South Korea, Yonsei University, Seoul

Yonsei university is one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea and located in Seoul, a metropolis with a population of 10 million people. The university was founded in 1885 as a medical school. Today, there are almost 40,000 students across 22 colleges, 21 graduate schools, and 155 research institutes at the university. The university buildings are located on the main campus in a neighborhood of Seoul called Sinchon.

In South Korea, Yonsei University, along with Seoul National University and Korea University comprise the top three most prestigious universities in South Korea, known as "SKY" universities. The new partnership with the School of Business was established in the 2013-14 winter semester. The focus of the partnership is business administration. Students from Göttingen have the opportunity to participate in Yonsei University Business School's MBA programme and take courses taught in English.

Students of the Faculty of Business and Economics should submit their applications directly to the faculty. Applications can be submitted during the standard application period.

University Yonsei University
City Seoul
Population 10 Mio.
Suitable for Business economics (Master)
No. of Students 30,000
Academic year

Summer Semester: February - June

Winter Semester: August - December

Required Language skills English: C1 Business English
Application requirements GPA of 2.5, which is equivalent to a German grade point average of 2,5, upon point of application
Language of instruction English and Korean
Helpful Links

Fact Sheet 2023/24

Guide for Students: Fall Term 2023

Application information



Application process

  • 1. Apply at the Study Abroad Advisory team:
    Until the 15th of Jan for the following winter semester
    Until the 15th of June for the following summer semester
    Application documents are only available online during the application period under this URL.
  • 2. If your application is successful you will be nominated as a suitable candidate at the host university.
  • 3. Please note that you must conduct the enrolment process yourself at the host university. Also take note of any additional application deadlines.
  • 4. Some points to consider when starting your travel arrangements:

    • International travel insurance
    • Credit approval procedures
    • Possible visa application
    • Book flights
    • Etc.

Application documents

Deadlines & Application documents

Experience reports (in German)

Neu: SoSe 2021