Asia Study Semester in Korea

Study at a partner institution in Seoul and receive up to $7,000 NCP Mobility Grant

  • Destination: Seoul - South Korea
  • Dates: 27 August 2020 - 22 December 2020 (TBA)
  • Benefits include up to $7000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant to assist with costs.
  • Eligible students can also receive OS-HELP up to $8,295

Host Universities

Kyung Hee University

Kyung Hee University is a private, research university in Seoul, South Korea. International students can take courses at Kyung Hee University either in Korean or English as an exchange student or a visiting student for up to one academic year. KHU currently offers over 30% of courses in English in a variety of fields of including Management, Hotel and Tourism Management.

Office of International Affairs organises a wide variety of cultural events and activities to foster friendship and social networking opportunities for international students.

Through participating in the cultural programs such as Korean cooking class, temple stay and field trips, students will be able to understand the Korean culture, life-style, and history.

University of Seoul

The University of Seoul, established and supported by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, has through its 100-year history produced the leaders at the forefront of our urban communities. It is consolidating its place as a world-renowned centre for the urban sciences, spearheading comprehensive research on the broad range of issues in today's metropolitan cities.

International students have many opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities as there are more than 50 student organisations available, such as theatre, Taekwondo and academic clubs. The Seoul Mates bring together international and local students for cultural exchange, social activities and travel

What courses are available?

Students will take 3 to 5 courses per semester. The minimum study load per semester is 3 courses.  Course list can be found onKyung Hee University’s website for incoming students andUniversity of Seoul’s Course list

Am I eligible for this experience?

To be eligible you must:
  • Be an Australian citizen;
  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University;
  • Receive academic recognition for the experience;
  • A minimum of GPA 3.5 out of 7

What type of accommodation will I be staying in?

You will have the options of studying at the host university’s student dormitory or finding your own accommodation.

Funding options

This cost may be offset by the New Colombo Plan Mobility Travel Grant up to $7,000, $8,295 OS-HELP Loan, and other Financial Assistance.

Am I eligible for the New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant?

  • This project has 3 x $7,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility grants available.
  • The New Colombo Plan is a signature initiative of the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.
  • The New Colombo Plan is intended to be transformational, deepening Australia's relationships in the region, both at the individual level and through expanding university, business and other links. Over time, the Australian Government wants to see study in the Indo-Pacific region become a rite of passage for Australian undergraduate students, and as an endeavour that is highly valued across the Australian community.
  • To be eligible you must be:
    • an Australian citizen
    • enrolled in an undergraduate degree at Western Sydney University
    • be aged 18-28 years
    • must not have received a New Colombo Plan Mobility grant on a previous occasion
    • receive academic recognition for the experience
  • Note: The Government requires that 70% of participants in the program must be between the ages of 18 and 28. Therefore 30% of participants can be 29 and over. If you are over the age of 28, you are still encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest

What is OS-HELP?

You may be eligible for OS-HELP, a deferred HELP debt loan for undergraduate Australian citizens - loans of $4,000 or $8,295 are available. Academic Approval is required; have completed 80 credit points of study, and have 10 credit points remaining on return.

Conditions of Participation

  • Western Sydney University is committed to demonstrating high standards of personal and professional conduct at all times. When participating in an overseas program, students must assume certain obligations to Western Sydney University (WS), the prospective country and other participants in a program. See Conditions of Participation in an Overseas Program.
  • The university reserves the right to vary program fees in the event of changes in exchange rates or price rises made by partners or other suppliers. If the cost of any service increases due to exchange rate fluctuations, price increases, tax changes or any other reason, participants are required to pay the increase when notified or may cancel a program which may result in cancellation fees.

After you Apply

Now that you have decided on participating in an overseas experience, for further information on what to do next, see How do I participate in an overseas experience?

How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete Go Global Semester exchange application form by 29 February 2020.

Further Advice

New Colombo Plan Government Reference 27734