New international faculty members are required to obtain an E-1 Professor visa in order to enter Korea and perform work at Yonsei University.
Once you decide to join Yonsei as a professor, the Office of International Affairs will send you an email with the information for your visa application.
You can choose one of the two options below.
- Apply for E-1 visas through Korea Visa Portal (http://www.visa.go.kr) online
- Submit visa application documents to the OIA. Once the Immigration Office notifies OIA of your visa issuance approval number, details will be sent to you via e-mail.
Please check the details at Getting Started > New Scholars > Scholar Visa Process.
New scholars can choose on-campus housing or off-campus housing options.
Please check the details at Yonsei Life > Housing > For Scholars
All the foreigners working in Korea are obliged to be insured by Korea National Health Insurance to prepare for unexpected accidents or diseases. Health insurance-related regulations and enrollment information will be informed at the new faculty orientation.
Please check the details at Yonsei Life > Health & Social Security.
It is recommended to book your flight ticket arriving before the orientation date. The orientation details will be sent to students from the Office of Academic Affairs.
Before you come to Yonsei, you should figure out your estimated overall monthly or annual budget and how you will handle various payments. You should also have some money on hand for initial expenses.
Please check the details at Yonsei Life > Life in Korea.
It is overwhelming to plan what to pack before moving to Korea. When preparing to pack, consideration of the weather and lifestyle in Korea is highly recommended.
Please check the general information about Korea at Korea.Net.