Call for Student Nomination: The 4th Korea Arctic Academy, July 5-14, 2018

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 program of the 4th Korea Arctic Academy will include lectures on Arctic issues (4 to 5 days) given by international or Korean 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.


University of Oulu will nominate two students to the 4th Korea Arctic Academy.  Altogether 20 students from different universities will be accepted. Students with an indigenous background will be given preference and the program is open to students of all academic backgrounds.


The following eligibility criteria apply for the University of Oulu student nominees:

-The student should be registered at the University of Oulu for an academic degree

-The student should have finished their second year of bachelor 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


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

- meals included in official program

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


Interested? What to do next?

Please submit a CV (should include email address and telephone number) and motivation letter (approx. 600 characters) in one file to by March 21st, 2018. More information (pdf).


Interested in learning more before sending in an application?

Come and meet with the UArctic staff at the ArcticCube at Tellus Innovation Arena on March 16th at 12:00-13:30.


Last updated: 2.3.2018