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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 16
Language of Instruction: English, Korean Academic Disciplines: Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Architecture, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, City and Regional Planning, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Economics, Economics and International Affairs, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, History, Technology, and Society, Industrial Engineering, International Affairs, Korean, Literature, Media and Communication, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering Housing Type: On-Campus Residence Hall, Private Apartment
Advisor: Meg Sonstroem International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
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Location Information

Fall semester:  late August – late December
Spring semester:  late February – late June
Academic Year:  late August – late June

This university is located in Seoul, Korea.  To learn more about this city and country, please visit:

Yonsei University has grown from small beginnings to the diversity of today, with 18 colleges, 89 departments, and 17 professional graduate schools. The baccalaureate is offered in all 89 departments, the master's degree in 60 departments and the 5 professional graduate schools, and the doctorate in 60 departments in the main Graduate School. The Yonsei family now includes over 29,000 students. 

Yonsei is proud to be an international university. Combining Korean and Western elements in its foundation, Yonsei has for all its decades been known as the outward-looking university of Korea. The university maintains international ties and contacts and values the number of the foreign-educated among its faculty. One concrete result of this over the years has been attributed to the fact that relatively high numbers of Yonsei graduates have gone overseas to successfully complete advanced degrees. 

  • on-campus dormitories
  • private boarding houses

On-campus housing for exchange students is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Yonsei University's international student dormitory, the International House, can house up to 240 students in double rooms. There are floors for both undergraduate and graduate students, and separate wings for men and women. A mix of Korean and foreign students live in the dormitory to provide an international atmosphere, although the primary language in the dormitory is English. Every room is equipped with LAN connections for internet access. The dormitory has toasters and refrigerators for students to share, lounges, a study lounge, a recreation room, and laundry facilities (washing machines, dryers, and irons). Laundry facilities are free of charge. The dormitory has a central heating system and an air conditioner in each room. With twin beds, dorm rooms are western-style. Besides a bed, each person is provided with a wardrobe, a desk, and a small bookcase. One set of sheets, a blanket, a pillow, and a pillowcase are provided, but students are responsible for laundering their linens. There are additional blankets available during cold weather months. For more information, click here.

Telephone service in the dorm is limited. Each room has a telephone that can accept incoming calls. The dorm has several pay phones. Students may place international calls or outgoing local calls from the pay phones in the lobby.

Alternatives to the dormitory include living with relatives in Seoul or in boarding houses catering to Yonsei students (at prices somewhat higher than the dormitory).

  • no meal plan
  • on-campus dining

There are no cooking facilities in the dormitories, except for a microwave in the study room. There is also no meal plan at Yonsei. However, there are lots of small restaurants, cafeterias and snack bars on and near campus. Students may buy their meals in one of the college cafeterias, or in the many restaurants near the university. For dorm residents, the cafeteria in the Yonsei Language Center is the most convenient. Located only 100 meters away from the dorm, the cafeteria serves three meals a day (except on weekends and holidays). The cost of a cafeteria meal can range from $2 to $4 (USD). Also, there is shared refrigerator space for storing milk, bread, and/or other perishables is available in the dormitories.
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT. 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
NOTE: Students must have completed at least two semesters of full-time, regular college-level study prior to application for this program.

For Yonsei's course catalog, click here and then click on "Course Catalogue and Syllabus: Undergraduate & Graduate)" to open the search page.  Yonsei does not release a list of the courses offered in a given term until orientation. You can get a good idea of what courses will be offered in the upcoming year by looking at the courses offered in the current academic year (what is offered in the current fall term will most likely be offered next fall, and spring courses usually repeat in the spring, etc).  

Many courses are offered in English. If you are proficient in Korean, you can take courses in Korean that are part of the regular Yonsei course offerings. Note: Industrial Engineering courses are taught in Korean.

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

1 Yonsei credit = 1.28 GT credit
0.78 Yonsei credit = 1 GT credit
1 Yonsei ARCH studio credit = .85 GT ARCH studio credit
1.2 GT ARCH studio credit =  1 GT ARCH studio credit

Yonsei Grade = US Grade
A+, A, A- = A
B+,B, B- = B
C+, C, C- = C
D+, D, D- = D
F = F 
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
For more information about visa requirements and application procedures, please see the website of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta.?
Essential Functions of Study Abroad

OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
Meg Sonstroem