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 2020 program includes courses from the arts, culture, and humanities while also offering cutting-edge classes in management and economics, global issues, history, social sciences, and science and technology. Moreover, a shorter, 4-week option is also provided to accommodate students that can only be away for a limited period of time.

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

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website. (ASP, 88 B)

Credit equivalent

3 Credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 6 Credits are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Students are required to take 2 courses in either track. 

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 standard UQ Student Eligibility Criteria and the YISS entry requirements. The 6-week track impacts on UQ semester 2, 2020. UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates. 

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Tuition is approximately $3,875 AUD.

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

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Several $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants are available for eligible participants. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation can be provided at an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see 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.

Yonsei University International Summer School - 4 week Track BEL Credit Assessment

ECO3112 Korean Economy

Approved for Level 1 general elective

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 15 May 2020

Program Dates

4 Week Track
Start: 30 June 2020
End: 23 July 2020
For-credit and not-for-credit

6 Week Track
Start: 30 June 2020
End: 9 August 2020
For-credit only

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Credit: 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.