Korea University International Winter Campus (KU IWC) provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about Korea through academic and cultural immersion during the winter months.

The program offers a number of courses condensed into three weeks, during which renowned academics teach both domestic and international students. 

Field of Study

  • Business
  • Humanities
  • Korean Language & Culture
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Engineering

More information 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 across two sessions (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 UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the KU entry requirements.

Apply to UQ Apply to host


The tuition fee is approximately AUD $2,060 - $4,100 depending on the number of courses completed and inclusions added. Discounts are available if participating in two sessions. Accommodation and application fees are extra. More information regarding fees can be found on the host university website. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


Housing is available at an additional cost. More information regarding accommodation options can be found on the host university website. 

BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

International Winter Campus BEL Credit Assessment

IWC203 Introduction to Macroeconomics

Not approved

IWC204 Principles of Financial Accounting Approved for ACCT2101, as approved by BEL Faculty
IWC303 Principles of Finance Approved for FINM2401 or FINM2400, as approved by BEL Faculty
IWC211 Managerial Accounting Approved for ACCT2102, as approved by BEL Faculty
IWC394 Financial Statement Analysis Approved for #2 credit towards unspecified
level 3 BCom Accounting major course, #2
unspecified level 3 Group 3 BCom elective or #2
unspecified level 3 Finance major course, as approved by BEL Faculty


EAIT Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with the EAIT Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. The credit precedent information on this site is provided as a guide only and is subject to change. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimer for further details.

International Winter Campus EAIT Credit Assessment

Engineering Design

BE(Hons) – 2 units for Engineering elective (level 1)

BE(Hons)/ME – 2 units for Engineering elective (level 1)

Wenzhe - 2019

I always love to experience cultural diversity which is a motivation for me to take the international exchange program. Meanwhile, I was quite interested in the Korean Cinema course, because I have watched a lot of Korean films and love their styles of narration. Furthermore, I also took a Social Psychology course which was a field that I'm interested in but have not learned before.

Read more of Wenzhe's story here


Ou - 2019

I wanted to learn a new language in a country I had never visited before, immerse in the culture and experience life as a university student such as living in a dormitory independently. Adventuring in a completely new environment is always something I enjoy doing and despite it being very scary at times it is always rewarding

Read more of Ou's story here. 



Kai Li - 2019

I have decided to complete this short term experience because this is a great opportunity for me to study in another country and to be able to gain more experiences in terms of culture and education of that country. Personally, I have learned so much there. Especially studying there during the winter, I have to be more independent in making sure I take good care of myself so that I can attend classes in the negative degrees cold weather. I have made so many friends throughout this program that leads to many unforgettable memories and lasting friendships. 

Read more of Kai Li's story here. 



Zhirong - 2019

I believe that studying abroad allows me to deeply immerse in other cultures and truly understand the knowledge behind each culture. It can enrich my experience by interacting with new people. Studying in a foreign country is beneficial as it provides me more opportunity. (in terms of learning communication skills that would not be able to learn elsewhere, etc.)

Moreover, as the Finance course I have taken during the short term experience is not offered by UQ at that time, taking this program can be very beneficial to me.

Read more of Zhirong's story here. 



Rebecca - 2017

Studying abroad at Korea University was an amazing experience! I had the opportunity to travel with my new friends and immerse myself in South Korea’s unique culture. My studies involved learning taekwondo and Korea’s mass media and popular culture – enhancing my knowledge academically and personally.

The International Winter Campus program held many extracurricular activities which included a cooking class, calligraphy lesson, ice skating, ski trip and a visit to the Lotte World Amusement Park. I also adventured outside of the program activities with my new friends to experience Korea’s rich culture and beautiful food. From travelling to renowned tourist attractions such as the Namsan Tower to rail biking through the beautiful countryside of South Korea, I truly gained the most memorable experience!

Read more of Rebecca's story here. 


Maytinee - 2017

When undertaking any form of overseas exchange whether academic or professional, long term or short, the most valuable thing you can do is say ‘Hi’. From my own experience I have made the best friends by simply initiating conversation and being open. With just a greeting most people are happy to talk with you and through conversation you can learn more about them and their culture. At the end of the day, the worst thing that could possibly happen is that they do not say ‘Hello’ in return. So with that, go out and meet as many new people as you can and the entire experience will be much more rewarding.





Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 15 October
Host: 22 November

Program Dates

Start: 26 December 2019
End: 17 January 2020*

*Option to add on extra week to program for culture seminars (not-for-credit)

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.​