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Handbook For International Students
Handbook For International Students
Settlement Services 53
Activities for International Students 58
List of Student Union Clubs 60
Expenses 66
Accommodation 68
Health Insurance 69
SKK University Health Center 70
Korean Food 74
Attractions near Sungkyunkwan University 82
Transportation in Seoul 86
Useful Website Addresses 88
Staff Contact Details 89
Campus Map 91
Subway Map 94
About SKK University 06
Area of Study 08
Korean Language Training Program 29
Admission Requirements 34
Language Proficiency Requirements 35
Application Deadlines 36
Documentation Sent to Students 37
Semester Information 40
Enrollment and Course Load 41
Grading System 42
Academic Transcripts 43
Recommended Arrival Date 46
Orientation Program 47
Registration as an International Resident 49
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education reforms from 1996 and 2003
- Achieved outstanding excellence in all areas of
assessment on professorship process (2003)
- Ranked 1
st
nationwide for the number of new
BK21 projects level 2
Joongang Daily Newspaper
- Ranked SKK University 4
th
among comprehensive
universities
- Ranked SKK University 6
th
between 2001 and
2004 (nationwide university evaluation)
International Evaluation
- World Ranking based on the Science Citation
Index (SCI): 228
Admission Selectivity
70% of SKK University students are recruited
within the top 1% of university applicants
30% of SKK University students are recruited
within the top 2% of university applicants
About
Sungkyunkwan
University
S
ungkyunkwan University is synonymous with
both tradition and innovation in education. The
literal meaning of the university's name is an
institution for building a harmonious society of
perfected human beings. The founding philosophy
of the old Sungkyunkwan is needed as much as
ever today, in an era of technological advancement
that seems devoid of humanity.
Founding year 1398
Locations
Humanities and Social Sciences Campus: Seoul
Natural Sciences Campus: Suwon
Rankings
Evaluation in Korea
Ministry of Education and Human Resource
Development
- Designated SKK University as having the best
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| Undergraduate Programs |
School of Confucian and Oriental Studies
College of Humanities
Korean Language and Literature
English Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Chinese Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Korean Literature in Classical Chinese
History
Philosophy
Library and Information Science
School of Human Life Sciences
Family Life Management and Consumer Studies
Fashion Design
Child Psychology and Education
Area
of
Study
Undergraduate Programs | 09
General Graduate Programs | 14
Interdisciplinary Programs | 20
Special Graduate Schools | 22
Specialty Graduate Schools | 27
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Education in Classical Chinese
Mathematics Education
Computer Education
School of Art
Fine Arts
Design
Dance
Film, Television and Multimedia
Theater
School of Sports Science
School of Natural Sciences
Biological Sciences
Mathematics
Physics
Chemistry
Area
of
Study
College of Law
Law
School of Social Studies
Public Administration
Political Science and Diplomacy
Journalism and Mass Communications
Sociology
Social Welfare
Psychology
School of Economics
Economics
Statistics
School of Business Administration
College of Education
Education
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Systems Management Engineering
Architecture
School of Pharmacy
College of Medicine
Medicine
Area
of
Study
School of Life Science and Natural Resources
Food Biotechnology
Bio-Mechatronic Engineering
Genetic Engineering
School of Information and Communication
Engineering
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering
College of Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Polymer Science and Engineering
Textile System Engineering
Advanced Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Architectural Engineering
Landscape Architecture
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Library and Information Science
Law
Political Science
Journalism and Mass Communication
Sociology
Social Welfare
Economics
Statistics
Psychology
Foreign Trade
Home Management
Fashion Design
Child Psychology and Education
Education
Doctorate Degrees
Business Administration
Disciplinary Education
Area
of
Study
| General Graduate Programs |
These graduate programs were made for the
purpose of studying basic theories and extensive
academic research.
Humanities and Social Sciences
Masters Degrees
Korean Philosophy
Russian Language and Literature
Confucian Studies
Eastern Philosophy
Korean Language and Literature
English Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Chinese Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Korean Literature in Classical Chinese
History
Philosophy
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Foreign Trade
Home Management
Fashion Design
Child Psychology and Education
Education
Arts and Sports Sciences
Masters Degrees
Fine Arts
Design
Film, Television and Multimedia
Dance
Sports Science
Doctorate Degrees
Dance
Sports Science
Area
of
Study
Accounting
Confucian Studies
Eastern Philosophy
Korean Language and Literature
English Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Chinese Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Korean Literature in Classical Chinese
History
Philosophy
Library and Information Science
Law
Political Science
Journalism and Mass Communication
Sociology
Social Welfare
Economics
Statistics
Psychology
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Advanced Material Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Medicine
Masters / Doctorate Degrees
Medicine
Area
of
Study
Natural Sciences
Masters / Doctorate Degrees
Biological Science
Mathematics
Physics
Chemistry
Food Biotechnology
Bio-Mechatronic Engineering
Genetic Engineering
Pharmacy
Manufacturing Pharmacy
Engineering
Masters / Doctorate Degrees
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Polymer Science and Engineering
Organic Material Engineering
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Performing Arts
Cognitive Science
Comparative Studies
Doctorate Programs
Nano Science of Technology
Biomedical Engineering
Energy Systems Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
Semiconductor Technology
Bio-medical Engineering
East Asian Studies
Performing Arts
Cognitive Science
Comparative Studies
Area
of
Study
| Interdisciplinary Programs |
These programs are specially designed so that
students who apply for them can finish
undergraduate (3.5 years) and graduate (1.5
years) levels within 5 years.
