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Sogang University

About the university

Available places: 2 semester places for autumn semester 2024, 2 semester places for spring semester 2025

Established: 1960.
Number of students: 12,000.
Campus: Seoul campus is situated 20 kilometres from central Seoul by train.
Student life: There are 75 student clubs and associations with focus on taekwondo, Korean music and dance, and others with focus on the Korean culture. Many of the international students study Korean at Korean Language Education Centre.

Annual festivals and activities are organised on campus, for example: introduction for new students, and possibility for volunteer work.

About Seoul

Seoul is the capital of South Korea and has over 10 million citizens, 25 million in the metropolitan area. Seoul is situated by the Han River and is surrounded by mountains. It is the world's fifth most expensive city to live in and the second most expensive in Asia. Seoul is an important financial centre in Asia and some of the world's largest companies have their headquarters here. The city has distinguished itself as a shopping-city, the Dongdaemun market is the largest market in Korea and Yongsans Electronic Market is the largest of its kind in Asia.

Information from Sogang University

Restrictions: Undergraduate students are not allowed to take graduate courses. However, graduate students can take both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Incoming exchange students need an undergraduate diploma in order to apply for graduate courses.

Sogang Business School (AACSB) – no courses taught in English are offered.

Within the College of Engineering, two departments (System Semiconductor Engineering, AI) were newly launched in the academic year 2022. It is uncertain at this point if these faculties will offer courses taught in English (TBA).

Closed programmes:
Graduate School of Metaverse  
Graduate School of Theology 
Sogang Law School 
Graduate School of MOT 
Graduate School of Public Policy 
Graduate School of Education 
Graduate School of Economics 
Graduate School of Mass Communication 
Graduate School of Information and Technology 

Important note!
There is high demand in certain areas of courses, especially in the following departments: Business Administration, Journalism, Media and Entertainment, and Art & Technology. Registration for these departments could be very competitive. For courses in the Art & Technology department, priority is given to students from an institution that has a separate departmental agreement with our A&T department.

Full time studies (corresponding to 30 hp):
Undergraduate level: 15 credits
Graduate/master's level: 9 credits

Course types:
In general 3 credits/course
Korean language course: 3 credits (=6 hp)

Course levels:
1000: 1st year courses
2000: 2nd year courses
3000: 3rd year courses
4000: 4th year courses
5000–6000: graduate courses

Academic year:
Autumn term: September–December
Spring term: March–June

All international students will automatically be enrolled in the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS). Cost is approximately 50 South Korean Won per month. This enrolment is mandatory and only in few cases an application of exemption of the NHIS is approved.


Students who wish to live on-campus must apply for on-campus housing when they are submitting the exchange program application. Students are also required to submit a Health Report Form with an official hospital stamp if they wish to apply for on-campus housing.


Exchange Program Overview

Course information (Select "courses for exchange students")

Campus Tour Video


Student grants and loans for studies outside of Sweden

You may be entitled to student grants and loans from CSN when studying abroad.

As the cost of living and accommodation may be higher abroad, you can apply for an extra loan known as an additional loan for studies abroad.

You can also apply for an additional loan to cover additional costs, i.e. travel and insurance costs. 

Latest update: 2023-10-13