ANS: The academic year at Sogang is composed of two semesters: Spring Semester(1st semester) is from March to June and Fall Semester(2nd semester) is from September to December. For more information, please refer to "Academics"-"Academic Calendar" on our English website.
| QU: Does Sogang go by semesters or terms? |
ANS: In order to participate in the exchange student program, the home university must be a partner university to Sogang. Yet, taking classes at Sogang as a visiting student is possible in other cases if you have completed at least one year at a four year institution. For an application to Sogang, please refer to the 'Exchange Program' menu on the website of the Office of International Affairs.
| QU: How can I participate in your program (non-degree program) as an exchange student or visiting student? |
ANS: No, students must apply to the exchange student program through the Study Abroad/International Office at their home institutions.
| QU: Is it possible to apply directly to Sogang to participate in the Exchange Student Program?|
ANS: - Spring Semester: November 10 / - Fall Semester: May 10
| QU: What is the deadline for Exchange/Visiting Student Program?|
ANS: More than 30% of the total number of courses offered at undergraduate program at Sogang is offered in English. 100% of the courses offered at the Graduate School of International Studies and most courses offered at Sogang Business School (Graduate Programs) are in English.
| QU: Are there courses offered in English?|
ANS: Unfortunately,according to the academic rules at Sogang University, all undergraduate students including exchange students cannot take graduate courses even if students are academically competent. However, graduate students can take both undergraduate and graduate courses on the condition that credits earned atundergraduate program will be approved by home university.
| QU: Is it possible for undergraduate students to take graduate courses? |
ANS: Yes, you can add or drop courses during the first week of the semester. To add a course, you must get a written approval from the professor and submit the Course Change Form to the Office of International Affairs(OIA). To drop a course during the add/drop period, you need to submit the Course Change Form to the OIA (no written approval from the professor required).
| QU:Is there a way to modify my course registration at the beginning of the semester? |
Note that you can add courses only during the add/drop period. After the period, adding courses is impossible. However, you can drop courses until around the third week of the semester if you submit a written approval from the professor to the OIA.
ANS: Before you come to study at Sogang, make sure that you will be able to get the credits received at Sogang approved by your home university. Afterthe end of each semester, the Office of International Affairs will send official transcripts to your home university. (Spring semester- around August, Fall semester- around February). It is recommended that you keep the class syllabifor transfer of your credits earned at Sogang.
| QU:How can I transfer my credits earned at Sogang to my home university?|
ANS: As an exchange student, you can apply to the Korean Language Program offered by the Korean Language Education Center at Sogang. Exchange students majoring in Korean Language or Korean Studies are eligible to take the Afternoon courses and receive 12 credits. Exchange students whose major is other than Korean Language or Korean Studies are eligible to take the Evening courses only and receive 3 credits. For more information, please visit the Korean Language Education Center website at https://klec.sogang.ac.kr/
| QU:How can I participate in the Korean Language Program at Sogang? Can I receive credits for the course?|
ANS: International students hoping to study at Sogang as undergraduate or graduate students should contact the relevant Admissions Office, as follows:
| QU: I want to study as an undergraduate or graduate student (degree program) at Sogang. What is the procedure?|
Undergraduate Program (email): firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Program (email): email@example.com
Graduate School of International Studies (email): firstname.lastname@example.org
Sogang Business School(Graduate Programs (email): email@example.com
For undergraduate and graduate courses, Korean language proficiency is compulsory, however all the GSIS courses are offered in English.
ANS: To secure a dormitory room, exchange students must submit Dormitory Application to the Office of International Affairs by the due dates, which will be announced each semester. Due to limited space of the dormitory, once the application period is over, securing a dormitory room is impossible. Make sure to meet the application deadline. For more information, please refer to our English website, "International Service"-"Housing".
| QU: I would like to know more about the dormitory.|
ANS: Yes, you must have health insurance coverage for the duration of your study at Sogang.Exchange students must submit a proof of health insurance to the Office of International Affairs.
| QU: Is health insurance required during the period of study at Sogang?|
ANS: The total differs according to the individual but the estimated cost is as follows. (Estimate for 4 months)
| QU: What is the estimated cost of living in Seoul?|
Estimated Living Expenses (for 4 months)
On-campus: $2-$3 per meal
Off-campus: $5 and higher per meal
(about $1 per ride with free transfers between buses and subways)
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