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  • Locations: Busan, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Deadline Decision Date Approx. Host Institution Start Date Approx. Host Institution End Date
Winter 2019 14/04/2019 14/04/2019 26/06/2019 24/07/2019
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction at host institution: English, Korean Program type: Global Winter Programs
About your Experience
pusan 2018 stpProgram details
  • Host institution: Pusan National University (PNU)
  • Program dates: 26 June– 24 July 2019  (Session A)
  • Availability:  10 exchange places for RMIT students (TBC)
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 covering a diverse range of subjects (taught in English), as well as a variety of extracurricular activities including field trips.
See here for more information (2019 information updates pending).  Note that only Session A is available for RMIT students as Session B conflicts with RMIT Semester 2, 2019.
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 three credits; students can take either one or two courses.
  • 2019 course offerings to be confirmed soon. 2018 courses are here for your reference
Note: course offerings may be subject to change at the partner.

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
Tuition fees
These continue to be paid to RMIT (under current fee arrangement e.g. HECS-HELP etc)
  • Fees will be charged in line with the amount of credit approved. Expect to pay the same for a 12 credit point course as you would here
  • See more information about RMIT fees here
Program fees
These are costs charged by the host uni for any associated costs like field trips, university social events etc
  • See here for more information about program fees for this program. These may include:
    • Accommodation
    • Admin fees
    • Field trips & cultural activities
Living and travel expenses
Everything else! Travel and day-to-day costs varies depending on the country and how much you want to see / do.
  • Flights
  • Host country visa (if applicable)
  • Personal expenditure
  • See this website for a comparison about the cost of living at your destination
** Travel insurance:
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. For more detailed information, please refer here
PNU offer twin-share on-campus student dormitory accommodation for $US800 (TBC)

Application and selection process
STEP 1: Discuss this opportunity with your RMIT School / Program Manager and seek study plan approval (See here for more information about seeking study plan approval.)
STEP 2: apply via Mobi by clicking the ‘Apply now’ button above by <deadline>.
Your application must include:
  1. Academic Approval: 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 3: Successful applicants will then be nominated to the host institution
STEP 4: If nominated, you will then be contacted by Global Experiences, who will advise you about the next stage of your application. You will need to complete an application to the host institution by <deadline>.

For Winter 2019 the following grants are available: 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 Experience Advisor (Short-Term programs)
Phone: +61 3 9925 9980
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