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Program Description


Photos courtesy of Yonsei University

Quick Facts

  • To receive priority consideration for this program, submit complete fall applications by February 1st and spring applications by August 1st.
  • One of Asia's most respected higher educational institutions and the oldest private university in Korea
  • Eligibility: Students must be degree-seeking students who are enrolled full-time at ASU (min. 12 credits). Students must have already completed two full-time semesters at ASU (min. 12 credits per semester), with all grades posted, during the time of the application. For transfer students, at least one full-time semester (min. 12 credits) must have already been completed at ASU, with grades posted, at the time of the application.
  • The Yonsei exchange program is NOT open to students who will be studying abroad during their final semester (all students must return to ASU to complete their degree).
  • Note:  The competitiveness of this exchange program is considered moderate to high depending on the level of student interest. Please contact the International Coordinator for more details.




Location Details

A truly global, buzzing city and the host of the Olympic Games in 1988 and the World Cup in 2002, Seoul is the South Korean capital and also the country's biggest - by far. Seoul is also amongst Asia's most expensive and wealthy cities.

The heritage and tourism scene within Seoul is undeniable, with fortresses, temples, shrines, palaces and ceremonies all vying for your attention, along with modern skyscrapers, glitzy shopping malls, and multi-media and entertainment complexes, including the world-famous K-Pop scene, around the Itaewon, Jamsil and Namsan districts.

Photo: Seoul, South Korea

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.


Academic Program & Courses

Take a variety of courses from different departments (except International Campus courses) as long as you meet the pre-requisite requirements and the course is not full.  Courses are taught in English and Korean.  You must enroll in a minimum of the equivalent of 12 ASU credit hours.  You may enroll in 18 credits maximum.

Academic Opportunities/Restrictions

Course Restrictions Business, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Music, Law & MBA. For more information click here.
Course List & Syllabi from Previous Semesters Click here
Submit a Yonsei Syllabus for Evaluation Click here
Courses Previously Taken by ASU Students (may not be offered during your term of study) Click here
Academic Culture

Academic structure will be similar to the U.S.  However, you may find less homework counting toward your grade in certain areas of study.

Academic Schedule
Term Dates (estimated) Semester 2 (Fall): Early September - Mid-December
Semester 1 (Spring): Early March - Late June
Course Registration Timeline A couple of months before the start of the semester and can finalize the schedule after arrival.
Course Registration Process Online registration

Course Levels, Credits & Grades

  Yonsei University ASU
Course Levels 1000 Level Lower division
2000-4000 Level Lower or Upper division (Courses are evaluated on content)
  5000 Level  Graduate Students only
Credit All credits and grades will be posted to your ASU record after completion of your program.  As courses are graded, not pass/fail, they will be factored into your ASU G.P.A.
Click here to view how credits and grades at Yonsei University will convert to ASU credits and grades.


yonsei academics
Photo courtesy of Yonsei University



yonsei international house

Program Housing

Most exchange students stay in the SK Global House or the International House (I-House), dormitories for international and Korean students alike. For information and prices, please click here.

Please note that guests are not permitted in residence hall rooms.

Exchange students also have the option of finding their own accommodations in Seoul.

Photo courtesy of Yonsei University


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Photo courtesy of Yonsei University



Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following non-refundable fees:

  • $50 Application Fee
  • $400 Administrative Fee
  • Mandatory Medical Insurance Fee*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet or Spring Semester Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the Medical Insurance Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration. 


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet or Spring Semester Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1. If space remains after the priority deadline, applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the listed deadline. Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.