Call for Student Applications: The 6th Korea Arctic Academy Online Course

Due to the extraordinary situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and after careful consultation with the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) and UArctic, the KMI have made the regretful decision to call off the physical gathering of the Korea Arctic Academy in Busan and replace it with an online course. This online course will be available for a period of eight weeks between September 9 and October 30, 2020.

The program will include online lectures on Arctic issues (given by international and Korean experts) from Arctic related organizations and research institutions in Korea. The online course has a scope of five ECTS credits and a certificate of completion will be co-issued by UArctic and KMI to participants who have successfully completed the program. 

The following eligibility criteria apply:

  • 40 bachelor/master/ PhD students from UArctic member institutions in Arctic States will be 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 an UArctic member institution in an Arctic State for an academic degree. 
  • UArctic/KMI can also select other Arctic States students to achieve an appropriate composition of the group.
  • 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.

Please submit a CV (should include email address) and a motivation letter (approx. 600 words) to Laura Pudas at to apply.

KMI plans to organize next year’s Korea Arctic Academy in Busan again and has the privilege to announce that the best students who complete the online course of the 6th Korea Arctic Academy will be preselected to attend the 7th Korea Arctic Academy in 2021. 

If you have questions, please contact

Korea Arctic Academy logo