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Yonsei University in Korea

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Yonsei University

As the oldest private university in Korea, Yonsei University has a proud history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia. First established in 1885 by Christian missionaries, Yonsei’s mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of truth and freedom. Yonsei has 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 3,500 renowned faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines.

Note: Spaces in the Yonsei University exchange are limited. Students interested in Yonsei are strongly encouraged to have an alternate program in mind in the event that they are not selected for the Yonsei exchange.

Program dates

  • Fall Semester: early September through mid-December
  • Spring Semester: early March through mid-June
  • Academic Year: early September through mid-June

Academics

Exchange participants are required to take a full-time course load (at least 12 Temple credits) while abroad and will earn transfer credit.

Course Offerings

A number of courses taught in English are available in the following disciplines:

  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Asian Studies
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Korean Studies
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Science (biology, chemistry, physics electives)
  • Sociology

Students proficient in Korean may have additional course options. 

Language of instruction

  • English
  • Korean

School location

Yonsei University lies on a 245-acre campus in Sinchon in western Seoul.  Ensconced in a spacious, picturesque and natural setting located minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul's metropolitan area, Yonsei is located in a student-orientated area of the city with Ewha Women's, Sogang, Hongik, and Kyunggi Universities located nearby.

Facilities

  • Classrooms equipped with smart technology
  • Computer labs and campus Wi-Fi
  • Olympic gymnasium and sports facilities
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Subway Station
  • Administrative offices

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Accommodations

Students may choose to live in university-arranged housing or find independent housing.

Students who choose to live on campus can stay in SK Global House or I House.

SK Global House
Exchange students are assigned to single or double rooms depending on their selection in the application. Rooms at the SK Global House include the following:

  • Bed with bedding
  • Closet, desk, desk lamp, chair, book case, window shade, small refrigerator (double rooms only)
  • Internet access (ethernet)
  • Bathrooms in each room
  • Air conditioner, Korean style floor heating

Additional facilities in the SK Global House include a study room, lounge, laundry room, music room, multipurpose room, and a common kitchen in the basement.

International House
Exchange students are assigned to double rooms. Rooms at the International House include the following:

  • Bed with bedding
  • Closet, desk, desk lamp, chair, book case, window shade, small refrigerator
  • Internet access (ethernet)
  • Shared bathrooms on each floor
  • Air conditioner, Korean style floor heating

Additional facilities in the International House include a study room, lounge, laundry room, seminar room, and kitchenette on each floor.

Independent Housing
Yonsei does not assist students with finding independent housing. Information about independent housing options can be found on their website.

Program costs

Students pay Temple tuition and fees directly to Temple. 

Eligibility

Open to qualified students matriculated at Temple University. 

Applying to the program

Application Deadline: March 1 for the fall semester/academic year and spring priority; September 1 for the spring semester

Students applying for a Korean exchange should apply only to their first choice university. In the event that you are not selected for your first choice, you will be contacted about deferring to your second choice university. You do not need to complete two applications.