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Soongsil University

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

Established: 1897 which makes it Koreas first university.
Number of students: 16,000.
Campus: The campus is located in the center of Seoul.
Student life: The university has 50 student clubs with focus on music, photography, sports and charity work. International students are offered to study Korean in the evenings and to participate in culture events.

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 Soongsil University

The following programmes have the most courses in English:
Lifelong learning
Christian Studies
English Language and Literature
Business Management and Media.

Closed programmes:
Programmes/Courses on graduate level.
Programmes/Courses within Sports and Film Arts

Accepted students will be sent 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 from the list regardless of their major.

Full time studies (corresponding to 30 hp):
Undergraduate level: 15 credits

Course types: In general 3 credit courses

Course levels: Undergraduate courses available. Undergraduate students are not allowed to take graduate courses.

Academic year:
Second term: September–December
First term: March-June

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


All exchange students are recommended to stay in on-campus dormitory (double room with bathroom).

Students who wish to live on-campus must apply for housing during the online application period. Students who apply for on-campus housing are required to submit a Medical certificate, officially signed or stamped by a doctor. Housing is not guaranteed for all inbound exchange students. 
Residence Hall: https://ssudorm.ssu.ac.kr:444/SShostel/homepage/english/introduce/intro_01.html  


International Student Programme Overview

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: 2023-10-11