The oldest private university in Seoul, Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885 by Christian missionaries. Our mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of “truth and freedom.” The 340,000 Yonsei alumni who take this calling to heart can be found manifesting this proud spirit from leadership positions around the world.
Yonsei’s main campus is ensconced in a spacious, picturesque and natural setting located minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has more than 5,600 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 20 graduate schools, 23 colleges, and 153 research institutes host an elite pool of students from around the world.
Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research.