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  • AnswerAccess the site, http://portal.yonsei.ac.kr, and enter your test identification number and date of birth. You can check and pay the stated amount of your tuition.

     

  • AnswerThe assignment of campus for foreign students depends on their Korean language skills. If you passed your major, you can spend your first year at Sinchon campus. If you are a Foreign Global undergraduate student with Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) level 4 Certificate, you start your first year as Foreign Global Undergraduate student at Sinchon campus but if you do not have such certificate, you start your first year at the International campus.

     

  • AnswerWhen you complete your first year of your Foreign Global undergraduate program and finish level 4 at the Korean Language Institute (KLI), your Korean Language skills will be again evaluated by the department of your major. However, the decision for the assignment of your major can be different from your own field of specialty.  

     

  • AnswerIf you have a Korean Language Level 5 Certificate from the Korean Language Institute (KLI) of Yonsei University or a certificate attesting that you passed Level 5 of the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK), you do not have to take the exam. However, you have to submit documentary evidence proving that you obtained either one of the certificates mentioned above to your department adviser. If you do not have either of the certificates mentioned, then you must take the exam.

     

  • AnswerIf you obtained a TOEFL or IELTS score beyond what the university requires, you do not have to take the test. However, you must submit documentary evidence attesting the score you obtained to your department adviser. If you do not obtain such required scores, then you must take the test.

     

  • AnswerBring your high school diploma and academic transcript to the Korean embassy/consulate nearest you and have your documents stamped and certified. After doing so, you can forward them to the university admissions office.

     

  • AnswerOnce you are officially admitted into school, you can have it changed. Bring your passport and alien registration card to the main building of the University Support team and request for a change of name.

     

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    Applying for an ID can be done in two ways.
    First, you can visit the Woori Bank located at the Student Union Building and apply for a student ID there.
    Second, you can access the school homepage and fill out the application form.
    * Go to www.yonsei.ac.kr > Information service > Multifunctional Smart Card System > New issuance application
     

    Required Documents
    - Passport
    - Alien Registration card
    - Application form 

     

     

  • AnswerThere are two dormitories at school, namely; Muak Dormitory and SK Global House.  For internet connections, you are advised to register in advance.

     Name

     Website

     Office Number

     Rate

     Muak Dormitory

     http://web.yonsei.ac.kr/housing

     +82-2-2123-3602

     Two persons per room:
    ₩800,000 per semester

     SK Global House

     http://ih.yonsei.ac.kr

     +82-2-2123-8256

     One person per room:
    ₩2,565,000 per semester
    Two persons per room:
    ₩1,700,000 per semester

     

     

  • Answer

    Scholarships can be obtained in different ways.
    First, an excellent student among the freshmen is selected and given a scholarship. Second, scholarships are given to students after they completed one semester but scholarships are entirely dependent on the students’ grades. Third, scholarships offered by various companies are posted at the respective websites of the Scholarship Team and the Office of International Affairs.  


    - Scholarship Team: http://web.yonsei.ac.kr/scholar
    - Office of International Affairs: http://oia.yonsei.ac.kr  

  • AnswerYou can have yourself examined in the school clinic by the doctor at the 2nd floor of the Student Union Building. In case of light sickness, you can receive free medicine. In case you are injured caused by an event sponsored by the university, the school will shoulder the hospital expenses. However, in cases like personal diseases or accidents outside the campus, the university will not cover the hospital expenses. Instead, you are advised to purchase a separate insurance.

     Name

     Website/Location

     Office Number

     University Clinic

     http://www2.yonsei.ac.kr/health

     +82-2-2123-3346

     Accident Insurance Officer,
    Student Welfare Division

     2nd floor, Student Union Building

     +82-2-2123-5115

     

     

  • Answer

    There are two types of insurance companies in Korea. You can apply to whichever fits your situation best.

    - Korean National Health Insurance: http://www.nhic.or.kr, Tel.+82-1577-1000
      You pay around 36,000 monthly and can receive hospital aids just like the assistance Korean citizens receive. You can personally apply for this insurance at the Kukmin Health Insurance Industrial Complex nearest you.  


