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Seoul at a glance

Seoul, officially called Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest city in South Korea. Seoul includes the surrounding Incheon and Gyeonggi province and is situated on the Han River. The beautiful surroundings of Seoul covers many mountains, the tallest being mount Bukhan, one of the world's most visited national park.Seoul has been starting to attract numerous international students, especially for the low tuition and low living costs and for the fact that the city is home to some of the world’s top universities. Renowned for the excellent academic training and world-class research in all fields of study, local higher educational institutions provide thousands of accredited programmes, available for graduate and undergraduate level, with an increasing number of English-taught courses.

Studying

Studying in Seoul

Offerings of universities in Seoul cover English-taught programmes as well as courses available in the official language, Korean. International students coming from a non-English speaking country are required an evidence of English proficiency; TOEFL or IELTS are commonly accepted. Candidates who consider applying for Korean study programmes are required to provide either KLAT, KLPT or TOPIK certificates.

You can choose from numerous university programmes available at any degree level: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, including MBA’s and PhD courses. Become an expert in one of the following fields: social sciences, agriculture, education, art, law, medicine, engineering, business, music, pharmacy, computer science, economics, management, engineering, architecture and more.

Career

Career opportunities in Seoul

Today, Seoul is considered a leading and rising global city, resulting from an economic boom called the Miracle on the Han River which transformed it to the world's 4th largest metropolitan economy with a large GDP.

Seoul is a rich global city, rated in top ten of the world’s most developed cities, in terms of economic growth, with a large GDP. The city’s main industries are: manufacturing (electronics, food and beverage, printing and publishing machines), finance and commerce.

Top employers of Seoul include: Samsung, LG, Hyundai, Kia, Hite, Korea Exchange, IBM, PwC, Accenture, Oracle, General Electric.

International students are allowed to engage in part-time work or internships that lasts maximum 20 hours/week during the semester, and unlimited work during holidays.

Life

Seoul city life

Seoul is a lovely city, surrounded by mountains, with numerous natural as well as cultural attractions. With numerous shopping stores, lively night life and many entertainment venues, Seoul simply has it all, so it’s impossible to get bored.

Some of Seoul’s landmarks are:

  • Changdeok Palace
  • Hwaseong Fortress
  • Jongmyo Shrine
  • Namhansanseong and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty
  • Gyeongbok-gung palace
  • Bongeun Temple
  • The War Memorial of Korea
  • The National Museum of Korea

Other unique places you can see are the N Seoul Tower, Lotte World – an indoor theme park, the Moonlight Rainbow Fountain – the world's longest bridge fountain and the Sevit Floating Islands.

You can walk or even practice hiking in the Namsan Park, and see splendid landscapes of the downtown Seoul skyline.

Among the religious sites, you can visit the Wongudan altar or The Myeongdong Cathedral.

Most stores and markets are open until midnight and the best place to walk around nice fashion stores in Seoul is COEX Mall. At night, Seoul is pretty energetic, so relax and have fun at nice bars and clubs, and you can even find American restaurants or cafes, like Caffe Bene. In, Seoul's international district, you can choose from different Western-style and European restaurants.

Attend one of the festivals held in Seoul, like the ABU TV and Radio Song Festival and enjoy some of the numerous sport events: football, baseball, basketball, volleyball and handball matches.

International atmosphere in Seoul

In Seoul, you will mostly be surrounded by the locals. The only people born outside Korea are Chinese, Japanese, and expatriate minorities.

However, Seoul seems to be an interesting spot for foreign investment projects. For this reason, numerous multinationals from all fields have set a local office or branch here.

Weather Seoul

In Seoul, winters are very cold and summers are warm. August is the warmest month, with average temperatures of 22 to 30 °C (72 to 85 °F), and sometimes higher temperatures. Winters are usually cold, with temperatures close to freezing point. The average temperature in January is -6 to 1 °C (21 to 35 °F) and in general has few snowfall precipitations.

Universities in Seoul

Founded in 1906, EDHEC is now one of Europe’s top 15 business schools. Based in Lille, Nice, Paris, London and Singapore, and counting over 90 nationalities on its campuses, EDHEC is a fully international school directly connected to the business world. With over 40,000 graduates in 120 countries, it trains committed managers capable of dealing with the challenges of a fast-evolving world.  

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Sogang University was established by the Society of Jesus to provide an education based on Catholic beliefs and inspired by the Jesuit philosophy of education, in conformity with the Korean tradition of education.

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To teach and study academic theories and application methods based upon KU’s philosophical belief in democratic education, thus fostering the talent required for the development of Korea and all humanity.

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The symbol of the University of Seoul takes its motif from the letter “S”, the symbol of yin and, yang and the symbolic form of Korea. 

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