The Yonsei Korean Language Institute was established on April 1st, 1959 as the first institute to provide intensive Korean language courses. The Yonsei KLI has not only been offering Korean culture immersion programs but also played a role introducing Korean culture and history through its language training to students, missionaries and diplomats.
All teachers are experienced and specially trained to teach Korean to non-native speakers. Today, the KLI has turned into a large-scale institute where 140 instructors teach approximately 1,700 students per term. 5,865 students have graduated from KLI in the past 53 years and total of 100,044 students from 144 countries have studied Korean at Yonsei KLI.
Yonsei KLI students come from all over the world and from all walks of life. The result is a lively, international mix of students who provide a stimulating environment for learning the Korean language. This environment provides many opportunities for diverse discussions and cross-cultural exchange that promote conversation skills and make for a better understanding of each other.
Application Procedure for Regular Program
Sign up and submit an online application on their website
Wire the application fee through the webpage (Application fee is 80,000won)
KLI will notify accepted students and provide personal banking information by email
Confirm invoice from ‘My Page’
Tuition payment (Tuition fee for one term is 1,730,000won)
Final confirmation by email
*Application procedure and tuition fee differ by program