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Yonsei University, Underwood International College is an exchange destination for University College Utrecht students in Seoul, South Korea.

Yonsei University, Underwood International College is interesting for all fields (UIC is a LA&S College; but you can take courses at all Departments of Yonsei).

Acclaimed subjects

Biology & Biochemistry, Economics, Business, Social Science & Public Health

Semesters available

Although experience-wise there are no big differences, we recommend going in the Fall semester since going in Spring semester means you will have to arrange for housing between 1 January (move-out date at UCU) and March, when Yonsei’s academic year starts.

Number of places available

2 per semester

Academic calendar

Fall Semester: Early September – Late December 
Spring Semester: Early March – Mid-June 

Language of instruction

All courses at UIC are taught in English. 

Application deadlines

Fall Semester: Last weekday of April
Spring Semester: Last weekday of October

Course offerings

UIC offers, for second-year students and higher, courses in five majors: Comparative Literature & Culture, Economics (business and economics courses are restricted to business/economics majors!), International Studies, Political Science & International Relations, and Life Science & Biotechnology. 

Course levels
Course Level Targeted Year
1000 1
2000 2
3000 3
4000 4

The courses are categorized into 4 different levels as shown right. Please note that students are allowed to take courses that are not necessarily targeting the year they are in, as long as they meet the course requirements. 

 

Credit system

One course is 3 UIC, which converts to 6 ECTS. This means that 5 courses are 15 UIC credits / 30 ECTS.

 

Grade system

UIC grading system is based on 4.3 Grade Point system. The table on right shows the letter grade equivalent to each grade point and grade distribution based on class size.

For non-credit courses, the grading will be based on Pass / Non-Pass basis.

For detailed information, please refer to the grading system sheet.

Grade Grade Point
A+ 4.3
A0 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B0 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C0 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D0 1.0
D- 0.7
F 0.0
Housing

Yonsei has an International House with good facilities, which is open to exchange students. Students get a double room and there are separate wings for men and women.
Students cannot cook in the International House; neither can they purchase a meal plan. There are, however, many cafeterias and bakeries close to the campus where students can get their food. Apart from that, there are several options for off-campus housing: studios, guest houses or a Homestay Program in which students live with a Korean family to experience the Korean culture more intensely. More information

Costs

UIC gives an estimation of the costs for one semester, which are $3,700 (€3,000). This includes a double room in I-House and meals. 

Orientation

The Orientation for exchange students will be offered before the beginning of every semester. The Orientation will be held in late February for Spring semester, and in late August for Fall semester. For the students who require pick-up from the airport, the service will be available for $50. Please contact mailtoiycian@gmail.com for more information. 

Student experiences

The campus is very close to a lot of Seoul highlights and is located in a very vibrant student oriented part of town. The academic program has a lot to offer as you can select courses all around campus and Korean culture is very interesting. Selecting courses can be a bit challenging, as it is done on a first come first serve basis. However, it is easy to switch classes during the semester. 

More information

For information about the requirements for studying abroad, the application procedure and more, go to UCU's Study abroad page. 

You can browse through all UCU exchange destinations and UU exchange destinations in the exchange catalog.