The United Kingdom: South Korea Youth Mobility Scheme

Last Updated on January 29, 2024

Key Points  

  • The United Kingdom and South Korea will expand their Youth Mobility Scheme on 31 January 2024 


The United Kingdom (UK) and South Korean governments will expand their Youth Mobility Scheme on 31 January 2024. The expansion will increase the annual quota, along with the age range of applicants and the removal of the ballot process. These changes include: 

  • Increasing from 1,000 to 5,000 
  • Increasing the age limit from 18 to 30, to 18 to 35 
  • Applicants will no longer need to register their interest in a ballot and, instead, can apply at any time from 31 January if they meet the eligibility criteria

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of the UK’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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