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Yonsei University

LSE offers undergraduate students the opportunity to spend a full academic year at Yonsei University


Yonsei University, one of South Korea's prestigious institutions, was established in 1885. The university's history is closely intertwined with Korea's modern development.Yonsei University is located just inside in the center of Seoul's metropolitan area. In addition to enjoying the beautiful environment, students can share special memories and experience Korean culture by participating in various Yonsei clubs and activities for international students. The famous Yon-Ko Festival, the annual friendly sports matches between Yonsei University and Korea University and their surrounding festivities, is also a major must-see event for international students.


Yonsei University offers various housing options, including on-campus and off-campus residences. Detailed information about Yonsei's accommodation choices, application procedures, and housing costs can be found on the university's Housing website.

Living Costs

For more detailed information on budgeting, please visit Yonsei University webpages

Travel, Health Insurance, and Visas


Yonsei University exchange students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Seoul. Depending on eligibility, students may explore grant options to help cover travel expenses through relevant student finance bodies.

Health Insurance

Medical expenses in South Korea can be substantial, and Yonsei University requires all students to have health insurance. Students can opt for the university's recommended health insurance plan or equivalent coverage. The cost of this insurance may vary by year and plan.


Most international students will need to apply for a student visa or a relevant permit to study at Yonsei University. It is the student's responsibility to secure the appropriate visa or permit for their academic journey.