Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Seoul, South Korea
- Program Terms: Semester 1, Semester 2
- Restrictions: ANU applicants only
Year in Asia is the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s (CAP) flagship program for overseas study, providing students with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture of their chosen country for up to 12 months.
Year in Asia requires students to focus at least 50% of their coursework on the language of their host country but also allows students the flexibility to build their own experience. Year in Asia aims to prepare students for a career engaged with Asia. Students should expect to return from their experience with a high level of language proficiency and a deeper understanding of the cultures and societies they have been living in.
Seoul National University (SNU) is widely considered to be the most prestigious university in the Republic of Korea. Founded in 1946, the university’s main campus (Gwanak Campus) is located in Southern Seoul.
Seoul National University honours the ideals of liberal education and aims to teach students a lifelong love of learning that will form the basis for continuous personal growth.
The mission of Seoul National University in the twenty-first century is to create a vibrant intellectual community where students and scholars join together in building the future. As Korea's leading research university, Seoul National University is committed to diversifying its student body and faculty, fostering global exchange, and promoting path-breaking research in all fields of knowledge.
Year in Asia students can select courses from 16 Colleges: Business, Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Agriculture, Life Sciences, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Human Ecology, Liberal Studies, Medicine, Music, Nursing and Pharmacy. All 16 colleges at SNU offer courses taught in English. A full list of these programs can be found on the Undergraduate Programs page of the Seoul National University Website.
Additionally, SNU offers a Korean Language Course as part of the Korean Language & Culture Program. SNU’s Korean Language Education Centre (KLEC) offers ten-week sessions to foreigners or students from overseas. Students may begin the program in any session. All students are required to take a placement test, so that they can be assigned classes according to their command of the language. For more information, refer to the KLEC page of the Seoul National University Website.
Korean and English.
The equivalent of 24 units of credit at ANU is 15 credits at SNU. Year in Asia students undertake a total of 48 ANU units over two semesters.
SNU Gwanak Residence Halls have 28 dormitory buildings with 2,600 rooms, housing over 5,000 students. Both undergraduate and graduate students, who are or will be enrolled in courses at the SNU Gwanak Campus, and who meet the grade requirements, are eligible to apply. For more information on accommodation at SNU, refer to the “Housing On-Campus” page of the University’s website.
CAP has secured New Colombo Plan mobility grants for this program. Students who meet the New Colombo Plan eligibility guidelines will be provided with a $7,000 New Colombo Plan mobility grant, provided by the Australian Government. To be eligible you must:
More information on the Australian Government's New Colombo Plan and the full eligibility requirements can be found here.
The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific provides guaranteed financial support to students studying in Asia and the Pacific as part of their degree. Successful applicants that do not receive an NCP grant will receive $3000 of funding support through the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific’s Engage Asia Travel Guarantee.
It's possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.
You may also be able to source some funding through our partner universities - they provide scholarships and grants to encourage you to choose them as your destination.