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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: GI - Winter, Winter
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
  • Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

    All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.
Dates / Deadlines:

Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
Study level: Postgraduate, Undergraduate Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2
Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction at host institution: English Program type: Global Winter Programs
About your Experience

Program details
  • Host institution: University of Seoul (UOS)
  • Program dates: 26 June – 27 July 2018
  • Availability: up to 4 exchange (tuition fee waiver) places for RMIT students* (study abroad fee-paying places are also possible)
The International Summer School (ISS) program at the University of Seoul was first established in 2000, and provides international students from across the globe with a great opportunity to learn about Korean culture and tradition.

See here for more information about the program, including its cultural activities and peer advocate program.

This short-term program is running during the Melbourne winter mid-semester break and will allow students to complete one or two undergraduate electives or core courses outside the main semesters. It may be particularly attractive to students from the School of Global, Urban and Social Science and the College of Business.

  • Open to all RMIT undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) students
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 required
Academic / course details at University of Seoul
UOS offer 17 courses over a range of disciplines including:
  • International Studies
  • Economics & Business
  • Korean Studies and Language
  • Urban Studies
See here for the full list of courses for Winter 2018.

Academic credit at RMIT
This is an opportunity for you to gain credit for your degree during the RMIT mid-semester break.
  • The exact credit will need to be discussed with your RMIT Program Coordinator. You will need to complete a study plan as part of your application as per the application process below.
  • 3 University of Seoul credits are equivalent to 12 RMIT credit points.
NOTE: this program is part of a reciprocal exchange agreement; if selected you will enrol into EXTL course codes for which you will pay tuition fees to RMIT (for the exchange place students only)

Program cost 
The University of Seoul has waived the following costs for 4 RMIT students:
  • Tuition fee ($US1500-3000)
  • Registration fee ($US350)
  • Housing fee ($US250)
  • Cultural Activity fee ($US900)
  • Jeju Trip fee (partial) ($US800)
If you are not successful for one of the 4 exchange tuition fee waiver places, it may still be possible to go on the program, but the above costs are not waived.

The program would therefore cost approximately $US3800 (this would be charge directly by OUS and would not be able to be deferred onto your HECS-HELP loan)

Additional costs to consider (but not limited to):
  • RMIT tuition fee (for fee-waiver places at UOS only)
  • Host country visa (if applicable)
  • Personal expenditure
  • Jeju Trip fee ($US300) 
** RMIT student travel insurance:
Students are now covered by RMIT’s travel insurance, although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. For more info, please see here.

The University of Seoul offers on-campus dormitory housing to all participants. A common cooking facility is available in the dorm building and you can find a cafeteria near the building for your meals. Detailed information can be found here.

Application and Selection process
STEP 1: apply via Mobi by clicking the ‘Apply now’ button above by 12 April 2018.
Your application must include:
1. Your RMIT school-approved study plan. See here for more information about seeking study plan approval.
2. A statement of purpose about why you want to participate in this program and how it will benefit you personally and academically.
STEP 2: Successful applicants will then be nominated to the host institution by the Global Experience Office (GEO)
STEP 3: If nominated, you will then be contacted by GEO, who will advise you about the next stage of your application. You will need to complete an application to the host institution by 30 April 2018

2018 Funding
For Winter 2018 the following grants are available:
  • 4 x $AU3000 New Colombo Plan grants available for Bachelor or Bachelor (Hons), Australian citizen students only 
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

RMIT contact
Philippa Scott
Global Mobility Advisor (Short-Term programs)
Phone: +61 3 9925 9980

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Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.