As the oldest private university in Korea, Yonsei University was first established in 1885 by Christian missionaries. Our mission is to educate leaders who will contribute to humanity in the spirit of truth and freedom. The 300,000 alumni of Yonsei who take this calling to heart can be found manifesting this proud spirit from leadership positions around the world.
Yonsei?s main campus is ensconced in a spacious, picturesque and natural setting that is located minutes away from of the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul's metropolitan downtown. Our 3,500 eminent faculty members conduct cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. Our 18 graduate schools, 19 colleges and 131 subsidiary institutions plays host to a student body that consists of the most selective pool of high school and university graduates from around the world.
Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia.