Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English Korean
Foreign:$ 1.93 k / Semester(s) Deadline: Feb 1, 2025
60 place StudyQA ranking:9748 Duration:8 semestrs

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Psychology is the scientific study of human minds and behaviors. The main focus on humans is similar to that of humanities. However, the emphasis on scientific research methods, with a particular emphasis on experimental science, differentiates psychology from other disciplines. At the crossroads of natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences, the field of psychology not only integrates knowledge from various disciplines, but also reapplies acquired knowledge to enhance our understanding of human minds and behaviors.

Broadly, the field of psychology can be divided into two major areas: basic psychology and applied psychology. Researchers in the area of basic psychology are interested in understanding basic psychological processes of human beings. It includes experimental psychology, biopsychology, social psychology, psycholinguistics, and developmental psychology. On the other hand, researchers in the field of applied psychology focus on applying psychological knowledge in real situations. Clinical and counseling psychology and industrial and organizational psychology are considered to be in the area of applied psychology. There is a wide range of specialty areas in psychology including human physiology, cognition, personality, developmental psychology, social behaviors, and abnormal behaviors. The faculty members of the Department have been actively eng_1aged in teaching and research on a wide range of topics such as recognition, personality, biology, organizational psychology, clinical psychology, psychometrics, social psychology, developmental psychology, linguistics, and Neuroscience. Diverse research methods, such as laboratory experiments, psychological testing, observations, and quantitative analysis are employed in research with a special emphasis on laboratory experiments.

  • Psychology: Understanding of Human Mind
  • Psychological Statistics
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Introduction to Experimental Psychology & Lab.
  • Neuroscience
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology and Lab.
  • Introduction to Vision Science
  • Psychology of Learning and Memory & Lab.
  • Psychology of Perception and Lab.
  • Cognitive Process and Lab.
  • Psychology of Language and Lab.
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Neuropsychology and Experiment
  • Biopsychology Lab.
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Psychometrics and Psychological Testing
  • Clinical Psychology and Practicum
  • Psychology of Emotion
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Applied Developmental Psychology
  • Applied Experimental Psychology
  • Introduction to Positive Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Lab.
  • Perceptual Self & Action
  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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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 2.06 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 10.4 k / Year(s)
Deadline: Jan 15, 2025 201–250 place StudyQA ranking: 4982