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STP | Summer in Korea (Pusan National University)
Busan, South Korea (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Winter
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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.
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Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
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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.
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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Any compatible discipline
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Language of instruction:
English, Korean
Program type: Global Winter Programs
About your Experience
About your Experience
pusan 2018 stpProgram details
  • Host institution: Pusan National University (PNU)
  • Program dates: 27 June 2018 – 25 July 2018   (Session A)
  • Availability:  10 exchange (tuition fee waiver) places for RMIT students
  • 10 x $3000 New Colombo Plan grants available for 2018!
Study four weeks at one of the top-ranked comprehensive universities in Korea, in the beautiful city of Busan.
PNU Summer School provides international students with an enriched cultural and educational experience through participation in five-week program. Academic courses cover a diverse range of subjects (taught in English), as well as a variety of extracurricular activities including field trips.

See here for more information.  Note that only Session A is available for RMIT students.

This short-term program running during the Melbourne winter mid-semester break, will allow students to complete one or two undergraduate electives or core courses outside the main semesters.

  • All RMIT undergraduate and postgraduate (by coursework) students
Academic / course details at Pusan National University
PNU offer a variety of courses across a range of disciplines including Korean music and cultural studies, Business and Science.
  • Each course carries 3 credits; students can take either one or two courses.
  • 2018 course offerings are here. Courses include:
    • Korean Cinema and Filmmaking
    • Introduction to International Relations: From Donald Trump’s America to South Korea and the oceans
    • Living the Intentional Life in a Sea of Possibilities
    • Understanding Contemporary Korean Culture
    • The Ocean's Role in Climate
    • Korean Language Class (Basic or Intermediate)
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.
  • One 3-credit course in Korea has been assessed as equivalent to 12 RMIT credit points.
NOTE: this program is part of a reciprocal exchange agreement; if selected you will enrol into EXTL placeholder courses for which you will pay tuition fees to RMIT.

Program cost
Places are available for exchange and study abroad

Exchange place
Exchange place students will be required to:
  • pay tuition fees to RMIT (varies depending on whether you are doing 12 or 24 credit points)
    • PNU has waived tuition fee for 10 RMIT students only
  • pay the program fee to PNU (approx $1500)
Study abroad place
Study abroad place students will be required to:
  • pay tuition fees directly to PNU and also
  • pay the program fee to PNU (approx $1500)
The PNU program fee costs (approx $1500 total) includes:
  • Enrolment fee $US100
  • Accommodation $US800
  • Cultural Activities $US300
  • More information can be found here
Other costs to consider:
  • Flights
  • Host country visa (if applicable)
  • Personal expenditure
** 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.
PNU offer twin-share on-campus student dormitory accommodation for $US800

Application and selection process
STEP 1: apply via Mobi by clicking the ‘Apply now’ button above by 15 April 2018 (TBC)
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
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 <deadline TBC>.

For Winter 2018 the following grants are available:
  • 10 x $3000 New Colombo Plan (NCP) 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.