Yonsei University

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world rank  335

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University Overview

Established in 1957, Yonsei University is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Seoul (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, Korea, Yonsei University is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Protestant religion. Yonsei University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 62 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name 연세대학교
Founded 1957 Origins date back to 1885
Motto The Truth Shall Make You Free. (John 8:32)

University Location

Address 134 Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu
Seoul (population range: over 5,000,000)
120-749 Seoul
T +82 (2) 2123 2114
F +82 (2) 392 0618

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Int'l student 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office 134 Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu
Seoul 120-749

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 700-799
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type For-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Protestant Christian-Protestant

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Yonsei University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Ministry of Education, Korea

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Korean Council for University Education (KCUE)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA)
  • Open Education Consortium (OEC)

Academic Structure

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Site last updated: Sunday, 21 April 2019