Masters Degrees
Structural and Systems Design Engineering
Geographic Information Systems
Bio-pharmacy
Molecular Medicine
Actuarial Science
Nano Science of Technology
Biomedical Engineering
Energy Systems Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
Semiconductor Technology
Bio-medical Engineering
East Asian Studies
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Graduate School of Education
Education
Educational Administration
Ethics Education
Korean Language Education
Classical Chinese Education
English Education
History Education
Social Studies Education
Business Education
Mathematics Education
Physical Education
Biology Education
Physics Education
Chemistry Education
Early Childhood Education
Counseling Psychology Education
Librarianship Education
Chinese Education
Computer Education
Area
of
Study
| Special Graduate Schools |
Masters Degrees
These graduate schools were established to train
professionals by studying practical theories and
extensive application of them in society.
Graduate School of Confucian Studies
East Asian Thought and Cultural Studies
Confucian Classics and Korean Thought
Science and Art of Calligraphy
Korean Culture and Art
Graduate School of Business Administration
Business Administration
iMBA
Business Administration
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Graduate School of Communication and Journalism
Communication Studies
Mass Media
Advertising and Public Relations
Magazine Publications
Cultural Studies
Graduate School of Information and Communications
Information and Communication Engineering
Computer Engineering
Information and Communication Policy
Information Security
Image Media
Graduate School of Design
Design
Visual Communication Design
Environmental Design
Design Management
Area
of
Study
Graduate School of Science and Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Energy Engineering
Systems Management Engineering
Materials and Metals Engineering
Construction Engineering
Civil Engineering
Architecture Engineering
Landscape Architecture
Food Science Biotechnology
Environment Engineering
Sport Science
Exercise Prescription and Obesity Clinics
Graduate School of Strategic Studies
National Management Strategy
Diplomacy and Security
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| Specialty Graduate Schools |
These graduate schools are especially focused to
provide learning opportunities to workers and the
adult community in general.
Graduate School of Business Administration
Masters Degree
Business Administration
M.B.A
SKK GSB M.B.A (in collaboration with MIT Sloan)
MS in Accounting
MS in e-business
Graduate School of Governance
Governance
Masters Degree
Academic Career
Public Service
Professional Career
Area
of
Study
Graduate School of Translation and TESOL
Translation
TESOL
Graduate School of Human Life Sciences
Etiquette in Life and the Ways of Tea
Fashion
Educare Management
Graduate School of Social Welfare
Concentration on Policy and Administration
Concentration on Practice
Graduate School of Clinical Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy
Social and Health Pharmacy
Graduate School of Clinical Nursing Science
Clinical Nursing Science
Clinical Nursing Administration
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Korean
Language
Training Program
Exchange students are entitled to one year of
Korean language instruction.
Contact
Tel. 82-2-760-1221
Fax. 82-2-760-1300
Homepage. http://www.skku.ac.kr/~sli/
Levels
Level 1 : Beginning Level.
Abl e to pronounce and understand the
Korean alphabet correctly.
Able to learn the pronunciation of numerals.
Able to learn basic grammar frequently used
in everyday life.
Level 2 : High-Beginning Level
Able to speak about some topics related to
food, illness, public offices, housework and so
forth.
Area
of
Study
Governance Leader
Doctorate Degree
Academic Career
Governance Leader
Graduate School of China
Masters Degree
Chinese Economics and Business Management
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business.
Able to understand the differences between
spoken and written language.
Able to discuss topics related to one's major
or work.
Level 6 : Upper-Advanced Level.
Able to carry out a survey for a research
paper on Korea-related topics.
Able to read Korean literature at the same
speed as native Koreans.
Abl e to read and wri te frequentl y used
Chinese characters used in Korean..
Korean
Language
Training Program
Able to use the learned vocabulary properly
and fluently.
Able to read easy, short essays or prose in
Korean.
Level 3 : Intermediate Level
Able to use complex sentence patterns.
Able to make proper use of learned language
expressions in various situations.
Able to conduct some limited business by
means of Korean language.
Level 4 : Upper-Intermediate Level
Abl e to use l earned compl ex sentence
patterns fluently.
Able to discuss topics related to movies,
drama, TV news, social affairs, and business.
Able to read and write essays on topics of
personal interest.
