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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 and considerations
  • 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
  • For courses taught in Korean, TOPIK 3 or above is required
Undergraduate, Australian citizen students will be eligible to apply for a scholarship of AUD$7000 from the New Colombo Plan Mobility if successful with their application for a Korean university.
Sungkyunkwan University
SuwonMarket Seoul

Program evaluations
Rasmussen, SKKU 2018.pdf
Henderson-Watkins, SKKU 2018.pdf
Credits (full time load/semester)
University of Western Australia Host University
24 UWA Credits 15 Credits
9 Credits for PG students
Course catalogue
Course Catalogue (only works with Internet Explorer) 
Online Course Catalog Guide.pdf
Exchange Program Home Page

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 
Spring: March-June
Fall: August-December 
*Please note dates are subject to change. For up-to-date academic calendar, please see here.

On campus accommodation available but not guaranteed. For information about housing, please see here

Extra information
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Korean Program and Student Buddy Group program, as well as airport pick up available
  • Korean Citizens are welcome to apply
How to apply
Include this university as a preference in your Student Exchange Program application

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