The Winter Abroad at Yonsei program offers a 3 or 2 week winter program at its Sinchon campus for international students who would like to enjoy the winter in Seoul.

Winter Abroad at Yonsei is composed of two separate sessions: Session 1 is a 3-week program focusing on academic achievement with various courses and Session 2 is a 2-week program with an intensive Korean language course along with distinguished cultural and historical lectures related to Korea society.

On the weekend, participants can enjoy special Korean winter activities. We provide an excellent opportunity to enhance your scholarship, to interact with eminent professors and to enjoy the companionship of participants from all over the world.

Field of Study

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

Students are able to participate in either the 3 or 2 week session alone or the entire 5-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).

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 Yonsei University for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and Application

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

Apply to UQ Apply to host*

*Host applications open 02 September 2019


Tuition fees range from $1,935 - $3,385 AUD. More information regarding fees can be found on the host university website. 

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. 

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


Eugene - 2019

The experience has pushed my comfort zone and allowed me to gain new confidence by living and studying in a new country. It has also provided me with a greater appreciation and respect for the rich and deep history of Korea as a nation. Academically, it has also provided a great overview of international relations from a more Asian-based perspective with a number of exchange students participating in the course from around Asia. On a lighter note, I’ve definitely gotten better at handling the cold. 

Read more of Eugene's story here. 


Ji Hyung - 2019

I am a participant of the Employability Award and wanted to undertake an extra-curricular activity to enhance my employability as well as to network with other people who were also involved in the short-term study abroad program.

The experience had taught me to get out of my comfort zone as I approached the new environment and new people. Academically it has enhanced my knowledge on the history of not only the US Economy but Korean Economy as well.

Read more of Ji Hyung's story here. 


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

Applications for this program have closed.

Program Dates

Session 1 
Start: 27 December 2019
End: 17 January 2020

Session 2 
Start: 20 January 2020
End: 4 February 2020

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.​