Exchange/Visiting Student Program
- Spring Semester: March 2 ‐ June 21
- Fall Semester: September 1 ‐ December 21
|Semester 1 (Spring Semester)||Semester 2 (Fall Semester)|
|Application Deadline||November 15||May 15|
|Course Registration||Mid February||Mid August|
|Classes Start||First working day of March||First working day of September|
|Course Add/Drop Period||First week of March||First week of September|
|Course Drop Period||Third week of March||Third week of September|
|Midterm Week||Mid-April (Eighth week of Semester)||Mid-October (Eighth week of Semester)|
|Final Week||Mid-June (Sixteenth week of Semester)||Mid-December (Sixteenth week of Semester)|
Academic Schedule for 2020
|Spring Semester (Semester 1)||Fall Semester (Semester 2)|
|Course Registration||February 17 ‐ February 21||August 19 ‐ August 23|
|Classes Start||March 2||September 2|
|Course Add/Drop||March 2 ‐ March 6||September 2 ‐ September 6|
|Course Drop||March 23 ‐ March 27||September 23 ‐ September 27|
|Midterm Week||April 19 ‐ April 25(Tentative)||October 19‐ October 25|
|Final Week||June 15 ‐ June 20||December 16 ‐ December 21|
|Classes End||June 20||December 21|
|Transcript Issued||Late July||Late January|
Normally, one course is awarded 3 or 2 credits.
You can choose any undergraduate course regardless of your major.
Asian Studies Program
The Asian Studies Program has been developed specifically with international students in mind. It is designed for students who are interested in learning or increasing their knowledge of Asian culture and history. These courses are offered at no extra cost. All courses are taught in English and are offered both Spring and Fall semesters. Upon completing a minimum of six courses, students, who have obtained a GPA of 2.5, will be awarded a certificate.
Korean Language Course
We offer leveled Korean language classes in the evening at no extra cost. These classes provide students with an excellent opportunity to improve their Korean language skills and understand Korean culture. They will help students understand and use familiar expressions in everyday situations, which will help them make real life connections in Korea outside of the classroom.
We will send accepted students a course list at the beginning of February for the Spring semester and the beginning of August for the Fall semester. In principle, students are allowed to take any courses offered at Soongsil regardless of their major. The students should send a list of courses chosen by a designated date to the designated email address. Further instructions will be emailed directly to students.
|Letter Grade||Grade Point Value||Percentage||Description|
Credits earned at Soongsil will be trasnferred to the home university according to their rules and regulations.
Final grades will be available within one month of classes finishing. The official transcript will be mailed to the International Office at your home university. Transcripts will be sent out in late July for the spring semester and in late January for the fall semester.
Soongsil Residence Hall
The state-of-the art dormitory offers designated housing for students with two single sex buildings with separate entrances. It has 12 floors of modern living and accommodates over 1,400 students. And with room choices ranging from single to shared, the hall should satisfy all students who are looking for a safe and secure living environment. Additionally, there are common rooms on each floor, and other on-site facilities such as a gym, a cafeteria, a convenience store, laundry facilities and a post office. All rooms have direct internet access.
|Room Type||Double room with bathroom|
|Period of Stay (Tentative)||16 weeks|
- Move-in date: February 26-27 (Office hours 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
- Move-out date: June 16 (16 weeks) / August 14 (25 weeks)
- Move-in date: August 29-30 (Office hour 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM)
- Move-out date: December 16 (16 weeks) / February 14 (25 weeks)
※ The exact check‐in and check‐out date may change.
※ You will not bel able to move in to the dormitory earlier than the dates above.
|Fee||16 weeks||1,305,300 KRW / person|
|24 weeks||1,828,900 KRW / person|
※ All costs include utilities such as electricity, water, gas and internet service
|Address||Soongsil Residence Hall, Soongsil University, 369 Sangdo‐ro, Dongjak‐gu, 06978, Seoul, |
(서울시 동작구 상도로 369 숭실대학교 레지던스홀)
Every student will need to obtain a student visa before coming to Korea. In order to obtain the visa, students need to apply for it at the Korean consulate near their own home. Please consult with the consulate in your home country as to which documents are required. The following is a general list of required documents for issuing a student visa.
- Application Form (www.hikorea.go.kr)
- Certificate of Admission (This will be issued by Soongsil University.)
- Proof of Financial Support (A bank statement or a scholarship certificate proving that you maintain a minimum balance or have a scholarship certificate to receive a visa)
- Two color photos (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm)
- Visa processing fee
- Other documents required by the Korean consulate
Medical insurance is mandatory for all exchange students. You are required to have health insurance which covers the entire length of your stay in Korea. If you purchase health insurance through the Office of International Affairs, it will cost approximately 100,000 KRW for 6 months and 200,000 KRW for 12 months. If you want to purchase health insurance in Korea, you can find more information in the following website: http://n.foreignerdb.com/ssu
Period of Coverage
- One semester : At least 6 months
- Two semesters : At least 12 months
Medical Insurance Minimum Coverage
|Accidental Death and Disability||50,000,000 KRW|
|Accident Hospitalization (in Korea)||10,000,000 KRW|
|Sickness Death||10,000,000 KRW|
|Sickness Hospitalization (in Korea)||10,000,000 KRW|
|Medical Reimbursement (Outpatient)||250,000 KRW|
|Medical Reimbursement (Prescription)||50,000 KRW|
|Personal Liability||10,000,000 KRW|