| Overview
  • Title : 2021-22 Mekong-ROK Exchange Year Student Paper Contest
  • Purpose
    : To inspire interest and research motivation among young people from Korea & 5 Mekong countries
    : To expand the research base to discover new areas of cooperation between Korea and Mekong
  • Hosted by : Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Eligibility
    : Students enrolled in universities and graduate schools (master’s / doctoral) or students on leave of absence (regardless of nationality)
    : Individuals or groups of 3 or less
    ※ When participating as a team, only one person should apply as the representative
  • Topic : The Future of Mekong-ROK cooperation
  • Field
    Politics & foreign affairs, economy & finance, environment & development, culture & art
    | Timeline
  • Submission Period : 22 December 2021 ~ 28 February 2022
  • Announcement of award winners : mid-March 2022 (The specific date will be uploaded on the official website when decided.)
  • Presentation & award ceremony : The date will be notified individually
    ※ Award winners will be invited to present their paper.
  • | How to apply
  • Online submission via official website
  • Required documents : paper file for the contest, annexed application form, certificate of enrollment
    ※ You can download the annexed application form on the “Submission” category.
    ※ Winner should submit the certificate of enrollment/leave of absence.
    ※ You can participate only if you agree to the terms and conditions of personal information collection and use, third-party copyright-related, consent to the attribution and use of works, and pledge to apply.
  • | Awards
    Category The no. of
    Reward Award
    Grand Prize 1 KRW 3,000,000 The awardees will receive a certificate bearing the name of the ROK Minister of Foreign Affairs.
    Excellence Award 2 KRW 2,000,000
    Participation Prize 5 KRW 1,000,000

    ※ Award details and the schedule may change depending on the circumstances.

    | Note
  • Applicants must sign or consent to the Privacy Policy, the Third Party Copyright Policy, and the Application Pledge on the official website in order to participate in the contest.
  • The submitted paper will not be returned and may be edited and published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    ※ The copyright of all submitted papers belongs to the applicants.
  • The paper should be the applicant’s own creation, and papers that have been submitted to other competitions, published in academic journals or paper collections, or presented as dissertations for a degree is NOT eligible for submission.
  • If any award-winning paper is found to have breached research ethics, the award will be withdrawn, along with the prize money.
  • | Contact Information

    Secretariat of the 2021-22 Mekong-ROK Exchange Year Student Paper Contest

    TEL. +82-2-2671-1029