Level 5 : Advanced Level
Able to use complex sentence patterns in
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Language
Proficiency
Requirements
S
tudents, who are not native English speakers,
and who wish to undertake courses at SKK
University in the English language are expected to
submi t evi dence of thei r Engl i sh l anguage
proficiency with their application. Evidence can be in
the form of either the TOEFL certificate or a letter of
recommendation from the students supervising
professor stating that the student is fluent in written
and spoken English.
The minimum TOEFL scores are as follows:
Written TOEFL 550 and an essay score (TWE) of 4.0
or better
Computerized TOEFL 213 and an essay score
(TWE) of 4.0 or better
(Only exams taken in the last two years will be
accepted.)
Students who have completed studies in English for
at least one full year of university level study are not
required to submit evidence of English proficiency.
The students transcript will suffice as proof.
Admission
Requirements
T
o be admitted into the SKK University exchange
program or study abroad programs, students
must:
Have completed at least one year of study at a
recogni zed uni versi ty and be conti nui ng
towards a degree at their home institution,
Have a cumulative GPA minimum of 3.0 on a
4.5 scale(average letter grade of B or above),
Submit a letter of confirmation concerning the
students competency in written and spoken
Korean i f the student wi shes to pursue
academic courses taught in Korean.
I
n addition, postgraduate research students
must include with their application:
a letter of support from a SKK Uni versi ty
academi c who has agreed to be thei r
supervi sor whi l st the student i s at SKK
University for either one semester or one year,
a 1-2 page research proposal.
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Documentation
Sent to Students
T
he following documentation will be sent to all
admitted students prior to their arrival in Seoul
unless thei r organi zati on provi des si mi lar
information.
1) Acceptance Letter: confirms admission into
Sungkyunkwan Universitys Study Abroad or
Exchange Program
2) Certificate of Admission: document required by
the Department of Immigration in order to
obtain a student visa to study in Korea
3) Pre-departure Pack: SKK University Brochure,
Handbook for International Students, Leaflet
Application
Deadlines
Semester 1
(March commencement) October 31
st
Semester 2
(September commencement) April 30
th
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Enrollment and
Course Load
S
tudents can enroll for a maximum of 18
credit points per semester and a minimum
of 9 credit points. Courses at SKK University
usually carry a weight of 3 credit points per
subject. One credit hour ordinarily represents
one lecture hour a week. The list of courses
taught in foreign languages can be found on our
English website under the Academics section.
Semester
Information
S
KK University operates on a two-semester system.
The first semester commences in March and the
second semester commences in September.
Duration Orientation
Spring Semester March - June Last Friday of February
Mid Term Examinations April (HSSC)
Final Examinations June
Summer Vacation June - August
Fall Semester September-December Last Friday of August
Mid Term Examinations October (HSSC)
Final Examinations December
Winter Vacation December - February
Humanities and Social Sciences Campus: HSSC
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Academic
Transcripts
S
ungkyunkwan University will provide two
copies of each student's official academic
transcript free of charge.
Students studying at the Humanities and Social
Sciences Campus (HSSC) are able to obtain
additional copies of their academic transcript
from the Academi c Affai rs Offi ce, or the
Automated Transcript Machine located on the
first floor of the 600th Anniversary Building and
the Business Administration Building.
Students studyi ng at the Natural Sci ences
Campus (NSC) can as well visit the Academic
Affairs Office or use the Automated Transcript
Machine located on the first floor of the Student
Union Building.
Grading System
Grade Score 100 percentage
A+ 4.5 95-100
A 4.0 90-94
B+ 3.5 85-89
B 3.0 80-84
C+ 2.5 75-79
C 2.0 70-74
D+ 1.5 65-69
D 1.0 60-64
F 0.0 0-59
P : Pass R : Repeated Course W : Withdrawal
Hours-per-Week : One hour class work per week
equals one credit.
Weeks-per-Year : 16 weeks make one semester and
two semesters make one academic year.
Requi rements of attendance and gradi ng
information may differ according to professors and
the number of students in the class. Students must
read their course syllabus carefully.
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Orientation
Program
S
ungkyunkwan University organizes a one day
International Student Orientation Program
for al l exchange students. The ori entati on
program includes information sessions, and the
opportunity to meet other students attending SKK
University as well as a library and campus tour.
Orientation Day for the Spring Semester
The last Friday in February
Time: 10am
Meeti ng pl ace: 600
th
Anni versary Bui l di ng,
Humanities and Social Sciences Campus (HSSC).
Please come to the International Relations &
Education Center on the 2
nd
floor.
Recommended
Arrival Date
S
tudents are advised to arrive at least one
week prior to the commencement of their
cl asses. Of the students comi ng to the
Humanities and Social Sciences Campus (HSSC),
exchange students wi l l be housed by our
university but non-exchange students must find
their own accommodation. It must be noted that
private housing close to the Seoul HSSC campus
is difficult to find just before the semester begins.
Dormitory accommodation in the Natural Science
campus (NSC) i n Suwon i s avai lable for all
international students.
Pl ease contact the i nternati onal offi ce
(intl@skku.edu) as well as HI-Club via e-mail
(hiclub@skku.edu) and notify the date of arrival
and flight number as soon as possible.
