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. 

Yonsei’s main campus is ensconced in a spacious, picturesque and natural setting located minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown.

Fields of study

  • Cinema
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Korean Language
  • IT & Computer Science
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Social Psychology


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 upon successful completion of 6 credits (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 standard UQ Student Eligibility Criteria and the YISS entry requirements.

Session 2 impacts on UQ semester 2 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates. 

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.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad. Tuition for the program will cost approximately $2,000 - $3,600 AUD depending on the number of courses undertaken. 

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


Accommodation can be arranged as part of the program for an additional cost. A limited number of rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information regarding accommodation, please see 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. 



Qunyi - 2022

"I met so many cool people from all over the world. They are enthusiastic, independent and talented and we had a good time having classes and dinners together. I improved my intercultural communication skills and Korean language skills, and I became more independent and will be more confident in being a solo traveler!"







Abby - 2022

"The highlights of my experience were definitely my travels outside of Seoul: I went to Gapyeong, Jeju-do and Namwon. Korea's natural scenery is so beautiful - very different from Australia's! I also highly recommend staying in a traditional Korean house (hanok) if you ever go to the Korean countryside to experience the more traditional side of Korea."

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 09 May 2024

Program Dates

4 Week Track
Start: 27 June 2024
End: 23 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


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. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

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.