The Winter Abroad at Yonsei program offers a 3 or 6-week winter program at its Sinchon campus for international students who would like to enjoy the winter in Seoul.

The winter program is composed of two separate 3-week sessions, with intensive morning coursework and unique afternoon Korean language and Taekwondo classes. At the weekend, students can enjoy Korean winter activities. It will be an excellent opportunity to catch up with your coursework, meeting professors in an intimate setting, and to enjoy the companionship of students from all over the world.

Field of Study

  • Humanities
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Korean Language and Culture

Students are able to participate in either 3-week session alone or the entire 6-week program. For more detailed information about these courses go to 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).

Eligibility and Application

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

Apply to UQ Abroad Apply to host*

*Host applications open 03 September 2018


The tuition fee is approximately $2,046 AUD per session. More information regarding fees can be found on the host university website. 

A limited number of $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants may be available for eligible participants. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding.


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

UQ students are able to participate in one or two of the sessions below:

Session 1
  • Start date: 27 December 2018
  • End date: 17 January 2019
  • Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Session 2
  • Start date: 21 January 2019
  • End date: 13 February 2019
  • Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit

More information regarding specific courses available 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.

Winter Abroad at Yonsei BEL Credit Assessment

ECO1103 Principles of Microeconomics

Not approved

ECO1104 Principles of Macroeconomics Approved for ECON1020, as approved by BEL Faculty
ECO3112 Korean Economy Approved for #2 level 1 general elective, as approved by BEL Faculty


Grace - 2017

Winter Abroad at Yonsei was the perfect program as it gave me a chance to learn about the culture whilst studying at one of the best universities in Korea. This was my first time living away from family with complete independence and therefore, truly allowed me to mature and grow as a person.

Truthfully, the most memorable experience for me was checking out the night life with all the amazing, life-long friends I made during the exchange. An absolute must is to stay in the dorms on campus if you want the true college experience. You will make tonnes of life-long friends in no time!

Read more of Grace's story here. 


Isaac - 2018

I believe that the 3 week program offered the perfect middle ground between a holiday and full exchange - it allowed me to explore so many different areas of Seoul at my own leisure and form fantastic friendships with other students, but was jam-packed with enough extra activities (including a ski trip, DMZ tour and cooking classes) to allow me to get the most out of the relatively short time I had in the city.

Read more of Isaac's story here.


Gokhan - 2017

Being in such a rich environment taught me a lot and opened my eyes to another side of the world. I truly enjoyed the subject I chose and the teaching method that was very friendly and interactive. I specifically wanted to get a subject that would improve my understanding of leadership and people, that is why I took a psychology course. Beyond the academic aspect, we were given two options to choose from which were either Korean language or Taekwondo. I felt Taekwondo would be a better fit for me. After three hard weeks of training, I got my yellow belt and now I have an extra hobby in my life!

Read more of Gokhan's story here. 

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: Summer applications for this program have now closed
Host: 16 November 2018

Program Dates

Start: Varies - see courses tab
End: Varies - see courses tab

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

UQ Abroad 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.​