Since its founding in 1885, Yonsei University has been synonymous with international education and exchange in Asia. As the most internationalized and liberal institution of higher learning in Korea, Yonsei enjoys by far the longest history of international education in Korea with the most extensive network of exchange partners worldwide.
Yonsei maintains the most extensive international network in Korea with over 700 partner institutions in 77 countries and educates the largest number of international students among Korean universities, with over 4,500 students in 2015. JoongAng Ilbo ranked Yonsei University as the #1 comprehensive university in the 2012 National University Rankings. It has held the position as top private university in Korea in the QS World University Rankings for many consecutive years.