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The UIC Advantage

Underwood International College (UIC) is a highly selective four-year liberal arts college. It offers an intimate, elite setting within the larger institution of Yonsei University. All instruction is conducted in English and the college is open to students of all nationalities. UIC seeks to balance a rigorous liberal arts foundation with diverse, often interdisciplinary, majors and to produce future global leaders. 

UIC brings together visiting and permanent faculty from top universities around the world and draws upon the Yonsei faculty in order to educate creative, critical, and independent thinkers who will take their place on an international stage.

UIC aims to generate a vibrant, truly multinational community for our students while taking advantage of local opportunities unique to East Asia. In addition to a broadly based liberal arts education, UIC draws upon the rich and distinguished tradition of Korean studies at Yonsei. The curriculum capitalizes on Seoul’s distinctive location as a crossroads of East Asia, bringing together students and faculty interested in Asian studies and offering a Korean Studies minor. UIC students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the close partnerships established with peer institutions in China, Japan, and other Asian countries. UIC students also have the chance to spend a year in any of over 620 institutions in 59 countries, through Yonsei's extensive exchange program.


“UIC, Yonsei University is a land of opportunity — opportunities to enhance your academic capabilities,
to grow tremendously, to find your true potential, and to expand your networks. Yes, it can be challenging
studying here because of the rigorous academic curriculum or the need to adapt to a whole new culture,
but once you take on the journey, it is gonna be worth it!”
- Minh Le, 18 Creative Technology Management -


“More than anything, the UIC experience for me has been and continues to be at the core of my university journey. Focused on an interdisciplinary curriculum, UIC has challenged me greatly both on an academic and a personal level, setting me up for higher merits in my future. UIC has surely been a space where my personal growth has been appreciated and strengthened beyond what I thought I could achieve.”
- Izabela Berile, 17 Nano Science and Engineering -


“UIC is one of the most unique places to be in during a precious time like university.
UIC means to me not only my dream place to study with unique major opportunities,
but also a platform where I can feel myself become a global citizen”
- Ecem Dilara Doga, 19 Science, Technology, and Policy -




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