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KOICA Scholarship Program (SP) for International Students in Korea, 2015

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is offering a scholarship program for students from developing countries to undertake full-time postgraduate study at participating in Korean universities.

  • Study Subject(s): The fields of study are targeted to address agreed development needs of partner countries, such as International Development, Women and Development, Public Policy, Fishery Science, Agriculture and Rural Development, etc., in line with Korea’s bilateral aid program.
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters studies at participating in Korean universities.
  • Scholarship Provider: Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
  • Scholarship can be taken at Korea


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  • 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.
  • 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
  • The program, from the Korean government.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Students from Asia (Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Philippines, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Nepal, East Timor, Pakistan, Afghanistan); Africa (Sudan, Madagascar, Morocco, Algeria, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Tunisia, Cote d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Egypt, Rwanda, Uganda, Libya, Gabon and Mozambique); Americas (Guatemala, Paraguay, Peru, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Colombia, Haiti, Costa Rica, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela); Middle East (Yemen, Jordan, Iran, Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon); Oceania (Solomon Islands, Fiji and Papua New Guinea) and Eastern Europe Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadzhikistan, Belarus and Serbia) can apply for the KOICA Scholarship Program.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

How to Apply

How to Apply: There are usually two selection rounds annually. There are two rounds for each selection: the document review and the telephone interview (an “essay test” may be included in some cases). After being nominated by his/her government, the applicant should submit the application package to the KOICA office or the Embassy of Korea in his/her country. KOICA Headquarters receives applications only through diplomatic channels, which means that one cannot send application documents directly to KOICA Headquarters or universities. For further information, please consult with the KOICA office or the Embassy of Korea in your country.

Application Deadline: Closed

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