Host University for Seoul, Korea
Founded in 1946, Kookmin University was the first national private university in Korea after being liberated from Japan. It is currently the seventh-largest university in Seoul and is home to nearly 24,000 students. The campus is located adjacent to Bukhansan National Park, a nature preserve located right in the heart of one of the world’s biggest cities. The clean, green campus is complimented by the most up-to-date educational facilities; the campus is home to several libraries and computer labs, a wellness center, an art museum, and the historic Myoungwon Folk House.
Kookmin University is one of the leading private universities in Korea, with a total of 15 various colleges and 15 postgraduate schools. With an educational mission to foster leaders not only for Korea but for the world, Kookmin provides students with a global perspective and with opportunities to experience the world academically, culturally, and professionally.
Since its founding in 1885, Yonsei University has been synonymous with international education and exchange in Asia. Yonsei maintains the most extensive international network in Korea with over 660 partner institutions in 70 countries and educates the largest number of international students among Korean universities, with over 4,500 students in 2017. It has held the position as top private university in Korea in the QS World University Rankings for many consecutive years.
Yonsei University provides excellent global programs for international students. Its English-based degree programs include Underwood International College (UIC), a highly selective four-year undergraduate school which provides an intimate, elite setting within the larger institution of Yonsei, the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), renowned for its global competitiveness, and Global MBA, an MBA program that is reflective of the modern business environment of the world. Yonsei University also offers the most comprehensive and modernized international non-degree programs for ambitious international students, which include the exchange/visiting student program (SAY), Yonsei International Summer School (YISS), Winter Abroad at Yonsei (WAY), short-term programs, and various Korean language programs offered by the Korean Language Institute.
Yonsei University is located in a unique part of Seoul where you can experience both the vibe of the metropolitan area and the awes of deep-rooted Korean traditions. The Sinchon area around Yonsei campus is home to one of the most vibrant and exciting college towns in Seoul. With a rich array of facilities and activities, Sinchon creates a unique culture of its own and attracts young population from around the city and around the country. This is where one can mingle the youth of Korea.