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Online Course Registration

All students (domestic and exchange/visiting) register for courses at the same time through the online course registration system (called the Yonsei Portal system) and therefore getting a spot in some courses may be competitive. Yonsei University does not guarantee registration for any specific courses. Exchange/visiting students are advised to plan ahead with academic counselors at their home university to make sure that requirements are met and that credits can transfer. Please do not wait until the last minute to start registering for courses, as you may encounter technical problems that cannot be resolved immediately.

Restricted Majors

Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Music, MBA, Law School, Some courses offered at the Songdo International Campus(mostly UIC courses) However, this may subject to change from semester to semester.


Business Courses

Business courses are in high demand every semester, so they are strictly open to business major students only. Maximum of three (4) classes on the subject per semester is allowed. (subject to change.)


Course Level

Undergraduate course numbers range from 1000 (lower division) to 4000 (upper division). For example, ECO1234 would be a lower division course and ECO4567 would be an upper division course. 5000-level courses and above are graduate courses.


Course Load

Undergraduate students must register for a minimum of 9 credits and a maximum of 18 credits per semester. For graduate students the minimum is 9 credits and the maximum is 15 credits. Korean Language Institute (KLI) courses are 6 credits. Therefore, students who take a KLI course will need to take at least one other course worth 3 credits to meet the minimum. Students who carry fewer credits than the minimum will be dropped from the program and may lose their visa status.



Searching Courses in English

  1. Go to http://portal.yonsei.ac.kr/main/indexe.jsp
  2. Click on the "Course Catalogue and Syllabus: Undergraduate and Graduate" banner on the right frame.
  3. Search for the course that you want to take either by choosing Major and Semester or by inserting course title or course code in the search box if you know it.
※ Example: If you want to know the courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts, please refer to the following example. The IEE coded courses, Graduate courses, and the Afternoon Korean language courses are selectable under the Study Abroad Course in Undergraduate level.
Korean Language Courses

Since 2013 Spring Semester, Yonsei University has been offering an Afternoon Korean Language Institute (KLI) Course for incoming exchange and visiting students. Taking a Korean Language Course is optional. Please refer to the following new Korean Language Course Module for your plan of Korean Language Study.
If you feel burdened to take a 6 credit KLI Korean Language Course, you can consider a 3 credit Korean Language Course, IEE3341 Korean (1), offered by Office of International Office.

About KLI Korean Language Course

  1. Levels: 6
  2. Time Period: 8-9 class period (4:00-6:00 pm)
  3. Total In-class Hour: About 160 hours (Monday to Friday for 16 weeks)
  4. Credit: 6 credits (This credit should be counted towards the Maximum Credit limit)
  5. Course Code: KLI1001~KLI1006
  6. Course Title: Intensive Korean Language Course Level 1- 6
  7. Registration for the course: Through the Yonsei Portal site's Undergraduate Course Enrollment system
    ※ How to find courses: Yonsei Portal Service - Course Catalogue and Syllabus: Undergraduate & Graduate - Undergraduate Programs - Study Abroad Course - Korean Language - KLI1001~KLI1006
  8. Note: Selection of a Level for a Intensive Korean Language Course should be based on the student's own judgment, as there will be a mandatory Placement Test on the first day of class to adjust his or her Korean Language Course level. If the level is too difficult or too easy, change the course level during the Course Add and Drop Period.
  9. Course load example when a student takes a Intensive Korean Language Course each semester
    Course Load
    Type Course Load
    1 6 credits (Korean Language course)+12 credits (Undergraduate courses)= 18 credits*
    2 6 credits (Korean Language course)+ 9 credits (Graduate courses)= 15 credits*
  10. Grading Table
    Grading Table
    A + 4.3 B + 3.3 C + 2.3 D + 1.3
    A 0 4.0 B 0 3.0 C 0 2.0 D 0 1.0
    A - 3.7 B - 2.7 C - 1.7 D - 0.7
    • Yonsei does not have an "Incomplete" or "Pass/Nonpass" grading option

Using Yonsei Portal System

To view Yonsei Portal System properly, read the following instruction before browsing courses with your computer

User settings and notices
  • The Portal System is optimized for MS Internet 9.0 (resolution 1024*768) or higher versions. If you have problems opening the page or the screen appears distorted, upgrade your Explorer or change your browser.
  • Portal system uses a memory cookie; the Portal will not run if the user's computer is set for high security of a Cyberwall prevents cookies.
    User settings and notices
    Web Browser Settings Web browser [Tools] ->[Internet Options] On the menu, set the Security and Privacy levels to medium levels of security.
    Cyberwall Settings Disable the "cookie blocking" from your Cyberwall program settings menu.
  • When using the Portal Service in computer labs, Internet Cafes, or other public places, please close all web browser windows to ensure that the cookie does not remain in the computer.
  • Viruses stored in your computer can cause damage to other computers as well as yours. Scan your PC on a regular basis and remove the virus programs if found. Please maintain your PC at its optimal status by following the Information Systems Office's instructions such as installing patches, especially when a virus is widely spread.
Course Registration
  • Link to Campus Life → Pre-arrival → Course Registration