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Nursing, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #85 (QS) Seoul, South Korea
 The College of Nursing at Yonsei University is the first and most prestigious nursing education establishment in Korea. Starting in 1906 at Severance Hospital, graduates of the College have gone on to become outstanding professional nurses working as nursing educators, entrepreneurs, welfare administrators and clinical nurses in fields such as medicine, academics, education and business.
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In accordance with the needs of the Korean people, graduates continually contribute to improving the health and quality of life of the people of Korea and of many other countries. Many graduates of the College of Nursing are acknowledged leaders in nursing and society. 

Moreover, in 1988 the College of Nursing was designated as the first World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Research and Training for Nursing Development in Primary Health Care in Korea, and contributed to the globalization of nursing by serving as the Secretariat of the Global Network of all nursing collaborating centers from 1994 to 1998.

The College of Nursing promotes exchange programs both faculty and student exchanges, academic exchanges and joint degree programs with prestigious nursing colleges overseas, including the Universities of Illinois, Nebraska, and Cincinnati, Mahidol University and Emory University..

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Acute Care Nursing
  • Oncology Nursing
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Home Care Nursing
  • Nursing Management and Education

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  •  A master's degree from an accredited college or university (or expected to receive a master's degree before the semester starts) 
  • Academic qualification that is equivalent to a master's degree
  • Must be a registered nurse with a Master of Science in Nursing or a degree in another health related area.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5391 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5391 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5391 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5391 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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5.860.000 KRW

Living costs for Seoul

  • 1853935 - 1761660 KRW/month
    Living Costs

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