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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
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Program Details:
Click here for a definition of this term Subject Areas: Accounting, Art History, International Relations, Korean, Management, Psychology Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Non-Exchange Short-Term
Click here for a definition of this term Short-term Type: Coursework, Cultural Experiences, Intensive Language Click here for a definition of this term 2019 Ranking: 201-250
Program Description:


Winter Abroad at Yonsei University

Location: Yonsei University, South Korea
Program dates: 27 Dec 2018 - 17 Jan 2019 AND/OR 21 Jan  - 13 Feb 2019
Application deadline: 16 November 2018
Duration: 3-6 weeks

Yonsei University offers a 6-week winter program at its Sinchon campus for international students who would like to enjoy the winter in Seoul.

The winter program is composed of two separate 3-week sessions, with intensive morning coursework and unique afternoon Korean language and Taekwondo classes. At the weekend, students can enjoy Korean winter activities. It will be an excellent opportunity to catch up with your coursework, meeting professors in an intimate setting, and to enjoy the companionship of students from all over the world.

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Academic Information

Language: classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject areas: Arts and Social Sciences, Business
Academic credits: 1-3 credits per course
Korean Language units: 1 credit
Non-Korean Language units: 3 credits

Students can complete a maximum of 1 Academic Unit and 1 Korean Language unit (4 credits total).

Students can complete one General Studies or Korean Studies course and one Korean Language course per session.
General Studies courses: contemporary arts, international relations, eastern civilization, accounting, psychology and microeconomics.
Korean Language courses are split into three levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced.

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Winter at Yonsei University

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

Yonsei University arrange spaces at the SK Global House & I-House for international students. These on-campus housing facilities are conveniently located near the east entrance of the campus, and provide a comfortable home with students from all over the world.

It is strongly recommend you to apply for the on-campus housing as soon as you receive your admission number as places are limited. Please be advised that the International Education Center will not arrange off-campus housing for students, however you can make your own arrangements if you wish.

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Contact for more information

+ 82 2 2123 3535

Yonsei - Taekwondo


This is a non-exchange program and all fees are paid to Yonsei University.

Application fee: 100,000 KRW (approx. $120 AUD)
Program fee: 1,600,000 (one session) or 3,200,000 (two sessions) (approx. $1820 AUD or $3880)
Optional day trips: 90,000 - 160,000 KRW (approx. $110-$195 AUD)
Accommodation: Based on type and duration, see 'Useful information' tab.

Scholarships: Sydney Abroad is offering 10x $1500 Vice Chancellor's Mobility Scholarships available to applicants of this program.

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.

Eligibility criteria
Winter Abroad at Yonsei is open to enrolled University of Sydney students. The minimum GPA requirements is a 4.0, a credit average at the University of Sydney. Eligibility is determined by Yonsei University after an application is submitted.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application ('Apply Now' below) > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (October/November) > 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