Last Friday, on the 20th of March, Sungkyunkwan University held its first annual Study Abroad Fair. With representatives from embassies and cultural centres in Seoul, in addition to several universities from around the world, local students were invited to look at exchange opportunities.
The Norwegian Embassy contributed with a separate booth at the fair, and gave both information specific for students of Sungkyunkwan University, and general information on the Norwegian model of higher education. It is worth noting however, that we encourage Korean students from all universities to check out information available on Norwegian exchange programs, scholarship opportunities, and related material. Norway has extensive degree programs available in English: on BA-, MA-, and PHD-level. Furthermore, most universities in Norway have free tuition, also for foreign students!
Ms. Ham Hyun-ju helped with the Norwegian contribution at the fair, and she was of great help. As a previous Korean exchange student in Norway, her personal experiences fit together with the interests of those visiting the booth.
It is worth noting that the Norwegian Embassy will be participating in another information campaign for students interested in exchange opportunities later this year. The event is the Study & Research in Europe 2009, and will be held at Yonsei University on the 15th of May. Students from all universities are invited to join, and more information will follow soon.
For those interested in additional information on studies in Norway, you can find it here. Additional information in Korean will be published on the embassy’s webpage at a later date.
Lastly – for Norwegian students studying in Korea – it should be mentioned that Sungkyunkwan University offers summer courses that are free for students from the EU, or as in Norway’s case, EFTA.