24 months
6134 USD/year
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The Program in Urban Design from Seoul National University was established as a graduate school curriculum at SNU in 1998 to satisfy the era’s demand for global competitiveness in urban design. 


Key Features

The Urban Design program from Seoul National University combines courses from the College of Engineering’s majors in architecture; civil, urban, and geosystem engineering; agriculture and life sciences; landscape architecture; and the graduate school of the environment. It educates students to solve problems and improve life in urban environments.

It is possible to deal effectively with complex urban or environmental problems by fostering comprehensive thinking and communication/negotiation skills.

Using the information provided by the various majors, the Program in Urban Design helps students to improve their comprehensive thinking and negotiating skills, and prepare to address complex urban environmental problems. Core subjects include design studios and seminars, where students gain knowledge and learn methods of applying it. Courses on other subjects such as soil utilization and traffic planning, urban infrastructure, urban development, urban economics, place marketing, public finance techniques, and geographic information are provided to support students’ learning. This program combines the areas of architectural design and urban landscape planning, with a focus on managing and developing actual cities and the necessary planning and design techniques and policies. Research areas include urban redevelopment and housing development techniques, environmentally friendly urban design techniques, and new town planning and design techniques.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Redevelopment Techniques
  • New Town Urban Design Techniques and Research on Sustainable Urban Configurations
  • Research on Reformation of Urban Design Institutions
  • Vision

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • Print out after completing online application
  • Personal Statement and Study Plan
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from two different professors with stamp or signature on sealed envelope
  • Official Bachelor's Transcript and Degree or Graduation Certificate
  • Official Master's Transcript and Degree or Graduation Certificate
  • A Copy of the Applicant's Passport
  • Copies of both parents' passports
  • Official document indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and parents
  • Financial Certification
  • Additional materials required to applicants for programs in Fine Arts, Music, Physical Education, Music Education Major or Fine Arts Education Major

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3067 USD per semester during 24 months.

KRW 3,997,000

Living costs for Seoul

1853935 - 1761654 KRW /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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