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  • Locations: Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Korean Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Housing Option: Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: East Asian Languages and Literatures, History, International Studies, Political Science
Click here for a definition of this term Rank/Class Status: 2-Second-year Student, 3-Third-year Student, 4-Fourth-year Student Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Academic Credit: Credit Evaluation Required, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Korean Click here for a definition of this term Ohio State Program Contact: Elizabeth Angerman
Click here for a definition of this term International Component: In-person
Program Description:




Yonsei University's International Undergraduate Program offers sixty courses taught in English in Korean and East Asian society, culture, art, philosophy, history, politics, international relations, economics, business and Korean language. Special student activities include a Korean film series (with subtitles), Taekwondo sessions and classes in ceramics, bamboo flute, folk music, calligraphy and painting. There is an optional five-day field trip.


Yonsei University is situated in a large, quiet and beautiful wooded campus in the heart of metropolitan Seoul (population 12 million), the capital of South Korea. The city is easily accessible from the university and offers many cultural and historical attractions such as Kyongbok Palace, Toksu Palace, Changgyong Palace, Buddhist temples and the National and Folklore Museums.

Yonsei University, founded in 1885, is the oldest university in Korea. It has grown into an international, comprehensive university with 18 colleges and 16 graduate schools, which enroll 47,000 students. Yonsei University has played a unique role among Korean universities as a gateway for foreign scholars and students interested in Korean studies, language, and culture.


Students can stay on campus in an air-conditioned International House. Dormitory housing is limited; rooms need to be reserved well in advance. The International House accommodates 24 students in double rooms with separate wings for men and women. The dormitory has shared refrigerators for student use, lounge areas, study areas, a recreation area, laundry facilities, a computer room and individual rooms are equipped with Internet connections. Housing is available during winter vacation (January-February). There is no cafeteria in the International House, but there are many cafes and restaurants nearby. Students are not required to live in the dormitory.

Ohio State Program Contact

Elizabeth Angerman
Would you like to schedule an appointment? Click on the coordinator link above to request one. 



Courses and Credit

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797. Specific registration instructions will be provided in the nomination letter. 

Yonsei University provides a detailed overview of the English language courses available to exchange students. Students are encouraged to read through the overview, and will have fuller access to the online portal once they have been nominated.

Students are strongly encouraged to review the credit transfer process in full and to discuss their overall academic goals with their academic advisor(s) beforehand.



Application Requirement

Complete applications will include a letter of recommendation from a recent instructor; the preference is for a referee who can comment on the applicant's Korean language abilities.

Once the application deadline has passed, eligible applicants may be invited for an interview. Nominated students will need to fill out additional documents for the host institution, by whom the final acceptance decision is made. 

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have Junior rank, have completed one year at Ohio State at the time of application, and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs

Ohio State students nominated to participate on an exchange will pay their regular tuition and fees to Ohio State. A fee for the required supplemental health insurance will also be included.  In addition, these students are also responsible for arranging and paying for international airfare, room and board, and all other living or personal expenses. Students are advised that payments for room and board will be in the local currency.

If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.



Information Sessions

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Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/01/2021
03/15/2021 09/05/2021 06/17/2022
NOTE: These dates are tentative. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning.
Fall 2021 03/01/2021
03/15/2021 09/05/2021 12/17/2021
NOTE: These dates are tentative. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning.
Spring 2022 10/01/2021
11/01/2021 02/20/2022 06/17/2022
NOTE: These dates are tentative. Applicants are instructed to wait until they have been formally accepted by the partner to move forward with their pre-departure planning.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.