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

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    Major students first focus on Russian language and then move on to literature and culture.The department supplies a systematic education in Russian grammar starting from the very basics to advanced levels and offers various programs in reading, writing and speaking as well. It also provides courses in linguistics and historical linguistics for those students with an academic interest in Russian language as a subject. The department has a scholarly exchange contract with Moscow State University - this not only enables a qualified Russian professor from MSU to come to Seoul National University every year, but also allows SNU students to attend summer language school or winter semester classes at MSU. Three Russian-major students at SNU are invited to study abroad at MSU every year.

    • Intermediate Russian 1
    • Intermediate Russian 2
    • Readings in Russian Literature
    • History of Russian Literature 1
    • Russian Poetry and Songs
    • Russian Language and Society
    • Russian Language and Society
    • Russian Language and Society
    • Russian Cultural Criticism
    • Understanding Russian Poetry
    • Advanced Russian 1
    • Advanced Russian 2
    • History of Russian Language
    • History of Russian Literature 2
    • Studies in Russian Authors 1
    • Studies in Russian Authors 2
    • Introduction to Russian Linguistics
    • Russian Folklore
    • Women in Russian Literature
    • Topics in Russian Linguistics
    • Russian Theater
    • Topics in Russian Linguistics
    • Russian Literary Criticism
    • Understanding Popular Culture in Contemporary Russia

    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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