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About Yonsei University

Since its founding in 1885, Yonsei University has been synonymous with international education and exchange in Asia. As the most internationalized liberal higher education institution in Korea, Yonsei enjoys by far the longest history of international education in Korea with the most extensive network of exchange partners worldwide. Spread over two campuses, Yonsei continues to set the golden standard of higher education in the region.

  • 2 Campuses: Sinchon, Seoul Campus and Songdo, International Campus
  • First year residential college program for all incoming freshman
  • 110 Undergraduate Programs, 196 Graduate Programs, 120 Research Centers, $123million Scholarship Funding, 665 Partner Institutions
    (April, 2016)
Mission Statement

Yonsei University is dedicated to educate future leaders of our society in the spirit of Christianity, fostering a strong and lasting commitment to the principles of truth and freedom. “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples, then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” - John 8:31-32 -

Philosophy

Yonsei University serves as the "alma mater" (Fostering mother) of all arts and sciences to nurture leaders who will contribute to society in and abroad, ecumenical spirit of Christian teaching epitomized in its motto of “truth and freedom.” Yonseians will inherit mankind’s cultural legacy, and lead academic development by creativity and critical ability. We will also serve our neighbors with an open heart, and contribute to the prosperity of the mankind. With such missions, us Yonseians will demonstrate our leadership to realize Yonsei spirit in the world.

Korea's No.1 University in Reputation<br>Korea Joongang Daily's National University Rankings, 2015<br>Korea's No.1 Private University(5 consecutive years)<br>QS World University Rankings, 2010-2015<br>Top 5 Asian Cancer Research Innovators<br>Thomson Reuters, The Future is Open: 2015 State of Innovation<br>36th Most Innovative University<br>Recuters, 2015

History of Yonsei

Yonsei University serves as the "alma mater" (Fostering mother) of all arts and sciences to nurture leaders who will contribute to society in and abroad, ecumenical spirit of Christian teaching epitomized in its motto of “truth and freedom.” Yonseians will inherit mankind’s cultural legacy, and lead academic development by creativity and critical ability. We will also serve our neighbors with an open heart, and contribute to the prosperity of the mankind. With such missions, us Yonseians will demonstrate our leadership to realize Yonsei spirit in the world.

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