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. In 2012, the Underwood Hall [연세대학교 언더우드홀] of this campus was selected as one of 100 regular filming locations for movies and dramas by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Film Counsil to be featured in the brochure The Places In Seoul Cinema Fell in Love With (영화가 사랑한 서울 촬영지 100선).

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].

Address
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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