The programme’s aim is to contribute to strengthening the competitiveness of local companies.
Under a new visa program announced Friday by South Korea’s Ministry of Justice, international students attending prestigious universities in other countries will be able to apply for internships at high-tech companies and research institutes in South Korea. The programme’s aim is to contribute to strengthening the competitiveness of local companies.
From August 8 onwards, the ministry announced that it would start offering the so-called “high-tech field internship visa” (D-10-3) to students attending prestigious colleges in other countries.
According to the statement, eligibility for the D-10-3 visa includes the following types of students;
According to the report, the government can also extend the stay period of foreign high-tech trainees by helping them find work in South Korea. In addition, it can also give preferential treatment to those who wish to change their residence status with employment or start-up visas.
However, in order to prevent adverse effects on job openings for local people, the government will take measures to ensure that the number of trainees from other countries does not exceed twenty percent of the total workforce of the domestic companies.
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