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Study Abroad destinations

Soongsil University

Seoul, South Korea

Soongsil is a medium sized university based in Seoul, South Korea.

They have 19,000 students in total, consisting of 14,000 undergraduate students, 3,000 graduate students and 2,000 international students.

The university is the oldest one in South Korea and was founded in 1897. Soongsil University provides lifelong education through its founding principle of 'Truth and Service'.

Seoul is the capital city of South Korea and is located close to the west coast of the country. It has a population of 9.76 million.

What you can study

CourseWhen 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

You can find a list of available modules from the 2021 academic year in the Soongsil University course list:

Academic calendar

Visit Soongsil University’s website for a full list of academic dates.


Accommodation abroad

You can find information on accommodation by visiting Soongsil's 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.

Students are required to pay into the National Health Insurance of Korea (NHIK). The cost of this (based on June 2022) is 55,630 KRW per month.

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


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 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 advice regarding visa applications. Immigration laws are complex and subject to frequent changes. So if you do have any visa-related questions you will need to contact the appropriate Embassy directly.

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