UIC accepts transfer students from colleges overseas and locally. There are 3 different tracks: international, overseas Korean, and Korean. Each track has different requirements for transfer applications. Please read the UIC website here for more details regarding the details for transfer.
The application process for overseas and domestic Korean students is administered by the Yonsei Office of Admissions. Since UIC does not administer transfer admissions, the UIC Student Ambassadors are unfortunately unable to provide more details regarding transfer applications.
Please find the admission guide and required documents on the Yonsei Office Admissions page: http://admission.yonsei.ac.kr/seoul/foreign/html/eng/admission02.asp
Should you have any questions regarding transfers, please email the Yonsei Office of Admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applying for college can be a long and tedious process. But fret not, we've summarized and highlighted the important steps in your application to UIC for you in this blog post!
1. Application Documents
2. Application Methods
You will have to complete two types of applications to apply successfully to UIC. An offline and online application will have to be submitted.
(I) Offline Application
Send your application materials by post to UIC Office at the following mailing address:
UIC International Admissions
Underwood International College, Yonsei University
50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749, Republic of Korea
(II) Online application
For this step, all you need to do is to register your name, date of birth, email and contact number on the “Online Application” website here. All the information that you register on the website will be kept in confidence and used for admissions only.
Information regarding applications( eg arrival of application, application number, list of missing documents) will be informed through the “Online Application” website. If there is no notice on the arrival of the application by the application deadline, you should contact the UIC office via email or the number provided above). Alternatively, apply for a tracking service with your mail provider (eg. DHL, FedEx, UPS) for the documents you've sent to the UIC office.
Good luck with your application and feel free to contact us, the Student Ambassadors, if you have any questions!
If you are up for being a part of UIC, a part of Yonsei--granted, the best private university in Korea, then you've come to the right place! Here are some tips regarding the Application Process, which might be amended every year; so it is best to stay updated.
To first start off, there are a total of three tracks under both First Year Student and Transfer Student application that you should know: International Students Track, Korean Students Track, and Oversea Korean Students Track.
For First Year Students, the three remain in separate divisions, but for Transfer Students, International and Overseas Korean go hand in hand. Here we can get the summarized qualifications for each track: https://uic.yonsei.ac.kr/main/admission.asp?mid=m04_02_01
On the same page, you can navigate to the tabs below for more specific instructions in terms of eligibility, schedules, processing, and materials you would need.
2. Spring or Fall Semester
In the case of International Students, up next comes the decision of choosing which time of year you would want to start your first semester. International Students have the option of either starting during the Spring (March) or the Fall (September) semester. However, you should keep in mind that in Korea, the school year typically starts in the spring. So although International Applicants usually apply for the fall semester in order to be consistent with their time receiving education, when doing so, one must be aware that they would be taking courses starting from what is usually opened in the second part of the semester. Therefore, year long courses that are divided into two parts--one part per semester--typically have to be taken starting from the latter. You can of course, prefer to start by taking the first part of the course in the next coming semester, but will have to put some additional effort in managing this in order to graduate on time.
With that said, let's move on to the Application Schedule that covers both starting semester options, spring and fall.
3. Application schedule
As of the Application Process in 2017, there are a total 3 rounds of admission: 1st round for spring, 2nd round for spring or fall, and 3rd for fall.
Like it was said before, International Students can matriculate either in March or in September.
The official time tables and instructions to serve as application guidelines can be found here: https://uic.yonsei.ac.kr/apply/default.asp?mid=m01
The chart for important deadlines can also be found on our "deadline" tab.
Remember the important dates and prepare yourself according to the instructions beforehand, so you would not have to panic even if there becomes a possible chance of missing documents, mailing delay, late submission, missing the deadline, and many more.
Now, with that in mind, below is a simple overview of the typical application process. So remember, the exact dates must be attained from the link above and be checked regularly so that you can prepare accordingly.
Spring Semester - 1st round of application
(The Spring Semester starts on the first weekday of March. Because March 1st is a National Holiday, March 2nd is usually the when school starts. But if it is caught in the weekend, the Monday right after is when it would begin.)
Application usually is due on the 3rd week of August the year before.
Document Submission has a deadline a week after that, early September.
So for example, if you want to be enrolled in Spring 2018, that means application should be done by August 2017, and documents should be submitted by within a week after.
After the screening of all the paperwork, interview schedule will be out in late September to call you in for an interview taken place early October.
For our previous example, it would be September and October 2017.
When you have gone through those, just relax and admission notification will come in in mid or late October.
So again, for our previous case, Oct 2017!
The other two rounds of options are quite similar.
Spring or Fall Semester - 2nd round of application
This option can be used to apply in the preceding year for either spring or fall enrollment.
Application & Document deadline: third & late November (For Spring or Fall enrollment in 2018, submit them on November 2017.)
Interview schedule & Interview: December (Dec 2017)
Admission notification: January (Jan 2017)
Fall Semester - 3rd round of application
(The Fall Semester starts on September 1st, or the first Monday of September if it is caught on a weekend.)
Application & Document deadline: third & late March (Again, for Fall 2018, application materials are due in April 2017)
Interview schedule: third week of April (Apr 2017 here!)
Admission notification: May (May 2017 for our example!)
There we go! So for now we can say that you have gotten the tentative information down. Next, you can check out the specifics regarding the document materials and applications explained on our other post!
Good luck to you all!
Created by: Bao Linh, Class of 12.5, on theuicblog in 2014.
Updated by: Minji, Class of 14, in January 2017.