Message from the VP

Prof. Sunku HahnVice President for International Affairs

On behalf of our professors, staff, and students, I would like to welcome all of you. As Korea’s first international university, Yonsei has epitomized Korea’s international education and exchange. Based on its tradition of academic excellence, intercultural environment, and commitment to internationalization, Yonsei University continues to attract leading international students from across the globe throughout the academic year. Whether studying at Yonsei for a year, a semester, or during the summer or winter, you will become an integral part of the Yonsei family.

Through our office, we offer a wide range of services which include nearly 1,000 undergraduate courses taught in English each semester, Korean language lessons through the Korean Language Institute as well as Chinese and Japanese language courses through the Underwood International College, and over 3,400 regular courses taught in Korean in other departments. You will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, modern dormitories (the SK Global House and International House), a world class library (Samsung Yonsei Library) and fitness center, and the Global Lounge which provides international and local students a hub to bond throughout the academic year.

Studying and living at Yonsei University will result in lifelong contacts and friendships and we actively encourage you to join student clubs and participate in on-campus activities. The OIA sincerely looks forward to your visit, and we will do our utmost to ensure that your Yonsei experience will be a rewarding one - academically, culturally, personally, and professionally.