The June to August 2021, Yonsei University International Summer School will be offered virtually.

* This experience may require live attendance at lectures, webinars and group work sessions, at a time decided by the partner organisation. No special considerations will be extended to any successful applicant if an approved experience coincides with the commencement of Semester Two studies at UQ. We strongly recommend you consider the time zone differences prior to application. 

Yonsei University International Summer School (YISS) provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about Korea through academic and cultural immersion during the northern hemisphere's summer months.

The 2021 program offers 4-week and 6-week online courses within areas of arts and humanities, korean studies, business and economics, social sciences, korean language, east asian studies, and cutting edge courses in science and technology. 

Fields of study

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Humanities
  • Asian Studies
  • Literature
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Korean Language and Cultural Studies
  • International Relations
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Technology


Students are only permitted to take courses listed as "online only". 

Credit equivalent

3 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units after successful completion of experience (pending UQ faculty approval). 

Students from the below faculties may be eligible to receive credit for this experience:

  • BEL
  • HaSS
  • Science
  • EAIT

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Student Eligibility Criteria and the YISS entry requirements.
The 6-week track impacts on UQ semester 2. UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates. 

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Tuition is approximately $2,350 AUD for two courses, to $3,600 AUD for three courses.

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website. 


New Colombo Plan Virtual Mobility Grant

Eligible students are considered for one of several AUD$1,250 New Colombo Plan Virtual Mobility Grants for Yonsei University International Summer School. 

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. 

Short-term Experience Grant

Applicants may also 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.

Science Faculty Credit Assessment

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

CBS Course (2020 Offerings) Science Faculty Assessment
Introduction to Statistics credit towards STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data
UIC2303 Linear Algebra I 2 units unspecified Level 1 BSc program elective (incompatible with MATH1051 and MATH2001)

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 30 April 2021
Host: 14 May 2021

Program Dates

4 Week Track
Start: 29 June 2021
End: 22 July 2021
For-credit and not-for-credit

6 Week Track
Start: 29 June 2021
End: 05 August 2021
For-credit only

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Seoul, South Korea (Virtual)
Credit: For-credit  or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only

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.