We are very pleased to announce that our global experiences including Semester 2, 2022 Exchange and Winter 2022 Experiences will recommence on a country-by-country basis. We understand how important these opportunities are for you, and our teams have been working diligently behind the scenes to ensure these can be offered safely as we continue to monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and other global safety considerations.

Make sure to research your travel destination(s) and prepare accordingly, by reviewing all the FAQs.

The SNU International Summer Institute 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, Politics, 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

  • Accounting
  • Biological Science
  • Business
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Korean Language and Culture
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Public Health


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 Seoul National University for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

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

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


Tuition fees will be approximately $1,400 - $4,200 AUD. Accommodation and administration fees are an additional cost. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website.


New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant 

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

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.

This grant is not guaranteed even if all selection criteria are met.

Widening Participation Grant

Applicants may 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.


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

Fiachra - 2018

This experience has provided me with plenty of life lessons where I gained valuable friendships, cultural knowledge and academic skills. This was the first time I travelled overseas independently without adult support and provided me with a good opportunity to make decisions by myself. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about Korean culture and experiencing their lifestyle through their food, everyday travel and their cities. 

Read more of Fiachra's story here. 


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: Winter 2022 Applications Closed
Host: 27 May 2022

Program Dates

Start: 29 June 2022
End: 29 July 2022 *

* 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

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.