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Yonsei University International Summer School
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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Agreement Scope:
Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Science
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Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
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Short-term Type:
Coursework, Field Trip, Internship
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Short-term Duration:
5-6 weeks
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Yonsei International Summer School (YISS)

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Program dates: 3 – 26 July 2018
Application deadline: 16 May 2018
Duration: 3 weeks
Type: Non-exchange only

SKorea - Yonsei U - Campus

Program Description
University of Sydney students have the opportunity to spend 3 weeks of their winter holidays undertaking classes and cultural activities at Yonsei University, South Korea. The Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) has been running since 1985 and has evolved to offer an increased number of courses in more study areas, allowing students to study in a Korean and global context.

The 2018 program caters to those interested in the arts, culture, humanities, management and economics, global issues, history and social sciences, and science and technology.

View full program details on the Yonsei University website.

Academic Information

Language:  Courses are instructed in English
Relevant subject areas: Korean Language, Management, Culture, Social Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Business
Credit points: 6 credits (2 courses)
General conversion: 4.5 credits at Yonsei is equivalent to 6 USyd credits
Courses available:
A wide variety of courses are available. Follow the links below to view courses in each study area.
- Arts & humanities
- Korean studies
Korean language
Business & economics
Social Sciences
Asian studies
Science and technology

Applying for academic credit
This program is available on a non-exchange basis only. If you wish to receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit. 

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, and the art and culture.

You can choose to live on-campus of off-campus. Yonsei University highly recommend that you apply for on-campus housing as soon as you receive your YISS admissions number as places are limited. Yonsei University do not arrange off-campus accommodation on your behalf, however they do provide useful links to accommodation providers on their website.

View more information about on-campus and off-campus accommodation options.

Host institution
Originally established by Christian missionaries, Yonsei University is the oldest private university in Korea and one of the country’s leading universities. It has a reputation for its global outlook and international reach, with the most extensive international network in Korea and the largest number of international students. It’s a member of the prestigious “SKY” trio, the “Ivy League” of Korea.


Program Fee: KRW 4,460,000 (approx. AUD $5,320)
Program fee includes: Application fee, tuition (2 courses), field trip, on-campus accommodation.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.

Other costs: Flights, living expenses, visa, additional travel.

Scholarships: 10 x AUD $1,500 Sydney Abroad scholarships (no application required).
These Sydney Abroad scholarships are only available to currently enrolled University of Sydney students who are accepted by Yonsei University. 
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

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select appropriate units of study at your host institution which can be credited towards your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult your Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Please ensure you read all information on this brochure page, taking note of and deadlines and any requirements detailed.

To apply to this program you will need to:
1. Commence the Sydney Abroad application by clicking the 'Apply' button below.
2. Follow instructions provided within the Sydney Abroad application to complete and submit the host application prior to the host deadline.
3. If you wish to request academic credit for this overseas program, submit an application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as possible.
4. If accepted by the host, upload your acceptance to your Sydney Abroad application and click 'Submit Application'.


Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of you academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.

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