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ISEP Exchange - Yonsei University
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Full Year,
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Program Sponsor: ISEP 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Program Cost Fall,
Fact Sheet:
Best Fit Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Criminology, Education, English, General Business, History, International Studies, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sport Management, World Languages, Literature, & Linguistics Language of Instruction: English
Program Options: Exchange Credits Earned: 12+
Program Description:
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Yonsei University

Fast Facts

Seoul, Korea (pop. 10.5 million)
Student Enrollment: 37,967
Language of instruction: Korean, English
Course Information (in English)
Graduate School of international Studies


Yonsei University's main campus is ensconced in a spacious, picturesque and natural setting located minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul's metropolitan area. Yonsei University has a 245 -acre campus in the lovely wooded hills of western Seoul, 20 minutes from downtown by bus or subway.

Program Type

Academic year, semester, and summer exchanges

ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.
Summer program available.

Program Dates

Academic year: September to June
Semester 1: September to December
Semester 2: March to June.


In Korean: Colleges of Business & Economics, Engineering, Human Ecology, Law, Liberal Arts, Science, Sciences in Education, Social Sciences, Theology , Life Science and Biotechnology.

Courses taught in English

In English: International Division offered by the Office of International Affairs (OIA) (courses on a variety of subjects with a focus on Korea & East Asian studies, and Korean language courses); Colleges of Business & Economics, Engineering, Human Ecology, Law, Liberal Arts, Science, Sciences in Education, Social Sciences, Theology (some English courses on a variety of subjects); Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) (Korean studies, area studies, international cooperation, international trade & finance, international management).

Courses for Graduate (Masters) Level

The M.A. program in the Graduate School and GSIS is open to graduate ISEP students for one semester.

Housing and Meals

Students will be housed in double-occupancy rooms at the SK Global House and International House with a stipend for meals. Because the stipend disbursement procedure takes about 3 weeks after school starts, please be aware of this before you depart. And, students who want to live off-campus should notify after the receipt of HIPC. A housing benefit can be provided as a stipend. The amount is as same as on-campus housing fee. The SK Global House is available for families or couples. If an ISEP student wants to live off-campus with a spouse or family, a housing benefit can be provided as a stipend. The amount is the same as the on-campus housing fee.

Student Activities

1. Student Clubs for International Students

Yonsei Global consists of Yonsei University student volunteers. It aims to provide 30,000 Yonseians with a variety of world views and help them experience diverse cultures. Yonsei Global plans and prepares programs that create opportunities for Yonseians to meet students with overseas experience as well as exchange students every month. Email:

The Mentors Club encourages interaction between international and regular Yonsei students on a one-to-one basis called the Buddy Program. International students are matched with Yonsei students in pairs based on their interests, hobbies, and goals written on their applications. It aims to promote community and friendship and continuing cultural learning and interaction through shared experiences. Email:

The International Yonsei Club (IYC) is composed of Yonsei students who are interested in building stronger ties between Korea and the rest of the world. IYC is an excellent place to make new friends. IYC arranges retreats, activities, language exchanges, and forums. All are welcome to join. Email:

2. Campus Events

Yonsei University holds many events and activities throughout the year. Two of the most noteworthy events to participate in are the annual Spring Mu-Ak Festival and the annual Yonsei-Korea University Friendship Games held in the fall semester. Each school and its representative student clubs organize programs in various academic, cultural, athletic and artistic areas to bring students, faculty and alumni together with a shared vision. The spirit of creativity and youthful exuberance extends beyond the campus borders and into the Sinchon community. Students and famous musicians and vocal artists also perform concerts throughout the year.

Keeping Up-to-Date

A few places we suggest keep up-to-date with events on campus include:
The Yonsei Global Lounge Website. The News & Events page on the website will display the events at the Global Lounge.

Yonsei University Main Website. Provides up-to-date news on both on and off-campus events.
The Yonsei Annals (the monthly campus newspaper.


Being the oldest private university in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885 by Christian missionaries. Our mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of "truth and freedom." The 300,000 alumni of Yonsei who take this calling to heart can be found manifesting this proud spirit from leadership positions around the world. Yonsei has 3,460 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines and two-thirds of Yonsei's faculty holds doctorates from U.S. institutions. There are 19 graduate schools, 17 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting the most selective pool of students from around the world. The student body is taken from the top one percent of high school graduates in Korea. The foreign student population is about 2,700. Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Full Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.