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Elective Program for Visiting Students, 2019


Seoul National University College of Medicine (SNUCM) runs an Elective Program clinical elective placements for visiting students. Placements are undertaken at Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) located in Seoul. Successful applicants will observe doctors as they do their work and will get explanation about the various patients and situations.


1. Eligibility

Foreign medical students currently enrolled in penultimate year or final year who have completed the prerequisite core clerkships in their home institution


2. Required Application Materials

□ SNUCM Application form along with a photograph taken within the recent 6 months (download)

Application Form 2019.docx

□ Curriculum vitae

□ Official letter from Associate Dean for Academic(Student) Affairs or Dean at home institution that states:

   - the student is currently enrolled and is approved of taking the elective program

   - the expected date of graduation

   - good academic standing

□ Official transcript of academic record (in English)

□ Immunization Record Form (download)

3.Immunization record_2017.docx
3-1.TB Screening Questionnaire_201609.docx

□ Copy of passport

※ Note

1) Visiting students are responsible for obtaining any travel and health insurance.

2) Obtaining a Visa is the responsibility of students.


3. Submitting the Application

All documents must be received at least 3 months prior to the date you wish to start and should be submitted in original hard copy by mail. We do not receive application for 8 months to 12 months prior to desired period.


Address to send: Room #205, Administration building

Seoul National University College of Medicine

103 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03080, Korea

※ Note: Students from our partner institutions must contact the Office of their home institution before completing and submitting the application form.


4. Application Timeline & Procedure


Clerkship Start Date

Clerkship Orientation

January 7 2019

January 4 2019

February 11 2019

February 8 2019

March 4 2019

February 28 2019

April 1 2019

March 29 2019

May 13 2019

May 10 2019

June 3 2019

May 31 2019

July 1 2019

June 28 2019

August 5 2019

August 2 2019

September 2 2019

August 30 2019

October 7 2019

October 4 2019

November 4 2019

November 1 2019

December 2 2019

November 29 2019



- Visiting students could do the program for minimum 2 weeks and maximum 12 weeks.

- Students are required to start the program on the first Monday of each month and participate in orientation at SNUCM on the preceding Friday.

- Programs run from Monday to Friday and there will be no schedule on national holidays.

- Students those who have applied from partner institutions need to discuss about their schedule with their coordinator.

- If you have to withdraw your application for any reason please inform us at the earliest opportunity.


Upon the application’s arrival, it will be reviewed to verify that all requirements have been met. It takes up to 2 months to process the application. Please do not email or call asking for the result of your application during this time. Also, we note that students are not allowed to self-arrange to SNUCM. Any changes are cannot be made after approval.


- National Holiday

New Year’s Day: Jan. 1, Lunar New Year’s Day: Feb.3~Feb.6, Independence Movement Day : Mar.1, Children's day : May.6, Buddha's Birthday: May. 12, Memorial Day: Jun. 6, Independence Day: Aug. 15, Korean Thanksgiving Day: Sep.12~Sep.15, National Foundation Day: Oct.3, Hangeul Proclamation Day: Oct.9, Christmas Day : Dec. 25


5. Fees

Visiting students are required to pay a non-refundable KRW50,000 application fee and tuition fee of KRW50,000 per week. (Methods of payment will be informed at a later date.)

The application fee and tuition fee apply to the students who will start the clerkship from April 1 2019.

※ Note:  Students applying from partner institutions will not be charged application fee and tuition fee.


6. Campus Housing

Global Center : It is located 10 minute walk from SNUCM and SNUH. It is a single room equipped with pillows, blankets and towels. The kitchen and laundry are shared. The accommodation fee is KRW50,000 per night and KRW 1,200,000 per month. After students get an offer, they can make a reservation.


7. Contact/Help Information

Enquiries please contact:


Last updated – Dec.5.2018


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