If your home country has a visa waiver agreement with the Republic of Korea, you can enter Korea and stay up to 90 days without a visa. However, please check: http://www.immigration.go.kr/immigration_eng/index.do as immigration policies are changing quickly amid the COVID-19 situation. If you are from a country that requires a visa to enter Korea, then we will issue the necessary documents for your visa application (D-2-8). For details regarding visa requirements or application, please consult your local Korean Embassy or visit Korea Visa Portal (https://www.visa.go.kr/).
Please note that if you only apply for an online course for Session 1, no VISA documents will be issued for this period.
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.
In case you fail in making a credit card payment, we recommend you to first contact your credit card company to check with the error.
Also, we also recommend you to follow the following solutions accordingly.
1) 3D Secure: In most of the cases, the error occurs due to the 3D secure authentication. You may encounter an error message saying “Parameter Error”. In this case please check if your card has been verified for 3D security (VISA)/ SecureCode (Master Card), and J/Secure™ (JCB).
3D Secure is an authentication service for secure online card payment that is recommended by VISA, Mastercard, and JCB. "3D Secure" is the general term for authentication services provided by each card brand under different names.
* Please be informed that cards issued by companies that have not prepared for payment with 3D Secure can not be used.
Registration: In order to use 3D Secure with your credit card, you have to register with your bank. The bank that issued the credit card is responsible for the registration.
2) An error message stating that "the developer setting is not correct":
This happens when there is a problem in the router/ firewall. An easy solution for this would be to connect your phone’s hotspot to the laptop and try the payment again.
3) The page tells me to enter 12 numbers instead of 16 digits.
The lock at the last box does not mean that you cannot put the numbers.
It is just a sign that the last 4 digits at the last box will be shown as dots(●) or stars(*) due to safety issues.
So, you can just put the full number of your credit card.
4) Send us a screenshot of the error message with a detailed explanation via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The more information you contain; it is easier for us to assist you.
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 Office of international House for further information.
Refunds and scholarships are processed through your bank account if you have paid by wire transfer, and to your credit card if you have paid through your credit card. Please allow at least three weeks for the process.
If the most recent semester (i.e. Fall 2020)’s grades are not yet included in the transcript, we will still accept current transcripts for the admission. However, for scholarship applications, we may request students to submit their most updated transcript.
All communications will be made primarily by email. Please check your email and register online for any updates and notices. If there is a problem with communications, please call the WAY office(82-2-2123-3535).
If you meet all the requirements and submitted all your documents, you will be notified of your admission decision within two weeks by email. However, if you have not paid your application fee, documents will be on hold until the payment is completed. Please make sure your application fee is paid to ensure timely processing of your documents.
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 and apply through your home university.