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