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Food Science and Biotechnology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #37 (QS) Seoul, South Korea
The objective of the Program in Food Science and Biotechnology from Seoul National University is to train students and make them as food technologists and engineers equipped with chemical and biological skills and engineering methodology for a comprehensive understanding of physicochemical properties of foods, processing and preservation of food materials, and biotechnological applications.
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The undergraduate program emphasizes both basic principles and key technologies necessary for food and bio-industry. The curriculum is, therefore, designed to provide core courses such as food chemistry, food microbiology, food engineering, food processing, food preservation, food analysis, food biotechnology, and biochemical engineering. Organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, applied mathematics, biochemistry, and molecular biology are also required to pursue major courses.

The Food Science and Biotechnology program offers from Seoul National University graduate studies leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. The graduate program is designed to provide students with opportunities for creative endeavors in academic coursework and in fundamental and applied research in the field of food science and technology. This will keep students at the forefront in their professional careers. Graduates have a wide variety of employment opportunities in research and educational institutions, government agencies, and private enterprises.


This program trains the students to be food technologists and engineers equipped with chemical and biological fundamentals and engineering methodology for a comprehensive understanding of the physicochemical properties of foods, processing and preservation of food materials, and biotechnological applications.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    130 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Chemistry
  • Nutrition Chemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Analysis Lab
  • Food Engineering
  • Food Hygiene

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Personal Statement and Study Plan
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Counselor Reference
  • Official Highschool Transcript and Graduation Certificate
  • A Copy of the Applicant's Passport
  • Copies of Both Parents' Passport
  • Official Document Indication parent-child relationship between the applicant and his or her parents
  • Financial Certification
  • Portfolio, Records of Achievement
  • Proof of Language Proficiency
  • Agreement for Verification of Academic Record

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5002 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2501 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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KRW 2,975,000

Living costs for Seoul

  • 1853935 - 1761660 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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