I am a non-Korean citizen. What kind of visa do I need?

If your home country has a visa waiver agreement with the Republic of Korea, you can enter Korea and stay up to 90 days without a visa. If you are from a country that requires a visa to enter Korea, then we will issue you the necessary documents for your visa application (D-2-8). For details regarding visa requirement or application, please consult your local Korean Embassy or visit Korea Visa Portal (https://www.visa.go.kr/). 

Where can I find Housing Information?

Dormitory information can be found at http://ih.yonsei.ac.kr, please contact International House (82-2-2123-7481 / y-ih@yonsei.ac.kr) 

Are meal plans included in the dormitory fees?

No meal plan is included in the dormitory fees. However, please contact the Office of international House for detailed information. 

Do you have pass/non pass grades?

All summer transcripts are recorded with letter grades. The Internship Program is an exception and it is evaluated by Pass or Non-pass.

When can I receive my grades from the summer school?

Summer School grades will be sent by regular mail 3 weeks after the final day of the program. All students will receive 1 copy of their transcripts, sent to their home universities.

How many courses can I take?

You may take up to three classes (two classes minimum). Some exchange students may take up to four classes depending on the bilateral agreements. 

Can I take only one class?

No, the minimum course load is two courses (6 credits).

How many hours will be conducted per course?

For six-week courses, classes meet two class hours (100 minutes) each day (three class hours for Korean Language classes), four days a week (Mon ~ Thurs), for 6 weeks (46 in-class hours per course, 69 for Korean Language Course).
For four-week courses, classes meet three class hours (150 minutes) each day , four days a week (Mon ~ Thurs), for 4 weeks (46 in-class hours per course).

How long does it take to get a refund?

It can be differed based on the payment method you used to make a payment.
Please understand that

Do you only accept original copies of transcripts?

Please upload the official transcript or E-transcript when you fill out the online application form.

Do I have to take the courses I signed up for on the application form?

Courses you applied for on the application are for survey purposes only. After your acceptance is confirmed, you should register for courses by the online instructions from the Summer Office.

What if my prior semester’s grade was not included in the transcript?

If the most recent semester (i.e. spring 2019)’s grades are not yet included in the transcript, we will still accept current transcripts for the admission.

How can students find out about their admission results?

All communications will be made primarily by email. Please check your email and register online for any updates and notices. If there is a problem with communications, please call the International Summer School Office (82-2-2123-3535, 3985). 

I submitted all the required documents and meet the requirements for admission, but I have not received any acceptance notices.

If you meet all the requirements and submitted all your documents, you will be notified of your admission decision within two weeks by email. However, if you have not paid your application fee, documents will be on hold until the payment is completed. Please make sure your application fee is paid to ensure timely processing of your documents.