Key information

Internship provider: Asia Internship Program (AIP)

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Dates: 16 November – 28 December 2024

Duration: 6 weeks

Academic credit: International Internship (Extended) Unit 25CP or other course-related experiential units

Program cost: US$3,760 (approx. A$5,740). Inclusions and exclusions can be found below.


  • A$4,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible undergraduate students
  • $9,504 OS-HELP Loans are available for eligible students

Application deadline: 9 August 2024

** Limited to 20 places **


Immerse yourself in Seoul's dynamic cultural scene and cutting-edge technology while gaining hands-on experience in media, communications, and design. Contribute to real projects in esteemed organisations with guidance and support throughout your journey.

Study areas

Undergraduate and postgraduate

  • Arts (Global Studies and History only)

  • Design (no Building Design, Motion Design, Visual Merchandising, Urban Design, and Industrial Design)

  • Media and Communications (no Cinema and Screen Studies)

  • Games and Animation (Digital Media Technologies only)

Note: These study areas are just a guide, and availability of relevant internships depends on many individual factors. Sourcing internships for some study areas and majors may be more challenging than others. If your study area is not listed here, but you are interested in this destination, please let us know and we can confirm with the internship provider.

Note for postgraduate students: Unfortunately, internships are not available for postgraduate students unless they have course-specific project unit on the study plan that can be used for internship experience, given the niche and specific nature of courses and study areas. Postgraduate students should inquire with Swinburne Abroad's Overseas Internships Advisor before applying for a program to confirm availability.


Specific eligibility requirements depend on the academic unit being utilised, but all students must meet the minimum program eligibility criteria:


  • Completed at least 100CP (8 units) or 150 CP (12 units) if you intend to use the international internship unit
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50–60%)
  • Have available space in your course for the applicable academic unit (domestic students may be able overload their degree)


  • Completed at least 25CP (2 units) at the time of application
  • Have an average weighted mark of at least 60% (or satisfy additional eligibility criteria if mark is between 50-60%)
  • Have a course-specific project unit on the study plan that can be used for internship experience (e.g., EAT80003 Professional Practice in Engineering, or Education and Nursing professional placement units).
Myeongdong, shopping district, South Korea.

Program cost

US$3,760 (~A$5,740)


  • Internship Placement in the chosen sector
  • Private, furnished accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Welcome pack (transportation and SIM cards)
  • Drop-off to workplace on the first day
  • Cultural crash course
  • Community events (Dinner/ Goodie Bags/ Community Events)
  • 24/7 support and emergency assistance
  • Visa support
  • Resume consultation
  • Swinburne travel insurance (subject to eligibility requirements)


  • Tuition fees associated with the selected unit for internship
  • Visa application fees (if applicable)
  • Airfares
  • Daily living expenses


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

This program has a number of A$4,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible students.

These grants are available to Australian undergraduate students (with no citizenship or residency rights to South Korea), who have not previously received an NCP short-term grant.

Grants are allocated on a rolling basis and students are automatically considered for a grant as part of their application process.


Eligible Australian students can also apply for an Australian Government OS-HELP Loan of up to A$9,504 in Asia to help cover costs associated with your overseas program. Plus, up to $1,263 to complete Asian language study in preparation for your placement in Asia.

For more information on funding and eligibility see Fee Help and Scholarships.


Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, with places (and scholarships) allocated to the first students to complete a full application and meet eligibility criteria.

Note: You can only submit an application for one overseas internship program per application cycle.

Final deadline for applications: 9 August 2024
Apply Now
Information sessions

Find out more about the program at one of our upcoming info sessions.