Korea University Summer Program
Study in Seoul this summer across a variety of disciplines with students from around the world!
KU's summer program is one of the biggest in Asia, drawing over 2000 students from 300 institutions across 50 countries around the world.
Summer 2020 applications
Priority deadline Jan. 8, 2020
University-specific additional requirements
One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.
Summer 2021 applications
Open Fall 2020
Choose from a wide variety of over 120+ courses in a variety of fields including Art & Design, Business, Economics, Philosophy, Media & Communications, History, Korean & East Asian Studies, Art History, Korean Cinema, Korean (Language), Psychology, Sociology, Law & Society, International Relations, Political Sciences, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Earth Sciences, and Engineering courses, all taught by renowned professors from around the world.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in a month-long internship in Marketing, Sales, Advertising, Public Relations or Operations prior to the International Summer Campus program. This is a competitive placement process so students are not guaranteed a spot in this program.
Students can take up to three courses in the summer program (9 credits). Three credits = 3 UCalgary units
The International Summer School runs for 6 weeks from late June to early August. If students add on the internship component it will run for a month before the ISC program starts so students will need to arrive in Korea in late May.
6 week - June 25 to August 1, 2019
4 week - June 25 to July 18, 2019
Internship add-on start: May 27, 2019
Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider. Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.
On-Campus Housing Costs for program (2019 est.):
|Program||CJ Single||CJ Double||Frontier Double||Global Triple|
|6-week||KRW 1,170,000||KRW 990,000||KRW 990,000||KRW 764,000|
|4-week||KRW 1,170,000||KRW 696,000||KRW 696,000||KRW 609,000|
Seoul cost comparison vs. Calgary: Click Here
Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange?
Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.
Our office administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the exchange funding page for more information.
This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the U of C, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (B-).
An academic reference is required for a complete application.
What's special about the KU Summer Program?
KU Summer offers internship opportunities at companies or national organizations in Korea, complimentary extracurricular activities (K-pop dancing, Korean cooking, LotteWorld Amusement Park, Nanta performance, watching a baseball game), and volunteer activities.
KU Buddies is a buddy program offering summer school participants to be matched with KU student assistants, where the local KU students organise social and cultural events for the exchange students.
Study Abroad 101
Please watch this YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.
Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).
After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.
Study Abroad Advising
If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.
1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.
How to Apply
Download the application guide
This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.
Identify three programs of interest
We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.
Check requirements and deadlines
These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.
Start your application
Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!
Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.
International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.
For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.
Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.