The SNU International Summer Program presents a unique opportunity for students to experience academic life at Seoul National University, Korea's most prestigious university and one of the leading universities in the world. 

SNU International Summer Institute's intensive four-week summer program offers participants the chance to learn in-depth from experts on Korea and East Asia, as well as a range of topics from the disciplines of Economics and Business Management to History, Sociology and Arts. The program also provides courses on Korean language and traditional arts, for students wishing to advance their Korean language abilities while immersing in Korea's contemporary and traditional culture.

Fields of study

  • Arts
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Finance
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Korean Language and Culture
  • Law
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sociology
  • Urban Planning 

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.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the SNU entry requirements.

If you are intending to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for Faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

This experience impacts UQ semester 2 teaching dates. UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact teaching dates. 

Apply to UQ  Apply to host


The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. Tuition fees will be approximately $2,100 - $4,000 AUD depending on the number of courses undertaken. Accommodation and administration fees are an additional cost. Early bird discounts may be available. 

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website.


Accommodation can be arranged as part of the program at an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the information on the host university website. 


New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant 

Eligible students are guaranteed a New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant valued at $3,000 AUD when participating in this experience.

When you submit your application to the Internships and Global Experiences team, you are automatically considered. There is no additional application required. Applicants will need to submit supporting documentation (host acceptance, bank details) by the relevant deadline.

Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 

 Student Testimonials

Grace - Seoul National University

B Business Management / B Laws (Honours)

This experience taught me how to engage with people from different cultural backgrounds and how to communicate in an effective and respectful manner.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 09 May 2024

Program Dates

Start: 27 June 2024
End: 25 July 2024*

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Seoul, South Korea (In-person)
Credit: For-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate


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

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. 

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.