Yonsei University (Seoul campus)

World University Rankings 2023
Impact Rankings 2022
World Reputation Rankings 2022
50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 03722, South Korea

Message from the President

For 137 years, Yonsei University has steadfastly held the helm of Korea’s modernization, steering the nation through the turbulent waves of industrialization, democratization, and informatization. Now, Yonsei will embrace the challenges and opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and relentlessly pursue innovation in higher education.

The world is currently at a crossroads, and humanity must make choices in this time of great transition. Disruptive science and technology are redefining human biology and civilization, and democracy contends simultaneously with economic advancement and social equity. Individuals yearn for security and prosperity, without surrendering their dignity and identity.

Yonsei University purposes to contribute to peace and advancement of humankind. On a smaller scale, it aims to provide a platform for innovation and cooperation for those who come to Yonsei University, where they can freely pursue their dreams and design their future. Yonsei will lighten the world by fostering academic research that makes a difference, education that inspires, and community spirit that serves.

Yonsei University prioritizes education that nurtures ‘innovative leaders with a community spirit.’ Through a series of university-wide dialog, members of Yonsei are sharing the philosophy that self-interest is not the driving force of economic and social progress, but that common prosperity is.

In support of such academic and social pursuits, Yonsei will introduce state-of-the-art educational technology and systems that will serve as the backbone of multi-dimensional innovation in education. It will also focus on reforming administrative support, campus space, and university policy, in preparation for the exciting and formidable future that lies ahead.

President of Yonsei University

Suh Seoung Hwan


Yonsei University collaborates with 733 partner universities in 79 countries to provide various opportunities
for students around the world to develop their perspectives and insights as global citizens. Yonsei offers degree programs and study abroad programs to help outstanding students from abroad gain academic excellence while experiencing Korean language, society, and culture.




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Key statistics

  • 19,481
    Number of FTE Students
  • 14.7
    No. of students per staff
  • 50 : 50
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 17%
    Percentage of International Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2023 World University Rankings


Subjects taught at Yonsei University (Seoul campus)

  • Engineering & technology

    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
  • Business & economics

    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Business & Management
  • Physical sciences

    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Arts & humanities

    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Architecture
    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
  • Life sciences

    • Sport Science
    • Biological Sciences
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Law

    • Law
  • Education

    • Education
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
    • Medicine & Dentistry
  • Social sciences

    • Sociology
    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
  • Psychology

    • Psychology


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