South Korea offering undergraduates six-week study programme

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THE South Korea government is offering undergraduate students in Brunei and other ASEAN countries the chance to study at one of its universities for a six-week period beginning in July.

South Korea will host the 2016 Global Korea Scholarship for ASEAN Countries’ Science and Engineering Students, a programme for second to fourth year undergraduates studying science and engineering at institutions in ASEAN member states.

In a statement, the South Korean embassy said the programme aimed to enhance relations and understanding among future leaders of ASEAN and South Korea, as well as provide students with the opportunity to experience South Korea’s technological and industrial development.

It also said the programme would be beneficial for students who are interested in furthering their studies there in the future.

During the programme, which will be conducted in English, students will participate in lectures, laboratory work, field trips and cultural interactions.

Prospective participants have five universities to choose from, with each university offering a specific course for the duration of the programme.

The options are Chonbuk National University for information and communications engineering, Chung-Ang University for electrical engineering, Chungnam National University for animal and dairy sciences, Dankook University for software engineering and Gyeongsang National University for mechanical, aviation and information convergence engineering.

All costs of the programme such as airfares, accommodation at university dormitories, meals, training and field trips will be borne by the South Korean government.

Only six students will be selected from Brunei to participate in the programme but priority will be given to students who are proficient in the Korean language.

Application forms can be obtained from the South Korean embassy or via their website and the deadline for the application is on May 9, 2016.

The Brunei Times