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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: 28 June – 25 July 2019
Application deadline: 17 May 2019
Duration: 3 weeks
Type: Non-exchange only

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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 2019 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 4,560,000 (approx. AUD $5,620)
Program fee includes: Application fee, tuition (2 courses), field trip, on-campus accommodation.

Scholarships: Scholarships for this program are still being finalised. Check this page for updates in 2019.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility which begin in late-November 2018 onwards. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

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, visa, meals, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Seoul.

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

Planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the 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.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (April/May) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.
If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at

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