Seoul National University (SNU) was founded in 1946 as the first Korean national university, and has since become one of the most highly regarded institutes of higher education in Korea, producing successful leaders in every sector of Korean society, from business and politics to science, technology and arts. The University is devoted to excellence in education, research, and public service, and aims to create a vibrant intellectual community where students and scholars from all over the world work together to pioneer new frontiers in human knowledge.
SNU consistently ranks amongst the leading universities in the world and is within the Top Ten universities in Asia. The institute is rated as world-standard for research, employability of its students, teaching, facilities, innovation and inclusiveness, representing a fantastic choice for students throughout the world.
College of Engineering
SNU’s College of Engineering (CoE) is regarded amongst the world’s best engineering schools, renowned internationally for its technological innovations, outstanding research and ability to produce exceptional global leaders from its students. Students are prepared for success within their professional fields and are given the skills and knowledge to be able to contribute meaningfully to improving society within Korea and the wider world.
The College is comprised of 11 departments, 15 research institutes, and 15 research centers. The CoE offers a range of exceptional undergraduate and graduate programs to over 7,700 students. Programs are designed to emphasize creativity, engineering fundamentals, and business skills through comprehensive curricula. The course offering includes three interdisciplinary graduate programs which bridge multiple disciplines and allow learning to occur across traditional boundaries. This represents a great opportunity for students to develop as multi-skilled and well-rounded individuals, who are experienced and qualified in a wide breadth of engineering specializations, characteristics that are keenly sought after by employers within industry.
Programs offer students comprehensive and diverse education options and are driven by a focus on the theory and practical applications of research findings, and the development of industry. The research institutes & centers benefit from strong ties with renowned researchers and institutions, as well as industry leaders, ensuring that students receive a cutting edge, professional standard of teaching and experience.
Exceptional opportunities for students
Students of SNU and the College of Engineering are able to benefit from undertaking their education in Seoul, one of the most vibrant cities in the world and the center of Korea’s technological market. Being at the heart of a technology and multimedia services hub presents students with a rich array of employment opportunities and exposure to industry.
Aside from professional and educational advancement, Seoul and SNU offer students outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities, with spectacular architecture and landscapes, a rich history and tradition, entertainment options to suit every interest, and a diverse and welcoming community.
International students are welcomed into SNU as part of a vibrant and positive student body. The university offers excellent support and care from a variety of student services, ensuring that time spent in Seoul and at SNU is an experience of a lifetime.