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Yonsei University
Seoul, South Korea (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Program Website: Click to visit
Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Earn ASU Credit: View Pre-Approved Courses
Restrictions: ASU applicants only
Cost Sheets Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Areas of Study:
Arts/Design, Business, Engineering, Foreign Languages, Global Studies, Health, Humanities, Life Sciences, Other, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Program Type:
Exchange
Language of Instruction:
English, Korean
Language Prerequisite:
0 semesters
Minimum Class Standing:
02 - Sophomore
Internships Available:
No
Graduate Courses Available:
Yes
GPA Requirement:
3.00
International Coordinator:
Abby Dalpra
Available to Non-ASU Students:
No
  Program Details

Overview

Yonsei
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 from 4-year institutions, 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


Seoul

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.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

One of the largest and best schools in Asia, Yonsei offers a multitude of courses taught in English and Korean across many disciplines.  Instructions for how to search available courses can be found online.  (Semester 1 = Spring, Semester 2 = Fall).

Business courses are strictly open to business major students only, and they can take up to 3 business courses per semester.

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and view current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

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

 

Housing

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.

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

Photo courtesy of Yonsei University

Accessibility

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


Yonsei

Cost

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

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

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  Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2017 02/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 08/24/2017 12/21/2017
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2017. This program is full for Fall 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2018 09/25/2017
**
Rolling Admission 02/22/2018 06/21/2018
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by August 1, 2017. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 25, 2017.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2018. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2018.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed