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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Winter (June-July)
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  • Restrictions: UoM applicants only
  • Follow instructions on the page to apply for this study abroad program.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

KORE30001 Korean Politics and Society Bukchon Tower Seoul

This is an intensive University of Melbourne subject held overseas in Seoul, South Korea

Important Dates

Teaching dates: 01/07/2019-12/07/2019
Information Session: Friday 8 March- South Lecture Theatre Old Arts Building (10am).  Register here for the information session:   Registration Form 
Application deadline: 15 March 2019


Entry into this subject is by application only. Places are limited, and students may not self-enrol. Preference is given to students with higher weighted average marks.

  1. Select the “Apply Now” button visible at the top and bottom of this page.
  2. Complete every step listed in the “Application Questionnaire(s)” box, so that a tick appears beside each item in the right-hand “Received” column.
  3. Your application will be assessed by the subject coordinator after the application deadline (listed under “Important Dates” above). 
  4. Successful applicants will be notified of next steps and invited to attend a pre-departure session where detailed travel and subject-related information will be presented.

About the subject

The subject is offered during the Winter term as an overseas subject taught at one of the major universities in Seoul, South Korea. Topics include domestic party politics, national division, divided families, North Korean defectors, youth unemployment, gender-based violence, migrant workers and multicultural families. The subject includes visits to the Demilitarised Zone, the National Assembly, the National Museum, a multi-cultural centre, a K-pop school, and a North Korean human rights organisation. At the end of the semester, the students will present their papers at the partner university in Seoul.


The estimated non-tuition or program cost for KORE30001 Korea Politics and Society $3,000; this includes accommodation in Seoul, ground transport (van), entrance fees, and daily lunch boxes,  and excludes airfare from Melbourne to Incheon. This cost is an estimate and may be subject to change.  They are also in addition to your University of Melbourne tuition cost for the subject.


Melbourne Mobility Awards are available for eligible students undertaking KORE30001 in 2019.


Students will stay near Korea University (further details to be provided at the information session).


The University of Melbourne offers free travel insurance coverage for enrolled students travelling on University-related study. Students must register for coverage at least 14 days prior to departure. Find out more on the insurance page:


This subject is worth 12.5 points.  You must first apply and be selected before you can be enrolled in this subject (see “Application” instructions above), and you must also ensure that you have confirmed with a course advisor from Stop1 that this subject can be credited to your degree or diploma prior to applying. 

More Information
For further information please refer to the Handbook. You can also Download the 2019 information pack or send enquiries to
Kim and Moon


Follow instructions on the page to apply for this study abroad program.