General Information:

"Since its establishment in 1885, Yonsei University has been at the forefront of higher education. The "Yonsei Legacy" is a unique and powerful one. It blends tradition with the vision of maintaining its stature as one of the most modern, forward-looking, and liberal universities in Asia. Today, Yonsei is recognized by the global community as one of the most innovative and globalized universities.

The numbers speak for themselves. Yonsei today has the most extensive overseas exchange network in Korea, with exchange agreements with over 700 universities worldwide. On average, Yonsei University annually sends 1,000 students abroad and receives 1,500 international students as exchange students, both representing one of the largest groups in Korea. The Yonsei International Summer School is the most successful summer program in the country, receiving over 1,500 students and Winter Abroad at Yonsei has also established itself as an unique international program."

Find more information on their exchange portal. Check out the factsheets the university created here and here.

Admission: Multi-Faculty-Exchange - Faculty of Arts

Language Requirements: Toefl score 580 / CBT 230 / IBT 92 / IELTS score 6,5 / Cambridge Advanced (CAE) (Not valid if achieved before 01/12/2018) / English Language test (University Language Centre) score: C2 or C1, only one score C1/B2 or B2 is allowed; score B1 is not allowed

Additonal Admission Requirements: GPA should be over 2.5 out of 4.0.

Accomodation: Students interested in staying at on‐campus housing must submit a separate housing application as soon as it opens online. Please note that housing is not guaranteed due to limited spaces. Rooms will be served on a first‐come, first serve basis.

Visa: You must apply at a Korean Embassy or Consulate in your home country to apply for your visa. Although it is possible to apply for a D-2-6 visa outside of your home country, or to change from a tourist visa to a student visa in some cases, this requires more paperwork and is more complicated than doing it at home. Therefore, we strongly advise applying for your student visa as soon as possible in your home country so that you can travel later if you need to. Since the pre-arrival visa is only valid for 3 months, please apply for it starting from June (Fall Semester start) or December (Spring Semester start), even if you get the documents earlier. If you do not have a D-2-6 by the first official day of the semester (usually September 1 or March 2), the Seoul Immigration Office will fine you 200,000 KRW. 

Term: The first semester begins late September and goes till Decemberr. On the other hand, the second semester begins March and ends in June.

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