SKKU Exchange/Visiting Student Program Information/Fact Sheet: 2015 Fall Semester General & Contact Information Office Name Campuses Contact Information English Homepage Office Address Program Logo [Experience SKKU] SKKU OIA (Sungkyunkwan University Office of International Affairs) ■ Humanities and Social Sciences Campus (Seoul) ■ Natural Sciences Campus (Suwon, Gyeonggi-do) ■ Mr. Chung-il, Lee (Student Mobility Program Manager) Tel: +82-2-760-0025 / Fax: +82-2-760-0159 / Email: [email protected] ■ Ms. Ji-Yeon Woo (Housing Manager) Tel: +82-2-760-0155 / Fax: +82-2-760-0159 / Email: [email protected] http://www.skku.edu/eng (Quick Link) Office of International Affairs (# 90212), International Hall, Sungkyunkwan University, 25-2, Sungkyunkwan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-745, South Korea [Experience SKKU] is a brand name that encompasses various international student mobility (inbound) programs SKKU Office of International Affairs offers. Nomination Information (Only for Exchange Program Applicants) Home University’s Nomination Procedure Nomination Deadline ■ Applicants must be officially selected and nominated by home institution to obtain eligibility for application. ■ Study Abroad Program Officer at sending institution must inform SKKU OIA of the list of nominated students by email including the following information. Student Info University Info Full Name, Email Address, Length of Study, Major Study Abroad Program Officer’s Name, Email Address, Phone Number, Mailing Address ■ Spring semester: November 1st st ■ Fall Semester: May 1 * Visiting Student Program applicants do not need to get an official nomination from home institution. Application Information Online Application Website: http://www.skku.edu/e-home-s/inter_app/hsig1075.jsp * Online application system works best on Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome; may not work on Safari. * Authentication Code will be informed to applicants once SKKU OIA receives an official nomination letters. Application Guide You are able to download the Online Application Guide at the online application website. Eligibility ■ Official nomination/recommendation of home/sending institution ■ Completion of at least one year of study and be continuing towards a degree at home institution ■ GPA (Grade Point Average) above 2.7 / 4.0 or 3.0 / 4.5 or 3.3 / 5.0 Language Requirement ■ SKKU OIA does not require language proficiency test score or certificate. * It is highly recommended to have a minimal command of Korean or English language for communication purpose; please understand that English is the first language when it comes to [Experience SKKU] program. Required Documents ■ Legitimate photograph ■ Valid passport with personal identification page ■ Certificate of enrollment for the degree an applicant is currently seeking ■ Transcript with cumulative academic records for all courses have been taken until the time of application. ■ Participation Agreement (*This form is downloadable on the first page of online application website) ■ Certificate of Insurance(The insurance is required to cover possible medical costs for a study period at SKKU) * Hardcopy is NOT required; SKKU OIA may require original copies if necessary. Participation Agreement Online Application Period All applicants have to agree with terms and conditions of the [Experience SKKU] Program stipulated in Participation Agreement. ■ Spring semester: September 1st ~ November 15th ■ Fall Semester: March 1st ~ May 15th * Please make sure to contact us in advance to make a request for the late application. Exchange/Visiting Student Orientation & Reception Date August 27 , 2015 (subject to change) Venue Humanities and Social Sciences Campus (Seoul) Expected Arrival Date It is recommended for students to arrive at SKKU a couple of days earlier than the orientation date. Academic Calendar Academic Semesters Academic Year ■ 2015 Fall Semester: August 31 ~ December 18, 2015 (subject to change) ■ 2016 Spring Semester: March 2 ~ June 21, 2016 (subject to change) ■ 2015 AY: March 2, 2015 ~ February 29, 2016 ■ 2016 AY: March 2, 2016 ~ February 28, 2017 Course Information Course Catalog Course Sign-up ■ Course catalog is available at http://www.skku.edu/eng Main> International >Global Program> Inbound Exchange Program>Course Information>Course Catalog ■ 30~35% percent of the courses (approximately 1,800 modules) in each semester are taught in English. * Please contact the OIA when you have trouble in accessing online course catalog. ■ Spring semester: in February ■ Fall semester: in August * Course sign-up period and method will be notified to accepted students. □ Course signup restriction policy is applied to the areas including, but not limited to, the following programs below. Graduate Programs Specialty Graduate Schools - SKK Graduate School of Business - SKK Graduate School of China - Graduate School of Law - Graduate School of Governance - Graduate School of Education - Graduate School of TESOL/Translation Special Graduate Schools Graduate School of Medicine Graduate School of Pharmacy Undergraduate Programs School of Medicine School of Pharmacy Global Business Administration Global Economics Global Leader * Please be informed that SKKU has two types of business administration and economics at undergraduate level. School of Business Administration Global Business Administration Business Administration School of Economics Global Economics Economics * Courses in Global Business Administration and Global Economics major may open to exchange/visiting