The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is offering a scholarship program for students from developing countries to pursue full-time postgraduate studies at Korean universities that participate.
In accordance with Korea’s bilateral aid program, the fields of study are targeted to address agreed-upon development needs of partner countries, such as International Development, Women and Development, Public Policy, Fishery Science, Agriculture and Rural Development, and so on.
- Type: Postgraduate
- Organisation: Korean Government
- Country to study: Korea
- Course to study: Not specified
- Gender: Men and Women
- Application Deadline: March 20, 2023
- Air travel fare: Economy class, round-trip airfare via the most direct route to and from Korea
- Full tuition fees
- Accommodation (mainly the dormitory of a training institute)Living allowance
- Textbooks and materials
- Study visits, field trips, etc. during the program
- A medical check up after entry into the program
- Overseas traveler’s health insurance: Expenses for medical treatments and hospital care due to diseases or accidents within the scope and limit of insurance coverage.
- (Preferably) Be under age 40 as of February 1, 2023.
- Be a citizen of the Scholarship Program target country
- Be a government official, an employee in the public sector, or a researcher in a state institute working in his/her home country with a bachelor’s degree or higher.
- Be nominated by his or her government.
- Have sufficient command of both spoken & written English to take classes conducted entirely in English and to write academic reports and a thesis in English.
- Have a positive attitude and a strong will to get adjusted to a multicultural environment and to understand the hosting country’s culture.
- Have good moral characteristics to endure student life on campus.
- Be in good health, both physically and mentally, to undergo the program.
- Pregnancy is regarded as a disqualifying condition for participating in this program.
- Having tuberculosis or any kind of contagious disease is regarded as a disqualifying condition for participation in this program.
- Have not previously received a scholarship or participated in a scholarship program, including a KOICA Scholarship Program, from the Korean government.
In addition to the general eligibility requirements listed above, applicants must also meet the specific eligibility requirements imposed by each course. (Please refer to the “Program Information” of each program.
For example, only women can apply to Ewha Womans University’s “Capacity Development of Women Leadership” course.
How to apply
KOICA Headquarters only accepts applications through diplomatic channels, which means that application documents cannot be sent directly to KOICA Headquarters or universities.
For more information, please contact the KOICA office or the Korean Embassy in your country.
March 20, 2023
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