Wetskills-South Korea 2018

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Wetskills-South Korea 2018

January 28, 2018 - February 13, 2018

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‘Olympic’ Wetskills goes for first time to South Korea!

The Wetskills Foundation invites Bachelor, Master, PhD students and recent graduates to apply for the Wetskills Water Challenge program in South Korea. This edition of Wetskills will take the participants to the nice city of Seoul and the Olympic city of Gangneung for two-and-a-half weeks, visiting interesting and relevant water-related locations in and around Seoul and having the finals and awarding in the framework of the Olympic Winter Games. 

Apply for this spectacular opportunity to participate in this unique ‘Olympic’ Wetskills Water Challenge!

We are looking for students and Young Professionals from universities and organizations from South Korea and from The Netherlands, who are passionate about water and excited to work in mixed teams for transdisciplinary water solutions. Apply for Wetskills South Korea 2018 (period: 27 January – 13 February 2018).

Application deadlines

Deadline for application and selection: 1 December 2017. (First Come, First Served)


Participation costs from Dutch participants or participants without accommodation in Seoul are 525 euros or equivalent in South Korean Won. The fee includes accommodation, programme costs, supervision, some social activities, field trips, working locations, presentations by experts and the awarding event at  the IWA Water & Development Conference and Exhibition. It does not include transport, some meals, other daily costs. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses (like plane tickets and some local travel), meals during working days and other personal costs.

The fees for participants from Seoul, who are accommodated already and do not need accommodation, are 150 euros or equivalent in South Korean Won, including the above arrangements, except for the accommodation, but including 3 nights accommodation in Donghae (next to Gangneung).

During past editions participants often successfully arranged financial compensation for their Wetskills participation from their university or employer. We therefore strongly encourage applicants to inquire about funding opportunities to compensate the costs (university mobility funds, travel allowance etc.).

More information

For more information about participation contact Floor van der Heijden (floor.van.der.heijden@wetskills.com) or especially for South Korean interested candidates: Jiyeon (June) Lee (june@koreawaterforum.org) and Jeryang Park (Hongik University, jeryang@hongik.ac.kr). For other information contact Johan Oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com).

Registration deadlines

Extended deadline for applications: 1 December 2017

First come, first served

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Event Cases

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The Wetskills organization of the ‘Olympic’ edition in South Korea is looking for Case Owners; companies, knowledge institutes and organisations that formulate their case and support this Wetskills programme, see: Leaflet Case Sponsors Wetskills-South Korea 2018.

For more information: contact Johan Oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com).

Case 1: 

Case owner: K Water

information will be provided in a later stage

Case 2: 

Case owner: Waternet Amsterdam

information will be provided in a later stage

Case 3: 

Case owner: Delfland

information will be provided in a later stage.

Case 4: 

Case owner: Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands

information will be provided in a later stage

Case 5: 

Case owner: 

information will be provided in a later stage

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January 28, 2018
February 13, 2018
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Johan Oost
Floor van der Heijden
Jeryang Park
Jiyeon Lee (June)
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands


Hongik University (Seoul)
94, Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu
Seoul, Argentina