PhD

Chemistry

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English Korean
Foreign:$ 2.88 k / Semester(s) Deadline: Mar 1, 2025
60 place StudyQA ranking:2467 Duration:2 semestrs

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Chemistry is the molecular science that attempts to understand the properties and changes of substances from the molecular perspective. Chemistry is considered to be a central, useful, and creative science. In the Department of Chemistry, pioneering research is performed by the cooperative efforts of molecular scientists, who are involved in basic studies with the aim of understanding the fundamental properties of molecular world, and molecular engineers, who pursue creative applications of knowledge in the behavior of molecular systems. These research activities require a close connection with physics and biological sciences. Applied methods and techniques obtained from studies in chemistry and molecular engineering can have a far-reaching influence on diverse fields such as material science, environmental science, medical and pharmaceutical sciences, agricultural science, and information technology.

The degrees offered by the Department in the graduate program are the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy in the fields of analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Original research, performed under the direction of a thesis advisor, is a key element in these degrees. The thesis research helps the student develop research skills, critical judgment, originality, and independence. It is through participation in original research that the graduate student makes a transition from the role of a student to that of a professional colleague.

  • Advanced Statistical Mechanics
  • Advanced Molecular Spectroscopy
  • Chemistry Seminar
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Quantum Chemistry
  • Proteome Analysis
  • Chemical Crystallography
  • Physical Organic Chemistry
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Biochemistry
  • Enzyme Chemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Topics in Chemical Physics
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Instrumentaion
  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Nucleic Acid Chemistry
  • Macromolecular Chemistry
  • Special Research in Chemistry 1
  • Special Research in Chemistry 2
  • Special Research in Chemistry 3
  • Special Research in Chemistry 4
  • Special Research in Chemistry 5
  • Special Research in Chemistry 6
  • Research in Advanced Chemistry 1
  • Research in Advanced Chemistry 2
  • Research in Advanced Chemistry 3
  • Research in Advanced Chemistry 4
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Organic Structure Determination
  • Advanced Chemistry
  • NanoBioChemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • Synthesis of Organic Materials
  • Topics in Modern Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry in Industry Seminar
  • Reading and Research
  1. Online application
  2.  proof of Korean  proficiency is required;     1) Korean Proficiency: TOPIK level 3 or higher     2) 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)

International Student Scholarship

  • GPA requirement: 3.0 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)

Lecture/Research Scholarship

  • GPA requirement: 3.3 GPA or higher (average of the previous semester; excluding new students)
  • Eligibility: Graduate student recommended by the advising professor; an annual income of less than KRW 12 million
  • Working condition: 10 or more hours a week (40 hours/month)
  • Responsibility: Assist the lectures by the professor, general electives and research; help students with their course; manage assignments; manage laboratory; fulfill administrative duties for the undergraduate course, etc.
  • Funding: Current student: Fully funded tuition and fees and monthly scholarship;

    Research student: Monthly scholarship

  • Termination: If on leave of absence, disciplinary action or determined to be unqualified for other reasons

Core TA Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Returning graduate student and research student
  • Funding: Type A – Tuition (partially funded) and monthly research aid / Type B  – Half of the monthly research aid
  • Duration: 1st semester : March – August (6 months) /

    2nd semester: September – February of the following year (6 months)

  • Responsibility: Attend the assigned lecture; supervise discussion; check assignments; focus on Laboratory

    sessions/Experiment/Practice courses; assist practice, etc.

SNU Foundation Scholarship

  • GPA requirement: 3.3 GPA or higher (average of the previous semester)
  • Funding: Tuition and fees (partially or fully funded)
  • Feature: Scholarship funded by some 200 funds created by Seoul National University Foundation

The following is the scholarship programs offered for graduate applicants. Students may apply for the programs before or during the admission application period. The annual announcement will be posted on this websitehttp://en.snu.ac.kr/apply/info.

Graduate Scholarship for Excellent Foreign Students (GSFS)

Eligibility

  • Asian students, excluding Japanese and Chinese nationals, who wish to study one of the designated graduate programs
    * The programs eligible for this scholarship are subject to change, and different by applicants’ nationalities. The eligible programs list is announced every semester.

Number of Recipients

  • Approximately 20

Subsidies

  • Tuition fee: full tuition exemption for a maximum of 4 semesters
  • Living expenses: 500,000 KRW per month (different according to recipients’ majors)

Application Period

  • During admission period for international students every semester

Selection Procedure

  • Applicants who submit admission application to SNU’s Office of Admissions ⇒ applicants submit scholarship application to SNU’s Office of International Affairs ⇒ Selection made by respective Colleges/Schools based on the admission documents ⇒ decision noticed

Contact

  • SNU staff in charge: 82-2-880-2519, intlscholarship@snu.ac.kr

Silk-Road Scholarship

Eligibility

  • Applicants from the countries in the ‘Silk-Road’ area who want to study humanities or social sciences, including Korean language, history, culture, politics, and economics

Number of Recipients

  • About 5 new graduate students

Subsidies

  • Tuition fee: full tuition fee exemption for a maximum of 4 semesters
  • Living expenses: maximum of 600,000 KRW per month for 4 semesters
  • Airfare: maximum of 1 million KRW for one economy round trip
  • Korean language training fee: fee exemption at the Language Education Institute

Application Period

  • During admission period for international students every Fall semester

Selection Procedure

  • Applicants who submit admission application to SNU’s Office of Admissions ⇒ applicants submit scholarship application to SNU’s Office of International Affairs ⇒ Selection made by respective Colleges/Schools based on the admission documents ⇒ decision noticed

Contact

  • SNU staff in charge: 82-2-880-2519, intlscholarship@snu.ac.kr

Overseas Koreans Scholarship

Eligibility

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

Subsidies

  • Full tuition exemption
  • Living expenses: 800,000 KRW per month for 4 semesters
  • Insurance fees: approximately 30,000 per month
  • Settlement expenses aid upon initial arrival: 500,000 KRW (one-time payment)
  • Airfare for one economy round trip
  • Language training expenses: for 2 semesters

Application Period

  • March and September

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

Contact

  • SNU staff in charge: 82-2-880-2519, intlscholarship@snu.ac.kr

Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP)

Eligibility

  • International students applying for SNU’s graduate programs

Number of Recipients

  • 325

Subsidies

  • Full tuition fee: tuition exemption for 4 semesters for master’s program and 6 semesters for Ph. D program
  • Living expenses: 900,000 KRW per month
  • Airfare: one economy round trip
  • Korean language training fee: for 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, research fund, thesis printing fees, settlement and returning expenses

Application Period

  • February

Selection Procedure

※ Applicants choose one of the following application methods.

  • University Recommendation Program: applicants submit applications to SNU’s Office of Admission ⇒ the National Institute for International Education make the selection
  • Embassy Recommendation Program: applications submit applications to Korean Embassies in their countries ⇒ the National Institute for International Education make the selection

Contact

  • SNU staff in charge: 82-2-880-6971, sck590@snu.ac.kr
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