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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 2.3k / 1 semester
  • Languages of instruction:
  • Chinese, English, Korean
  • Deadline:
  • February

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    The curriculum of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature puts a heavy emphasis on acquiring a high level of proficiency in modern and classical Chinese. The fostering of these basic language and literature abilities in Chinese is essential for studying the heritage of Chinese literature which boasts perhaps the longest history and the largest scale among the world literatures. Majors in Chinese may choose to concentrate their studies in one of two areas: Chinese literature or Chinese linguistics. The curriculum for the literature concentration is composed in such a way as to allow undergraduates, over a period of four years, to become acquainted with various genres of Chinese literature developed over many thousands of years.


    • Readings in Classical Chinese 1
    • Readings in Classical Chinese 2
    • Intermediate Chinese 1
    • Intermediate Chinese 2
    • Readings in Traditional Chinese Poetry 1
    • Readings in Traditional Chinese Poetry 2
    • Introduction to Chinese Linguistics 1
    • Introduction to Chinese Linguistics 2
    • Chinese Conversation and Composition 1
    • Chinese Conversation and Composition 2
    • Literature and Society of Modern China
    • Readings in Modern Chinese Literature
    • Advanced Chinese
    • Topics in Socio-cultural Aspects of China
    • History of Chinese Literature 1
    • History of Chinese Literature 2
    • Readings in Traditional Chinese Prose 1
    • Readings in Traditional Chinese Prose 2
    • Implication of Chinese Traditional Culture and The Contemporary China
    • Chinese Grammar
    • Studies in Modern Chinese Literature
    • Readings in Traditional Chinese Novel 1
    • Readings in Traditional Chinese Novel 2
    • Readings in Chinese Ci Poetry
    • Qerforming Arts of China
    • Thesis Writing on Subjects of Chinese Language and Literary
    • Reading in Shijing and Chuci

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    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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