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UCLA Center for Korean Studies & Korea University International Summer Campus Program

Study Abroad Opportunity

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The Center for Korean Studies will be selecting nine undergraduate students to participate in the Korea University International Summer Campus program every summer with Tuition Waiver, Housing Fee Waiver for the six-week long program, and a small stipend.

Korea University International Summer Campus (KU ISC) provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn about Korea through academic and cultural immersion during the summer months. It offers one semester’s load of work condensed into six weeks, during which renowned academics teach both domestic and international students. There are more than 120 course offerings covering a wide range of subjects pertaining to international issues, with a particular emphasis on Business, Economics, Humanities, Sociology, Fine Art, International Relations, Science, and Korean Studies.

*Please note that this program is not affiliated with UC Education Abroad Program (UC EAP). This particular program is facilitated by UCLA Center for Korean Studies. Students may apply directly to the KU ISC Program without the above benefits. More information can be found at:

Eligibility: Undergraduate students currently enrolled in UCLA with at least one quarter of attendance. Students must return to UCLA in following Fall Quarter with undergraduate standing.

Fellowship Requirements: (1) Selected student must enroll in two courses for letter grades, three courses recommended; (2) Selected student must complete the program with a "B" average; (3) If any disciplinary actions are taken against the selected student, the student will no longer be part of the fellowship program; (4) If any of these requirements are in violation, the selected student may be asked to return all received scholarships and stipends and be withdrawn from the Fellowship Program. 

Benefits: Tuition Waiver, Housing Fee Waiver for the six-week long program, and a small stipend 

How to Apply: In January, details on International Summer Campus Program at Korea University will be posted and students are allowed to submit their application by following application link. Before submitting the application, be sure to have all documents including UNOFFICIAL Transcript and Statement of Purpose (no more than 2 pages; double-spaced). Please double check all your information and documents before submitting. Once you submit your application, you cannot edit your application nor attach/remove uploaded files. Paper applications will not be accepted. Incomplete/late applications will NOT be reviewed. Once you are selected as a finalist, you will be contacted for an interview.  

For more information and details for 2023 summer program, please visit here.  


Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Q: Are Korea University’s course credits transferable to UCLA?

    A: If you would like to transfer the credits to fulfill a GE requirement, you will need to contact the College Academic Counseling Office ( We suggest you select a list of courses you would like to take, and ask for a pre-approval before you start the KU ISC Program. If you would like to transfer the credits to fulfill your major/minor requirement, please contact your departmental counselor to see how this can be done. Usually, you will have to file a petition to receive credit from a foreign institution. 

  2. Q: How many courses can I take?

    A: You are required to take at least two (2) courses, but you can take up to three (3).

  3. Q: I’d like to take a language course at Korea University. How would I know which level to enroll in?

    A: You will be asked to take a language placement exam on the first day so that they can determine which course you should be enrolling in.

  4. Q: Is it okay for me to arrive late to start the program and/or leave early?

    A: If you have any scheduling conflict with the timeline of this program, we recommend that you apply at another time. Because this is a six-week program, most professors will not allow students to start late or leave early. If you do not complete the program in its entirety, you may not receive credit.
  5. Q: I will be graduating in spring before this program begins. Can I still apply?

    A: No, you will have to be actively enrolled as a UCLA undergraduate throughout the entire duration of the KU ISC Program.  Only the students who are returning to UCLA for Fall after ISC Program as an undergraduate are eligible to apply. If you are expected to graduate after completing Fall, you are eligible to apply.
  6. Q: I would like to stay in Korea for the entire summer. Can I stay in the dorm before the program begins/after the program ends?

    A: No, the six-week Housing Fee Waiver is only for the duration of the program, and may not be extended. 


For more info please contact:
Hyung-Wook Kim

Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2019