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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 2.79k / 1 semester
  • Languages of instruction:
  • Korean
  • Deadline:
  • 二月
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 791pts.
  • Duration:
  • 1 year

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    Subject studies include the faith and form, structure and function of religions situated in various periods in history, as well as their myths, rituals, symbols and world-views. The study of religion entails the consideration of both the composite nature and the universal character of religious phenomena, the study of which in turn fosters an understanding of other's religious cultures as well as that of one's own. Those engaged in the study of religion do not seek to defend the beliefs of particular religions. Rather, they suspend all normative judgement on religion and attempt to record, analyze and interpret innate human religiosity and their forms of expression. Thus, religious studies is a humanistic discipline which views religion as a reality to be studied with objectivity. Given that religion has the power to move individuals and communities and is a force for dynamism in human life, the study of religion is bound to contribute to human self-understanding and development. Religion has always changed appearance in accordance with the times, and takes different forms according to change in socio-political structure, the particular traits of a people, geographical conditions, cultural conditions, social class and even styles of individuals. The study of religion takes all these factors into consideration. Therefore the study of religion is an appropriate discipline not only for those with an intellectual interest in religion, but also for those who are earnestly drawn to questions concerning history, culture and society, regardless of their religious affiliation.

    Students' extra-curricular activities within the department revolve around the Department of Religious Studies Students Association and various academic societies. The student association is vigorous in its defence and promotion of student autonomy, and is responsible for organizing events such as freshman orientation, alumni night, departmental sports festival, volunteer work in farms, and field trips. It also serves as the forum for the exchange of views between junior and senior students and coordinates student opinion on a diverse range of subjects. The academic societies were formed as a respond to the demands of students of the department for a deeper and more thorough inquiry into diverse academic subjects. There are three notable academic societies that have been in existence for more than ten years : the philosophical society, the literature society, and the religion society.

    Graduates either go on to further studies in graduate school or serve in religious circles. Many graduates also find employment in journalism and the cultural sphere. In an increasingly pluralistic world, those imbued with a deep understanding of culture and humanity are urgently needed in all fields.

    • Seminar in Medieval Western Philosophy
    • Seminar in History of Philosophy
    • Seminar in historical philosophy
    • Seminar in Comparative Philosophy
    • Seminar in Contemporary Western Philosophy
    • Seminar in Theory of Knowledge
    • Seminar in Ontology
    • Seminar in Metaphysics
    • Seminar in Ethical Theory
    • Seminar in Social Philosophy
    • Seminar in Philosophy of Logic
    • Seminar in Philosophy of Language
    • Seminar in Philosophy of Science
    • Seminar in Philosophy of Culture
    • Studies in Philosophy of Culture
    • Seminar in Philosophical Methodology
    • Seminar in Ancient Western Philosophy
    • Seminar in Modern Western Philosophy
    • Seminar in Philosophy of Mind
    • Studies in Philosophy of Mind
    • Seminar in Western Philosophy
    • Studies in Western Philosophy
    • Studies in Ancient Western Philosophy
    • Studies in Modern Western Philosophy
    • Studies in Contemporary Western Philosophy
    • Studies in Theory of Knowledge
    • Studies in Metaphysics
    • Studies in Ethical Theory
    • Studies in Philosophy of Language
    • Studies in Philosophy of Science
    • Reading and Research

    program_requirements

    1. Online application
    2.  proof of Korean  proficiency is required;     1) Korean Proficiency: TOPIK level 3 or higher     2) Other official documents indicating proof of language proficiency (ie. SNU Korean Language Center Level 4 or higher)
    3. Personal Statement and Study Plan
    4. Letter of Recommendation
    5. Counselor Reference
    6. Official High School Transcript and Graduation Certificate
    7. A Copy of the Applicant’s Passport
    8. Certificate of Facts concerning the Entry and Exit
    9. Portfolio, Records of Achievement, etc.
    10. Agreement for Verification of Academic Record

    If you wish to apply for the scholarship program, please fill out the scholarship application form every semester. Application period:

    • During November(1st semester)
    • During May(2nd semester)

    International Student Scholarship

    • GPA requirement: 3.0 GPA or higher (average of the previous semester)
    • Funding: Tuition and fees (partial or fully funded)
    • Eligibility: International student in the government-funded (government-invited) scholarship, international student

      (self-funded), Korean student living overseas and studying in Korea (undergraduate and graduate course)

    Lecture/Research Scholarship

    • GPA requirement: 3.3 GPA or higher (average of the previous semester; excluding new students)
    • Eligibility: Graduate student recommended by the advising professor; an annual income of less than KRW 12 million
    • Working condition: 10 or more hours a week (40 hours/month)
    • Responsibility: Assist the lectures by the professor, general electives and research; help students with their course; manage assignments; manage laboratory; fulfill administrative duties for the undergraduate course, etc.
    • Funding: Current student: Fully funded tuition and fees and monthly scholarship;

      Research student: Monthly scholarship

    • Termination: If on leave of absence, disciplinary action or determined to be unqualified for other reasons

    Core TA Scholarship

    • Eligibility: Returning graduate student and research student
    • Funding: Type A – Tuition (partially funded) and monthly research aid / Type B  – Half of the monthly research aid
    • Duration: 1st semester : March – August (6 months) /

      2nd semester: September – February of the following year (6 months)

    • Responsibility: Attend the assigned lecture; supervise discussion; check assignments; focus on Laboratory

      sessions/Experiment/Practice courses; assist practice, etc.

