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Durham University

Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

Yonsei University

01/09/2021 ***Please note - this is an archive page and is not being updated***

The Exchange pages are currently being migrated to a new Global Opportunities web platform.

Number of places available for 2021/22: 3 full year places

University Website:

Term dates: August to December then February to June

General Contact:

Academic Information

Minimum GPA must be over CGPA 2.7 on a 4.3 (CGPA 2.5 on a 4.0)

* For law school exchange, 3.0/4.0 or above

Application Deadline

Fall Semester: March 2, 2020 - May 1, 2020

Spring Semester: 31 August, 2020 - October 30, 2020

Information on courses available to exchange students can be found on the website:


Korean Nationals are eligible to apply for their Overseas Exchange at Yonsei University.

The following Faculties are not available to Exchange students:

  • Law
  • Music
  • Pharmacy
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Any courses offered at the International Songdo Campus

Admission to the following Faculties is limited:

  • Business School - maximum of three courses per semester, available for Business majors only.

Language Requirements

Yonsei University offers a range of modules in English. Korean language courses are also available. If you are a non native English speaker, you may be asked to provide evidence of language ability. Off-Campus private housing is also an option.


There is accomodation available in both the SK Global House and the International House, this is a mixture of Yonsei and international students. Both single and double rooms are available.

The cost of living at Yonsei is estimated to be KRW 4,500,000 (£3000) per semester.

Supporting Documents Required

  • Exchange Application Form

  • Academic Transcript

  • Proof of Financial Support (e.g. bank statement)

  • Copy of Passport

Student Support

Yonsei University offer health services as well as a fitness center and insurance information.

Summer Opportunities

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 six-week program taught by both Yonsei and distinguished faculty from prestigious institutions around the globe.

Please see the website for more information:

NB- the International Office would only be able to offer advice on summer programmes, students are responsible for paying for the programme.

Other Information