Korea University International Summer Campus (KU ISC) provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about Korea through academic and cultural immersion during the northern hemisphere's summer months.

It offers one semester's load of work condensed into six weeks and four weeks, during which renowned academics teach both domestic and international students. 

Fields of study

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Finance
  • Human resources
  • Sustainability
  • Writing
  • Film, TV & Media
  • Sociology
  • Communications
  • Linguistics
  • History
  • International relations
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry & biochemistry
  • Law
  • Political Science
  • Korean Language

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website

Credit equivalent

3 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 6 Credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact Korea University for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard Student Eligibility Criteria and the KU ISC entry requirements. The 6-week program impacts on UQ semester 2 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates. 

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Tuition is approximately $2,090-$4,675 AUD.

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Several $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants are available for eligible participants. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation is available at an additional cost but may be limited. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website. 

Christopher - 2019

Personally, going to Korea to study has been a dream. To be able to learn more about Korean culture allowed me to experience first-hand what is it like to live in Korea, and even more so the rich culture that Seoul had to offer. On top of that, I got to learn and use more of the language that I barely knew and renewed my passion and drive to continue learning the Korean language.

Read more of Christopher's story here


Xin - 2019

Personally, this experience has again reminded me the importance of adapting to different cultures. Academically, I gained a deep understanding in Korean media and visual culture and got a chance to review the mise en scene knowledge I have learnt in my first year in UQ. Professionally, this experience built up my interests in movie production and gave me more options in the choice of job.

Read more of Xin's story here


Michelle - 2017

As cliché as it may seem, my participation in the International Summer Campus Program at Korea University was definitely life-changing.

The program was well structured to include many Korean cultural activities which I am extremely grateful for as I got to be more open-minded to culture as well as meet people who have complete different life experiences to me. I was exposed to an environment where I got to challenge myself on a daily basis as well as engage in knowledge sharing – two aspects that I wanted in a short-term experience.

Read more of Michelle's story here. 



Rupsha - 2018

My favourite aspect of studying overseas was being able to live independently, and meet new people on a regular basis. Furthermore, I loved being able to interact with the local students and culture and it really pushed me to learn a new language and learn about cultural sensitivities and adjust my behaviour.

Read more of Rupsha's story here. 






Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 15 May 2020

Program Dates
Four week program
  • Start date: 30 June 2020
  • End date: 25 July 2020
  • Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Six week program
  • Start date: 30 June 2020
  • End date: 08 August 2020
  • Credit: For-credit only

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit 
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.