    - Commercial insurance company: These are the general insurance companies that sell accident insurances at various prices. However, you are advised to carefully study their terms and conditions.   

  • AnswerConveniences such as cafeterias, a bank, post office, health center, stationary shop, bookstore, barbershop, beauty parlor, shoe repair shop, photo shop, cellular phone store, parcel service, souvenir shop, and cafeterias can be found at the Student Union building. Generally, every building at the campus has a cafeteria and snack bars.

     

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    Important documents such as certificate of enrolment, academic transcript, diploma and others are automatically issued anytime by the issuing machines located at the 1st floor of the Engineering Building near the main gate of the university. Also, it is possible for you to download such documents by accessing the university site, http://www.yonsei.ac.kr/contents/service/certificate1.html

  • AnswerAKARAKA is a sports fest held in May during the university festival season. Tickets are distributed in advance to all student organizations on a first-come-first-serve basis. Tickets are also distributed to various departments, so please inquire at your department.
    Yonsei-Korea sports fest is held every September. Except for basketball and ice hockey, you can watch soccer, baseball, and rugby games without tickets. Tickets can be requested by various school departments and all student clubs.

     

  • AnswerStudent club memberships are open to new students every semester, in March and September. You can directly apply for membership at any club during the time when senior students conduct their information dissemination about their respective clubs near the Student Union building. Moreover, you can apply at various student club kiosks located at either the auditorium or the Student Union building

     

  • Answer

    The school offers various counseling services depending on your needs. However, for academic matters, you are advised to consult with your teacher or professor first regarding your problems or inquiries. 

     Counseling Service

     Contact Point

     Registration application and university counseling

     University adviser at every school department
    (please inquire at the Undergraduate Office)

     Counseling related to field of study

     Your adviser of your department
    (please inquire at the Undergraduate office)

     Sexual harassment counseling

     Website. http://web.yonsei.ac.kr/helper
    Tel. +82-2-2123-2118

     General counseling and psychological test

     Website. http://counsel.yonsei.ac.kr
    Tel. +82-2-2123-6684

     

  • AnswerThere are many things the Office of International Affairs can do for you. First, it provides advice and information relating to visa and immigration. Second, it holds various events such as singing contests in Korean and athletics competitions where your participation is warmly appreciated. Third, it provides information related to internship offers by commercial companies and information concerning scholarships. Fourth, it offers advice on employment after your graduation. Feel free to visit the office.

     

  • Answer

    The issuance of visa varies according to both nationality and residence. If you reside in Korea and are from countries such as the United States, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mongolia, and others (except China), contact the university admission officer and request for a standardized university acceptance letter. Bring this document to the Immigration office and you can have your current visa changed to a student visa.


    If you have these nationalities and live overseas, request for an acceptance letter from the university admission officer. Once you receive this document, go directly to the Korean embassy/consulate nearest you and apply for a student visa.


    If you are a Chinese citizen, depending on the admission process, send the necessary documents for the issuance of student visa to the university admission officer. The university will then make an student visa application for you at the Immigration office. Once it is approved, the university admissions officer will inform you of an approval number. Bring this approval number along with the following to the Korean embassy/consulate nearest you and apply for a student visa.  


    Required Documents
    - Copy of passport
    - One color photo (3cm X 4cm)
    - Notarized copy of graduation certificates ( High School and University)
    - Notarized copy of family registration
      (a complete list of all the family members is needed)
    - Certificate of kinship relations
    - Certificate of bank account balance (¥: 100,000, \: 1,300,000)
    - Copy of certificate of registration (a complete list of all family members is needed)
    - Certificate of attendance from the Korean Language Institute and academic transcript
      (for the concerned individuals) 

     

    Contact Information of University Admissions 

     Degree Program

     Email

     Office Number

     General Undergraduate

     istudent@yonsei.ac.kr

     +82-2-2123-3488

     Underwood International College

     uicadm@yonsei.ac.kr

     +82-2-2123-3923

     General Graduate School

    ysgrad@yonsei.ac.kr

     +82-2-2123-3233

     Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS)

     gsis@yonsei.ac.kr

     +82-2-2123-3291

     

     

  • Answer

    Check the area of your residence first as there are different immigration offices stationed at some selected districts. Bring the following credentials to the immigration office nearest you.  


