Last weekend, 26-27th of March, Korea Trade Fairs held one of their biannual Study Abroad Fairs at COEX. The event is held each spring and autumn, and schools from all over the world put up their booths to tell Korean students about their study offers. The Norwegian Embassy had a separate booth where students could get general information about the model of higher education in Norway, as well as brochures from specific universities and university colleges around Norway.
The Hur-children might be moving to a strange country far away, if their parents decide to attend studies in Norway. Photo: Norway Embassy
At the Norwegian booth one could experience a growing interest for Northern Europe among Korean students, especially among young students with an interest for design. The information that all public Universities in Norway offers free tuition, also for foreign student, came as a pleasant surprise to many of the visitors. Currently, there are 14.000 international students in Norway. Statistics show that the number is growing, but there is plenty of room for more. Norway offer extensive degree programs in English at Bachelor-, Master-, and Ph.D.-level. For Korean students, an excellent scholarship option is the Erasmus Mundus programme for Master students.
Next event in April
Norway will also be participating in another information campaign for students interested in exchange opportunities next month. Study & Research in Europe 2011 will be held at Korea University on the 28th of April. Norway will hold a short presentation about higher education in Norway, and be available for question at the Norway booth throughout the fair. Students from all universities are invited to join. Here the result of the logo-competition for Study & Research will be announced, and the prize – a round trip ticket to Europe – will be presented to the lucky winner. For those not participating in the logo-competition there will still be several prizes to be won at the lucky draw, or you can test your knowledge about Europe in the Europe-quiz.
For those interested in further information about studies in Norway, you will find it at Study in Norway.