Yes. In fact, SNU is the ideal environment for young researchers owing to its interdisciplinary approach to the discipline as it helps streamline your academic career path. Additionally, the faculty in the department of sociology not only have varied research interests but they also often collaborate with faculty from other departments on various research projects etc.
We have a generous financial assistance programs at the undergarduate as well as the graduate level. A large number of merit based scholarships are awarded, the continuation of which depends on consistent academic performance. At the graduate level, financial aid is also awarded against teaching or research assitantships.