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Sungkyunkwan University
Seoul, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Calendar Year,
Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Split Year (2 sems)
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Exchange Places Available:
Many places available
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Academic Requirement:
Completion of 18 points, Considers WAM under 65
Duration: Up to Two Semesters Level of Study: PhD, Postgraduate, Undergraduate
Course Languages: English, Korean
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Program Type:
Exchange Program
UWA credit awarded on successful completion: 24 Points, 48 Points Disciplines Available: Accounting, Anthropology and Sociology, Arts, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Business, Business Law, Chemistry, Chinese, Classics and Ancient History, Communication and Media Studies, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Criminology, Economics, Education, English and Cultural Studies, Environmental Science, Finance, Fine Arts, French Studies, Genetics, Geography, Geophysics and Geosciences, German Studies, History, History of Art, Japanese, Korean, Law, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Mathematics and Statistics, Microbiology and Immunology, Music, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science and International Relations, Science, Social and Applied Psychology, Social Work
Program Description:
Program Description:
Restrictions to UWA Students
  • Student must have a status of 'Good Standing' at UWA (check StudentConnect)
  • School of Medicine, Pharmacy, Business Administration, Global Economics, Special Graduate School and Professional Graduate School programs are not available
  • It is recommended that students wishing to take units in English (excluding Korean Language and cultural units) have flexibility in their degree. Students with all core units are not recommended to select this university as a preference.
  • Students must choose from one of the two programs below:
    ¦ [A]: Students who wish to take Regular Korean Program (Monday to Friday, 30 hours/week) ONLY
    -Students MUST major in Korean or Asian Language/Culture/Linguistics related major at their home university.
    -Program [A] applicants must take Regular Korean Program ONLY (except for few affiliated universities).
    ¦ [B]: Students who wish to take regular major/elective courses
    -Students can take basic/beginner/intermediate Korean Language courses along with other regular courses
    -Korean Language courses are NOT mandatory
SKKU has 2 campuses; Humanities and Social Sciences are taught in Seoul. Natural Sciences are taught in Suwon, slightly south of Seoul, in Korea's Silicon Valley, which is home to many companies including Samsung Electronics. More details on each SKKU Department can be found in the SKKU Presentation.pdf
Undergraduate, Australian citizen students will be eligible to apply for a scholarship of AUD$5000 from the New Colombo Plan Mobility if successful with their application for a Korean university.

Course Catalogue (only works with Internet Explorer) Online Course Catalog Guide.pdf
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Sungkyunkwan University

Courses for Exchange Students
A set of courses have been developed especially for exchange students (you are not restricted to these courses and can take courses from other areas):
IEC4007 Economics in Global Environments
IEC4008 Understanding Asian Culture
IEC4009 Contemporary Korean Society & Culture
IEC4010 Political & Economic Development in Korea
IEC4013 The Population and Politics of Contemporary Korea
IEC4014 Comparative Thought and Culture: Horizons East and West
IEC4015 Financial Markets in Korea: Structures, Functions & Issues 

Four courses taught in Korea, TOPIK 3 or above is required.
Full load requirement: 15 SKKU credits per semester

Mentorship Program
Undertake a semester of exchange, in the area of your mentorship, followed by a 6 week mentorship at research institutes in SKKU. For more details please see SKKU Mentorship Program 2017.pdf.
Masters of Professional Engineering students also eligible for this program.
There are 762 research institutes in almost all academic fields in Natural Sciences. Eg. Sciences Engineering, IT, Biotechnology, medicine, pharmacy etc. Some fees may apply.

Funding for this university is available. Please ensure you apply for a Study Abroad Scholarship before the deadline, to be considered.

Laboratory Experience During Semester
SKKU Faculty members sometimes invite students to experience their laboratories and get an insight into their works. Listed below are the staff who hosted Australian students in their labs in 2015. This list may change slightly from year to year.
Department Places available Professor Study field of professor Name of
Research Institute
Research Institute web-site  
Chemistry 2 Young Dok Kim Surface Physical Chemistry Environmental Friendly Materials Laboratory  
Physics 2 Tuson Park Condensed Matter Experiment Center for Quantum Materials & Superconductivity  
1~2 Seung-Woo Hong Nuclear Physics, Radiation Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Astrophysics Nuclear Physics Lab  
Biological Sciences 1 Sangho Lee Structural Biology  
2 Yong-Soo Bae 1. Dendritic cell Biology and Immunology 
2. Development of Oral Mucosal Vaccine
Virus and Immunology Lab  
1 Seung-Chul Kim Plant Molecular Phylogenetics, plant evolution, molecular phylogenetics,  
plant domestication, invasions, plant evolutionary biology, conservation genetics  
Other faculty members may also be interested in hosting you in their laboratory. Please check the list of faculty members here to see if there are overlaps in research areas: (>department>faculty).
If you are interested in this opportunity, please indicate this in your Exchange Application study plan for SKKU. SKKU help to match you to a suitable lab.

Korean Program and Student Buddy Group program, as well as airport pick up available.
Korean Citizens welcome to apply.

On campus accommodation available but not guaranteed. Fees range from 1,450,000KRW to 1,789,000KRW for four months. Meals plans not available at all dormitories. Further information will be provided after acceptance into the program.

Cost of living: 450,000 to 600,000 KRW per month, including meals, transport (not including accommodation).
Semester Dates
Spring: March-June
Fall: August-December 
*Please note dates are subject to change. For up-to-date academic calendar, please see here.

For information about housing, please see here

Short term Summer and Winter programs also available.
    Suwon  Market Seoul
Pictures (Left to right): Samsung Library at Suwon Campus, SKKU Campus - Seoul, Suwon, Seoul market

How to apply
Include this university as a preference in your Student Exchange Program application.


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