|Location||Seoul, South Korea|
|Autumn Semester / Academic Year|
|Spring Semester or Summer Quarter|
|Credits||20-24 UW credits per semester (12 Summer)|
|Eligibility||Junior standing or above by time of departure; min. 3.0 GPA|
|Language||Instruction in English|
|Adviser||Shannon Quinn | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
Spring Semester priority deadline
|May 15 (Spring Semester); Mar. 15 (Summer)|
|General||This program allows for integration with local
students within a wide range of classes
taught in English. UW Students are assigned
to local student tutors who help with cultural
acclimation. Participants need a high level of
personal maturity and independence.
| Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Where You Will Study
Yonsei University is a private research university, located in Seoul, South Korea. Established in 1885, it is one of the oldest universities in South Korea and is widely regarded as one of the top three comprehensive universities in the country. Yonsei University has a main campus in Seoul and a secondary campus in Wonju, South Korea, with over 20,000 undergraduate students and over 6,000 graduate students. Yonsei University has a spacious, quiet, and well-wooded campus located just 20 minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural center of Seoul's metropolitan area. Yonsei is known as being the most international university in Korea.
Students will have a chance to experience an immersive campus, with both excellent academic resources and opportunities for exposure to the Korean culture through clubs and activities geared towards international students.
Yonsei University has developed a wide range of university courses taught in English. These upper-division level courses are primarily aimed at foreign students who lack proficiency in Korean. International students can also take courses in Korean, and those with adequate language skills can arrange to take regular courses taught in Korean. The English taught courses are handled by the Office of International Affairs. International students have access to computer facilities, a specialized library, and the new Global Lounge which enables international and Korean students to mingle freely throughout the academic year.
You can begin your search for courses right here:
Yonsei University Courses
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from Yonsei University have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges
Yonsei has a limited number of dormitory rooms for foreign students in the International Student Dorm. Rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must be admitted and have received a Yonsei student registration number to apply. Students who are not able to secure a dorm or are not interested in a dorm room usually rent a room in the area around Yonsei which frequently includes meals. Yonsei cannot guarantee housing to students but will assist students in finding housing.
Further housing information
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships
As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.
For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.
To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.
University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad adviser following your selection for the exchange.
See Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.
See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.
After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.
To see past students' evaluations for the Yonsei University Direct Exchange program, click on the links below.
Yonsei University Exchange_1.pdf
Yonsei University Exchange_2.pdf
Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email email@example.com.