The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
- Educational mission based on the Christian principles of truth and freedom
- Established in 1885
- Offers a one-year "junior year abroad" program taught in English designed to provide foreign students with diverse courses
- Students may also take courses taught in Korean
- Located in the metropolitan capital of Seoul - the center of politics, culture, and economy
- Ministries, museums, palaces, theaters, and financial markets are all a short distance from the university
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study
- Commerce specific program available
- Student must have a cumulative average of 70% to be considered for Yonsei.
- Term 1: Late August to Late December
- Term 2: Late February to Late June
- Summer: Late June to Early August
- Law students can take course work in the faculty of law
- Commerce: When applying to Go Global, UBC-V Commerce students must select 'Yonsei University-COMM' on their Go Global application
- For summer language programs: please review the length and rigor of any short program, as they may not receive equivalent credit if they are not comparable to a language course at UBC
- Please ask your advisor or Korean language department for feedback if you are uncertain about your program
Course equivalency formula
- Same as UBC credits
Passing gradeD- = 0.7
- For grading scheme and other academic conduct information, please visit the Yonsei Website
Credit transfer process
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
- Students take courses through the Division of International Education and Exchange
- The faculty of nursing is also open for students to take courses
- When selecting courses, ensure that they are available in the semester for which you are applying
Full course load information
- Undergraduate: 9 to 18 credits (for exchange students taking Korean Language course: maximum 12 credits)
- Graduate: 9 to 15 credits (may vary by school)
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Summer students attend through our exchange agreement and pay tuition to UBC based on the number of credits earned at the partner institution
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
- Yonsei Student Union fee
- Optional Field Trip fee
Types of accommodation available
- Yonsei University's international student house, the International House (Gukje Haksa) has all the equipment and facilities required in this day of information, technology and globalization, including LAN connections for Internet use
- Rooms at International House are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis
- Students should apply as soon as they receive acceptance notification from Yonsei as space is limited (accommodates up to 240 students in double rooms)
- Available for undergraduate students, graduate students and KLI students with separate wings for men and women
- A mix of Korean and non-Korean students live in the house to provide an international atmosphere usually during the Spring Semester, though the primary language in the house is English