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Yonsei University

Yonsei University opened the door to modern higher education over one century ago. It has since then emerged as the nation’s top private university and ranks among the world’s most prestigious universities. Building on our history and tradition, Yonsei will actively pursue a new future. 

About

History

The history of Yonsei University began on April 10th, 1885, as Korea’s first modern hospital "Gwanghyewon." Two weeks after opening, King Kojong gave Gwanghyewon a new name - "Chejungwon." Gwanghyewon was established by a medical missionary, Horace N. Allen. Prior to opening, missionary Horace G. Underwood visited Korea, assisting in medical treatment at Chejungwon. 

Education

Spread over two campuses, Yonsei continues to set the golden standard of higher education in the region.

Research

Asian Cancer Research Innovators

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
107 -1
2018
106 6
2017
112
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
201
2018
201 50
2017
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
301 -100
2017
201
2016
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
-
2018
316 -9
2017
307
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

Hello to all of Underwood International Students! We, the 12th Student Council SOLIDITY, genuinely welcome you to be part of the UIC family. The unique identity of this institution, being truly international with strong Asian colors, distinctly defines itself and provide experience only available at UIC. As already accomplished and talented as you are, this institution is where you enjoy the diversity and make yourself more colorful. Our potential and vision for the future is limitless. All the while, UIC will provide the opportunity to realize your youth, passion, and endless capability. Join us for your better future and for building our new years for UIC.

Housing services

As Yonsei freshman, UIC students will reside in the newly-built Yonsei International Campus (YIC) in Songdo, Incheon. The Residential College (RC) system provides community-based academic and social activities including arts, sports, and community services beyond the classroom. The first in the nation to adopt the RC system for all incoming freshman students in 2013, YIC serves as the benchmark for other leading universities in Korea.

Medical services

Students must submit the following items to Yonsei Mutual-aid Association: 

First, the original copy of the medical treatment receipt (faxed and copied receipts will not be accepted) which includes the date of treatment and the department. 

Second, Yonsei University Student ID Card or Statement of Enrollment. 

Third, Woori Bank account number (copy of the bankbook is not necessary).

Student Life

Campus life

  • 2 Campuses: Sinchon, Seoul Campus and Songdo, International Campus
  • First year residential college program for all incoming freshman
Yonsei University serves as the "alma mater" (Fostering mother) of all arts and sciences to nurture leaders who will contribute to society in and abroad, ecumenical spirit of Christian teaching epitomized in its motto of “truth and freedom.” Yonseians will inherit mankind’s cultural legacy, and lead academic development by creativity and critical ability. We will also serve our neighbors with an open heart, and contribute to the prosperity of the mankind. With such missions, us Yonseians will demonstrate our leadership to realize Yonsei spirit in the world.

Sports facilities

  • Counseling Center 
  • Health Service Center
  • Athletic Grounds
  • Multipurpose Gym
  • Floor Exercise Room
  • Table tennis court
  • Tennis court
  • Squash court
  • Futsal Court
  • pool hall

Other programmes from this university

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