Yonsei University — Sinchon Campus [연세대학교 신촌캠퍼스]

Snowdrop (2021); True Beauty (2020-21); KBS Drama Special: Modern Girl (2020); Men Are Men (2020), When My Love Blooms (2020); Extraordinary You (2019); Abyss (2019); Romance Is A Bonus Book (2019); Age of Youth 2 (2017); Age of Youth I (2016); Reply 1994 (2013); IRIS (2009); Brilliant Legacy (2009); Over The Rainbow (2006); Truth (2000); Nonstop (2000)

To be seen in the upcoming drama Snowdrop (설강화) (JTBC, 2021).

This campus is seen as parts of “Saebom High School” where Im Joo-kyeong (Moon Ga-young) transfers to in episode 1 of True Beauty/Yeoshingangrim (여신강림) (tvN, 2020-21), which is also where Lee Su-ho (Cha Eun-woo of ASTRO) also attends.

Kim Sun-hee (Choi Myoung-gil) comes to walk the grounds of her university alma mater ‘Hanguk University’ in episode 2 of Men Are Men / To All The Guys That Loved Me / That Guy Is The Guy (그놈이 그놈이다) (KBS2, 2020), and thinks back on the time that she harboured a crush on her senior. In episode 10, Hwang Ji-woo (Yoon Hyun-min) arranges to meet Seo Hyun-joo (Hwang Jung-eum) here, to walk the grounds and visit the library to show her proof of their past lives (in the forms of Kang Jin-ho and Song Min-ju respectively).

This is seen as the exterior of “Yonhui University” –the interior being here— where Yoon Ji-soo (Jeon So-nee) and Han Jae-hyun (Jin-young of GOT7) studies in the 90s in When My Love Blooms/The Most Beautiful Moment in Life (화양연화 – 삶이 꽃이 되는 순간) (tvN, 2020) — as seen in episode 1, when Ji-soo first encounters Jae-hyun at a student protest in April 1993.

Parts of this campus appear as ‘Seuli High School’ in Extraordinary You/Ha-Ru Found by Chance/A Day Found by Chance/Suddenly One Day (어쩌다 발견한 하루) (MBC, 2019) — as seen in episode 2 (full episode 1) and 4 (full episode 2), for instance.

In Abyss (어비스) (tvN, 2019), this is where Ko Se-yeon (Kim Sa-rang) went to university, as seen in a flashback in episode 1.

This university appears as ‘Hanguk University’ where Cha Eun-ho (Lee Jong-suk) lectures at and holds a professorship in Literature Creation, as seen in episode 1 of Romance is a Bonus Book/Romance is a Supplement/How To Publish Love (로맨스는 별책부록) (tvN, 2019).

Jung Ye-eun (Han Seung-yeon), Yoo Eun-Jae (Ji Woo), Im Sung-min (Son Seung-won) and Yoon Jong-yeol (Shin Hyun-soo) attend this university in Age of Youth 2/Hello, My Twenties! 2 (청춘시대 2) (JTBC, 2017).

Jung Ye-eun (Han Seung-yeon), Song Ji-won (Park Eun-bin), Yoo Eun-jae (Park Hye-soo) and Yoon Jong-yeol (Shin Hyun-soo) study at this university in Age of Youth I/Hello, My Twenties! (청춘시대) (JTBC, 2016) — as seen, for instance, in episode 2.

Everyone from Reply 1994/Answer Me 1994 (응답하라 1994) (tvN, 2013) studies here as seen in episode 8 and 9 for example.

Kim Hyeon-jun (Lee Byung-hun) and Choi Seung-hee (Kim Tae-hee) meet here for the first time as students in episode 1 of IRIS (아이리스) (KBS2, 2009), and he asks her out for coffee.

Yu Seung-mi (Moon Chae-won) studies here in Brilliant Legacy/Shining Inheritance (찬란한 유산) (SBS, 2009) and Seon Woo-hwan (Lee Seung-gi) picks her up on his motorbike in episode 4 in front of the 연세대학교 유억겸기념관 building.

Lee Ja-young (Choi Ji-woo), Jung Hyun-woo (Ryu Shi-won) and Lee Shin-hee (Park Sun-young) attend this university in Truth/Honesty (진실) (MBC, 2000)

Also seen in Over the Rainbow (오버 더 레인보우) (MBC, 2006); Nonstop (논스톱) (MBC, 2000).

Yoon Dong-ju Memorial Hall [윤동주기념관]

This is the building of the school which Goo Shin-deuk (Jin Ji-hee) and her handmaid Young-yi (Kim Si-eun) attend in KBS Drama Special: Modern Girl (모단걸) (KBS2, 2020), and where Nam Woo-jin (Yoon Ji-on) is a teacher.

Movies filmed here

Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet (동주) (2016)
— When Romance Meets Destiny (광식이 동생 광태) (2005)
The Classic (클래식) (2003)
— Madeleine (마들렌) (2003)
— My Tutor Friend 2 (동갑내기 과외하기 레슨 II) (2003)
My Sassy Girl (엽기적인 그녀/Yeopgijeogin Geunyeo) (2001).

VARIETY SHOW filmed here

Episode 11 of YouTube series Nego King [네고왕] (Dalla Studio, 2020) was filmed just opposite the main campus entrance, with host Hwang Kwang-hee doing a street interview.

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Yonsei University [연세대학교], established in 1885, is considered the most prestigious South Korean university, along with Seoul National University and Korea University. Its Sinchon campus, where all K-Dramas are filmed, is the main campus. Underwood Hall [연세대학교 언더우드관], the main administrative building, is considered a historic landmark and was designated historic site No. 276 in 1981.

Previously known as Pinson Hall, this building was renamed as the Yoon Dong-ju Memorial Hall [윤동주기념관] in 2020 to honor the life and work of the prolific poet, who had lived here in his student days.

Yonsei’s Sinchon campus is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Sinchon [Sinchon-dong/신촌동] in the Seodaemun District [Seodaemun-gu/서대문구].

50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 서대문구 연세로 50
(신촌동 134)
Geolocation: 37.565994, 126.938605
Geolocation of Shining Inheritance scene: 37.567029, 126.938424

Getting here
Sinchon Station [신촌역], Seoul Subway Line 2, Exit 2

— submitted by Marion KDL
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, March 2019
Romance Is a Bonus Book, Abyss added by Thom Musni
When My Love Blooms, Men Are Men, Nego King, True Beauty, Modern Girl added by Mich KDL

3 reviews

  1. Episode 1 of Abyss was filmed here also

  2. It was also seen in Episode 1 of Romance is A Supplement.

    1. Hi Thom! Good to read you here 🙂 Many thanks for sharing this, will add it directly inside the listing…

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