Yonsei University



Bettina Dinter

RWTHworldwide: Asia


+49 241 80 90812




Yonsei University is one three best universities in South Korea. It is well known throughout Korea and it is difficult to be admitted to study there. Yonsei University is very Christian and views itself not only as a school that facilitates knowledge but also teaches managers to understand their social responsibility. The campus grounds contain everything you could want: a mountain, two swimming ppols, multiple sports facilities, no parks, beautiful avenues, and much more.

There is a well structured and organized exchange student program. Students are taken care of and have different possibilities to meet international and Korean students in tandems, mentors, and different student clubs.

Due to high demand only three business courses can be taken per semester.

Yonsei University is located in Sinchon, at the heart of Seoul. Sinchon is a student district with many bars and affordable restaurants.

General Information


South Korea





Number of Students



Yonsei University

International Office

Fact Sheet


Type of Agreement

University partnership

Who can apply?

  • Bachelor students in the 3rd semester or higher – study abroad from the 5th semester
  • Master students in the 1st semester or higher – study abroad from the 3rd semester

Type of Stay

Studies or research

Length of Stay

One to two semesters

Time of Stay

Winter or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements

six per semester

Study Details

Semester Dates

1st semester: August to December
2nd semester: February to June

Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes:

Overview of Colleges

Course Offerings

Lectures offered

Attention: Only three business courses per semester

Language Courses

Summer School

Language Courses

The university offers language courses during the academic semester.

Prerequisites for the Application Required minimum GPA: 2.5 out of 4.0, equivalent 2.5 in the German system
Information on conversion can be found on the RWTHworldwide: Apply to Study Abroad page under "Application Requirements".
Language Requirements

An English certificate from the RWTH Language Center called placement test counts as proof of language skills.

Submit application in the International Office application portal
Application Deadline in the International Office

You can find further information on the application portal website.

Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Average Cost of Living 1000 to 1200 euros
Funding Possibilities

BAföG for abroad
RWTH scholarship database
DAAD scholarship database
MOGAM RWTH Scholarship for Korea
PROMOS scholarships abroad
Financing Study Abroad

Practical Information

Support from the partner university: Yes

Information from the partner university

Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. We highly recommend health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad. Some partner universities have particular requirements for insurance protection.
Experience Reports See the experience reports at MoveOn Exchanges
Additional Information

Foreign Office