The Yonsei application becomes available after your Cornell application is complete and you have been nominated by Cornell. You will be a "Visiting Student from a Partner Institution"
Yonsei University's 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.
What is unique about this program?
Yonsei University is a large private research university located in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in 1885 by Christian Missionaries, it is one of the oldest universities in South Korea, and is widely regarded as the top private school in the country. It is one of the SKY universities, a historical Korean acronym used to refer to Seoul National University, Korea University, and Yonsei University, which are the three most prestigious universities in the country. Yonsei has played a unique role among Korean universities as the gateway for foreign scholars and students interested in Korean studies, language, and culture. The student body consists of 38,725 students: 26,731 undergraduate students, 11,994 graduate students, 4,518 faculty members, 6,788 staff, and 257,931 alumni. In addition to gaining academic excellence, international students are also exposed to a beautiful and culturally rich environment. Yonsei University is particularly fortunate to be situated in a spacious, quiet, and well-wooded environment near a mountain yet right in the center of Seoul's metropolitan area.
What is unique about Seoul?
Packed with people, it’s no wonder Seoul is the capital and largest city in South Korea. A vibrant business and financial hub, Seoul also brims with culture, with more than 100 museums, numerous religious monuments, parks, markets, festivals, sports teams, and the Gyeongbok and Changdeok palaces. The mighty Han River runs through the city, and rugged mountains loom in the distance.
How do I choose among programs?
- See the Office of Global Learning’s “” page for information on program types and considerations
- Use the search features on the Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
- Go to the “” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
- Find out about , check out , and read from returned study abroad students
How do I apply?
Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.
- For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page. This will enable the Office of Global Learning to nominate you to Yonsei.
- For Program Admission, look for a message from Yonsei with a link to the application after you have been nominated by Cornell. You will be a "Visiting Student from a Partner Institution." Make sure to follow their directions and deadlines.