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  • Locations: Seoul, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Mid-Semester Break 2
  • Restrictions: Only Adelaide applicants may apply through GLAS
  • Budget Sheets: Mid-Semester Break 2
  • Please read the Program Description for how to apply.
Dates / Deadlines:

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study Tour Academic Level: Undergraduate
Study Tours: Governing Faculty: Faculty of Sciences Click here for a definition of this term Available to Cross-Institutional students: Yes
Program Description:
Seoul changing Bio

This course offers students an incredible opportunity to be immersed in the global, cutting-edge and rapidly growing world of biotechnology. South Korea has one of the fastest growing biotechnology sectors in the world. Government investment and industrial and commercial commitment has seen more than 15 times growth in biotechnology industries in South Korea in recent years. We will meet with delegates from the Austrade office and from Australian government and industry. We will then tour biotechnology companies, research facilities and research institutes. We will actively see the process and mechanisms of basic science being developed; the applied studies for new drug design and discovery, novel biomaterials and bioinformation. This tour provides a unique opportunity to experience the scientific and dynamic business aspects as they are applied in the commercial world while building on students’ theoretical knowledge.   



This program will run from 23 September to 4 October, 2019.

There will be a compulsory pre-departure briefings on Monday 9 September and 16 September, 2019. This will cover essential academic aspects for the study tour as well as tour logistics.

NOTE: Students will need to consult their STUDY PLAN and consider how this course (3 units) fits into their program. If students would like to discuss their Study Plan, please contact 

Information Session

Have questions about this study tour? An information session will be held on Tuesday 19 March at 10am in room 5.01 in the Molecular Life Sciences building.


The program fee is estimated to be AUD$3,683.40

This estimated program fee includes ground transport in South Korea, all accommodation (3 star hotel, twin share), entry to cultural activities and some meals. Follow the link for the program fee cost breakdown.

Students will be responsible for booking and paying for their own international flights, some meals and incidentals.

Please note that University of Adelaide tuition fees also apply for the enrolled course SCIENCE 3500 - Science International Study Tour.

Financial Assistance:

Students may be eligible for up to AUD$8,149 in OS-HELP funding.

Comprehensive travel insurance is provided free of charge by the University of Adelaide for students receiving credit for this program.

Course Content
Activities (examples):

  • Networking evening
  • Austrade offices
  • Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI)
  • Korea Research Institute of Biosciences and Biotechnology (KRIBB) – research facilities.
  • Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) – research facilities.
  • Seoul National University
  • Companies: Celltrion, Medipost, Dong-A Pharmaceuticals

Eligibility and Selection:

This course is open to second and third year students enrolled in Microbiology/Immunology, Biochemistry or Genetics courses.

The tour is limited to 24 students. Selection for this tour will be made based on a combination of GPA and responses to the ‘About Me’ questionnaire within the GLAS application.
  • Tour leader will shortlist applicants based on a combination of GPA and application responses.
  • The Faculty of Sciences will conduct a degree check for each shortlisted student and approve the student for credit. This is an automatic internal process and students do not have to take any action for this to occur.
  • After the Faculty of Sciences has completed the degree check, students will be notified of their application outcome by Study Overseas.
  • Students will be required to pay a AUD$500 deposit within 14 days of their selection for this program.

Academic Credit

All credit is decided and pre-approved by the Faculty of Sciences. Once selected for the program, students must enrol in SCIENCE 3500 International Student Experience. 

Students selected for this program will receive: 
  • 3 units of credit

Application and Deadlines
  • Check eligibility against above criteria.
  • Make your application by clicking ‘Apply Now’ above, on or before the deadline.
  • Final deadline for application submission: 30 April, 2019.

Contact Information

For more information about the Seoul-changing Biotechnology study tour including academic and program content, please contact Dr Stephen Kidd in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, School of Biological Sciences.

For information about applications and administration, please contact Study Overseas.


Please read the Program Description for how to apply.