Study Abroad Program Manager
Program sponsor: Yonsei University
Through Yonsei's Office of International Affairs, students in this direct enrollment "visiting student" program have access to over 300 undergraduate courses taught in English per term as well as Korean language classes through the university's Korean Language Institute. Students with advanced Korean skills are eligible to take regular Yonsei courses taught in Korean in other departments. Students must have completed one year of university studies before applying (the Northwestern transcript must reflect three quarters worth of courses/grades) and should not study at Yonsei during their final term.
To search courses at Yonsei, follow the directions on the study abroad courses page. Be sure to filter to courses in English if necessary, and be sure to read about course restrictions and registration requirements.
Yonsei places a cap on the number of applicants they will accept from Northwestern. If there are more applicants than spaces available, then admission to this program will be competitive. It is highly recommended that you include a second choice program in your Northwestern Study Abroad Application, in case you are not offered admission to this program. Listing a second choice program in your Northwestern Study Abroad Application does not affect your chances of getting admitted to this program. Priority is given to students who meet application deadlines.
If approved by Northwestern, GLO will nominate you through the Yonsei visiting student program (institution/university).Do not apply as an individual. Complete a Yonsei application by the program's deadline after being nominated by Northwestern.
4 to 6 Northwestern units. Visit Registration & Credit to learn more about credit types and requirements, registration, and other considerations.
Students may apply to live in one of the university's international dorms with other international students; meals self-catered. On-campus housing is not guaranteed. Some students live off-campus in boarding houses or other private accommodations.
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for Yonsei University, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.
You may be required to pay an application fee and/or deposit to confirm your intent to study at Yonsei. If required, it is your responsibility to pay this fee; Northwestern cannot pay or waive application fees or deposits for affiliated programs.
In order to obtain your student visa, you may need to provide documentation that you will be supported financially for the duration of your time abroad. This may require bank statements from your parents and/or a financial aid award letter; review your visa application instructions carefully to be sure you are providing the appropriate documentation.
If you primarily fund your education through financial aid and/or loans, you may contact Krista Bethel in the financial aid office to request a letter of financial support from Northwestern.
Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include only your Yonsei tuition and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.
As noted above, Northwestern will send your tuition payment to Yonsei via wire transfer. The exact U.S. Dollar amount of tuition you are charged through CAESAR will depend on the exchange rate when the wire transfer is processed.
If you receive financial aid and/or loans from Northwestern, these funds will continue to apply directly to your CAESAR account.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
It is your responsibility to pay directly for all other charges abroad, including your housing. Contact Yonsei directly if you have any questions.
Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying any supplemental fees directly.