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Non-degree Program

Non-degree Program

Office of International Affairs (OIA)

One of the key missions of the Office of International Affairs (OIA) is to ensure international students expand and deepen their academic horizons during their stay at Yonsei University. OIA assists exchange and visiting students with course registration for the regular fall/spring semester, and opens about 50 special courses tailored for study abroad students each semester. The Office also offers a wide range of courses, from East Asian Studies to Management & Economics, during its summer and programs.

Yonsei International Summer School (YISS)

The Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) opened its doors in 1985 and since then, YISS has become an integral part of campus life based on a unique blend of Korean and global cultures.
YISS offers about 100 courses in 7 different areas for 6 weeks in summer and continues to grow and evolve, accommodating the needs of a rapidly changing student body and meeting the challenges of a fastpaced global society.
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Winter Abroad at Yonsei (WAY)

Yonsei University offers a 6-week winter program at its Sinchon campus for international students who would like to enjoy winter in Seoul. The winter program is composed of two separate 3-week sessions, with intensive morning coursework and unique afternoon Korean language and Taekwondo classes. On the weekends, students can enjoy Korean winter activities. It will be an excellent opportunity to catch up with your coursework, meeting professors in an intimate setting, and to enjoy the companionship of students from all over the world.

Korean Language Institute (KLI)

The Korean Language Institute is designed to give students the chance to learn the Korean language and culture while enhancing their understanding about Korea.
Yonsei University has been working towards this goal since its foundation in 1959 and has become one of the most important and useful institutes in the field. All of the teachers at the Korean Language Institute hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Korean and possess a range of knowledge about Korean culture and teaching foreign students. Due to their background, each of the teachers is especially equipped to help students learn in an efficient and engaging environment.

Each term lasts for 10 weeks, and students attend classes for 4 hours, 5 days a week.

The Regular Program includes levels 1 through 6, all of which can be completed in a year and a half.

The KLI also offers other programs such as the Evening Program, the Advanced program, the Summer Special Program, the 3-Week Program, and a Special Request program. For more information about all of the programs offered, please visit the Korean Language Institute’s website,

Sangnam Institute of Management

The Sangnam Institute of Management (SIM) was founded in 1999 with the financial support of the Honorary Chairman of LG Group, Cha-Kyung Koo. SIM is affiliated with the Yonsei School of Business, which is one of the leading business schools in Korea. Since its inception, SIM has striven to achieve its founding goal of providing world-class executive education.

Each year, Sangnam delivers over 25 executive programs to about 250 companies producing more than 1200 graduates. Over the last two decades, Sangnam has accumulated expertise in executive education and its competence is proven in world-wide rankings. In the Financial Times Rankings for custom programs, Sangnam ranked #70 in the world and the only school in Korea on the list in 2019. For more information, please visit our website(