Hankuk University of Foreign Studies International Summer Session in Korean and Asian Studies

Key Information


Application Deadline: 21/02/22 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Extra-curricular opportunities, Summer Schools

Ref: 10006498


Departure Date: 14/07/22

Return Date: 12/08/22


£940: estimated cost for flights, accommodation and application fee. DMU students receive a 100% tuition fee discount and the below funding. Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, food and drink, visa (if applicable), and will have the chance to participate in optional HUFS organised cultural activities (£110 per field trip).


DMU Global Bursary: £400

Additional Funding: Turing Scheme funding: £480 + £110 extra for students from disadvantaged backgrounds


Accommodation: You can apply for on campus accommodation (£375)

Travel: Flights will be booked by the student (estimated £500)


General Enquiries: dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk


All DMU students are eligible to participate in this opportunity, however, students with a demonstrable interest in Korean language and culture will be given priority. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 2.


Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying.


Through DMU’s partnership with Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), we are able to offer students the chance to participate in the International Summer Session (ISS) in Korean and Asian Studies. Each summer students from approximately 30 different countries attend the ISS.

Since 2003, HUFS ISS has been offering Korean and Asian Studies by bringing together students and scholars residing in Korea, as well as abroad, and providing them with a series of intensive courses and associated co-curricular activities that are based around a learning community with a shared interest in Asian Studies.

To find out more about what the HUFS ISS will be like, check out this video from a previous year…

Programmes of study

An overview of courses offered can be found here, but currently the proposed options include:

  • Doing Business in Korea
  • Korean Cinema: An International Success
  • Understanding Korean Economy
  • Introduction to Korean popular culture and media
  • Cultural Phenomena of Contemporary Korea in Korean Wave
  • Survival Korean language classes
  • Writing and Presentation Skills through Korean Media

Please be aware that the program could be switched into online fully or cancelled due to COVID-19 issues.

Cultural Activities

Did you know that The New York Times selected Seoul as one of the top three “must visit” cities in the world? Seoul is one of Asia’s most exciting cities, with a history stretching back more than 2,000 years. In Seoul, you can enjoy Korean culinary delights, visit sights rich in ancient history, free museums and impressive temples, and immerse yourself in the traditional Korean culture via the fascinating Hanok architecture whilst improving your Korean or learning as a new language.

HUFS Campus is located in the centre of Seoul’s educational, cultural, political and economic activities. The campus is surrounded by numerous shops and cafés that provide students with an array of places to shop, eat and relax, and is accessible from rest of the city and all that Seoul has to offer. You can learn more about the cultural activities and local attractions HUFS recommend here

You can also watch an official video that introduces the trendy city of Seoul here.

COVID-19 information

Please note that travel to South Korea is still heavily restricted for travellers from the United Kingdom. Either UK arrivals are not permitted entry or a lengthy quarantine. As a result, this opportunity will only take place if the entry requirements for this destination become less restrictive.

Students are therefore advised that any application for such opportunities is subject to these changes, and you should avoid making any financial commitments until DMU Global has given instructions to do so.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice and guidance by email and in pre-departure briefing sessions. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.