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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
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  • Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
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Program Description:


University of Korea Winter School

Location: Seoul, South Korea
Program dates: December 27 2018 – January 17 2019 OR January 21 - February 1 2019
Non-exchange application deadline: November 23, 2018 
Duration: 3 weeks/ 2 weeks

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, and 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.
Relevant subject areas: Korean Language and Culture, Media and Communications, Econometrics, Brain Science, Marketing, Accounting.
Academic credits: 3 KU credits per class   
General Conversion: 3 KU credits = 4CP Sydney credits

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. Eligibility 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.  

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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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Tuition: The University of Sydney has an exchange agreement with Korea University, which allows students from each institution to study at the other, as part of the student exchange program. University of Sydney students in this course will be enrolled in an exchange unit of study at the University of Sydney and will pay tuition fees at Sydney for this unit. If nominated for an exchange place, you will not pay tuition fees at Korea University, however you must ensure you budget for Korea University program fee and other expenses.

If you are nominated for a non-exchange place, you will need to pay tuition directly to Korea University, in addition to the below program fee.

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

Other costs involved: flights, transport, accommodation and living expenses.
Accommodation: KRW 559,000 to KRW 965,000  (approx. AUD677 - AUD1168)
Airport pick-up:  KRW 90,000 (approx. AUD110)
Airfare, visa, personal expenses and additional travel.

Scholarships: Sydney Abroad is offering 10x $1000 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.

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 (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.

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