(Original post by MangoDaebak10)
Does anyone know what the entry requirements are for medicine I cant find it and which universities offer medicine, thanks I'm interested in them all but especially SNU.
In Seoul, you can apply for SNU, Yonsei, Korea, Catholic University, and Chung Ang. The basic requirements are your high school grades, TOEFL, and TOPIK (Korean language proficiency test). FYI, most of them (except for Korea and Yonsei, which I'm not really sure) require an interview in Korean, while Chung Ang requires a math entrance exam.
However, as you know Korean high schoolers may be insane when it comes to studying...especially with medicine, dentistry, nursing, etc medical field related courses since they guarantee a professional job in the future upon graduation. If you are doing the IB Diploma, a 44 or even 45 will not guarantee you getting accepted. From what I've seen nowadays, ppl are also doing BOTH the IBDP and the APs to win the competition. Not only that but most seem to have high scores in the SAT (2300+ / 1500+ for the new one) as well as other exams such as TOEFL, etc. Hospital internships and others are also crucial for your application. SNU seems to require an entrance interview (they do say that it's not required, but it seems that most who get in do the interviews) to check your Korean proficiency. They do ask difficult stuff such as 고사성어 (the Hanja 4-character proverbs), etc etc via Skype.
Medical schools in Seoul are insane (usually only 2 are chosen per year per school). That's why many others also try for schools outside of Seoul, such as Yonsei Wonju, etc. Medical schools outside of Seoul are still considered prestigious; they are known to be even harder than SNU Engineering.