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Study Abroad destinations

Sookmyung Women's University

Seoul, South Korea

Sookmyung Women's University has been forging new paths since 1906, when it first opened the school with five girls on a school site in Yongdong Palace in Hanseongbu.

As Korea's first national private school for women based on the founding ideology of “cultivation of female leaders who contribute to the development of the nation, people, and humanity,” Sookmyung has produced female talents from all walks of life.

Sookmyung has around 15,000 students.

What you can study

Course When you can study
Korean, TESOL and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year
Korean, Intercultural Communication and Linguistics BA 3rd year, full year

Academic information

Choosing your modules

For information on the modules available, visit the Sookmyung Women's University module catalogue.

Academic calendar

The academic year is split into 2 semesters:

  • Semester 1: Beginning of September to mid February (approximate dates)
  • Semester 2: Beginning of March to late June (approximate dates) 

For a full list of academic dates, visit the Sookmyung Women's University website.


Accommodation abroad

There is a range of accommodation options available at the Sookmyung Women's University.

The cost is around 1,560,000 KRW and usually includes private bathroom and shared kitchen. There is no meal plan.

For more information, visit the Sookmyung Women's University housing pages.

Costs and visas


Funding is available to help you with study abroad costs. Please see our Funding page for more details.

Additional costs

This information is about additional costs of studying at this host university. Please be aware that prices are subject to change, and the list may not be exhaustive.

We recommend looking at the host website, as well as entry requirements for the country, to get a full understanding of the costs involved.

You will be required to pay into the National Health Insurance of Korea (NHIK), which costs 71,520 KRW per month.

Students have to purchase an Alien Registration Card within 90 days of arrival into South Korea, which costs 30,000 KRW.

Some courses may require additional costs for materials or activities. This information will be given to students, with a payment timeline, on arrival.


Please make sure you have an up to date passport that expires no earlier than 6 months after you intend to return.

You will be provided with your guidance and documentation from the partner university but it will be your responsibility to obtain the correct visa. Neither the Study Abroad team here or at the partner university are qualified to offer consultations or detailed guidance regarding visa applications. Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes.

If you do have any visa-related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly. 

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