The Seoul National University, South Korea is awarding an exciting opportunity to students who are seeking to pursue a degree program at the Institution through the Global Hope Scholarships.
The students chosen winners of the scholarship programme by the Seoul National University will be provided benefits towards their cost of education, typically the tuition fee of the undertaken programme.
Founded in 1946, Seoul National University is considered the most prestigious university in South Korea. The university has three campuses: the main campus in Gwanak-guand two additional campuses in Daehangno and Pyeongchang. The university comprises sixteen colleges, one graduate school and nine professional schools. The student body consists of nearly 17,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate students. According to data compiled by KEDI, the university spends more on its students per capita than any other universities in the country that enroll at least 10,000 students.
Seoul National University holds a memorandum of understanding with over 700 academic institutions in 40 countries, the World Bank and a general academic exchange program with the University of Pennsylvania. Moreover, the university is part of Washington University in St. Louis’sMcDonnell International Scholars Academy. The Graduate School of Business offers dual master’s degrees with Duke University, ESSEC Business School, Hitotsubashi University and Yale School of Management and MBA-, MS- and PhD-candidate exchange programs with universities in ten countries on four continents. Furthermore, the Graduate School of International Studies offers dual master’s degree with the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo, ESSECBusiness School, KU Leuven’s Faculty of Social Science, Faculty of Humanities at University of Tübingen and Peking University’s School of International Studies, as well as exchange programs at distinguished universities in 17 countries for MA- and PhD-candidates. Following a government mandate to globalize Korean universities, the university’s international faculty head count peaked at 242 or 4% of the total in 2010, but subsequently declined.
Seoul National University, and specifically its undergraduate liberal arts college, finds its roots in the remaining properties from the abolished Keijō Imperial University, one of the Imperial Universities founded by the Japanese Empire. In the 1940s, with US Military Ordinance No.102 of United States Army Military Government in Korea, Keijo Imperial University was abolished. Later the Government of Republic of Korea merged the remaining properties with nine colleges and professional schools, and the consolidated institution was renamed as Seoul National University in accordance with the Act of the National University Seoul enacted by the National Assembly.
Eligibility criteria for the Global Hope Scholarships
1. Applicants must belong to a country listed in the DAC list of ODA countries.
2. Applicants must hold a master’s or bachelor’s degree certification relevant to the programme they are applying for.
3. Applicants must submit scores on the following English language proficiency tests:
i. TOEFL iBT – 80
ii. IELTS Academic Overall Band Score – 6.0
iii. TEPS – 269
Eligible Countries: International
Type: Master or PhD
Value of Award: Tuition fee
Number of Awards: Not Mentioned
Method of Application: Applicants must fill out and submit the graduate scholarship application form to be considered for the scholarship.
Application Deadline: 16th July 2022.