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Yonsei University - School of Business

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Last updated November, 2017

Academic Information

Language of Instruction

English and Korean

Course Information

Course Information at Yonsei School of Business

Please note that this exchange is for Commerce students only.

Semester Dates

  • Academic Year: March-December
  • Spring Semester: March - June
  • Fall Semester: August - December 
  • Yonsei academic calendar


Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

  • Minimum course load: 9 credits
  • Maximum course load: 18 credits

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living


On Campus Housing:

Yonsei - Underwood HallThe International Student House can accommodate up to 240 students in double rooms. The dorm houses students from all over the world in a multicultural atmosphere. Every room is equipped with LAN connections for internet use. It has a lounge, study, recreation, lecture, and a computer lab area. The house has central heating and a separate air conditioner installed in each room.

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Estimated Cost of Living

Living costs for one semester have been estimated at approximately US$4000.

Additional Information

Yonsei University Information

Student Visa and Insurance

Information on Student Visas and Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

Exchange Experiences

2012 S1 BCom MANT JG

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The University, City and Region

The University

Yonsei University, established in 1885, is the oldest university in Korea. Its educational mission is based on principles of truth and freedom.

Yonsei campusYonsei is particularly fortunate to have a spacious, quiet, and well-wooded campus located just 15 minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul's metropolitan downtown. Yonsei is proud of its long history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and most international university in Korea. The university offers a unique student culture—with the highest foreign student enrollment (43%) in Korea.

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 arranges retreats, activities, language exchanges, and forums. Since its opening in November 2002, the Global Lounge has played a central role in promoting cultural diversity on-campus.

The City of Seoul

Yonsei-Birds-eye-viewThe fifth largest city in the world, the Seoul metropolis has a population of about 10.3 million. It is a centre of finance, arts and culture, and with its low crime rate is known to be one of the safest large cities in the world. Seoul is a global city, one of the world’s top ten financial and commercial centers, home to large conglomerates such as Samsung, LG and Hyundai-Kia.

There is a blend of old and new in Seoul with modern high-rises and trendy shops mixed in with ancient temples and palaces. Many interesting South Korean attractions lie close to Seoul and are ideal for tourists considering possible day trips. The Korean Folk Village is nearby and known for its traditional culture, wood carving and dancing.

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Further Information

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