Sookmyung Women’s University

Location

Seoul, South Korea

Availability

Available University-wide 


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    Sookmyung Women’s University is Korea’s first national private women’s school. It was founded by the royal family in 1906 during the latter stages of the Korean empire, one of the most difficult periods in the nation’s history. Despite the name, students of all genders are able to go on exchange here.

    Throughout its 113-year history, Sookmyung has accumulated invaluable educational experience, research capabilities, and community service experience. We plan to build on this tradition and become a global leader in women’s education. The University contributes to a sustainable future by conducting and promoting research on technologies that do not harm the earth’s ecosystems and resources, and by establishing a convergence research centre to promote balance research development.

    Each exchange students will be introduced to one or two SMU buddies. The buddies will help the exchange students to assimilate into the campus life and Korean Culture.

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    Seoul, the capital city of South Korea is located on the Han River in the north western part of the country. Home to 10 million people, the city is the cultural, economic and political centre of South Korea. Seoul is fashion and technology-forward but also deeply traditional. Here, you will find five UNESCO World Heritage sites, as well as state-of-the-art skyscrapers. The city offers beautiful scenic attractions as well as interesting bars, luxury hotels and great food.

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    • Gyeongju
    • Seoraksan National Park (Gangwon)
    • Dadohae Haesang Maritime National Park
    • Manjang cavern (Jeju)
    • Hahoe Folk Village (Gyeongsangbuk)
    • Insadong Shopping Street (Seoul) Peak Tram
    • Haein-sa Temple (Gyeongsangnam)
    • King Munmu's Underwater Tomb (Gyeongju)
    • Changdeokgung Palace (Seoul)
    • Demilitarised Zone (DMZ)
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    South Korea, officially called the Republic of Korea, is a country in East Asia, covering the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing its only land border with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea).

    South Korea has a population of around 51.5 million people, and is one of the world's most densely populated countries at 503 people per square kilometer, a number more than 10 times the global average. South Korea is a highly developed country and the world's 11th largest economy. Its capital, Seoul, is a major global city and half of South Korea's population live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world.

    Nearly 70% of South Korea's land area is mostly uninhabitable due to it being mountainous, a major factor in the population concentration. Despite the large population and city lifestyle, South Koreans are known for being very active, with most weekends spent out of doors for many people.

    It’s known for its green, hilly countryside dotted with cherry trees and centuries-old Buddhist temples, coastal fishing villages, beautiful sub-tropical islands, and its advanced high-tech cities such as Seoul, the capital. Today, South Korea is known for its globally influential pop culture such as K-pop and TV dramas, part of the phenomenon referred to as the Korean Wave. Korean and English are the major two languages used in South Korea, and generally English will get you by for exchange.

    Did you know…..?

    South Korea has the world's fastest Internet connection speeds and the world's second best healthcare system. South Korea is a global leader in many technology and innovation driven fields, being the world's 5th largest exporter and 8th largest importer.

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Sookmyung Women's University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Fall Semester (SP5)
September to December

Spring Semester (SP2)
March to July


Sookmyung Women's University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: 6°c to 19°c
Spring/Summer: 13°c to 31°c 

Currency
₩ -  South Korean Won

Local language/s
Korean


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    Airport pick up is available from Incheon international airport or Gimpo international airport at a cost of USD$50. This service is organised by the SMU Buddy program. Airport pick up fee is payable on arrival.

    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here.

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    Sookmyung provides seven types of dormitories for International Students (exchange and degree-seeking students only). All International House are located inside Sookmyung Women’s University campus. Application for on-campus accommodation is completed at the same time as admission for exchange.

    More information on accommodation can be found here.

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to Sookmyung Women's University, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur:  

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $1200
    Accommodation $1550 per semester
    Meals/Groceries $2200 per semester
    Transportation $350 per month
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc. $1700 per semester

    More information can be found here.

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    You may be eligible to receive additional grants or scholarships to fund your experience. For more information please see the funding and scholarships website.

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website 

    Please click hereto read the travel insurance policy. 

    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found  here. 

    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 

Sookmyung Women's University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advise. Please see below links for more information.

Australian Government DFAT brief on Republic of Korea (South Korea) is available here.

Republic of Korea (South Korea) embassy website can be found here.

Sookmyung Women’s University student visa FAQ is available here.

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the  Smartraveller website
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

Sookmyung Women's University Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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How to apply

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Sookmyung Summer school

Sookmyung summer program offers intensive and insightful courses about Korean Culture and Language. In addition to intensive courses, visits to historical sites will provide you with many enriching and lifelong memories. Come visit Korea and experience the dynamic, enthusiastic and unique culture of Asia!

Sookmyung International Summer School
Location:
South Korea
UniSA Application Deadline:
15th March 2024

Program Dates:
19th July – 16th August 2024
4 weeks

 

Credit: 
5 - 6 Sookmyung credits (see credit note below)

Program Fee:
USD $1100 (see below for further information)

Mode of delivery: 
In-country
Language of Instruction: 
English
Program Website: Sookmyung International Summer School - Website
Program Brochure:  Sookmyung - International Summer School - Brochure
Credit Notes:
5 Sookmyung Credits is equal to 4.5 UniSA units
Each course is worth 2-3 Sookmyung Credits. Students must take a morning and afternoon course to equate to 5-6 ECTS.

Program Fee Information:
The program fee (base fee) includes:
Application fee: USD $100
Program fee: USD $500
Accommodation fee: USD $500
*Please refer to partner website for further information regarding fee structure

Funding Available:
OS-HELP loans are available for eligible students.
Eligibility Criteria:
All students must meet standard short-term exchange selection criteria and any host institution requirements. 

Other Information:
This program is part of student exchange agreement - students stay enrolled at, and pay normal tuition fees, to UniSA.
Exchange places are dependant on availability – other program fees apply, see partner website for details. 
Final credit pre-approval to be determined by your Program Director



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