Architecture 
  • Building Materials
  • Arch.Design Studio 3-2
  • Building Structure Planning
  • Arch.Environmental Planning
  • Arch. Design Theory

The 4th year:

  • Arch.Design Studio 4-1
  • Building Codes and Regulations
  • Architecture and Urban Design
  • Arch.Design Studio 4-2
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Building
  • Construction Technology

The 5th year:

  • Arch.Design Studio 5-1
  • Semonar on Arch.Theories
  • Building System
  • Arch.Design Studio 5-2
  • Professional Practice
  1. Online application
  2. 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)
  3. Personal Statement and Study Plan
  4. Letter of Recommendation
  5. Counselor Reference
  6. Official High School Transcript and Graduation Certificate
  7. A Copy of the Applicant’s Passport
  8. Certificate of Facts concerning the Entry and Exit
  9. Portfolio, Records of Achievement, etc.
  10. Agreement for Verification of Academic Record

If you wish to apply for the scholarship program, please fill out the scholarship application form every semester. Application period:

  • During November(1st semester)
  • During May(2nd semester)

New  Student (Merit scholarship)

  • Funding: Fully funded or partially funded (admission fee + tuition 10%)
  • Eligibility: New undergraduate student (Full fund – 2 by college (excluding science and engineering);

Partial fund – selected within the 30% of the registered students)

Current Student (Merit scholarship)

  • GPA requirement: Completed more than one semester; 3.6 GPA or higher (average of all semesters)
  • Funding: Fully funded
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate student (selected from the allotted pool)

International Student Scholarship:

  • GPA requirement: 2.4 GPA or higher (average of the previous semester)
  • Funding: Tuition and fees (partial or fully funded)
  • Eligibility: International student in the government-funded (government-invited) scholarship, international

    student (self-funded), Korean student living overseas and studying in Korea (undergraduate and graduate course)

SNU Foundation Scholarship:

  • GPA requirement: 2.7 GPA or higher (average of the previous semester)
  • Funding: Tuition and fees (partial or fully funded)
  • Feature: Scholarship funded by some 200 funds created by Seoul National University Foundation

The following is the scholarship programs offered for undergraduate applicants. Students may apply for the programs before or during the admission application period. Applicants may find program details via this website or supporting organizations.

Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP)


  • International applicants who wish to apply for 4-year undergraduate programs of SNU.
  • * Those who wish to study in the programs longer than 4 years – such as medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and architecture – cannot apply for this scholarship.

Number of Recipients

  • Approximately 20~40 every year


  • Full tuition fee: tuition exemption for 8 semesters
  • Living expenses: 800,000 KRW per month
  • Airfare: one economy round trip
  • Korean language training fee: one year
    * Korean language training is mandatory and when the student does not achieve TOPIK grade 3 within a year, she/he is not eligible to enter the degree program.
  • Others: medical insurance, settlement and returning expenses

Application Period

  • September

Selection Procedure

  • Applicants submit applications for this program to Korean embassies in their countries ⇒ the embassies make the first selection ⇒ the National Institute for International Education make the final selection


  • SNU staff in charge: 82-2-880-6971,


  • NIIED: (English version) ⇒ GKS ⇒ Introduction to the projects ⇒ Korean Government Scholarship Program
  • 2016 KGSP Guideline Download

Overseas Koreans Scholarship


  • Overseas Korean students who wish to take undergraduate degrees at SNU

Number of Recipients

  • Approximately 5 students


  • Full tuition exemption for a maximum of 8 semesters
  • Living expenses: 800,000 KRW per month
  • Airfare for one economy round trip
  • Korean language training fee: fee exemption at the Language Education Institute for 8 months
  • Medical insurance fees

Application Period

  • March

Selection Procedure

  • Applicants submit applications to Korean embassies in their countries ⇒ the embassies make the first selection ⇒ the Overseas Koreans Foundation make the second selection


  • SNU staff in charge: 82-2-880-2519,
  • Overseas Koreans Foundation: 82-2-3415-0174,
    * The latest announcement on this scholarship can be found only via the foundation’s website.


  • Overseas Koreans Foundation: (Korean)
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