    SNU Foundation Scholarship

    • GPA requirement: 3.3 GPA or higher (average of the previous semester)
    • Funding: Tuition and fees (partially or fully funded)
    • Feature: Scholarship funded by some 200 funds created by Seoul National University Foundation

    The following is the scholarship programs offered for graduate applicants. Students may apply for the programs before or during the admission application period. The annual announcement will be posted on this websitehttp://en.snu.ac.kr/apply/info.

    Graduate Scholarship for Excellent Foreign Students (GSFS)

    Eligibility

    • Asian students, excluding Japanese and Chinese nationals, who wish to study one of the designated graduate programs
      * The programs eligible for this scholarship are subject to change, and different by applicants’ nationalities. The eligible programs list is announced every semester.

    Number of Recipients

    • Approximately 20

    Subsidies

    • Tuition fee: full tuition exemption for a maximum of 4 semesters
    • Living expenses: 500,000 KRW per month (different according to recipients’ majors)

    Application Period

    • During admission period for international students every semester

    Selection Procedure

    • Applicants who submit admission application to SNU’s Office of Admissions ⇒ applicants submit scholarship application to SNU’s Office of International Affairs ⇒ Selection made by respective Colleges/Schools based on the admission documents ⇒ decision noticed

    Contact

    • SNU staff in charge: 82-2-880-2519, intlscholarship@snu.ac.kr

    Silk-Road Scholarship

    Eligibility

    • Applicants from the countries in the ‘Silk-Road’ area who want to study humanities or social sciences, including Korean language, history, culture, politics, and economics

    Number of Recipients

    • About 5 new graduate students

    Subsidies

    • Tuition fee: full tuition fee exemption for a maximum of 4 semesters
    • Living expenses: maximum of 600,000 KRW per month for 4 semesters
    • Airfare: maximum of 1 million KRW for one economy round trip
    • Korean language training fee: fee exemption at the Language Education Institute

    Application Period

    • During admission period for international students every Fall semester

    Selection Procedure

    • Applicants who submit admission application to SNU’s Office of Admissions ⇒ applicants submit scholarship application to SNU’s Office of International Affairs ⇒ Selection made by respective Colleges/Schools based on the admission documents ⇒ decision noticed

    Contact

    • SNU staff in charge: 82-2-880-2519, intlscholarship@snu.ac.kr

    Overseas Koreans Scholarship

    Eligibility

    • Overseas Korean students who wish to take graduate degrees at SNU

    Subsidies

    • Full tuition exemption
    • Living expenses: 800,000 KRW per month for 4 semesters
    • Insurance fees: approximately 30,000 per month
    • Settlement expenses aid upon initial arrival: 500,000 KRW (one-time payment)
    • Airfare for one economy round trip
    • Language training expenses: for 2 semesters

    Application Period

    • March and September

    Selection Procedure

    • Applicants submit applications to Korean embassies in their countries ⇒ the embassies make the first selection ⇒ the Overseas Koreans Foundation make the second selection

    Contact

    • SNU staff in charge: 82-2-880-2519, intlscholarship@snu.ac.kr

    Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP)

    Eligibility

    • International students applying for SNU’s graduate programs

    Number of Recipients

    • 325

    Subsidies

    • Full tuition fee: tuition exemption for 4 semesters for master’s program and 6 semesters for Ph. D program
    • Living expenses: 900,000 KRW per month
    • Airfare: one economy round trip
    • Korean language training fee: for one year
      * Korean language training is mandatory and when the student does not achieve TOPIK grade 3 within a year, she/he is not eligible to enter the degree program
    • Others: medical insurance, research fund, thesis printing fees, settlement and returning expenses

    Application Period

    • February

    Selection Procedure

    ※ Applicants choose one of the following application methods.

    • University Recommendation Program: applicants submit applications to SNU’s Office of Admission ⇒ the National Institute for International Education make the selection
    • Embassy Recommendation Program: applications submit applications to Korean Embassies in their countries ⇒ the National Institute for International Education make the selection

    Contact

    • SNU staff in charge: 82-2-880-6971, sck590@snu.ac.kr
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