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Registration as
an International
Resident
A
l l students must make a vi si t to the
Immigration Bureau within 90 days of their
date of entry to Korea in order to apply for a
Certificate of Alien Registration.
Things to Bring with you
1. Your Passport (which youll need to surrender
for about 10 days)
2. Copy of your Passport (which you need to keep
with you in the interim)
3. At least 2 (if not 3) identical, pre-cut 3X4cm
photos
4. University Certificate of Enrollment
5. Certificate of Admission
6. Certificate of exemption from tuition
7. A registration fee of 10, 000 won
8. A book or newspaper to read while you wait
The Immigration Bureau is a busy, crowded
place. Leave any valuables at home.
Orientation
Program
Orientation Day for the Fall Semester
The last Friday in August
Time: 10am
Meeting place: 600th Anniversary Building,
Humanities and Social Sciences Campus
(HSSC)
Please come to the International Relations &
Education Center on the 2
nd
floor.
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When you arrive at the Immigration Office
1. At the information desk, turn right and prepare
to enter the Residence Control room. Both in
front of and inside this room, you will find
glass-topped tables with forms under the
glass. Take a copy of the Alien Registration
Form and fill it out. The form is reasonably
self-explanatory; if you get stuck, there are
examples for you to follow under the glass. Be
sure to use the glue sticks available at the
office to attach one of your photographs to the
form.
2. Once youve completed the form, get a number
to wai t i n l i ne. The machi ne to recei ve a
number is inside the rom, to the left of the door
as you enter.
3. Collect your number and check the number
boards over the appropriate window (s) to see
how far you are from being served.
Registration as
an International
Resident
Getting There
Seoul Immigration Bureau
Main Office
Omokgyo () Subway Station Line no.5 Exit
no.7
10 minutes from the subway station
It is a 7-story Gray Building
Tel : 02-2650-6223
Chinese and Taiwanese people only
Yangcheon-gu Office () Subway Station
Line no.2
5 minutes from the subway station
Korea Rehabilitation Agencys 2
nd
Floor
Tel : 02-2650-6221
Suwon Immigration Bureau
Hwaseo () Subway Station Line no.1 Exit no.2
Walk towards Kangnam Apartment
Tel : 031-278-3314
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Settlement
Services
H I (Help & Information) Club
H
I is an acronym for help and information. The
HI-Club is designed to assist international
students at Sungkyunkwan University. Made up of
around 15 Korean undergraduate students, they
co-host the Orientation Day every semester, the
annual International Day as well as have HI-Day
Tours 2 times every semester.
Contact with the students involved in this club is
the best way to adjust to your new environment at
SKK University.
Please contact: hiclub@skku.edu
From the airport
Incoming students will be picked-up by 2 or 3 HI-
Club members. Hi-Club will guide students to
their individual dormitories around Sungkyunkwan
University.
Registration as
an International
Resident
4. Return to the lobby of the building. On your left,
you will see a small office for purchasing your
Revenue Stamp. Go to the window and present
your completed Alien Registration Form. You
will be asked for the appropriate fee (most
likely 10, 000), for which you will receive a
stamp.
5. Return to the glass-topped tables and attach
your revenue stamp to your compl eted
application form; follow the model form under
the glass.
6. Now wait until your number shows up on the
board.
7. When your number is called, present your
paperwork to the I mmi grati on Offi cer.
Assuming all goes well, you will receive a
receipt, which will include a date for you to
return to pick up your Alien Registration Card
and your passport.
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his/her department. After the formalities, HI-
Cl ub students wi l l show the students the
different buildings and facilities around campus:
cafeterias, snack bars, convenience stores, the
library, the medical service center, computer
rooms, the book store, the e+ Global Zone,
theaters, seminar rooms, the photo studio, the
travel agency, the hairdressers, gallery, fitness
centers, student centers, etc.
HSSC students are to note that there is a shuttle
bus from Hye-hwa subway station (line no.4) to
HSSC and back. Five stops are made; Hye-hwa
subway station exit 1, Burger King (on the way to
SKK University), SKK University main gate, 600th
Anniversary Building, basketball court (in front of
the new Law Building).
Bus Fare: 300 won
NSC students are to note that there is a shuttle
Settlement
Services
I
f, for some reason, thi s i s not the case,
students are advi sed to take the ai rport
limousine shuttle bus 602-1 coming to Daehakro
( Hye-hwa: subway stati on l i ne no. 4) . The
Humanities and Social Sciences Campus (HSSC)
is about 5 minutes walk from the bus destination.
The Natural Sciences Campus (NSC) is about a 5
minutes walk from the Sungkyunkwan University
subway station line no.1. In this case, students
must contact the International Relations and
Educati on Center ( HSSC) for dormi tory
information.
School Tour
Students wi l l be fi rst i ntroduced to staff
members of the International Relations and
Educati on Center (HSSC) and the Sungkyun
Language I nsti tute. Students wi l l al so be
introduced to the administrative staff members of
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Course Registration
Registration at our university is done online so
students must register on the SKK University
website. Since this service is only available on the
Korean website, HI-club members will be of
assistance.
