We change the world.
The State University of New York’s endless commitment to global engagement has led to the establishment of SUNY Korea, where students have unique opportunities to earn degrees from Stony Brook University while studying at our new state-of-the-art campus just one hour west of Seoul.
SUNY Korea is located in the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ), where Korean and foreign global corporations and institutions such as Samsung, Posco, World Bank, and GCF are creating an enhanced synergy. IFEZ has caught the attention of world business leaders, since you can visit 61 megacities in just three and a half hours flying time and do business with more than one-third of the world’s population. As a hub for Asia’s economy, Incheon is positioned to lead the world’s economy, and thus our students have unique opportunities for internships and real-world applications of the skills they acquire in the classroom.
At SUNY Korea integrity is paramount—we advise students to uphold virtue and vision. We offer affordable tuition and on-campus housing, a wide variety of scholarships, opportunities to form a global network, and a well-balanced educational system—all of the basic tools to help students develop into competent and responsible leaders.
Experience an American education in Korea
With Asia emerging as a leader in an ever-increasing global economy, SUNY Korea students who follow world trends and understand variety of cultures will be able to enhance their educational experiences. SUNY Korea provides students with the combination of the best of two worlds—an American education and an Asian culture.
SUNY Korea offers:
• A high-quality, research-oriented curriculum in areas such as computer science, engineering, and technology operations with degree programs comparable to those of prestigious U.S. universities—all set against the backdrop of the dynamic Korean culture.
• Selected degree programs from Stony Brook University, one of the top-ranked universities in the United States, taught by the Stony Brook faculty. Furthermore, SUNY Korea students receive the same diploma as Stony Brook students upon graduation.
As part of the undergraduate academic program at SUNY Korea, students are required to visit and study for one year at Stony Brook University. Also, students are encouraged to participate in internships with major Korean companies as a way to acquire experiences on the job as they are learning, which is a critical component of a U.S.-based education.
We seek students with exceptional talent, and our student body is a true reflection of the global community; more than 30% of our scholars come from 20 different countries outside Korea—among them, Ghana, China, Ecuador, and Kyrgyzstan. These globally diverse individuals are learning the Korean language and culture and witnessing the rapid economic growth of Korea, all while receiving an education on various global partnerships and leadership.
New paradigm of education
Students at SUNY Korea will experience the Residential College (RC) program, which offers the full dormitory experience, allowing students to improve both intellectually and personally and grow as globally talented individuals. The Incheon Global Campus received approximately $414 million in financial support from the government as the Korean government’s national industry.
SUNY Korea’s state-of-the-art campus is the perfect place to call home. It starts with the Academic Building, which includes laboratories, classrooms, lecture halls, seminar rooms, faculty offices, computer rooms, and a “one-stop service center.” Facilities are outfitted with the latest technologies, and every classroom is equipped with projectors and other media tools.
Join our growing community
SUNY Korea aspires to be a hub for global education, research, and innovation. To accomplish this, we build partnerships with top institutions in both private and public sectors and do our best to build a global network with leaders and talents from across the globe. SUNY Korea is looking forward to greeting talented individuals with big aspirations and guiding them to become global leaders.
Why SUNY Korea?
• Prestigious American degree: A curriculum and degree identical to those offered by Stony Brook University in the United States
• Global network: Linking to more than 2.5 million SUNY alumni and their industrial network
• Academic excellence: Holistic education through Residential College and Vision- Coaching Program
• Affordable education: Offering need- and merit-based scholarship opportunities
• International career prospects: New global education paradigm, with internship opportunities at global companies and organizations
SUNY Korea is located in Incheon, Korea. SOUTH KOREA is surrounded by the Yellow Sea and the East Sea. It is a country of beautiful and varied geography. South Korea’s market economy ranks 11th in the world by GDP. The popularity of its culture, known as the Korean Wave (“hallyu”), has spread infectiously around the globe. South Korea is also the hub for global corporations such as Samsung and Hyundai, which are leaders within IT and manufacturing fields.
Type of University: SUNY Korea is an international member of the State University of New York system, the largest and most comprehensive state university system in the United States.
Size of Campus: SUNY Korea is housed at Incheon Global Campus, a single multi-institutional campus which will serve more than 10,000 students from around the world.
Number of Students: There are approximately 380 students enrolled at SUNY Korea, one-third of whom are studying in graduate programs.
Number of Faculty: Student-faculty ratio of 6:1
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
• B.S. in Computer Science
• B.S. in Business Management (expected to open in 2016)
• B.E. in Mechanical Engineering
• B.S. in Technological Systems Management
• B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics (expected to open in 2016)
• M.S. in Computer Science
• Ph.D. in Computer Science
• M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (expected to open in 2016)
• Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (expected to open in 2016)
• M.S. in Technological Systems Management
• Ph.D. in Technology, Policy, and Innovation
• M.S. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics (expected to open in 2016)
• Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics (expected to open in 2016)
Geographic Diversity: SUNY Korea’s student population is 30% international.
International Student Services:
• Pre-arrival information package (including visa, health insurance, housing, life at SUNY Korea, and more to help students prepare for their arrival and living in Korea)
• Advising and counseling services to help students get adjusted to a different environment
• Career development services
• Student clubs and activities
• Financial support opportunities (work-study program), including scholarship opportunities (Shared Prosperity, Presidential, and Merit Scholarships—see additional information below)
• Korean culture understanding program (free Korean language courses and cultural activity programs such as excursions to historical sites and tourist attractions)
International Student Budget:
Program Fee $2,000
Does not include room and board expenses. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. Students from abroad (excluding those who are Korean) are required to purchase an insurance policy.
• The Shared Prosperity Scholarship is available to international undergraduates from developing/underdeveloped countries (one to two beneficiaries from each country), based on proof of academic excellence and potential.
• The Presidential Scholarship is available to incoming freshmen in the top 3% of their admitted class who have a GPA in the top 5% of their high school and an SAT score of 1350 or higher in Critical Reading and Math.
• Assistantships and scholarships are available to Ph.D. students participating in qualifying research.
• Need- and merit-based financial aid is also available.
Test Score Requirements: TOEFL, IELTS, GRE (only for Graduate school)
Application Deadlines and Fees:
Spring Regular Decision applications are due January 15. Fall Regular Decision applications are due May 14.