Call for Student Application

UArctic and the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) are pleased to announce an opportunity for students from UArctic member institutions in Arctic States to participate in the 4th Korea Arctic Academy in Korea - a 10 day study program in July 5-14, 2018 at KMI together with students from Korean universities.

The UArctic student group will be joined by 10 selected students from Korean universities. Participants will need to be available for the 10-day Program and consider their travel time to Korea.   

The Program will include lectures on Arctic issues (4 to 5 days) given by Korean and international experts, and field trips (3 to 4 days) to Arctic related organizations, research institutions, and industrial sites in Korea.

A certificate of completion will be co-issued by UArctic and KMI to participants who successfully complete the program.

Call for application

The organizer in Korea will cover:

  • Round-trip flight tickets between Korea (Busan) and the nearest airport to the student
  • Designated accommodation in Korea during the official period of the Academy (4-14 July, 11 nights)
  • Additional lodging caused inevitably by flight schedule in accordance to KMI’s financial guideline
  • Transportation within Korea needed for participation in the program activities

*KMI will not be providing any other types of support other than the ones mentioned above

The following eligibility criteria apply:
20 Bachelor/Master/PhD students from UArctic member institutions in Arctic States are selected for the program. Students with an indigenous background will be given preference for the program during the selection process. The program is open to students of all academic backgrounds.

  • The student should be registered at a UArctic member institution in an Arctic State for an academic degree
  • The Bachelor- student should have finished their second year of study
  • The student is motivated to actively participate and to enhance understanding of the Arctic and Korea
  • The student must have sufficient knowledge of English, both oral and written

How to apply

Send the following documents via e-mail to, subject: diarienummer: DNR: SU FV-6.1.1-0785-18

  • CV (should include email address and telephone number)
  • Motivation Letter (approx. 600 characters/1page)

Last day to apply is March 23

The selection of the two nominees will be based on students`motivation and relevant academic interests. The final decision on the participants will be made by the UArctic and Korea Maritime Institute by the end of April.

Deltagare i Korea Arctic Academy 2017

Dennis Besseling, mastersstudent vid Statsvetenskapliga institutionen: Rapport

If you have questions about the application please contact the Student Services, International Office: Mascha Schepers