    Required Documents
    - Passport
    - Proof of enrolment and university acceptance letter
    - One piece of color picture (3cm X 4cm)
    - A fee of 20,000 KRW
     *Please bear in mind that a fingerprint registration is conducted when applying for alien registration card.  

     

  • AnswerYou must go to the Immigration office prior to the expiration of your sojourn period and bring the following.

    Required Documents
    - Passport
    - Alien Registration card
    - Application form
    - Certificate of enrolment
    - Academic Transcript
    - Certificate of payment of tuition
    - Certificate of scholarship
    - A fee of \ 60,000
  • AnswerYes, it is possible. You must go to the Immigration office before your sojourn period expires and bring the following.

    Required Documents
    - Passport
    - Alien Registration card
    - Application form
    - Certificate of enrolment
    - Diploma
    - Academic Transcript
    - Recommendation letter of your adviser
    - A fee of \ 60,000

     

  • Answer

    Yes, you must go the Immigration office and report the change of your passport.  


    Required Documents
    - Passport (New and old)
    - Alien Registration card
    - Application form 

     

  • Answer

    Yes, once you have your address changed, report it to the Immigration office right away.
     

    Required Documents
    - Passport
    - Alien Registration card
    - Application form 

     

  • AnswerYou must go to the Immigration office and bring the following.

    Required Documents
    - Passport
    - Alien Registration card
    - Application form
    - Acceptance letter from Yonsei University
    - Receipt of payment of tuition
    - Dismissal certificate from previous university
  • AnswerIf you have a D2 visa, you are exempted from getting a reentry permit. D2 visa holders are exempted from getting a reentry permit for one year. So, there will be no problem on coming back to Korea again.

     

  • Answer

     You must get the acceptance letter from the undergraduate (graduate) admissions officer. Then, together with the following documents, go to the Immigration office.

    Required Documents
    - Passport
    - One piece of colored picture (3cm X 4cm)
    - Notarized copy of graduation certificates ( High School and University)
    - Certificate of attendance from the Korean Language Institute
    - Academic Transcript (for the concerned individuals)
    - A fee of \ 100,000

     

    Further credentials for Chinese nationals
    - Notarized copy of family registration
      (a complete list of all the family members is needed)
    - Certificate of kinship relations
    - Certificate of bank account balance (¥: 100,000, \: 1,300,000)
    - Copy of certificate of registration (a complete list of all family members is needed)

     

     

    Contact Information of University Admissions 

     Degree Program

     Email

     Office Number

     Undergraduate

     istudent@yonsei.ac.kr

     +82-2-2123-6492

     Underwood International College

     uicadm@yonsei.ac.kr

     +82-2-2123-3923

     General Graduate School

     ysgrad@yonsei.ac.kr

     +82-2-2123-3233

     Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS)

     gsis@yonsei.ac.kr

     +82-2-2123-3291

  • AnswerBefore you work, you must report your part time employment to the Immigration office. The following is the prescribed number of hours for work.
    - Undergraduate student: maximum of 20 hours per week
    - Graduate student: maximum of 30 hours per week
      * There is no limit as to the number of hours during vacation.    
     
    Required Documents*
    - Passport
    - Alien Registration card
    - Application form
    - Letter of recommendation for part time employment
      *No need to pay for any fees

     

  • Answer

     

    If you file for a leave of absence from school, then you must leave the country within 30 days from the first day when your application is approved. However, those who are confined to the hospital are exempted from this.
    As for returning back to school, you have to send the important documents relating to the issuance of your visa listed below to the admissions officer in at least one month before classes start. Once the university acceptance letter is received from the admissions officer, you can go to the Korean embassy/consulate nearest you to apply for a visa. However, if you are from China, you have to send other necessary documents listed below to the admissions officer.

