The June to August 2021, Korea University International Summer Campus will be offered virtually

* This experience may require live attendance at lectures, webinars and group work sessions, at a time decided by the partner organisation. No special considerations will be extended to any successful applicant if an approved experience coincides with the commencement of Semester Two studies at UQ. We strongly recommend you consider the time zone differences prior to application. More information can be found on the special notices.

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 six weeks and four weeks options, during which renowned academics teach both domestic and international students. 

Fields of study

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

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

Credit equivalent

3 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units after successful completion of experience (pending UQ faculty approval).

Students from the below faculties may be eligible to receive credit for this experience:

  • BEL
  • HaSS
  • Science

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard Student Eligibility Criteria and the KU ISC entry requirements. Both the 4-week and 6-week programs impact 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 $2,250-$3,000 AUD.

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


New Colombo Plan Virtual Grants may be available for this experience. More information will be available in the coming weeks.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May (for winter programs) or late-October (for summer programs) if they are eligible for grants and scholarships awarded by the Internships and Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your experience.

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: 30 April 2021
Host: 14 May 2021

Program Dates
Four week program
  • Start date: 12 July 2021
  • End date: 05 August 2021
Six week program
  • Start date: 28 June 2021
  • End date: 05 August 2021

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Seoul, South Korea (virtual)
Credit: For-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate

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.