Underwood International College

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Underwood International College

언더우드 국제대학 (hangeul)

언더우드國際大學 (hanja)
Motto 진리가 너희를 자유케 하리라 (요한복음 8:32) (Korean)
Motto in English
The truth will set you free (John 8:32)
Type Private, Undergraduate
Established 2005
Affiliation Christian[1]
Budget US$2.8 billion (university-wide, as of 2011)[2]
Dean Jin-bae Chung
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location Seoul and Incheon, South Korea


250 acres (Sinchon Campus)[3]

152 acres (Int'l Campus)[4]
Colours Royal blue[5]     
Mascot Eagle[6]
Affiliations Yonsei University
Website uic.yonsei.ac.kr
Logo, Underwood International College.gif

Underwood International College (UIC) was founded in 2006 as a constituent college of Yonsei University, based in Seoul and Incheon, South Korea.[7] It is the first and only liberal arts college in the country, and all classes are conducted in English.[8]


UIC accepted its inaugural class in March of 2006. Its first dean was Professor Jongryn Mo. Earlier, in October of 2004, the President of Yonsei University had appointed Mo as chairman of the University Committee for New International College, and Mo contributed significantly to the early development of UIC.[9]


Students, teachers

UIC is the first and only liberal arts college in South Korea, and the only program at Yonsei University to conduct all classes in English.[8] It has small classes taught by some 102 Korean and international faculty, of whom around 40 hold an undergraduate and/or graduate degree from an Ivy League and/or Oxbridge university.[10] For the class of 2013, UIC received 1,713 applications for 225 student places across three academic divisions[11] - an acceptance rate of 13.13%.

Partnerships with other schools

UIC maintains collegial ties with Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.[12] As of 2013, UIC has signed exchange partnerships with institutions such as Barnard College (Columbia University),[13] Waseda University, University of California, Berkeley, University of Geneva and University College Utrecht.[14] Along with University of Hong Kong and Keio University in Japan, UIC was a co-founder of the Three-Campus Comparative East Asian Programme started in 2008, where undergraduate students take a year of study across the three campuses.[15]



Underwood Division
Asian Studies Division
Techno Art Division
  • Creative Technology Management
  • Culture and Design Management
  • Information and Interaction Design
Integrated Social Science Division
Integrated Science and Engineering Division



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