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Sookmyung Women’s University was founded in 1906 by Empress Sunhen. Sookmyung is located in the center of Seoul, the capital of Republic of Korea. You may reach center of town in Seoul in 10 minutes by public transportation from Sookmyung and enjoy the prosperous culture and the valuable assets of Seoul city.
Vision: University that fosters creative global citizens imbued with the pride of the Korean people
Objective: Fostering creative leaders with power of thinking
Sookmyung Talent: Humanistic Values, Creative Knowledge, Global Leadership, Passionate Volunteerism
Student Number: 15,000(Undergraduate, Master, Ph.D. students included)
Sookmyung Women’s University takes pride in ensuring that all international students have success with their studies at Sookmyung. All students have their own Peer Mentor who helps them in their campus life and also their own Academic Advisors meet with them regularly to give them guidance for their academic achievements.
Sookmyung Women’s University is dedicated to providing supportive environment for international students and has recently opened Global Lounge for students. Students are provided with one-stop service and receive 1:1 help for both academic and campus life. They can get access to newspapers, magazines, CNN, CCTV, NHK and etc.
Sookmyung Women’s University supports excellent foreign students from various countries.
Main Library is located on 2nd-6th floors, and the business hours are 9:00-19:00(weekdays), 9:00-13:00(Saturday). A1, B1, B2 floors of the library has reading rooms for 24 hours every day.
Wireless internet is accessible within the campus. In order to wireless access, students need to be issued ID/PW which is non-chargeable.
Sookmyung Women’s University provides 7 types of International guest houses(IGH). The room type (Single ~ Octuple) and monthly fee (per person, KRW 171,000 to KRW 420,000) is various, the basic facilities in room are furniture, air-conditioner, access to Internet, refrigerator, laundry (washer) and so on. Meals are not provided.
If students feel sick physically or emotionally, they can use the heath care centre (9:00-17:30 weekdays only). Medicare card is not needed. Only general check-up is available (free of charge). After counselling with a doctor, they are prescribed medication. When necessary, students are advised to go to a professional clinic for treatment.
Sookmyung Women’s University is dedicated to providing supportive environment for international students and has recently opened Global Lounge for students. Students are provided with one-stop service and receive 1:1 help for both academic and campus life. They can get access to newspapers, magazines, CNN, CCTV, NHK and etc. During the semester, there will be cultural events in the Global Lounge.
Accommodation cost per year KRW 3,600,000(average cost)
Living expenses per year KRW 3,000,000(average cost)
Complete application (http://e.sookmyung.ac.kr) →Admission →Undergraduate/Graduate
⇒On-line application or Off-line application
Admission Fee (KRW 100,000) should be paid by applicants.
Downloadable application form:
Name: Phyllis Wangechi Ndiangui
Country of origin: Kenya
Course: Korean language
My name is Phyllis Wangechi Ndiangui, 22 years old from Kenya. I have been in Korea for almost one year, studying Korean language at the Sookmyung Women’s University’s Lingua Express in preparation of my major which is due to start in March. I have graduated from the language school with a level four and have acquired level 3 in Korean Proficiency test, TOPIK. And I owe all this all to the lovely system Sookmyung has prepared for us. Through this the teachers have taught us Korean Language with sufficiency and effectiveness.
During my time here, I have learnt a lot from Sookmyung. I really do appreciate being in Sookmyung which is one of the best Women’s University in the whole of Korea. Sookmyung Women’s University takes pride in their foreign student and go as far as appointing Korean students to help them out on campus. We call them ‘buddies’. They also offer us, the foreign students, the global lounge where all the foreign students can have help and any questions concerning the school or even the problems they face in their daily lives. The Global lounge has helped me meet and make friends too, especially when we have foreign students meeting or events.
Thanks to Sookmyung, in addition to learning more about Korean culture at the school and also at the same time experience the culture one on one, I have also met international students, which has helped me improve my knowledge about other countries and their culture. I have learnt to appreciate other people’s culture.
Sookmyung also has a free Korean class every Saturday, which is arranged by the school meant for the foreigners living in Korea as well as students of the university. This helps us practice Korean outside class and through it I was able to even to go MT, Membership Training, where we are made to experience deeper Korean culture and also to learn how to make Korean food. This creates a nice experience for foreign students and foreigners as well. I have also had the chance to go through the Korean traditional initiation into adulthood. I was given a Korean name and ushered into the world anew as a responsible woman in the society.
Sookmyung has offered me a lot of experiences and broadened my mind to a lot of things including other cultures. I believe Sookmyung is a good foundation for my life and for achieving my dreams in future.