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Yonsei University

Since its beginnings in 1885, Yonsei has welcomed students to its beautiful and culturally rich environment in Seoul.
Find out more at Yonsei's website.
Yonsei

Number of places available: 1 full year places

Dates

Term dates:

  • August to December then February to June

Application deadline. This information refers to when successful Overseas Exchange applicants must submit further materials to the partner:

  • Fall Semester: March 2 - May 1
  • Spring Semester: 31 August - October 30

Academic Information

Information on courses available to exchange students can be found on the Yonsei website.

Requirements / Restrictions

Minimum GPA must be:

  • General: over CGPA 2.7 on a 4.3 (CGPA 2.5 on a 4.0)
  • Law school exchange: 3.0/4.0 or above

Korean Nationals are eligible to apply for their Overseas Exchange at Yonsei University.

The following Faculties are not available to Exchange students:

  • Law
  • Music
  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Any courses offered at the International Songdo Campus

Admission to the following Faculties is limited:

  • Business School - maximum of three courses per semester, available for Business majors only. 

Language Requirements

Yonsei University offers a range of modules in English. Korean language courses are also available. If you are a non native English speaker, you may be asked to provide evidence of language ability.

Supporting Documents Required

  • Exchange Application Form
  • Academic Transcript
  • Proof of Financial Support (e.g. bank statement)
  • Copy of Passport

Accommodation

There is accommodation available in both the SK Global House and the International House, this is a mixture of Yonsei and international students. Both single and double rooms are available. Off-Campus private housing is also an option.

Student Support

Other Information

  • Rules and Regulations
  • The cost of living at Yonsei is estimated to be KRW 4,500,000 (£3000) per semester.

Summer Opportunities

Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) invites students to take courses at one of the world's premier universities in the heart of Seoul, Korea. YISS offers a choice of more than 100 courses during a six-week program taught by both Yonsei and distinguished faculty from prestigious institutions around the globe. Please see the International Summer School website for more information. 

NB- the International Office would only be able to offer advice on summer programmes, students are responsible for paying for the programme.

 

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