SKKU International Summer Semester (ISS) 2024

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About the program

Sungkyunkwan University's International Summer Semester (ISS) is an exceptional academic program  designed to immerse participants in the captivating narrative of Seoul, Korea's 600-year-old capital. The program strives to cultivate global engagement among students by offering opportunities to exchange diverse perspectives on global issues, establish friendships with individuals from various cultural backgrounds, and delve into Korea's rich history, culture, and society. 

The ISS features a comprehensive four-week course that not only fosters students' academic initiatives but also expands their knowledge. Through the collaboration of students and faculty from Korea and around the world, participants can explore a variety of intriguing subjects

For a full list of courses on offer please see the SKKU ISS website.

The ISS also offers various extra-curricular activities for the students to engage in cross-cultural interactions. By providing exciting programs and field trips to an amusement park, Korean Folk Village and more, students get to make new friends and have fun with them throughout the entire summer.

Enrolment Type and Fees


Fees: from 1,600,000KRW (1 course) + 100,000KRW Application fee

Academic Credit

Approval for credit transfer is at the discretion of your Faculty. Credit approval can only be given prior to the commencement of a Learning Abroad program - no retrospective requests will be accepted.

Completion of an approved Short Course typically will lead to the awarding of 6 or 12 Free Elective Units of Credit, or where applicable, 6 or 12 General Education Units of Credit toward your UNSW program.

Students otherwise may be approved to take a Short Course on a Not-for-Credit basis.

Please note: The objective of Learning Abroad Short Programs is to grant students an opportunity to learn in an international environment. Due to this, students are not eligible to receive Credit at UNSW for Short Programs undertaken in their country of permanent residence (home country). 

Your Learning Abroad Journey

Here are the 10 steps that make up the Learning Abroad process from start to finish:

Step 1

Check your eligibility (including Credit Approval) and register via the link below

Step 2

Accept your UNSW nomination for the program

Step 3

Follow host institution's application process

Step 4

Accept the offer from the host to secure your place

Step 5

Pre-departure preparation and planning

Step 6

Confirm your commencement of the program

Step 7

Connect and Engage while Learning Abroad

Step 8

Return from Learning Abroad and complete credit transfer (if applicable)

Step 9

Reflect and complete the Returned Student Questionnaire

Step 10

Become an Learning Abroad ambassador and share your experience!

Ready to apply?

Register your interest for this program at  by 19 May 2024. Further instructions will then be sent to you by email.

More information

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