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Yonsei University (direct enroll)

Seoul, South Korea
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Year (Fall-Spring)
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EA Advisor: 
D'Kiya Bynum
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Program Overview

Since its founding in 1885, Yonsei University has been synonymous with research and international education and exchange in Asia.  The University maintains the most extensive international network in Korea with 603 partner institutions in 59 countries and hosts the largest number of international students among Korean universities, with almost 4,000 students per year. Exchange students participating in Yonsei University’s extensive non-degree global programs get the valuable opportunity to receive the best international education in Asia through its globally renowned faculty members and innovative and extensive curriculum.  Exchange students also have the benefit of being exposed to a beautiful and culturally rich environment since the University is situated in a spacious, quiet, and well-wooded environment with a mountain inside located just in the center of Seoul’s metropolitan area. Its scenic campus has been described as “one of the most beautiful campuses in the world” by CNN’s special program, EYE ON SOUTH KOREA.  Lastly, students can immerse themselves in Korean culture by participating in various Yonsei clubs and activities for international students. The famous Yon-Ko Games, an annual sports festival of Yonsei University and Korea University, is also a major must-see for international students.

Yonsei University is located in Seoul,which is Korea's political, cultural and economic center.  A thriving metropolis, Seoul is the home of embassies, theaters, stores and high-tech office buildings.  Amongst tall modern buildings sit ancient palaces, temples, and shrines set against crowded markets and the peaceful Han River that runs through the city center. Known as one of the most wired cities in the world, students in Seoul can take advantage of Korea's position on the cutting edge of global technology.  With a population of approximately 11 million people, Seoul continues to expand outward.


Visit the Academics & Study Abroad page which outlines key considerations for your academic planning as you navigate different phases of study abroad:

Course Offerings
Browse UMD course evaluations in the Study Abroad Course Database:


There may be other course offerings on this program that are not currently listed in the Study Abroad Course Database (SACD).  If you are interested in taking a course not listed in the SACD, please submit a transfer credit evaluation request.

All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit on your UMD transcript. UMD uses the following conversion to assess how many credits you will get from this program:

Yonsei University Credit UMD Credit
1 Yonsei credit 1 UMD credit
3 Yonsei credits 3 UMD credits

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Study Abroad Transfer Credit Committee on August 7, 2014.

Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.

Yonsei University Grade UMD Grade
C- C -


Costs for Other Approved Programs are outlined on the Costs of Study Abroad page.

To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Year (Fall-Spring) 2023 03/01/2023 01/20/2023
Fall 2023 03/15/2023 01/20/2023 08/24/2023 12/22/2023
Spring 2024 10/15/2023 06/01/2023
Winterterm 2024 10/15/2023 06/01/2023