Master On Campus

Plant Genomics and Breeding

Seoul National University

24 months
6046 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Plant Genomics and Breeding at Seoul National University was established as the official successor of the Center for Plant Molecular Genetics and Breeding Research (CPMGBR) which had been designated as one of the excellent science research centers (SEC) by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation and the Ministry of Science and Technology.


The goal of the Plant Genomics and Breeding Institute (PGBI) at Seoul National University is to advance science and technology in plant genomics and breeding research, ultimately aiming to develop advanced molecular breeding technology in order to apply these technologies for the development of new varieties of field crops and horticultural crops with high yield, good food quality, and strong resistance to plant pathogens. 

Learning outcomes

Technical aims for pursuing these goals are physical mapping, genome sequencing, and development of genomics-based moleular breeding from various important crops such as rice, pepper, soybean, and ginseng. 

The development of useful genes and the utilization of these genes for molecular breeding will be achieved. Superior commercial varieties will also be developed using genomics and molecular markers. New theories and applications for plant biotechnology and breeding will continuously be developed.The institute will be open to other domestic and international research groups for close collaboration and communication.

Programme Structure

  • This institute pursues an active multidisciplinary approach among research fields from fundamental plant genomics and breeding sciences to novel biotechnology.

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.

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

    6046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3023 USD per semester during 24 months.

KRW 3,971,000

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.


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