Yonsei University Summer School

Key Information


Application Deadline: 07/02/22 at 9:00 am

Opportunity type: Extra-curricular opportunities, Summer Schools

Ref: 10006495


Departure Date: 23/06/22

Return Date: 22/07/22


Early Bird Fee £875 for one course (otherwise £1075) plus the cost of travel and accommodation: (excluding DMU Global bursary). Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, visa (if applicable)


DMU Global Bursary: £400

Additional Funding: Turing Scheme funding £480


Accommodation: Students can apply for on campus accommodation (£470)

Travel: Flights will be booked by the student (est. £600)


General Enquiries: dmuglobal@dmu.ac.uk

Trip Lead: N/A


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 5.


Students are recommended to check the eligibility criteria before applying. Once accepted by DMU Global, successful candidates will be required to apply directly to Yonsei University.


Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) invites students to take courses at one of the world’s premier universities in the heart of Seoul, Korea. YISS offers a choice of more than 100 courses during a 4-week program (6 week program not available to DMU students) taught by both Yonsei and distinguished faculty from prestigious institutions around the globe.

Through the YISS program, students will have the opportunity to enrich their cultural experiences in one of the largest and exciting cities in Asia; enhance career prospects through the Yonsei Summer Internship Program (KSIP); and gain access to a global network of over 15,000 YISS alumni.

Check out the video below for a previous student’s experience:

Programmes of study

YISS offers over a hundred programmes of study in the following academic fields: Arts & Humanities, Korean Studies, Business & Economics, Social Sciences, Korean Language, East Asian Studies, and Science & Technology. An overview of courses offered can be found here.

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.

Yonsei University is located in the centre of Seoul where you can witness a variety of traditional Korean culture. In addition to Korea’s first Western health institution, Gwanghyewon which is located within the university, there are other nearby sites where you can experience traces of the 500-year history of the Joseon Dynasty, such as Deoksu-gung, Changdeok-gung, and Gyeongbok-gung. These sites are located only 15 minutes away from campus so that students may easily seek out these opportunities to experience Korea’s traditional culture.

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.