Bank Account
Having a Korean bank account is convenient
especi al l y when you are payi ng your rent
separately to the landlord. Woori Bank is the
closest bank to Sungkyunkwan University. You
will need your passport and address to make a
bank account. The student ID card serves as a
cash card when connected to your Woori Bank
account. HI-club students will be of assistance.
bus from Sadang subway station (line no.4) to
NSC and back without any stops (30 minutes).
Bus Fare: 1,400 won
There are also shuttle buses from Bun-dang and
Ilsan.
Student ID card
To apply for the Student Identification Card
students need their passport, and one photo
(3X4cm). Reissuing a lost card (Student Affairs
Division) will incur a 5,000 won fee. Your Student
ID card can also be linked to your bank account
at the Woori Bank located near the campuses.
HI-Club members will be able to assist you with
this process. As with most countries, you must
present your passport to open an account in
Korea.
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Settlement
Services
international student attending the Sungkyun
Language Institute (SLI) will be paired up with a
Korean student. The Korean students, who are
specially selected by the SLI staff members, help
international students with university class work as
well as Korean, introduce students to different
aspects of Korean culture, and attend various
events wi th the i nternati onal students. More
information can be obtained from the Sungkyun
Language Institute (SLI) office on the 3rd floor of
the Dasan Economics building (Tel: 82-2-760-1223).
International Meeting
This is a one day event held every 2 months by the
Sungkyun Language Institute (SLI) for international
students and Korean students. This event provides
an opportunity for students of different nationalities
to meet and i ntegrate wi th each other. More
information can be obtained from the Sungkyun
Language Institute (SLI) office on the 3rd floor of
the Dasan Economics building (Tel: 82-2-760-1223).
Activities for
International
Students
International Day
Fi rst founded i n 1999 and co-hosted by the
International Relations and Education Center and
HI-Club, the International Day is an annual event
which takes place in the autumn semester. Its aim is
to cultivate mutual friendship with international
students and international faculty members as well
as to implant a sense of identity with SKK University.
HI-Day Tours
HI-Day Tour i s a day event i n whi ch HI-Club
members take international students to a specific
place in Seoul. In the past, HI-Day Tours have been
held in various places such as Changdeokgung
Palace, Kyeongbokgung Palace, and Ichon (a place
where students were allowed to make Korean
Pottery). Students will be notified at the Orientation
Day about specific dates, and fee information.
FRIENDS
FRIENDS is a man to man service provided by the
Sungkyun Language I nsti tute ( SLI ) . Every
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Modern Philosophy Research Association
Finance and Economic Forum
Human Science Research Association
Sports
STC (Tennis Club)
SUNG CHUK DAN (Football Club)
Club NONG SUNG (Basketball Club)
TAE KWAN DO Club
GING KO (Baseball Club)
SUNG MOO (Chivalry Association)
NOCK DOO JANG GOON (Taekkyun club)
SABA (Amateur Basketball Association)
SBBC (SKK UNIVERSITY Body Building Club)
List of Student
Union Clubs
Culture and Interest
Club GI WOO (Korean Checkers)
ERROR (Network Communication)
BE-NAY (Advertisement and Event)
LSSA (Leisure Sports Study Associations)
BYUL NOORI (Amateur Astronomy)
DAB DO RI (Korean Cultural Heritage Trip)
Social Development
KUSA (Korea Unesco Student Association)
Campus Student Association
SARAM SARANG (Volunteering the Disabled)
UNSA (United Nations Students Association)
Social Science and Education
Labor Research Association
Korean History Research Club
PU REN NOO RI (Environmental Association)
Human Education Research Association
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Groov (Jazz Club)
Rock Band LCDA (Rock Music Club)
S.M.C (Rap Club)
Korean Classical Music Association
HAENG SO (Literature Forum)
Religion
UBF (University Bible Fellowship)
GET SE MA NE (Christianity Club)
SKK Buddhism Club
Catholic Student Union
List of Student
Union Clubs
Language and Scientific Technology
The Hummingbirds (English Conversation Circle)
HAM (Amateur Radio Station)
Invention research Association
Art
SKK Orchestra
MOT GAT CHUN MA DI (Classic Guitar)
SUNG EUM Club (traditional guitar)
Url (Korean Folk Music)
Tal (Custom Research)
SKK Chorus
Troubadours (Chanson Club)
So RI SA Rang (Music Creation)
NUNG RA CHON (Drama Club)
GANG SAN (Taekkyun)
Ggun (Hip Hop Club)
BEST (Hiphop Dance Club)
JDA (Jazz Dance Club)
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Expenses
E
xcluding Housing and meal costs, students should
plan on having at least 350,000 won (approximately
$350) per month for travel expenses, books, and other
expenses.
The one-way cost for traveling in Seoul by bus or subway
is 900 won (2005). Students are recommended to use
pre-paid transportation cards (100 won discount for
every ride).
