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Korea University 2023 International Summer Campus

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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 this summer with tuition waiver and housing. Application Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2023.

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 Fall 2023 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are in violation, the selected student may be asked to return all received scholarships and stipends and be withdrawn from the Fellowship Program.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

How to Apply: Please follow the Application link to complete the application process. Before submitting the application, be sure to attach your UNOFFICIAL Transcript and Statement of Purpose (maximum of 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.

* Note: There is possibility you may be required to stay in quarantine for a certain period after arriving at South Korea on your own expense due to the pandemic. Please keep that in mind and plan your travel accordingly. Regulation by South Korean government is subject to change.


KU ISC Program Timeline 



Wednesday, February 1, 2023

UCLA CKS & KU ISC Program Application Opens

Friday, March 31, 2023

UCLA CKS & KU ISC Program Applications Due


UCLA CKS & KU ISC Program Candidate Interviews


UCLA CKS & KU ISC Program’s Selected Candidates are Announced

Early May -- TBA

UCLA CKS & KU ISC Mandatory Orientation

Friday, May 19, 2023

Official KU ISC Program’s Online Application Due

Sunday, June 25

- Monday, June 26, 2023 

Dormitory Check-In

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Program Commences 

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Classes Begin

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Add/ Drop Period Ends

Monday, July 10

- Thursday, July 13, 2023

Mid-term Exams

Monday, July 31

- Thursday, August 3, 2023

Final Exams

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Classes End / Graduation Ceremony

Friday, August 4, 2023

Dormitory Check-Out


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.
    2023 KU ISC Course List

  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 June 2023. 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 2023 as an undergraduate are eligible to apply. If you are expected to graduate after completing Fall 2023, 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.  


 Please email us if you have any other questions. We look forward to hearing from you all soon!


Published: Monday, February 27, 2023