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South Korea

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Partner University 

Yonsei University

Founded in 1885 as Korea's first modern medical hospital and school, Yonsei is a private research university known for international education and exchange. Classes are taught in Korean and English. Three distinct campuses make up the main 250-acre campus in Seoul, including Sinchon Campus with 12 colleges and 15 graduate schools, International Campus with three colleges, and the Health System with three colleges, two divisions, and three graduate schools. A second campus includes the Mirae Campus and Wonju Medical School.

International students at Yonsei

Enrollment: 30,800 

  • Undergraduate students: 19,000
  • Graduate students: 11,800

About Yonesi


About the Location

Seoul, Republic of Korea

The capital of South Korea, Seoul is the nation’s center of politics, culture, and the economy, with ministries and palaces, museums and theaters, financial markets, industry giants like Samsung and Hyundai, and several prestigious universities located within its boundaries. There are five UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Seoul capital area, including Changdeok Palace. With more than 9 million residents, the metropolitan area is the second most densely populated in the world. The Han River flows through the region, separating Seoul into northern and southern halves bordered by mountains.

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