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Seoul Women's University

Address: 38 Ganhodae-ro, Hongje 3 (sam) -dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Description Seoul Women's University

  • Established: 1960
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Number of students: 6000
  • Language of instruction: Korean
  • Type of institution: private university.

Seoul Women's University is a private university in South Korea where only female students are allowed to study. It was founded in 1960 at the expense of the Presbyterian Church of Korea, which is the patron of the educational institution today.

School Objectives:

  • To educate women leaders with knowledge, experience, virtue, able to participate in the life of the country and show leadership qualities based on Christian teaching
  • To help students not only master their specialty, but also increase their scientific awareness, develop creative, critical and holistic thinking
  • Preach the Christian faith, instill moral values
  • To develop the ability to adapt, to uphold our values, fight for justice, serve the country and the world.

The university has an international program: foreign students from foreign educational institutions can come to Korea to learn the basics of the language, get acquainted with the history of the country, customs and culture. For four weeks, program participants attend classes at Seoul Women's University, live with Korean students in the same room, and attend local attractions.

There is a startup support program at the university: those girls who want to start their own business receive material and legal support, the opportunity to express themselves throughout the country.

Education is carried out at the faculties:

  • Philological (Korean language and literature, English language and literature, French language and literature, German language and literature, Chinese language and literature, Chinese language and literature, German language and literature)
  • Social Sciences (Librarianship, Social Security, Public Administration, Communications and Media, Educational Psychology)
  • Natural sciences (chemistry and bioecology, gardening, biotechnology, landscape design, food systems)
  • Developing industries (clothing and marketing, media design and applications, software, industrial design).

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Seoul Women's University

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  • Duration of study: 6-8 semesters
  • Language of instruction: Korean
  • Form of study: full-time.
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  • Duration of study: 3-4 semesters
  • Language of instruction: Korean
  • Form of study: full-time.
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Doctoral studies

  • Duration of study: 8-10 semesters
  • Language of instruction: Korean
  • Form of study: full-time.

Accommodation, housing and food

Two dormitories work for students: one for local students, the second for foreign students. The buildings are seven-story, each accommodates 700 students. Practiced double and quadruple accommodation. In addition to rooms, dormitories include:

  • Canteens
  • The shops
  • Computer and reading rooms
  • Seminar rooms
  • Prayer rooms
  • GYM's
  • Laundromats
  • Audio-video halls
  • Lounges
  • Assembly halls.

The hostels are surrounded by forest and at the same time are located close to city attractions.


  • Small number of students
  • University of History
  • Female students only
  • Large selection of specialties
  • Not only preparation of specialists, but also the education of spiritual personalities
  • The active participation of the Presbyterian Church of Korea in the life of the institution
  • The location of the university near city attractions
  • Qualified teaching staff
  • Full student life.

Equipment Seoul Women's University

In 1990, the Central University Library was opened with a total area of 11,000 sq.m. In 1995, the library introduced the SELIS electronic system, which in recent years has gone through several stages of modernization - thanks to this system, students have round-the-clock access to the entire library fund.

All classrooms, laboratories, centers, research institutes and gyms are equipped with modern equipment, computer technology, furniture.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The school year at Seoul Women's University traditionally begins in September.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

In order to become a student at the Women's University in Seoul, an applicant must provide:

  • Certificate of general secondary education with certified translation
  • Copies of the identity documents of the applicant and parents or legal representatives
  • An essay on how an applicant sees his future
  • Original certificate of delivery of TOPIC level 3 and above, TOEFL 530 (CBT197, iBT 71), IELTS 5.5, CEFR B2 or TEPS 600.

Some specialties require entrance exams. Only female applicants are allowed to submit documents.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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