Visiting Students & Student Exchange Program
SMU’s Semester Abroad Program offers a unique opportunity for university students currently enrolled in institutions outside of Korea. Both male and female students are eligible to apply. As a Study Abroad student, you can earn credits towards your home degree while immersing yourself in a valuable international and intercultural experience in Korea. Additionally, Exchange Students from Partner Institutions have the option to participate in this program, with the possibility of tuition waiver based on the exchange agreement. Participants in the program have the chance to enroll in SMU’s undergraduate and graduate schools. Earned credits are recorded on an official SMU transcript, which may be transferable to other universities.
Sookmyung Women’s University operates on a two-semester academic year. The spring semester runs from March to mid-June, while the fall semester takes place from September to mid-December. In addition to these regular semesters, Summer Sessions are offered prior to the fall semester.
|26-Feb||Orientation for Exchange/Visiting Students|
|April 20~26||Mid Terms|
|June 15~21||Final Exams /
|28-Aug||Orientation for Exchange/Visiting Students|
|October 20~26||Mid Terms|
|December 15~21||Final Exams /
We offer over 150 English-taught courses in various disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Students can choose from a range of subjects such as Korean language, International Studies, Korean Studies, Business and Economics and more. Additionally, there are numerous opportunities to engage in traditional Korean culture through lectures and field trips. For a complete course list and descriptions, please visit: [Click here- http://e.sookmyung.ac.kr>Academic>courses>Type of Lecture>Language:English- Search]
All students are required to complete their payments upon arrival. Exchange students from SMU’s partner institutions will have their tuition waived as part of the agreement.
|Tuition (waived for Exchange Students)||KRW 4,000,000 /
|On-Campus Housing||KRW 260,000 /
- Costs are subject to change.
- KRW 1,200 is equivalent to approximately US$ 1.
- Fees are subject to fluctuation based on the exchange rate. Please provide fees in Korean currency (KRW).
- Kindly note that the cost is subject to annual changes.
How to apply
- All students including SMU’s exchange students are required to complete their payments upon arrival.
- Students who are not from exchange universities or from SMU’s partner institution who were not selected as exchange students.
- Before applying directly, it is recommended that students contact the international office of their home university to verify the transferability of credits earned at SMU.
- SMU’s partner institution students must be nominated by their home university as exchange candidates. All application documents should be submitted to SMU through the international office of their home university. Individual applications are not accepted.
The following documents are required to Apply:
- Recent Official Academic Transcript
- Copy of Passport
- Copy of a recent photo
- Health Insurance Verification Form or a copy of a Health Insurance Certificate that covers medical treatments and accidents in Korea.
- Original Bank Statement showing minimum amount of US $5,000 per semester
- All required documents should be uploaded through the online application system
Please ensure that you have all the necessary documents ready for a complete application.
- Spring Semester- November 30th, prior to the March start of the following year
- Fall Semester - May 31st, prior to the September start of the same year
Benefits for International Students
Sookmyung Buddy Leadership Group, URINK
U.R.I. (United Relationship for Internationalization) is a student-led group at Sookmyung Women’s University. Local SMU students volunteer as buddies to assist and support international students on campus. Each international student is paired with a student buddy who helps them with general matters in Korea and helps them adjust to university life. The program promotes cultural exchange, fosters lasting friendships, and offers opportunities for students to participate in various events and activities together.
Scholarship Offered Volunteer Programs
International students from around the world can volunteer in Sookmyung Women’s University’s English Speaking Spot (ESS) and Second Language Tutoring program (SLT). In this program, they have the opportunity to teach their native language to Sookmyung students and receive a scholarship of KRW 10,000 per hour throughout the semester. It is a great way for international students to share their language skills and earn a scholarship at the same time.
- Office of International Affairs
- Tel: +82-2-710-9284
- Fax: +82-2-710-9285
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office Hours: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:30
- Postal Address:
- 100, Cheongpa-ro 47-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea 140-742
- Sookmyung Women's University Administration Bldg. #706 Office of International Affairs