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Yonsei University
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
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Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Program Type: Study Abroad (semester) Program Adviser: Claire Hu
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Please be reminded that you may need to meet different deadlines when applying to this program. 

  • Program deadline: April 30, 2020
  • Princeton application deadline: April, 30, 2020

Yonsei University

Yonsei University is Korea’s leading research-oriented private university in Seoul, South Korea. Established in 1885, it is one of the oldest universities in South Korea, where students can study at Underwood International College (UIC), an intimate, elite setting within the larger institution. Students interested in East Asian Studies or Korean language can attend this program, while being exposed to a beautiful and culturally rich environment.

Underwood International College (UIC) at Yonsei University is a highly selective four-year liberal arts college, serving as an intimate, elite setting within the larger institution of Yonsei University, Korea's premier research-oriented private university. All instruction is conducted in English to facilitate multi-cultural and multinational perspectives on campus. The college is open to students of all nationalities and is devoted to educating future global leaders and democratic citizens. UIC seeks to balance a rigorous liberal arts foundation with diverse, often interdisciplinary, majors. UIC also aims to generate a vibrant, truly multinational, yet uniquely East Asian community for its students. While maintaining its broadly based liberal arts education, UIC draws upon the rich and distinguished tradition of Korean studies at Yonsei. The curriculum capitalizes on its distinctive location as a crossroads of East Asia, bringing together students and faculty interested in East Asian studies and offering a Korean Studies minor.

For detailed information about Yonsei and their visiting program, review the Yonsei University Fact Sheet: Spring 2019.

The University

Since its founding in 1885, Yonsei University has been synonymous with international education and exchange in Asia. As the most internationalized and liberal institution of higher learning in Korea, Yonsei enjoys by far the longest history of international education in Korea with the most extensive network of exchange partners worldwide. Yonsei University's Exchange/Visiting Student Programs offer opportunities to students who plan to study for a year or a semester in Korea's top university located in the heart of Seoul, the dynamic capital city of Korea.
In addition to gaining academic excellence, international students are also exposed to a beautiful and culturally rich environment and can share special memories and experience Korean culture by participating in various Yonsei clubs and activities for international students.


Courses: Courses at the International School are taught in English, but students can take Korean-taught courses in the departments, pending one-on-one arrangements and approvals being granted by individual instructors directly. Students can take courses in Liberal Arts, Commerce and Economics, Science, Engineering, Life System, Theology, Social Science, Human Ecology, Korean Language.
Please see here for course information.
For Princeton approval, participants must have at least a 3.0/ B average for the fall and spring semesters prior to the semester of study abroad.

Academic Calendar 

  • August to December for fall
  • February to June for spring 
Please see here for the full academic calendar.


SK Global House & International House can accommodate up to 880 students in double rooms with a mixture of Yonsei and international students. SK Global House accommodates up to 581 students and offers both single and double rooms while International House accommodates up to 232 students and offers double rooms. The international students' dormitories (Gukje Haksa) house students from all over the world in a multicultural atmosphere. The primary language used in both dormitories is English. It is conveniently located toward the East Gate, right in front of New Millennium Hall.

Student Life

In addition to gaining academic excellence, international students are also exposed to a beautiful and culturally rich environment and can share special memories and experience Korean culture by participating in various Yonsei clubs and activities for international students.

Money Matters

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.     

Passport and Visa

Students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of their study abroad program.  For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport, please consult the US State Department Passport Website.  Students are responsible for checking the entry requirements for their destination country, and obtaining an appropriate visa, if required. Entry requirements can be found on the destination country’s embassy or consulate website.  

Application Process

Students interested in applying to this program must complete three separate processes:
  1. Apply directly to the program. Visit the program website directly for application instructions and deadlines. Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines. 
  2. Complete the Princeton approval process. You may download the course approval form and instructions from your GPS application. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadlines.


Start planning your study abroad experience!

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Spring Semester 2021 10/16/2020 10/20/2020 TBA TBA
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