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

Key Information


Application Deadline: 06/02/23 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Extra-curricular opportunities, Summer Schools

Ref: 10007462


Departure Date: 13/07/23

Return Date: 11/08/23


£1125: estimated cost for flights, accommodation and application fee. DMU students receive a 100% tuition fee discount. Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, food and drink, visa (if applicable)


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 £750)


General Enquiries: Global Mobility Office - 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.

Please note the dates for the 2023 summer school are provisional and yet to be finalised, but DMU Global will inform all accepted applicants as soon as the dates are known.

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

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

Practical information

Students that participate on this summer school will live together with fellow students in on-campus accommodation ($500/£425). The tuition fees are are free for DMU students. A registration fee of $100/£85 is also payable to HUFS. Optional field trips and cultural activities are offered at an additional cost.

All DMU students will receive £400 DMU Global bursary and a minimum of £480 Turing Scheme funding. Students who meet qualifying criteria for ‘disadvantaged students‘ will also qualify for an additional £110, and £905 towards your flight costs.

Admission requirements

For non-native speakers of English, your English language skills should be at least at a B2 level. If you are offered a place by DMU Global we will nominate you to HAN and they will send a link to their online application form. Once you have completed this form you will receive an acceptance letter and invoice. The deadline for you to apply to HAN once nominated is 15 April 2023.

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

COVID-19 information

Travel to the South Korea is permitted according to the travel rules for England as listed on UK Government website. Students are expected to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 vaccine prior to travel. Further guidance can be found on the FCDO webpage for South Korea.

All students that are offered a place on this DMU Global opportunity will receive further COVID-19 advice. More details and COVID-19 Travel Information can be found here.