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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.

Number of places available: 1 full year places


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

Study Load

36 credits per academic year. 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


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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