Yonsei University - Summer Program

City: Seoul Country: South Korea

Yonsei University - Summer Program Website


The Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) opened its doors in 1985 and since then, YISS has become an integral part of campus life based on a unique blend of Korean and global cultures. YISS continues to grow and evolve, accommodating the needs of a rapidly changing student body and meeting the challenges of a fast-paced global society.

In 2018 YISS was revamped in order to highlight the growing interest in arts, culture, and humanities while also offering cutting-edge classes in management and economics, global issues, history and social sciences, and science and technology. Moreover, a shorter, 4-week option will be introduced to accommodate students that can only be away for only a limited period of time.

This summer, we invite you to experience the legendary "Yonsei Spirit" and to join us for an unforgettable summer in the heart of Seoul. You will make life-long friends, build new networks, expand and deepen your academic and cultural horizons, and experience life in one of Asia's coolest, yet largely undiscovered metropolises of 10 million.

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Summer

Dates & Duration:

  • 4-week track: June 27 - July 23, 2024
  • 6-week track: June 27 - August 6, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: Undergraduate, Graduate

See Eligibility.

Program Information

Language of Instruction: English, Korean

YISS offers over 100 classes in 7 different fields including 4 online courses.

Course listings and detailed syllabi are available on Yonsei's website.

Yonsei University Credit Information

Yonsei Summer Internship Program (YSIP)
YISS offers various internship positions exclusively for YISS students. Internship participants will be able to experience either corporate internships with companies in Korea or research internships with faculties at Yonsei University. Students will earn 2 academic credits while working as an intern in YSIP.
Internship Application Period- February 1, 2024, ~ March 14, 2024
Eligibility: YISS students who are registered for at least two courses.
*Internship program is graded on Pass/Non-Pass basis*
*Students cannot withdraw from the internship program once they get placed*
(https://summer.yonsei.ac.kr/ home/program/internship02.asp)

Extracurricular Activities
YISS offers a variety of extracurricular activities such as one-day trip or field trip. The schedule may be subject to change under the covid-19 situation.
These are activities that we have arranged at this moment.
- DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Tour
- Seoul City Tour (Gyeongbokgung Palace+Blue House)
- K-pop dance class with One-Million Dance Studio
- Cooking class
- Taekwondo class
- Samyang Factory & Farm Tour (Buldak Ramen factory+BTS music video location)
- Korean Classical Music performance at Seoul Donhwamun Traditional
Theater+Deoksugung Palace night tour)
- Lotte World

Fees & Costs

Education Abroad Nomination Fee: $250.00 CAD

Application Fee: 

Tuition: approx. $1600/1 Course, $3000/2 Courses,  $3500/3 Courses 

You will also have to pay program fees and fees for accommodations to Yonsei.  More information can be found on their website.

Fees are subject to change without notice.

Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements to Seoul. Students are also responsible for any additional costs including visa fees, vaccinations, medical coverage, books and supplies, extra food costs, entertainment, and incidental expenses.


More information about accommodations can be found on the Yonsei website.
Due to the limited number of rooms, we strongly recommend you apply for on-campus housing as soon as you receive your admission number from YISS. 

Program Contact

University of Alberta International, Education Abroad

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Funding Opportunities 

Students receive on average between $1,400-$2,000 in funding.

Over 80% of students who apply get funding.

Education Abroad Awards