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Yonsei University is a large and diverse research university, and there are many different ways that students can begin to explore and experience Seoul from Yonsei’s central location. Students can enroll in Korean language classes as well as topical coursework taught in English spanning the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences.

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More photos from this program can be found here.

More photos from this program can be found here.

Yonsei University is a large and diverse research university, and there are many different ways that students can begin to explore and experience Seoul from Yonsei’s central location. Students can enroll in Korean language classes as well as topical coursework taught in English spanning the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. Advanced Korean language speakers can also enroll in courses taught in Korean during the Fall and Winter/Spring semesters.

Summer students participate in the six-week Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) and enroll in 6-9 credits from a variety of departments including arts, culture, humanities, Korean studies, management, economics, social sciences, Korean language, physical sciences, and more.

Yonsei has a full range of academic and co-curricular services and amenities including several libraries, an indoor swimming pool, fitness rooms (including rooms for yoga, dance, etc.), tennis and squash courts, and student lounges. There are over 100 clubs at Yonsei covering a broad spectrum of interests and activities.

Program Duration:

  • Fall: late August – late December
  • Fall/Winter/Spring: late August – late June
  • Winter/Spring: late February – late June
  • Summer: late June – mid August

Fall: March 15
Fall/Winter/Spring: March 15
Summer: March 15
Winter/Spring: October 15

- Sophomore or higher
- Institutional GPA of 2.75 or higher
- Completion of a minimum of two terms at home institution at the time of application; transfer students may have one term completed at the time of application (this requirement does not apply to the Summer program)

Academic Year

Most courses offered at Yonsei are open to exchange and visiting students. Graduate students can also take graduate courses with permission from the professor. In addition to Korean language courses, students take courses from a variety of academic departments including Yonsei’s Underwood International College (UIC). The UIC courses cover a broad range of topics from Korean and Asian studies to economics and business, arts and culture, political science, history, sociology, and more. Students with advanced language skills are able to take courses taught in Korean from other Yonsei departments. You can find more information about courses here.

Summer Program

Students enroll in 6-9 credits from a variety of disciplines during the summer program. Classes meet four days per week (Monday through Thursday) during the six week summer session. You can find the most recent course listings and syllabi by selecting the different academic headings on this page.

This program is open to undergraduate students in any major. To be eligible, students must meet the following minimum requirements before departure:

  • 45 college credits minimum (at least sophomore standing)
  • Institutional GPA of 2.75 or above

Semester and Yearlong applicants must also meet the following requirement:

  • Completion of a minimum of two terms at home institution at the time of application; transfer students may have one term completed at the time of application

There is no language requirement.

Students must continue to make satisfactory academic progress throughout the application process and during their study abroad program, and otherwise comply with policies and procedures of the host university, IE3 Global, and their home university International Programs Office.

If you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements, please consult with your home campus contact person before applying.

Yonsei’s International House and SK Global House accommodate both international and Korean students. Most rooms are double occupancy and the primary language is English. Most students choose to register for housing in one of these two residences. Many students have made video tours of these buildings available on Youtube.

Some students live off-campus with family or friends, or stay in guesthouses that cater to university students. Yonsei is unable to assist students with finding alternative housing, but a list of commonly utilized accommodations is available for those who request or require off-campus housing.

There is a subway stop near campus, so the university is convenient to the rest of the Seoul metro area. Students typically purchase a subway card for use on the city subway and bus as well as local service to Gyeonggi and Incheon.

IE3 Global seeks to make its exchange programs affordable and accessible. For detailed information regarding the program budget (both the program fee and an estimate of personal expenses), please click on the following:

The program fee includes academic and administrative fees, orientation expenses, on-site support, and health and accident insurance. The program fee does not include airfare, room and board, visa expenses, campus-based fees and personal expenses such as local transportation, textbooks, laundry, recreation (including travel), personal supplies and incidental expenses.

Terms

Fall | Fall/Winter/Spring | Winter/Spring | Summer

Application Deadline

Fall: March 15
Fall/Winter/Spring: March 15
Summer: March 15
Winter/Spring: October 15

Basic Requirements

- Sophomore or higher
- Institutional GPA of 2.75 or higher
- Completion of a minimum of two terms at home institution at the time of application; transfer students may have one term completed at the time of application (this requirement does not apply to the Summer program)