    Required Documents
    - Copy of passport
    - One piece of colored picture (3cm X 4cm)
    - Certificate of leave of absence
    - Academic Transcript

     

    Further documents for Chinese nationals
    - Notarized copy of family registration
      (a complete list of all the family members is needed)
    - Certificate of kinship relations
    - Copy of certificate of registration (a complete list of all family members is needed)
    - Certificate of balance of bank account (¥: 100,000 \: 1,300,000) 

  • Answer

    Just like those who apply for a leave of absence from school, once the university acceptance letter is received from the admissions officer, along with other documents listed below, go to the Korean embassy/consulate nearest you and apply for a visa. However, if you are a Chinese national, you must send more credentials listed below to the university admissions officer first.

    Required Documents
    - Copy of passport
    - One piece of colored picture (3cm X 4cm)
    - Certificate of enrolment
    - Academic Transcript
    - Language Trainee Certificate/Exchange Student Certificate

     

    Further documents for Chinese nationals
    - Notarized copy of family registration
      (a complete list of all the family members is needed)
    - Certificate of kinship relations
    - Copy of certificate of registration (a complete list of all family members is needed)
    - Certificate of bank account balance (¥: 100,000 \: 1,300,000) 

     

     

  • AnswerBefore you register, please first consult your adviser/professor about the schedule you are planning for the coming semester and ask him/her about the compulsory and elective courses you must take and attend.  
    To register for courses, access the website, http://portal.yonsei.ac.kr, and enter your university identification number. Once you have logged in, just click the courses you wish to take and you are automatically registered. However, courses which are popular among students usually fill up fast. Please take note of the courses you want to sign up for in advance and register as early as you can.

     

  • AnswerThere are different ways in which your grades are evaluated. Such methods include the absolute evaluation, relative evaluation, and Pass/Nonpass. For Pass/Nonpass, credits are obviously not given. Instead, you are required to attend seminars, chapel activities, volunteer work, and others. After doing so, your professor would then give you a mark of either Pass or Nonpass. Meanwhile, absolute and relative grade evaluations are further discussed below. However, in these two evaluations, the professor first takes into consideration the midterm exams, final exams, research papers, attendance, group meetings, and others. Please refer to your professor’s syllabus about the kind of grade evaluation he or she opts for.

     

  • AnswerAbsolute grade evaluation applies to either intensive classes, or classes with either less than ten (10) students, or classes conducted in English. On the other hand, relative grade evaluation applies to classes comprising more than 10 students. In a class composed of students numbering between 10 and 20, 40% can only receive an A mark, 50% can receive a B mark, and 10% can receive C, D, or F marks. In a class composed of more than 20 students, 35% can receive an A mark, 35% can receive a B mark, and 30% can receive C, D or F marks.

     

  • AnswerCourse re-registration refers to signing up for the same courses twice or more. Such courses are repeatedly taken by students because they got a C+ mark or below in the previous semester(s). After trying hard, they eventually receive a grade of at most A0. However, taking a course re-registration depends entirely on you. If you plan to make a re-registration of the same course, please check if the number credits, course contents, course code, and course name are identical with the course you took before.

     

  • AnswerIf you do not complete the general foundation courses during your first year, you cannot take your major subjects and you are not given permission to graduate as well. Each department requires 24-25 credits of compulsory courses. Hence, you are advised to carefully take note of the subjects you are required to take so as not to create any obstacle from your graduating at the university.

     

  • AnswerThe Korean language writing class is a general foundation course that must be taken and completed to be able to sign up for your major courses. This class has to be taken by foreigners during their first year at the university, by the overseas Koreans living abroad for 12 years, or by students who receive below level 5 of Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) exams. For those overseas Koreans who cannot sign up for such course, they must register for special or general Korean writing courses attended by foreign students who obtained level 6 of TOPIK and overseas Korean students. Please take note of the Korean writing class you are required to take and consult with your department adviser before registering.

     

  • AnswerYou can withdraw from a course within five (5) weeks after the opening of classes. During a specified period, access the university portal website to complete the withdrawal. However, you cannot register for another course during this time. Except for graduating top students during that semester, you are restricted to register beyond the number of credits you are required to take even though your Grade Point Average (GPA) is more than 3.75.

     

  • AnswerPlease check the booklet, Click Yonsei, which is given to you on the Orientation day. Also, you can access the university website and click Undergraduate and Sinchon campus. You can see those different departments and various majors found in these departments have their own prescribed graduation requirements. However, you are advised to consult with your department adviser for your proper academic plan.