Book prices vary, but the average price for one text book
in English is 40,000 won (approximately $40).
Tuition Fee
(Fees are indicated in Won: 1$ is approximately 1000 won)
Undergraduate
Type Details Tuition
Entrance Fee Applicable to All 763,000
Transfer Students 1,001,000
All Grade Levels Fees vary according to 2,806,000
grade levels and schools
to
4,591,000
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School
General Graduate
School
Special Graduate
School
Type
Entrance Fee
All Grade Levels
Entrance Fee
All Grade Levels
Details
Applicable to All
Fees vary
according to
grade levels,
semesters and
schools
Applicable to All
Fees vary
according to
grade levels,
semesters and
schools
Tuition
789,000
3,462,000
to
5,387,000
795,000
3,443,000
to
4,337,000
Graduate School
of Business
Administration
Special Graduate
School: i-MBA
Specialty
Graduate School:
Business
Administration
Specialty
Graduate School:
Governance
General Graduate
School Research
Students
Entrance Fee
All Grade Levels
Entrance Fee
All Grade Levels
Entrance Fee
All Grade Levels
Entrance Fee
All Grade Levels
Research
Semester
Applicable to All
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Applicable to All
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Applicable to All
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Applicable to All
Humanities &
Social Sciences
Fees vary
according to
schools
798,000
3,460,000
721,000
3,122,000
792,000
4,988,000
742,000
3,852,000
432,000
to
670,000
Graduate
Health Insurance
Fees: 33,530 won per month ($1 is approximately 1,000 won)
(students must pay the 3 months fee at once)
If students decide to take this policy, they are entitled
to pay the insurance fees from the point of registering
as an international resident at the immigration
bureau. Even i f the student learns about thi s
insurance policy at a later date and wishes to sign up
for it, the student must pay all fees from the date of
registering as an international resident.
Documentation
- Passport
- At least 2 identical, pre-cut 3X4cm photos
- University Certificate of Enrollment
- Certificate of Admission
- Certificate of exemption from tuition
Benefits
- discount of genral treatment fee
Normally the fee is 12,000 won, but students with the
national insurance will receive a discount of 60% and
will only have to pay 3,000 won.
Accommodation
Fees are indicated in Won: 1$ is approximately 1000 won
Humanities and Social Sciences Campus (HSSC)
- Students
2 People per Room: 300,000
- Teachers
Single Rooms (1 Person per Room): 500,000
Family Rooms (4 People per Room): 800,000
Natural Sciences Campus (NSC)
- 2 People per Room:
Females: 750,200
Males: 929,400
- 4 People per Room (Male Residents Only): 660,600
Payment may be exempt or differ according to the
exchange agreement between universities. Please
confirm costs before your arrival.
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4. Opening Hours
Semester Hours Holiday Hours
HSCS in Seoul 09:00 - 21:30 09:00 - 17:30
NSC in Seoul 09:00 - 17:30 09:00 - 17:30
5. Other Services (Fees Apply):
a. Influenza Vaccination Service
b. Anti-Hepatitis Inoculation
SKK University
Health Center
1. The SKK University Health Center provides
students with appropriate medical examination
and treatment whenever you require.
2. Location
a. Humanities and Social Science Campus
(HSSC)
1st Basement (B1) floor of the Student Union
Building, next to the stairs
Tel : (02) 760-1230, 1229
b. Natural Science Campus (NSC)
1st floor of the Welfare Hall Building, next to
the opticians shop
Tel : (031) 290-5252, 5250
3. What to bring along: When visiting the Health
Center please bring your Student ID card with
you for receiving medical examination and
treatment.
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Galbi-gui (Broiled Short Ribs)
Dak-gui (Grilled Chicken)
Saengseon-gui (Grilled Fish)
Samgyeopsal-gui (Grilled Side of Pork)
Deungshim-gui (Grilled Sirloin)
Anshim-gui (Grilled Tenderloin)
Deodeok-gui (Grilled Deoduk Root)
Kimchi
Ggakdugi (Chopped Radish Kimchi)
Chonggak Kimchi (Ponytail Kimchi)
Nabak Kimchi (Red Water Kimchi)
Bossam Kimchi (Rolled Kimchi)
Yeolmumul Kimchi (Summer Green
Water Kimchi)
Baek Kimchi (White Cabbage Kimchi)
Baechu Kimchi (Whole Cabbage Kimchi)
Dong Chimi (Winter White Water Kimchi)
Korean Food
S
ungkyunkwan Univerisity does not offer meal
pl ans but there are pl enty of student
canteens on campus as well as many restaurants
surrounding the campus. Food costs range from
3000-5000 won per meal. Since most restaurants
do not have English menus we have made a list
for your convenience.
Basic Menus: Korean food consists of steamed
rice (the main dish) and a variety of side dishes.
We call steamed rice, the main dish
Gong-Gii Bap, and the side dish Ban
Chann
Here are some of the foods the restaurants might
offer:
Broiled or Grilled Foods
Bulgogi (Barbecued Beef)
Yang Gobchang-gui (Broiled Beef Tripe
and Chitterlings)
Jangeo-gui (Broiled Eel)
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Bi bi mguksu ( Noodl es mi xed wi th
seasoned hot pepper paste)
Ramyeon (Ramyon)
Ssalguksu (Rice Noodle)
Bibim Naengmyon (Spicey Buckwheat
Noodles)
Jjol-myeon (Thick Noodles mixed with fresh
vegetables)
Mul Naengmyon ( Watery Buckwheat
Noodles)
Guksu (Wheat Flour Noodles)
Rice and Rice Dishes
Ogokbap (Five-Grain Rice)
Yakbap (Flavored glutinous rice mixed with )
Bokgeumbap (Fried Rice)
Kimchi Bokkeumbap (Kimchi Fried Rice)
Bibimbap (Mixed Vegetables on Rice)
Kongnamulbap (Rice with bean sprouts)
Jjajangbap (Rice with Brown Bean Sauce)
Korean Food
Meats and Poultry
Bulgogi (Barbecued Beef)
Galbi-gui (Broiled Short Ribs)
Samgye-tang (Ginseng Chicken Soup)
Samgyeopsal-gui (Grilled Side of Pork)
Deungshim-gui (Grilled Sirloin)
Anshim-gui (Grilled Tenderloin)
Sundae (Korean Sausage)
Dakbaeksuk (Steamed Chicken)
Noodles and Noodle Dishes
Makguksu ( Buckwheat Noodl es wi th Cl ear
Chicken Soup)
Hoe Naengmyon (Buckwheat Noodles with Raw
Fish)
Naengmyeon (Cold Noodles in Soup)
Kalguksu (Handmade Noodles)
Udong (Japanese Noodles)
Japchae (Mixed Vegetables with Noodles)
Naengkongguksu (Noodles in Soy Bean Water)
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Gaji Namul (Eggplant (Steamed or Fried))
Sukju Namul (Mung Bean Sprouts Salad)
Gosari Namul (Parboiled Fern Braken Salad)
Chwi Namul (Scientific name: Ligularia fischeri)
Hobak Namul (Summer Squash (Pan Fried or
Braised))
Soups
Kongnamul-guk (Bean Sprout Soup)
Oinaeng-guk (Chilled Cucumber Soup)
Bosin-tang (Dog Soup)
Yeongyang-tang (Dog Soup)
Mandu-guk (Dumpling Soup)
Gyeran-tang (Egg Soup)
Altang (Fish Egg (Pollock Spawn) Soup)
Samgye-tang (Ginseng Chicken Soup)
Maeun-tang (Hot Spicy Fish Soup)
Yukgaejang (Hot Spicy Stew Soup)
Gimchiguk (Kimchi Soup)
Dogani-tang (Knuckle Bone Soup)
Korean Food
Ojingeo deopbap (Rice with cuttlefish on top)
Yeongyangsotbap (Rice with healthy ingredients
cooked in a sto)
Mapadubu deopbap ( Ri ce wi th tofu and
Chinese hot pepper)
Gimbap (Rice Wrapped in Seaweed)
Dolsot Bibimbap (Sizzling Vegetables on Rice)
Tteokbokki (Stir Fried Rice Cake)
Nakji Bokkeumbap (Stir-fried Octopus)
Seafood
Jangeo-gui (Broiled Eel)
Sengs:on-gui (Grilled Fish)
Maeun-tang (Hot spicy Fish Soup)
Nakji-jeongol (Octopus Stew)
Nakji Bokkeum (Stir-fried Octopus)
Seasoned Vegetables
Doraji Namul (Bellflower Root Salad)
Kong Naml (Boiled and Seasoned Bean Sprouts)
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Cheonggukjang-jjiggae (Fast Fermented
Bean Paste Stew)
Kimchi-jjiggae (Kimchi Stew)
Nakji-jeongol (Octopus Stew)
Sundubu-jjigae (Raw Bean Curd Stew)
Gopchang-jeongol (Seasoned Entrails and
Vegetable Stew)
Galbi-jjim (Short Rib Stew)
Stir-fried Dishes
Kimchi Bokkeum (Kimchi Fried Rice)
Beoseot Bokkeum (Sauteed Mushroom Salad)
Nakji Bokkeum (Stir-fried Octopus)
Street Foods
Mandu (Dumplings)
Sundae (Korean Sausage)
Gimbap (Rice Wrapped in Seaweed)
Tteokbokki (Stir Fried Rice Cake)
Korean Food
Chueo-tang (Loach and Bean Paste Soup)
Seolleong-tang (Ox Bone and Stew Meat Stock
Soup)
Galbi-tang (Ox Short Rib Soup)
Ggori Gom-tang (Ox Tail Soup)
Bugeo-guk (Pollock Soup)
Gamjatang (Potato Soup)
Ddeok-guk (Rice Cake Soup)
Miyeoknaeng-guk (Sea Mustard in Chilled
Vinegar Water)
Miyeok-guk (Sea Mustard Soup)
Dakbaeksuk (Steamed Chicken)
Gom-tang (Stew Meat and Tripe Soup)
Haejang-guk (Sunrise Soup)
Stews
Budae-jjiggae (Army Base Stew)
Doenjang-jjigae (Bean Paste Stew)
Sogogi-jeongol (Beef and Vegetable Stew)
Shinseollo (Fairy Casserole)
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such as folk dances and folk music in this park. There
are many cafs, restaurants and bars that attract
university students and theater goers.
