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Student Residence Halls

Gwanak Student Residence Halls accommodates a large number of over 5,000 residents in the Undergraduate Dormitory, the Graduate Dormitory, and the Family Dormitory. It provides diverse, cultural, educational, and sports programs for a happy dormitory life within this large community. Furthermore, this multicultural living environment with students from around 80 different countries will provide an opportunity to learn and practice how to respect others and live happily together

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Room Rates (KRW)

Classification Undergraduate (semester) Graduate (monthly)
Bldg 921~926 906 919 915~916 918 900~906 917
Double 4 Single Suite Double Double 4 Single
Dormitory Fee 124,300 214,000 167,000 247,100 217,100 222,300 301,800 214,200 247,100 217,100
Deposit 124,300 214,000 167,000 247,100 217,100 222,300 301,800 214,200 247,100 217,100
Total 248,600 428,000 334,000 494,200 434,200 444,600 603,600 428,400 494,200 434,200
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Family housing (Gwanak Residence Halls)

Married international graduate students and full-time research students enrolled in SNU can apply for family housing (33 rooms) at Gwanak Residence Halls.     

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Security Deposit and Dormitory Fee (KRW)

Classification Deposit Dormitory Fee Utilities
A 4,000,000 180,000 Varies by
B 450,000 200,000

Although using a real estate agent can be convenient, you may expect to pay 0.3~0.5% of the “key money”.

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BK International House

Foreign employees, researchers, graduate students are eligible to apply for 316 studios, and 74 apartment (with two rooms) of BK International House. Each residence is furnished with a closet, a bed, a bookcase, a study desk and chair, a kitchen table and chairs, a kitchen sink, a gas stove, a refrigerator, an air conditioner, and a washing machine.

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Room Rates (KRW)
Building Monthly Rent Deposit Internal Structure Equipment
946A (Family Room) 630,000 1,890,000 2 rooms, Bathroom, Living room/Kitchen closet, bed, dining table set, sink, gas stove, refrigerator, air conditoner, washing machine, bookcase, desk
946B (Studio) 398,000 1,194,000 Studio with bathroom
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JeungUk Han 한정욱 (Bldg. 900, Gwanak Residence Halls)
Tel        02-881-9011


Off-campus housing

Although student dormitories are convenient and economical, they are not sufficient for everybody. International students who wish to live alone or who are unable to be admitted to the dormitory should find accommodation.

Housing unit types in Korea

English available real estate in Seoul

Neighboring areas

SNU is surrounded by three residential areas: Seoul National University Station, Shillim-dong (also called Nokdu Street) and Nakseongdae. Housing in studios, single-rooms, and shared flats is offered in all three areas and can be found through OIA, local real estate agents, or online. Below is the comparison of the pros and cons of each area. 

  Seoul National University (Gwanak-gu office) Station Sillimdong (Nokdu St.) Nakseongdae
· Conveniently located by subway Line #2.
· Many regional/city buses stop by and take you to points of interest in Seoul (fee required)
· Free shuttle to/from SNU provided by the school
· Many options for dining (variety of restaurants, many cafes etc.)
· Quiet environment, particularly in Sillim 2dong
·  Free shuttle bus to/from SNU provided by the school
·  Many restaurants and pubs open until late at night
·  Rent can be cheaper if you don't mind walking up a moderate hill
· Quiet residential area
· Convenient transportation
· Newly built apartments
· Couple of nearby sports centers
· Free shuttle bus to/from SNU provided by the school

(from Nakseongdae to bldg. 301, 302)

· Most expensive
·  You may have to walk past a block of motels to get home
· Students need to take a bus to get to a subway station
·  Sillim 9 dong is known as a residential block for many people who are preparing state examination, thus it's a bit bustling and crowded. 
·  Students commute to SNU by regional (green)bus No.2. 
· It takes 30minutes on foot from the station to SNU, uphill. 

Welcome Center (Room202, Bldg. 38)
Tel 02-880-1172-3




SNU Off-Campus Recommendation Housing

Avengers House
The Avengers House is made to host especially international residents. No deposit. Managed by SNU alumni. Just next to the free shuttle stop, it takes only 10 min. to the campus.


Craiglist Seoul
Craiglist Seoul is a classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, housing, for sale, items wanted, services, etc. 


Just Landed was created in 2003 to help people moving country. Its information, resources, and services will help you settle in  Korea.

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