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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:


Location: Seoul, South Korea



Educational Motto: Embrace sincerity and faith, strive for new knowledge, act independently.
Sungshin University was founded by Dr. Sook-chong Lee as an outgrowth of its predecessor, Sungshin Girls' School, which was established on April 28, 1936. Dr. Lee decided to establish an educational institute based on the belief that only education would lead Koreans to national independence during the Japanese Occupation.
Sungshin Girls' School was first opened with 60 students in the Catholic Memorial Building in Kyungwoon-dong, Seoul. As more students enrolled and more facilities were needed, the school moved to its present site, Donam-dong, Sungbuk-gu. As of 1995, the Sungshin Institute consisted of Sungshin Kindergarten, Sungshin Elementary School, Sungshin Girls' Middle School, Sungshin Girls' High School and Sungshin University. Currently the University is composed of 11 colleges offering 47 major courses, five graduate schools. Approximately 11,000 students are currently enrolled.
Sungshin University is located in Donam-dong. In this area, there are many restaurants, bars, cafes, convenience stores, stationary stores, supermarkets, beauty shops, internet cafes, pharmacies, and so on. You should be able to find all the necessary services near the university.




Almost all courses offered at Sungshin are open to exchange and visiting students. Courses are typically worth three credits, meeting three hours a week. Students can take 12-21 credits per semester. You will also be required to take 2-3 Korean Language classes per semester (depending on the level).
Programs Offered:

  • Social Welfare
  • Nursing
  • Education
  • Cultural Arts (Acting, Music, Management, Dance)
  • Music (vocal, instrumental, composition)
  • Natural Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Biological Science and Chemistry
  • Information Technology
  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science and Diplomacy
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Business Admin
  • Media Communication
  • Humanities (Language and Lit--Korean, English, German, French, Japanese, Chinese; History)
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Sociology

List of courses available Fall Semester



Accommodations and Campus Life

Off-campus international housing is very close to campus, very safe, clean and new. Security is a priority. New on-campus dorms are being planned. Students of all different ethnicities will be placed together. All utilities are included in the dormitory fee.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own meals (appx. $1,600/semester). There is no meal plan on campus, but there are many alternatives. The dormitory is equipped with a kitchen, where students can prepare their own meals. Students may also choose to buy their meals from one of the university’s cafeterias, cafes or convenience shop. Nearby the university there are a wide variety of restaurants and cafes to choose from. Also, many local restaurants deliver, so you can conveniently order food from home. Many meals are budget friendly with the cost of meals being as little as US$3. 
Sungshin Buddy System
Making a new friend in a different country may seem difficult due to language barrier and cultural differences. With this in mind, the OIA offers Sungshin Buddies for the international students, to help them adjust to their new environment and make the initial contact with Korean students. Before students arrive at SSU, selected buddies will contact the students via e-mail. The buddies will assist the international students with tasks such as opening bank accounts, purchasing cell phones, and etc. 




Housing costs are estimated at $1,080 per semester.
A standard food budget is approximately US$1,600 per semester.





For general questions about the program and application process, contact Margaret Anderson at or stop by the CGEE office in the basement of Anderson Residence Hall, Suite 23.

For more detailed information about Sungshin University courses, housing, etc. you may contact:\

Office of International Affairs (Admissions)
E-mail: or

Office of International Student Services



Application Process

Application Process 

Once you have completed the Augsburg University approval process, Augsburg will nominate you as an exchange student. You will then need to complete the application process for Sungshin:

Admissions Page:
Application Form: Docs/Sungshin Application form.doc
Application Guide: Docs/Sungshin Application Guide.doc
International Student Guide: Docs/Sungshin INTERNATIONAL_STUDENTS.pdf

Application Deadlines
Spring term:  November 15
Fall Term: May 15

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.