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More Scholarship Opportunities Available to Citizens

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Jan 16 2019

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Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago


Education Towers, No.5 St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Phone: 868-622-2181

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More Scholarship Opportunities Available to Citizens


The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education, Dr. The Honourable Lovell Francis, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, and other Ministry Officials met with His Excellency Sung Moon-up, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea who was accompanied by First Secretary, Ju Tae Kim and Senior Researcher, Hye Young Kim. The meeting took place on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at the Ministry’s Head Office on St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain.

Ambassador Sung pledged his government’s support to Trinidad and Tobago in the area of education. High on the agenda was the Korean Government Scholarship Programme available to students seeking undergraduate & graduate study in a variety of fields including engineering and socio-economics.  Additionally, to promote exchanges in education and foster relationship between both nations the Ambassador highlighted the Embassy’s Language and Outreach Programmes, which he recommended taking into this nation’s secondary schools.

Ambassador Sung remarked on the similarities between both nation’s education systems and noted the passion of parents, in particular, toward education and learning. Since 2013, the Korean Government has made 13 scholarships available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. The introduction of the Outreach Programme at the secondary school level will introduce students to the culture and language of Korea on the cusp of their tertiary level pursuits. Discussions on the implementation of this programme into schools will occur in the coming weeks. This collaboration will further enrich the extracurricular offerings available to students.

For more information on scholarship opportunities from the Republic of Korea visit or call 622-9081, 622-1069.





 Released on 16th January, 2019 



For further information please contact the Ministry’s Communications Division at 622-2181.