Soongsil University (Seoul, South Korea)

Soongsil University


Soongsil University is a private Christian based university founded in 1897 by Dr. W. M. Baird, an American missionary. Soongsil has been given the title of the first university in Korea. Soongsil is home to over 15,000 students and over 600 faculty members. Soongsil offers programs such as Natural Sciences, Law, Social Science, Business Administration, and much more!

Location - Seoul, South Korea

Class Credit (Fall and Spring)

Undergraduate students can take a minimum of 12 hours of courses at Soongsil.  The student can take courses in any subject, as long as the course is taught in English.  Evening Korean language courses are available as well.

Class Credit (Summer)

Undergraduate students who enroll in the 4-week program to Soongsil University in South Korea will be able to take 2 courses at 3 hours each from a wide variety of options.  4 activities are also included.


Students must enroll with the name listed on their passports.

If you do not have a passport, you must obtain one.  You can find more information on obtaining a passport on the United States Postal Service’s website page on passports:  

If you wish to enroll, you must notify the Study Abroad Office:

Estimated Cost

Summer Fall Spring
Number of Credit hours 6 12 12
Program Fees $1,600.00 - -
Tuition to JSU $972.00 $1,944.00 $1,944.00
Dormitory - $3,800.00 $3,800.00
Airfare $1,800.00 $1,800.00 $1,800.00
Travel Insurance $100.00 $500.00 $500.00
Passport+Visa Fees $300.00 $300.00 $300.00
Meals $588.00 $2,205.00 $2,205.00
Ground Travel $200.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Spending Money $800.00 $1,500.00 $1,500.00
Books $50.00 $100.00 $100.00
ESTIMATED TOTAL $6,410.00 $13,149.00 $13,149.00


Terms Summer Fall Spring
Dates July September-December March-June
Deadline to show interest 15-Mar 15-Mar 15-Sept
Deadline to apply 31-May 15-May 1-Nov

The fall semester runs from early September to late December.

The spring semester runs from early March to late June.

The summer program usually runs during July. 



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