The oldest private university in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885 by Christian missionaries. In 1957, Severance University Medical School and Yonhi University merged, creating Yonsei College and uniting two of Korea’s oldest and most well respected academic institutions. Its mission has been simple yet ambitious: to provide future global leaders with an elite, interdisciplinary and international education. While the style and content of that education has evolved, Yonsei remains dedicated to educating students in the spirit of Christianity, fostering a strong and lasting commitment to the principles of truth and freedom. In commemoration of 133th anniversary of Yonsei University’s founding, Yonsei has grown up as leading institution of higher education with 112 departments and 22 colleges hosting a selective pool of students from around the world. Its 300,000 graduates are serving in leadership positions in both public and private sectors across the globe. They are key players setting new international standards in their respective fields.
Located in the center of one of the world’s most vibrant capital cities, Yonsei's stately campus embodies a happy mixture of tradition and progress. While the ivy-clad neo-gothic buildings in the central quad speak to Yonsei's long and proud history, the campus also boasts modern facilities to meet the needs of a global research university. Sinchon campus accommodates over 15,000 undergraduates and nearly 2,000 graduate students, it remains a safe and peaceful sanctuary in the midst of one of Asia's most dynamic cities.
Songdo International Campus
Songdo International Campus is Korea’s most state-of-the-art college campus. Its award-winning facilities include residential colleges, labs and classrooms equipped with the latest technology, a branch of Yonsei's main library, and excellent athletic and recreational facilities. The city of Songdo is one of the most ambitious developments which was constructed on the principles of environmental sustainability and integration of technology into everyday life. All commercial, residential, recreational, and cultural facilities are located within a short walk of the Campus.