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University of Seoul

Address: 163 Seoulsiripdae-ro, Jeonnong-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Description University of Seoul

  • Established: 1918
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Students age: from 17 years old
  • Number of students: 11,227 people
  • Language of instruction: Korean, English
  • Type of study: state university.

Seoul University is a public university funded and supported by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The nature of the university, the level of teachers, academic programs and research institutes are determined by the dynamics of the metropolitan city. UOS is a basic research think tank for formulating and supporting the main policy goals of the Seoul Metropolitan Government. With a variety of programs combining research, politics, practice, education, the university is at the top of the rankings of Korean universities.

Seoul is the economic, political and cultural center of Korea, a 600-year-old capital, a historic city with diverse social and cultural populations, a vast and complex landscape.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Seoul

Program name


  • Public Affairs and Economics
  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Urban Science
  • Arts and Physical Education
  • Liberal Arts and Cross-Disciplinary Studies.
from 5 000 $ / year

Master's degree

  • Science in Taxation
  • Design
  • University of Seoul Law School
  • Urban Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Science and Technology
  • Education
  • International School of Urban Sciences.

Accommodation, housing and food

University of Seoul offers international students hostel accommodation:

  • Double rooms, shower room, toilet and laundry are shared.
  • Single rooms, each block of 2-5 rooms, living room, shower room, toilet, laundry shared.

Students pay a deposit, which is returned after the end of the rental period.

Events University of Seoul

The University encourages social engagement by offering an annual Community Service Award to educators who are committed to helping others.

The university has formed many political and cultural figures in South Korea.


  • Seoul University, mainly funded by the state, has a culture of social engagement - students regularly participate in volunteer and social work. The main campus welfare center serves over 100,000 seniors and people with disabilities every year.
  • Notable alumni: Ahn Cheol Su, founder of security software vendor Ahnlab; former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Prime Minister of Korea 1988 Lee Hyun Jae, former President of South Korea Kim Yong Sam, Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2010 Yoo Myung Hwan. Graduates from the arts, academia, and culture include authors Yangji Lee, Kim Chi-Ha, Kim Seungok, filmmakers Jo Sung-hee, Jang Sung Woo and Min Kyu Dong, artists Oh Jong Eun and Lee Woofang, architects Kim Soo Geun and Min Hyun Sik and others.
  • Seoul University annually awards alumni awards for excellence.

Equipment University of Seoul

The campus of the university includes more than 220 buildings, with a total area of over 4 million square meters. There is an application to help students to navigate a huge campus.

The main library consists of reading rooms for 2,200 seats, contains almost 800,000 volumes of books, monographs, and reference materials. In the Main Library, a program was developed that allows users to access information about research resources, an integrated search system was created to facilitate access to multimedia data, e-books.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

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

  • Applicants fill out an application online
  • All documents must be translated into English / Korean and officially certified.

Requirements for knowledge of English for international students:

  • IELTS - 5.5
  • TOEFL - 80.

Scholarships University of Seoul

Scholarships for International Students:

  • Fully covered scholarships are awarded to the top 10% of international undergraduate students based on their academic achievement.
  • Scholarships covering 50% of tuition fees are awarded to 20% of the top international undergraduate students with high academic performance.
  • Scholarships of 50-100% of the tuition fees are awarded to graduate students recommended by each faculty for academic merit.

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University of Seoul reviews

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