Yonsei University is widely recognized as a world-class university. It is steadily gaining recognition in global university rankings, including first in South Korea and 30th globally in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021.

Available Terms

  • Spring Semester
  • Fall Semester
  • Summer Intersession
  • Winter Intersession

Course Offerings

Yonsei assists exchange and visiting students with course registration for the regular fall/spring semester, and opens about 50 special courses tailored for study abroad students each semester.


The international students' dormitories (Gukje Haksa) house students from all over the world in a multicultural atmosphere. The primary language used in both dormitories is English. It is conveniently located toward the East Gate, right in front of New Millennium Hall.

NOTE: This is a Reciprocal Exchange Program. This means that for semester programs, housing and meal plans will be paid to the host institution but tuition, fees and other expenses will be paid to UML. For summer or winter programs all fees will be paid to the host institution and not to UMass Lowell (UML).

The Campus

Yonsei University lies on a 245-acre campus in Sinchon in western Seoul. Ensconced in a spacious, picturesque and natural setting located minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul's metropolitan area, Yonsei is located in a student-orientated area of the city with Ewha Women's, Sogang, Hongik, and Kyunggi Universities located nearby.

Exploring South Korea

Seoul is among the largest cities in the world in terms of both population and area. With over 20 million people residing in the Seoul metropolitan area, the capital of South Korea is truly a modern, cosmopolitan, and dazzling city. In addition to the unique classroom culture and college atmosphere on campus, you will also explore the natural beauty of the country through its royal palaces, Buddhist temples, sleek skyscrapers, and cutting edge technology.

Summer School

Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) invites students to take courses at one of the world's premier universities in the heart of Seoul, Korea. YISS offers a choice of more than 100 courses during a 4-week or 6-week program taught by both Yonsei and distinguished faculty from prestigious institutions around the globe. Find more information Yonsei Summer School page.

Winter School

Yonsei University offers a 3-week winter program at our Sinchon campus for international students who would like to enjoy the winter in Seoul or to join online international academic achievement with Yonsei. Find more information Yonsei Winter School page.


How to Apply

If this program interests you and you wish to apply, visit the Study Abroad Portal for more information and to apply for eligibility and approval to participate.