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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UGA applicants only
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/15/2020 10/07/2020 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 02/01/2021 02/26/2021 TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Exchange Sponsor: UGA
Partner Institution: Yonsei University (FICE: 900303) Type of Instruction: Lecture
Classes With: International Students, Local Students Language of Instruction: English, Korean
Taught By: Host Professor(s) Housing Location: Off-Campus, On-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence, Own Arrangements Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Biology, Business Administration, Comparative Literature, Economics, Engineering, English, Fashion Merchandising, Film Studies, Finance, General Business, History, International Affairs, International Business, Linguistics, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Mass Communication, Political Science, Religion, Sociology Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: No
Program Description:


UGA Exchange, Yonsei University

Being the oldest private university in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885 by Christian missionaries. Our mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of “truth and freedom.” The 300,000 Yonsei alumni who take this calling to heart can be found manifesting this proud spirit from leadership positions around the world.

Yonsei’s main campus is ensconced in a spacious, picturesque and natural setting located minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul's metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world. Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia.

For additional information, please see [YONSEI] Spring 2020 FACTSHEET.pdf

Program Location

yonseiYonsei University Sinchon Campus is fortunate in having a large, quiet, and well-wooded campus in the middle of a metropolis of 12 million inhabitants, only 15 minutes away from the centers of government, business and culture. Yonsei University has grown from small beginnings to its present diversity, with 17 colleges and 17 graduate schools. The annual enrollment at Sinchon campus is about 30,000 students(as of April 2009).

The Sinchon Campus welcomes many international and domestic tourists who come to Yonsei just to visit and enjoy the beauty of the campus environment. Yonsei University occupies 250 acres in the western part of Seoul, Korea. The present campus was once the site of a royal palace during the Joseon Kingdom.
The campus is located in Sinchon, and three other colleges are nearby. Therefore, the Sinchon area has become the gathering place for young, hip college crowds. There are many trendy restaurants, shops and cafes. An upscale department store is within walking distance of the campus and connected to the Sinchon subway station. Yonsei University is located in the heart of Seoul, Korea, an energetic metropolis that offers an eclectic mix of traditional heritage and modern cosmopolitanism. 


Contact Information

Ms. Colleen Larson
Global Education Advisor, Office of Global Engagement
Global Engagement Building
1324 S. Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Schedule an OGE Exchange Advising Appointment - Zoom Appts Available

Academic Program

Korean language and culture, plus wide variety of subjects taught in English. Additional classes for students with advanced Korean language proficiency also available.
Yonsei Course Information  
Yonsei Online Portal

Eligibility Requirements

  • Min age: 18
  • Open only to UGA students
  • Min. GPA: good standing
  • Min. class level: 2 semesters completed at UGA and sophomore at the time of application*
  • *Yonsei requires graduate level students & new UGA transfer undergraduates students to have completed at least 1 semester at UGA at the time of application
  • Language requirement: min KREN 1002

Program Itinerary

Academic Calendar


Private rooms in residence halls. Arranged by host institution and participant


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Program Reviews:
Shan S Won, Spring 2016 Participant
The classes I took were suitable for both my major and me

Shan S Won, Spring 2016 Participant
fairly good

Fall 2018 Participant
Try to meet with local people and learn more about Korean culture.

Embrace every single aspect. Keep a journal, because as soon as you get back to Athens, the whole experience will feel like a dream, and you will start to forget a lot of details. So journal daily, even if it's just jotting down what you did, what you ate, and who you did all of that with. You'll be able to look back on that journal and relive a lot of the moments you had abroad.
     — MaKenna Waszgis, Spring 2018
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