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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 2.13k / 1 semester
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English, Korean
  • Deadline:
  • February

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    The aim of the Major is to promote students’ professional knowledge and practical abilities that allows students to systematically inquire various fields of international politics. The Major also strives to educate students who are capable of analyzing and understanding the fundamental nature of international politics based on various social science theories and perspectives. Thus, faculty members at the Major have a wide range of research interests in international politics, including theories and thoughts of international relations, history of diplomacy, military and defense, international political economy, international culture; as well as diplomatic and domestic policies of key stakeholders (e.g., Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia) of the Korean peninsula. Also, the Major is cultivating new research areas such as, human security, international cooperation, and scientific technology and international politics.

    • Introduction to International Politics
    • Introduction to the History of International Relations
    • Chinese Foreign Policy
    • Japan in World Politics
    • Korean Peninsula and International Politics
    • Introduction to World Area Studies
    • Diplomacy
    • Diplomatic History of Korea
    • International Political Thought
    • Theory of International Politics
    • America in World Politics
    • International Political Economy
    • The Global Politics of Information
    • Understanding Decision-Making Process in US Politics
    • Studies in Korean International Political Thought
    • Russia and Eurasia in World Politics
    • Comparative International Society
    • Seminar in International Politics
    • Europe in World Politics
    • International Organization
    • International Relations and Social Changes
    • World Diplomatic History
    • Korean Foreign Policy
    • Eurasia in World Politics
    • Culture and Ideology in International Relations
    • Security Studies
    • Postmodern World Politics
    • International Relations in East Asia

    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
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    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 http://en.snu.ac.kr/apply/info or supporting organizations.

    Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP)

    Eligibility

    • 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

    Subsidies

    • 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

    Contact

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

    Reference

    • NIIED: http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr (English version) ⇒ GKS ⇒ Introduction to the projects ⇒ Korean Government Scholarship Program
    • 2016 KGSP Guideline Download

    Overseas Koreans Scholarship

    Eligibility

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

    Number of Recipients

    • Approximately 5 students

    Subsidies

    • 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

    Contacts

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

    Reference

    • Overseas Koreans Foundation: http://scholarship.korean.net (Korean)
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