students, provided applicants meet the criteria each department provides; details are to be sent with a separate email; contact us for additional information. SKKU Credit System SKKU Credit Class Hour/semester Self Study Hour/semester SKKU Credit Class Hour/semester Self Study Hour/semester 1 16 hrs 32 hrs 4 64 hrs 128 hrs 2 32 hrs 64 hrs 5 80 hrs 160 hrs 3 48 hrs 96 hrs 6 96 hrs 192 hrs * 1 SKKU Credit requires at least 48 hours of study (16 classroom study/contact hours and 32 self study hours) in a semester. Maximum Credits & Credit Conversion Undergraduate Program 18 SKKU credits 6~7 courses Graduate Program 9 SKKU credits 3~4 courses * Credit transfer ratio should be determined by home institution. * SKKU provides supporting information and reference for credit conversion/transfer. IEC (International Exchange Course): Course Packet for Exchange/Visiting Student In an effort to provide tailored academic courses to international exchange/visiting students, the SKU OIA offers the following courses. Code IEC4007 IEC4008 IEC4009 IEC4010 IEC4011 IEC4013 IEC4014 IEC4015 Title Economics in Global Environments Understanding Asian Culture Contemporary Korean Society & Culture Political & Economic Development in Korea Global Mind and Comparative Literature The Population and Politics of Contemporary Korea Comparative Thought and Culture: Horizons East and West Financial Markets in Korea: Structures, Functions & Issues Remark Economics Asian & Korean Studies Humanities/Interdisciplinary * The IEC course list is subject to change; courses can be added or removed from the list with prior notice in a specific academic term. SKKU ISS (International Summer Semester) Description SKKU International Summer Semester (SKKU ISS) is an annual 4-week summer program. Details on this year’s program are available at the official website; the program singles out the most intriguing theme of the year with which every course is cohesively related. A number of renowned professors around the world are going to share knowledge and insight with highly motivated international students on SKKU campus. * Tuition discount policy: only exchange student are exempt from ISS tuition fee. Official Website http://summer.skku.edu (Quick Link) Contact [email protected] / 82-2-760-0027 Korean Language Programs Description Tuition SKKU SLI (Sungkyun Language Institute) provides exchange/visiting student with two types of Korean language programs in association with qualified lecturers and well-organized classroom materials. Free for the programs below during regular (spring/fall) semesters. Program Program Details Workload Detail Credit Level • Duration: 16~17 weeks Beginner [A] Regular Korean 400 hrs • Time: 09:00~16:30 12 Intermediate Language Program (RKP) • Date: Monday ~ Friday Advanced • Duration: 16 weeks [B] Korean Mon/Wed 64 hrs • Time: 15:00~17:00 3 Beginner Language • Date: Monday & Wednesday Program • Duration: 16 weeks for Exchange Tue/Thu 64 hrs • Time: 15:00~17:00 3 Beginner Student • Date: Tuesday & Thursday * Graduate students are not able to earn credits by completing Korean language programs. * Students are not able to attend both program [A] and [B] simultaneously. Semester Spring / Fall Accommodation Fee / four months Dormitory (Subject to change) Type Campus Location Double Humanities and Social Sciences Campus (@ Seoul) Off-campus Natural Sciences Campus (@ Suwon) On-campus I-House C-House 1,700 USD (Meal plan not available) G-House M-House Shin-gwan Flat 1,900 USD (w/ meal plan) 1,500 USD (w/o meal plan) Double * SKKU may NOT be able to provide accommodation to all exchange/visiting students due to the university’s space situation. * Dormitory application Information will be provided to accepted students. Cost of Living It normally costs 450,000 ~ 600,000 KRW in a month to live in Korea including meal, transportation, etc., not including accommodation fee. Item Basic fare for subway & bus A Big Mac set Price 1,200 KRW 5,700 KRW Item Movie Ticket Caffe Latte (Starbucks) Price 10,000 KRW 4,800 KRW Buddy Program: SG MAPLE (SKKU Global Mentoring and Assisting PeoPLE) The SKKU OIA and the GSN HI-Club, a student group that supports the OIA, manages a buddy program called SG MAPLE, or SKKU Global Mentoring and Assisting PeoPLE. Every semester, we bring in a group of SKKU students who want to make international friends and support them. The GSN HI-Club is responsible for carrying out and monitoring this buddy program where international exchange and visiting students are able to experience Korean in particular as well as Korea in general. ■ NOTE 1: Admission Package SKKU OIA will send each accepted exchange/visiting student an admission package which includes a Certificate of Admission, an invitation letter (for visa application), a student handbook, an SKKU International Summer Semester brochure, and additional useful materials once document assessment finishes in June (for fall semester) or in December (for spring semester). ■ NOTE 2: Additional Resources This document and additional useful resources, such a student handbook, survival kit [Way to SKKU], and pick-up application form, off-campus housing information, etc., are available on our website. Please visit http://www.skku.edu/eng > International > Global Programs>Inbound exchange program for more information about the Experience SKKU program and other recourses you are advised to refer to. * Information provided in this document is subject to change due to the university’s circumstance.
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