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Student Exchange Program to the University of Seoul, ROK

posted: 06 13,2011

I. An Overview of the University of Seoul

The University of Seoul is located at Dongdaemun District, in the east of the city. The motto of the university is “Truth, Creation and Service”. As the University of Seoul is funded and supported by the municipal government of Seoul, the capital of ROK, it gets liberal investments from both Seoul municipal government and private enterprises. Many of its majors, especially administration, management, economics, laws etc. are among the best across the country. Apart from Seoul National University, the University of Seoul is the only public university in Seoul. Generally, tuitions of private universities in Seoul are forbiddingly high, and it is quite hard to secure a scholarship. However, since the University of Seoul is a public university, its tuition is much cheaper than that of private universities in the city. Besides, different from other public universities, the University of Seoul also offers scholarships for overseas students.


II. Duration of Study: One semester


III. Course Selection:

1. In accordance with specialties and requirements of universities recommended, students are expected to select courses which are relevant to their own majors; the number of courses to be taken shall not be fewer than the number of courses required by the University of Seoul.

2. On condition that students can ensure the smooth ongoing of their specialized courses, they may take Korean Language as an elective course at the University of Seoul based on their own interests.


IV. Relevant Costs:

Tuition: Full exemption

Accommodation: Full exemption

Meal Fees: To be effected by students themselves (The University of Seoul offers a monthly subsidy of 400,000 won)

Air Tickets: To be effected by students themselves

Overseas insurance premium: To be effected by students themselves


V. Selection Criteria:

1. An ideal candidate is expected to love his or her motherland, cherish his or her collective organization, have a strong urge to press ahead along a mental journey, and observe Regulations on the Management of Exchange Students of Beijing Union University;

2. Preferences will be given to those who are winners of either nationwide or municipal scholarships, who are excellent student cadres and who are straight-A students.

3. Priority will be given to students with a good command of English, or those who have passed CET-4 or CET-6.

4. Candidates for the exchange program will be selected from the second-year or third-year undergraduates or postgraduates.


VI. Materials to be Submitted:

1. A completely filled-out form titled BUU Students Information Review Form for Overseas Study (Where students’ personal information is concerned, contents to be filled in this section must be typed and printed; please do not fill in manually)

2. At least two letters of recommendation, one is from a teacher who teaches the student in question specialized courses, the other is from an English teacher whose letter of recommendation must be written in English; all contents of the letter except the signature must be printed electronically, please do not write manually.)

3. Two copies of transcripts issued by the school authorities (with seals of the school stamped on both copies)

4. Photocopied versions of miscellaneous certificates relevant to this application


VII. Selection Process:

1The college will recommend two students, whose applications will be submitted to and examined by the International Exchange and Cooperation Office of Beijing Union University. Only candidates whose application materials meet the standards laid out by the school authorities will be informed of the time and place for an interview.

2International Exchange and Cooperation Office will be responsible for the overall coordination and arrangement of the interview, and it will inform relevant colleges of the names of students who get approved.

3. Students who get selected in this process shall submit relevant application materials to the International Exchange and Cooperation Office, and shall sign an agreement on overseas study. Then the International Exchange and Cooperation Office will help the students with the formalities needed to be performed when going abroad for personal reasons.


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