University of Seoul

About the university

Driven by the university motto of "Truth, Creation, and Service", the University of Seoul (UOS) has fostered talents that are essential for the Korean society for 100 years. Located in Seoul, a vibrant city steeped in culture and history, UOS is only a short distance from ministries, museums, palaces, theatres, and financial markets. According to 2015 report from The Times Higher Education, UOS ranked 7th among the all Korean universities and 49th among all the Asian universities. UOS has the lowest student-faculty ratio, the highest financial investment per student, and the highest rate of scholarship recipients in South Korea. 

Course information

A list of courses offered in English can be accessed on UOS's Institute of International Cooperation and Education website. Once you are admitted to the University of Seoul as an exchange student, the coordinators of the IICE office will contact you directly and assist you with your course registration. You may register a course or drop a course online during the course change period, the first week of each semester. Normally, course registration and changes are done through the website. Unfortunately, since all the instructions are in Korean, you are advised to ask for your UOS Buddys help. All of the exchange students are strongly recommended to take Korean language courses and at least one course of Asian studies. You will be arranged to the Korean language courses on the basis of your Korean language proficiency. Asian Studies courses will be taught in English. Korean Language Courses cannot be registered by students online. IICE Office will register your Korean Language courses collectively within the online course change period.

Accommodation information

Most international students are either staying at the Student Dormitory or the International House. Several off-campus housing options can also be recommended

Scholarship opportunities

Please review details on UOS's Institute of International Cooperation and Education website.

  • University of Seoul Student Exchange Support Scholarship

For the exchange students of spring and fall semesters, UOS provides a monthly stipend to the students whose home universities agree to support UOS exchange students reciprocally.

  • Global Korea Scholarship

The National Institute for International Education (NIIED) is offering Global Korea Scholarship for those who are exchange students applying for the student exchange program at the University of Seoul. The Scholarship provides a one-time settlement stipend (200,000 won), 800,000 won per month, insurance and airfare. University of Seoul will make a recommendation to NIIED and the final decision on the granting of the scholarships is done by NIIED.

Additional information

UOS Partner Information 2018

Academic calendar

  • Spring semester: March - June
  • Fall semester: September -  December

For exact dates, visit UOS's Academic Calendar.

Language of instruction

  • English
  • Korean