On Campus Housing: Mu-Ak Dormitory

The Mu-Ak dormitory is located near the North gate in the Mu-Ak Housing Complex which houses approximately 1,970 people. If you are entering the campus from the North Gate it is located immediately after the toll on the left, once you enter the campus. Each building is split into two sides: A-dong and B-dong. Dorms 1 and 2 house about 996 undergraduate and graduate students who are from outside Seoul. Dorm 3 houses 568 medical, dental and nursing students. Dorm 4A-dong houses 276 students who are preparing for various national examinations. Dorm 4B-dong consists of 70 rooms for international faculty, instructors and post doctoral scholars and researchers.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible if you are:

  • Professors or Instructors affiliated with Yonsei
  • Visiting professors from universities outside of Korea
  • Post-doctoral scholar affiliated with Yonsei
  • Undergraduate students in UIC can request housing in the Mu-Ak #4A dormitories

Note: Housing candidates must bring their official contract with Yonsei University when applying for housing.

Application Process

Candidates applying for housing must first inform their department and request that they send an official letter requesting housing to the Mu-Ak Campus Dormitory Office (MCD) on behalf of the international faculty or post-doctoral scholar with a copy of the employment contract attached. Once the letter is received, the MCD will then provide the lists of applicants who will receive housing. The resident must also bring a copy of their passport and a picture. The MCD housing agreement for dormitory rules and regulations must also be signed before or on the move-in day. The exact move-in date will be provided once they have been granted housing by the office.

Maximum Stay Period (i.e. renewals):

Faculty or visiting professors can stay at MCD up to two years. Post-doctoral scholars can stay at MCD up to one year.

What types of rooms are available?

Type A and B rooms are one room dormitories. They are for single faculty members and post-doctoral scholars.

Types C, D, or E have two bedrooms in each dormitory. They are for faculty and post-doctoral scholars who are married and/or have children. Those with children must pay an additional 10% fee on top of the rent for a house management fee.

Note: Each room has its own bathroom, sink, small kitchen, air conditioner, bed, chair, desk, wardrobe, refrigerator, and internet access. However, occupants must supply their own kitchenware, bedding, and other household items.
How to Pay for the Dormitory Fee

You will receive an account number prior to moving in. The dormitory fees are to be transferred into the specified account. You can also make arrangements for the fees to be automatically deducted from your monthly salary, if you are a part of the faculty.

Refund Policy

If you decide to cancel your stay after reserving a dormitory room, 50% of the house management fee must be paid. If you decide to move-out after moving in, your rent will be pro-rated.

Move-in Day

On the move-in day, you can obtain your key at the dormitory, from the security guard. Before moving in, the current condition of the dormitory unit will be assessed and an inventory of the furniture will also be taken in your presence either by a staff member or by the security guard. Please confirm the condition of the dormitory. You may be held responsible for damages when you move out.
The MCD makes all official announcements through the bulletin boards located in each dormitory building. Please make sure to visit the bulletin from time to time for current announcements.

Office Information

The Office of General Affairs is located in Dormitory #1 in the B-dong. Their telephone number is: 02-2123-3622.

The mailing address to the Mu-Ak Dormitory Office:

The Housing Office of Yonsei University
Yonsei-ro 50
Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749
South Korea

The mailing address for Dormitory #4 Residents:

Room Number ###, B-dong, 4th MCD Dorm
Mu-Ak Haksa
Yonsei University
Yonsei-ro 50 Seodaemun-gu
Seoul 120-749
South Korea

Dormitory Facilities and Services
Dining Hall
A cafeteria operates in the basement of Dormitory #2. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served every day, including national holidays. (Please note that lunch is not served on Saturdays.) There is a small store open in the basement of the dormitory that opens late in the afternoon until 11:30 pm.
The communal areas like the hallways, stairways, laundry room and lobby area are maintained by the staff. However, residents must maintain their own living quarters. Cleaning equipment like vacuums can be borrowed from the lobby
Laundry Room
The laundry room is located in the basement. It is equipped with washing machines, dryers, as well as clothing racks. Detergent and other items are available in the dormitory convenience store.
Dry Cleaning
A dry cleaning shop operates in the basement of building #2. You can drop off and pick up your clothing, at your convenience. A load of laundry costs around 5,000 KRW and dry cleaning shirts usually costs between 2,000 KRW to 3,000 KRW. Pants usually cost between 2,000 KRW to 4,000 KRW.
ATM Machines
An ATM machine is located in the lobby of Dormitory #1 and #2. However, they operate only during the day, and does not recognize some overseas cards.
Residents are provided with a land line phone in each room. All the units can receive phone calls from within campus as well as from off-campus. Phone numbers begin with “2123” and the last digits differ by room. For your convenience, the last four digits for each unit are printed on the back of the phone handle. All phone calls made within the campus are free of charge. For calls on campus, press 10 first then the last 4 digits of the desired number you wish to call. For calls within the Mu-Ak dormitory complex, just press the last four digits of the phone number. To make phone calls outside the campus, you must fill out an application form at the housing office to set-up the off-campus phone service.
Convenience Store
For meals from the cafeteria located in the basement of dormitory #2, you will need to purchase meal coupons at the convenience store next door that is open from 9:00 am to midnight. The convenience store located in Dormitory #4 is open from 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm. The stores provide a limited assortment of essential items.
The Fitness Room and Tennis Courts
A small exercise/weight room operates in the basement of Dormitory 2 and 4. A variety of workout machines and free weights are available. Residents of the dormitories can also enjoy the use of 6 outdoor tennis courts.