Directions: Hyehwa Stn. (Subway line 4).
Changdeokgung Palace
In the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) , King Taejong
began construction of Changdeokgung Palace. This
magnificent example of ancient architecture has been
formally recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site
in 1997. (Historic Site No.122 )
Admission Fee: 3000 won/p // Closed Mondays // Four
language guides
Phone: 82-2-762-8262
Directions: Anguk Stn. Exit 3 (Subway line 3)
Attractions near
Sungkyunkwan
University
S
ungkyunkwan Universitys Seoul Campus has an
excellent location close to Daehak-ro, the arts
and culture district of Seoul.
Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae)
Known as the Blue House or Cheong Wa Dae, this is
the official residence of the Korean President. The
buildings that compirse this residential compound
are modeled after traditional Korean architecture.
Individual and group tours are held every Tuesday
through Saturday.
Directions: Gyeongbokgung Stn. (Subway line 3)
Daehak-ro
Daehak-ro is a well-known as a trendsetting area of
both modern art and theatrical performance. There is
a multiplicity of small theaters. Maronie Park is
symbolic of this area. If you have an appointment with
your friends at Daehak-ro, you will probably meet
with them at this park. You can see performance,
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Transportation
in Seoul
S
eoul is fairly easy to get around by using
public transportation. Students can go to the
Seoul community website: http://www.bus.go.kr,
and click on Seoul Public Transportation System
Guide. The site offers details on transportation in
Engl i sh, as wel l as medi cal and rel i gi ous
services, education systems, sports facilities,
banking and taxing, etc.
Attractions near
Sungkyunkwan
University
Insa-dong
Insadong is the art district of Seoul. About 400
meters of traditional tea shops, art galleries,
antique shops, restaurants and ceramic dealers
line the main street of this district. Every Sunday
the street is closed to traffic and opened up to
street performers, artist and food vendors.
Directions: Anguk Stn. Exit 6 (Subway line 3)
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Jongmyo
(Royal Shrine)
Changdeakgung Palace
Changgyeongung
Palace
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National Folk Museum
Kukje Gallery
Samcheong Park
Marronnier Park
Insa-dong
Cheongwadae
(The Blue House)
Sungkyunkwan University
Dongdaemun
(East Main Gate) Market
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Staff Contact
Details
Address
International Relations and Education Center
Sungkyunkwan University
53 Myeongnyun-dong 3 ga Jongno-gu, Seoul,
110-745 Korea
Phone: 82-2-760-1147/1153
Fax: 82-2-760-1152
Email: intl@skku.edu
Website: http://www.skku.edu/
Exchange & Study Abroad Program Staff
Africa, Asia, Europe, and Canada
Ms. Hee-Kyoung Kim
Supervisor of International Exchanges
kimhk@skku.edu
Tel.82-2-760-1147
Mr. Terry Henderson
International Consultant
thenderson@skku.edu
Tel.82-2-760-1150
Useful Website
Addresses
Money/currency conversions
www.xe.com/ucc
Times around the World
www.worldtimeserver.com
General information about Korea
www.korea.net
Information about Seoul
http://english.seoul.go.kr/
Visa information
http://www.moj.go.kr/HP/ENG/index.do
Information about life in Korea
www.lifeinkorea.com
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Staff Contact
Details
USA, UK, Oceania, and South America
Mr. Sung-Dae Moon
Supervisor of International Exchanges
moonbeam@skku.edu
Tel. 82-2-760-1153
Ms. Nami Morris
International Consultant
nami@skku.edu
Tel.82-2-760-1154
The above staff are avai l abl e for student
academic and personal counseling. In case of
emergency after hours please call:
Africa, Asia, Europe, and Canada
Ms. Kim: 010-2725-7081
Mr. Henderson: 010-9982-1398
USA, UK, Oceania, and South America
Mr. Moon: 010-2701-6159
Nami Morris: 010-3063-0765
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Campus Map
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Humanities and Social Sciences Campus
Campus Map
Natural Sciences Campus
Subway Map
Humanities and Social Sciences Campus
53 Myeongnyun-dong 3-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-745, Korea
Natural Sciences Campus
300 Cheoncheon-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do 440-746, Korea
International Relations & Education Center
TEL : (82-2)760-1147 / 1153 FAX : (82-2)760-1152 E-mail : intl@skku.edu
http://www.skku.edu