     

  • AnswerIn the case of illness and other personal matters, you can apply for a leave of absence three (3) weeks after classes start or within two-thirds of the semester (일반휴학 점수마감일) by accessing http://portal.yonsei.ac.kr. New students cannot file for a leave of absence unless they are permitted to do so. For students under scholarships, their scholarship fees/expenses are refunded. For more details, please visit the university homepage; click Sinchon campus and University Guide.

     

  • AnswerYou can apply for returning to school three weeks before the start of classes by accessing the website, http://portal.yonsei.ac.kr. The university posts information related to this matter every semester, so please visit the university homepage any time.

     

  • AnswerIf you have completed more than 8 semesters and are still attending school, you must apply for graduation or graduation deferment. If you fail to apply for graduation or fail to file for a leave of absence for the following semester, you can be automatically expelled from school. If you fail to apply for graduation deferment, you are further restricted to register for courses the following semester. You are advised to take extra care on this matter.
    Application for graduation or graduation deferment can be done during a specified period of time by accessing the site, http://portal.yonsei.ac.kr. You must apply in May if you are expected to graduate in August while you must apply around November of the current year if you are expected to graduate in February the following year.

     

  • AnswerIf you receive a university warning three times during your enrolment because you obtain a grade of 1.75 below, you are automatically expelled from school. If you have received it once, you will undergo counseling and  will be allowed to register for courses the following semester. Please do your best in your classes so as not to receive such kind of warning

     

  • Answer

    Application for double majors is usually done every semester after the final examinations by Korean and foreign students, who have already declared their majors. Access the site, http://portal.yonsei.ac.kr, and click Choice for Major and fill out the Study Plan. Once your application is approved by the university, you are required to finish your second major in order to graduate. However, if you want to give up your second major, fill out the Second Major Cancellation form and submit it to the University Assistance Team.  


    Application for minors does not have a separate permission process. Instead, you have to complete more than 21 credits of your major courses first, before applying for a minor. However, if you give up your minor courses during your application for graduation or application for the acknowledgment of your minor courses at the Office of Academic Affairs, then you will not be granted with a degree. Also, depending on the field of study, basic major courses and compulsory subjects are required to be taken and minor subjects are offered to limited number of students.    

     

  • AnswerYou can apply for the tutoring program by accessing the university’s College English Tutoring Service (CETS) website, http://web.yonsei.ac.kr/cets). After doing so, go to room #610 of Baekgyang Hall and you are allowed to participate in the program. You can also visit the university’s Center for Education Development and Service (CEDS) website, http://ceds.yonsei.ac.kr and apply for various tutoring programs such as Doksuri tutoring, Global tutoring, Hana tutoring, TCC tutoring, various  Major tutoring, Study Guide, Writing class, and others.

     

  • AnswerYou can apply by accessing the site, http://counsel.yonsei.ac.kr or by directly visiting the 4th floor of Baekgyang Hall or by calling +82-2-2123-6688. Besides personal or group counseling and psychological examinations, the Counseling Center also holds activities such as symposiums. Services are free and rest assured that the contents of counseling and the results of examinations are kept secret.

     

  • AnswerAnybody can register for a course on community service. Once you register, depending on the guide on matters to be attended relating to the course, you are required to submit a volunteer service application form. Community Service course receives a one point credit and is marked either Pass or Nonpass only. If such course is for educational purposes such as apprenticeships, basic education, and others and if carried out more than 34 hours, credits can be given. However, withdrawal of the course is not allowed.
  • AnswerAll students including foreign students who completed at least 2 semesters and obtained a General Point Average (GPA) of more than 3.0/4.3 can apply. GPA is computed from the first semester of attendance at school until the previous semester of the existing current academic year. If you are an English-speaking applicant, you are required to submit your TOEFL grades. If you are a non-English speaking applicant, you will be interviewed and required to submit a language certificate of completion.
    Besides the Study Abroad Program, the university also offers other various overseas sending programs such as Visiting Student Program, Study Abroad Program, and Global Internship Program. For more information, access the university homepage and click University life > Sinchon Campus > International Program or Study Abroad Center (+82-2-2123-8453).