Thursday 23 February 2012

Korean Summer School programmes

The Study Abroad Unit have 4 scholarship places on offer for undergraduate students from ANY SUBJECT AREA (no language skills required) to go and study in South Korea at one of the world’s top universities, and with leading academics, this summer:

Seoul National University International Summer Institute (25th June to 26th July) –
Courses offerings include :
·         Korean Language
·         History and Culture of Modern Korea
·         Doing Business in Korea
·         Korean Economy: Past and Future
·         North Korean Politics and Foreign Policy
·         Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy
·         History of Chinese Political Thought
·         Human Rights Issues in East Asia
·         Security Issues in East Asia
·         Economic Geography
·         Korean Architecture and Urbanism
·         Environmental Management and Sustainability Analysis
·         Digital Innovation in Korea
·         Korea’s Science, Technology and Development
·         Strategic Technology Decisions in Business and Management
...and more!

Tuition fees and the application fee cost are covered by the scholarship.

However, you will need to budget for the costs associated with flights (£600 - £700), accommodation (approx £350), food, local transport, additional activities/travel (including the optional Seoul National fieldtrip approx. £200), and any required books.

Application process and timeline:

Step 1 Please fill out the SNU Summer Programme online application form at this link: This should be accompanied by a letter of reference from a member of academic staff at The University of Manchester, sent by email. The deadline for receipt of applications and references is Friday 23 March 2012 (at 5pm).

Step 2 The International Office will select and notify the successful candidates by Friday 13th April.  Notification will be sent via email to Manchester Student email accounts.
(Please note that if unsuccessful in your application for a tuition-waived place you can always apply to Seoul National University directly as a private fee-paying student- deadline for direct applications is 29 April to avoid paying the application fee, or 27 May).

Step 3 The selected candidates will then be asked to attend a compulsory briefing meeting during the first week of 23rd April (exact time and location TBC).

Step 4 Letters of acceptance and important information will be forwarded to you by the International Office and you will be asked to make appropriate arrangements in good time before your departure i.e. plane tickets, insurance, visa clearance etc.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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