​[National Preliminary Round for K-Pop World Festival 2017]

To get a chance to compete by performing at the Korean Cultural Festival 2017 which will be held on 1 July 2017 at Bishop’s College Auditorium, please submit the Application Form with your Audition Video link by Sunday, 30 April 2017 to koreanfestival2017@gmail.com.
* The Application Form can be downloaded on the Embassy website : 

Please read the following instructions carefully.
The Festival is hosted by the Korean Embassy in Colombo and it serves as the National Preliminary Round for the K-Pop World Festival 2017. A select number of online audition participants will be invited to compete by performing in front of judges and general audiences. 
1. Eligibility :

To participate as a performer (individual or team), you must be of Sri-Lankan origin, living in Sri Lanka and over 15 years of age.
2. Online Audition Video :

Prepare and upload your performance video (ideally between 5-6 minutes) on YouTube and let us know the link through the Application Form. Alternatively, post your CD with the Application Form to the Embassy at 98 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 7. The Online Audition is for screening purpose only, and if you wish, you may prepare and perform a different item at the Festival should you be selected, with the approval of the Embassy.
3. Application Deadline :

Midnight (24:00) Sunday, 30 April 2017.
4. Result Announcement :

The Online Audition result will be announced and personally informed to you by Tuesday, 9 May 2017 (tentative).
* For further inquiries, you may contact the Embassy on phone 011-2699-036~8 or email  koreanfestival2017@gmail.com
* Follow K-POP World Festival’s official website for video clips of the former performance:

We look forward to meeting many of Sri Lanka’s K-Pop talents soon !
[Q & A]

Some have asked similar questions for the last festival – we hope you find the following answers useful.
1. If you feel compelled to, you may send in both your Vocal and Vocal with Dance category videos (i.e. 2 different videos). However, only one ‘item’ will make to the live stage competition.. In other words, no participant will have double performance.
2. You can participate as solo, with no ‘team members’.
3. As for the ‘Vocal with Dance’ category, you are required to sing as well as dance. Of course, you can include some moves (but not main) with Vocal only category. No Dance only category.
4. With the choice of songs, any version is fine including Teledrama OSTs – as long as they are considered ‘K-pop’.
5. Those with a foreign nationality may participate in the online audition, however due to the regulations from the headquarters in Korea, one would not be able to ‘represent’ Sri Lanka as a winner of the qualifier. If this is not a concern, we are happy to have you.
6. The Online Audition Video has to be a non-edited ‘live performance’.
Once again, thank you for your interest and support.
Source – Korean Embsay in Sri Lanka

[2017 Korean Government Scholarship Program for Graduate Degrees]

[2017 Korean Government Scholarship Program for Graduate Degrees]

The Korean government has decided to conduct the 2017 Korean Government Scholarship Program for Graduate Degrees to further promote international exchange in education and mutual friendship between Korea and other countries.

Please kindly find the detailed information together with application forms via the below link. All students, who want to apply for the Program, are required to submit duly completed application form and all necessary documents to the Korean Embassy no later than 22 March 2017.



[2017 GKS 정부초청 외국인 대학원 장학생 모집 안내]

2017년도 대한민국 정부초청 외국인 대학원 장학생 모집을 공고하오니, 신청을 희망하는 학생(본인 및 부모 모두가 스리랑카 국적인 경우만 해당)은 안내된 신청서류를 구비하여 3월 22일까지 당관에 제출하여 주시기 바랍니다.



Source – Korean Embassy