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.
Korea University (KU) in Seoul was originally founded as Bosung College in 1905. It was renamed to Korea University after the liberation of the Korean Peninsula by the Allies in 1945. KU is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in South Korea and is one of the three most prestigious universities in the country.
Korea University’s Educational Goal is to “encourage the holistic growth of intelligent, spiritual and active potential, nurture capabilities for creative academic study and professional practice, and foster open-minded leadership contributing to the international community”.
Year in Asia students enrol in the Student Exchange Program (SEP). SEP offers many courses in English in various disciplines at the undergraduate level, including Engineering, Health Science, Science and Informatics (Computer Science). For a full list of courses offered, refer to the Undergraduate Major Courses page of the KU website.
Additionally, SEP students will undertake Korean language courses which are taught according to their level of proficiency. Students with a high level of proficiency may also choose to take courses taught in Korean.
English and Korean.
The equivalent of 24 units of credit at ANU is 15 credits at Korea University. Year in Asia students undertake a total of 48 ANU units over two semesters.
Korea University’s on-campus accommodation for international students consists of three buildings that are home to over 700 students from overseas. All three buildings have rooms that are fully-furnished with kitchen facilities in each building so that students can make simple food or snacks. The condition of the rooms may vary due to the date each building was built as well as its rates and room types. All three buildings provide IT connections (wireless), shared bathrooms, common rooms, fitness centre and laundry room. Students are able to purchase meal plans which they could use in the central cafeteria that provides 3 meals a day. For more information, including current rates, see the “International House” page of the Korea University 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.