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Korea University Short-term Exchange (Dec-Feb)
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
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Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
English, Korean
Program Type:
Exchange Short-Term
Anticipated Places:
Short-term Type:
Coursework, Cultural Experiences, Intensive Language
Short-term Duration:
3-4 weeks
Program Description:


University of Korea Winter School

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Program dates: December 28 2017 – January 22 2018 OR January 22 2018 - February 2 2018
Exchange application deadline: 17 September 2017
Non-exchange application deadline: 24 November 2017
Duration: 3 weeks/ 2 weeks
Exchange places available: 5

SKorea - Korea U - Campus

Program Description
University of Sydney students have the opportunity to spend 3-4 weeks of their summer holidays undertaking 1-2 classes per session and cultural activities at Korea University, South Korea.

Students can take up to a maximum of two courses for each session.

Classes are held from Monday to Friday.

No prior knowledge of Korean is necessary for enrolment and the medium of instruction for all courses is English (except for Korean language classes).

Final enrolment of Korean language course will be determined based on the result of Korean Language Placement Test. Hence, your choice of Korean language course level can be changed.

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Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in English. Korean language classes are optional.
Academic credits: 3 KU credits per class
Relevant subject areas: Korean language, culture, economics, business, psychology.

To be nominated for this exchange program you must be passing your current University of Sydney course and be eligible to receive credit for the program towards your current course. Eligibiilty for academic credit will be assessed by your faculty after you have submitted and application.
You must be enrolled at the University of Sydney while away on exchange, and take classes that have been approved by your faculty to be credited towards your Sydney degree.  

Useful Information 

Local Overview
A huge city of more than 10.5 million people, Seoul is an economic and business powerhouse that also boasts a unique history and numerous pleasant pastimes. You can hike on Namsan, see architectural innovation at the UNESCO City of Design, visit the Demilitarized Zone and sample the city’s history with numerous temples, palaces, tea houses and galleries. The food is wonderful, as is the nightlife, the saunas and the art and culture.

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Program fee: KRW 100,000 (approx. AUD112) per session

Tuition: As part of our Exchange Program, nominated students in this program will be enrolled in an exchange unit of study at the University of Sydney and will pay tuition fees at Sydney for this unit. Exchange students will not pay tuition fees at Korea University.
If you are not receiving credit for this program, or do not gain an exchange place, you can complete it as a Study Abroad student. Study Abroad students pay tuition fees to the University of Korea for this program.
Tuition fees (Study Abroad students): KRW 1,600,000 (approx. AUD1,840) 

Other costs involved: flights, transport, accommodation and living expenses.
Accommodation: KRW 559,000 to KRW 965,000  (approx. AUD622 - AUD1073)
Airport pick-up:  KRW 90,000 (approx. AUD100)
Airfare, travel insurance, visa, personal expenses and additional travel.

Sydney Abroad scholarships:  AUD1,000  (merit-based, assessed after acceptance onto program)

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

Before you apply
Review the course information from Korea University and ensure that you think this will fit within your degree requirements. You can review your degree requirements, electives, core units e.t.c in your course handbook. Ensure you refer to the handbook for the year you commenced your current course at the University of Sydney.

After you submit your application
Applications will be assessed after the deadline. We will then liaise with your faculty to check if you are able to receive credit for this program. Once this is finalised the status of your application will be updated.