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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
  • Courses Offered
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Academic College: George Bush School of Government and Public Service Academic Department: International Affairs, Public Service & Administration
Minimum GPA:
Program Advisor:
Janeen Wood, Kerri Vance
Open to non-majors:
No Classification: Grad Student
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:

Seoul National University

Program Coordinator

Dr. Gregory Gause

Study Abroad Advisor

Kerri Vance

Helpful Links:
International Student Academics and Pre-Departure Information
Seoul National University Homepage
SNU Department of Political Science and International Relations
SNU International Relations Program Brochure
SNU Exchange Program
 Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding Options
Housing and Campus Life
SNU Accommodations
SNU Residence Halls
Seoul, South Korea City Guide
South Korea Travel Guide

Seoul National University
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Seoul, South Korea

Established in 1946, Seoul National University (SNU) is South Korea’s first national university with over 16,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate students. Since its founding, SNU has been widely considered to be the most prestigious university in the country. The university was ranked 4th in Asia and 50th in the world by the 201-2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. SNU graduates dominate South Korea’s academics, government, politics and business. In government, more than half of South Korea’s elite career foreign service corps are from SNU.
The Department of Political Science and International Relations has served as the intellectual hub of South Korea. Many distinguished individuals who work in the national and international community hold an international relations degree from SNU including Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon.

Day or night, Seoul can provide. An early morning temple visit can lead to a majestic palace tour followed by teahouse sipping. After dark, dive into the mash-up of night markets and K-Pop, skyscrapers and pulsing neon lights. Having enduring the catastrophe of the Korean War, the “Miracle of the Han” has its eye clearly on the future. Fragments of the past seen in World Heritage sites dot the city including the Jongmyo shrine or the winding alleys between traditional wooden houses that cluster in Seoul’s Bukchon district. Public transportation is wide spread providing easy access to all South Korea has to offer.

  • This program is limited to students in the Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during 
  • Fall Semester (early September to mid-December)
  • Spring Semester (early March to late June)
  • Academic Year (September to June)

As part of the exchange program at SNU, graduate students are open to register for any international relations course. The majority are taught in Korea with a selection taught in English. At the beginning of the semester, exchange students will be provided with a list of all available courses to choose from. (See potential course options in the department’s brochure on page 11.) Course topic areas include North-South Korean relations, Northeast Asian international relations and studies in comparative federalism.


Accommodations for graduate exchange students are available at the Gwanak campus. On-campus housing at Gawanak are single and double occupancy fully furnished rooms including a bed, desk, internet, bookshelf, closet, mini refrigerator and air conditioning. Students also have the option to live off-campus. However, most of the contacts for housing are only available in Korean.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage

Additional Information 


Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here: or visit for walk-in advising. 


College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid

Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student

This program is currently not accepting applications.