National Chengchi University

SKKU Exchange/Visiting Student Program
Information/Fact Sheet: 2015 Fall Semester
General & Contact Information
Office Name
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] (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
■ Fall Semester: May 1
* Visiting Student Program applicants do not need to get an official
nomination from home institution.
Application Information
Online Application
* 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.
■ 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
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
August 27 , 2015 (subject to change)
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
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
* 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
16 hrs
32 hrs
64 hrs
128 hrs
32 hrs
64 hrs
80 hrs
160 hrs
48 hrs
96 hrs
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
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.
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
Asian & Korean Studies
* 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)
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 (Quick Link)
[email protected] / 82-2-760-0027
Korean Language Programs
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 Details
• Duration: 16~17 weeks
[A] Regular Korean
400 hrs
• Time: 09:00~16:30
Language Program (RKP)
• Date: Monday ~ Friday
• Duration: 16 weeks
[B] Korean
64 hrs
• Time: 15:00~17:00
• Date: Monday & Wednesday
• Duration: 16 weeks
for Exchange
64 hrs
• Time: 15:00~17:00
• 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.
/ Fall
Fee / four months
(Subject to change)
Humanities and Social Sciences Campus
(@ Seoul)
Natural Sciences Campus
(@ Suwon)
1,700 USD
(Meal plan not available)
1,900 USD (w/ meal plan)
1,500 USD (w/o meal plan)
* 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.
Basic fare for subway & bus
A Big Mac set
1,200 KRW
5,700 KRW
Movie Ticket
Caffe Latte (Starbucks)
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 > 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.