The Inter-University Center for Korean Language Studies at Sungkyunkwan University is now accepting applications for advanced academic Korean language training in the 2016 summer session and the 2016–2017 academic year. The Inter-University Center is an advanced Korean language training institution for academic researchers, graduate students, and prospective researchers in Korean studies as well as related professionals. It is jointly operated by Sungkyunkwan University and the executive committee of the Inter-University Consortium, currently co-chaired by faculty from UCLA and the University of British Columbia.
The IUC academic-year program focuses on building basic academic vocabulary, developing presentation skills, and enhancing writing abilities. A separate intensive six-week program is offered during the summer. The summer session is designed for students needing to upgrade their skills before starting the fall semester; students seeking to build on what they have learned during the preceding spring semester; and students seeking to refresh their academic Korean.
Tuition is $5,000 per semester for students from IUC member universities and $7,500 per semester for students from non-member universities. For the summer program, $2,500 for students from IUC member universities and $4,000 for students from non-member universities. Scholarships will be offered to selected applicants on a competitive basis.
International student dorm rooms at Sungkyunkwan University (double-occupancy) are available for a monthly fee of $400 (meals not included, but a communal kitchen is available). No family housing is available.
To be eligible for enrollment, applicants must have a certificate of level four or higher in their Korean language proficiency (TOPIK) or present evidence of Korean language proficiency equivalent to completion of four years of Korean language instruction at the university level. High-achieving undergraduate students who satisfy the above conditions may also apply.
The application deadline for the summer program is May 31, 2016. The application deadline for fall enrollment is July 31, 2016. The deadline for spring 2017 is January 31, 2017.
More information about the content of the program and the application form can be found at http://www.international.ucla.edu/cks/programs/iuc. To apply, submit the completed application, a curriculum vitae, and a certificate of Korean language proficiency and/or transcript of Korean language courses to both of the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.