If your home country has a visa waiver agreement with the Republic of Korea, you can enter Korea and stay up to 90 days with K-ETA. Please visit K-ETA website for checking eligibility and applying: https://k-eta.go.kr/portal/apply/index.do.
Immigration policies are changing quickly amid the COVID-19 situation. If you are from a country that requires a visa to enter Korea and you are to take offline courses, we can issue the necessary document (Certificate of Admission, CoA) for your visa application (D-2-8) upon request (details to be provided together with admission offer). As CoA issuance regulation got strengthen, we require those students to complete application by October 28.
For details regarding visa requirements or application, please consult your local Korean Embassy/Consulate or visit Korea Visa Portal (https://www.visa.go.kr/).
Note that documents for visa applications will not be issued for students taking online only courses or submitting application after the deadline(October 28).
It is best to confirm the credit transfer issue with your home university.
Our credits are acknowledged at most universities. However, we strongly advise students to consult study abroad advisor, academic counsellor or the department head at your institution. Checking the credit transferability is students' responsibility.
If your local bank deals in international monetary transfer, it is okay to just send your local currency. The receiving bank will change whatever currency they receive to Korean won, and the deposited amount will show as KRW on your application information. Please note that Korean local bank (beneficiary bank) may charge fees in exchanging and receiving international wire.
Meal plan is not included in the dormitory fees. There are various cafeterias in and around the dormitory, so it is easy to find places to eat. Common kitchen is available for those who would like to cook for themselves. Please contact the Housing office for further information.
Students can check their grades after course evaluation according to the academic calandar. Usually grades are available for checking on Yonsei Portal in 2-3 days after the program ends.
The grades are confirmed in around 2 weeks after the program ends, and we send e-Transcript to the university. Thus, your institution will be able to receive the soft-copy version of your transcript around 3 weeks after the program is over.
Additional copies of transcripts can be requested for a fee from the WAY office. [How to request transcript]. Note that it's the student's responsibility to provide correct e-mail/mail address.
You may take a maximum of 3 academic courses (9 credits) during Session 1 and 3 credits during Session 2.
(Session 2 has been cancelled since 2021)
Winter Abroad at Yonsei classes meet for 150 minutes each day, five days a week (Mon ~ Fri), for 15 days (45 in-class hours per course).
Refunds and scholarships are processed through your bank account if you have paid by wire transfer, and back through the way you chose to make payment if you used flywire(credit card payment/wire transfer/other payment methods, etc). Please allow at least three weeks for the process time.
Courses you applied for on the application are for survey purposes only. You will be finally registered for the courses only when you make it during course registration period. Detailed guide on course registration will be distributed to students via email.
We accept transcripts that are issued within 3 months.
If the most recent semester(i.e. Spring 2022)’s grades are not yet included in the transcript, please let us know so that we can consider that. We will still be able to accept the transcripts for admission based on internal review. However, for scholarship applications, we may request students to submit their most updated transcript.
Admission review starts only when the application fee is paid. Please make sure the fee is paid first and that you receive confirmation email of receipt. Admission result is available on application status.
If an application is accepted, acceptance email will be sent. Please check your email for any updates and notices. If there is a problem with communications, please check your spam mailbox and make a phone call to the WAY office (82-2-2123-3535).
In case an application is not accepted, it will show 'Deniced' without informing email. Please note that admission review details are not disclosed.
Students who are currently enrolled (or to be enrolled) in a college/university can apply for WAY.
If your graduation date is on December of 2022, you may still be considered for admission.
Yonsei University has bilateral agreements with more than 600 universities worldwide. Some of these exchange agreements cover Winter Abroad at Yonsei. If you want to attend as an exchange student, please inquire to your study abroad office and apply through your home university.