KOICA invites Scholarship Applications from Developing Countries’ Candidates to pursue Masters in International Development in Korea

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in partnership with Korea University is inviting high-caliber students from developing countries for the scholarships to pursue Master’s Degree Program in International Development that is aimed at nurturing talented students helping them gain professional and systematic knowledge that will play a key role in their home country’s development.

KOICA Scholarship Program is fully committed to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and is determined to expand its efforts to nurture future talents from developing countries to promote their countries’ sustainable economic growth and social development. From 1997 to 2009, the program has assisted a total of 771 students through 42 courses. In addition, as of 2010, 220 awardees are currently participating in the program at 10 different universities.

Objectives of the Scholarship Program

  • To develop human resources that will contribute to the socio-economic advancement of developing countries
  • To train experts (in the fields of International Development and Trade) needed by the developing countries

About the Program

The master’s degree program will be conducted at the Graduate School of International Studies at the Korea University for 13 months. Medium of instruction is English. There are 20 scholarship positions available for the program under this call for applications. The scholarship covers full tuition fee, monthly stipend, and roundtrip airfare.


Government officials or researchers working in their home country with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, and who should:

  • Be under the age of 40
  • Be nominated by their Government
  • Have sufficient command of spoken and written English;
  • Be in good health, both physically and mentally, to undergo the course;
  • Not have had experience in any of KOICA’s training courses within the past three years in the same field.

Last date for submission of applications is December 5, 2011

For more information, visit this link.


35 Responses to KOICA invites Scholarship Applications from Developing Countries’ Candidates to pursue Masters in International Development in Korea

  1. hayelom znabu+Flag as inappropriateMy name is hayelom znabu I have a degree in agricultural science from the Jamm univerty Ambo coolege (Ethiopia) and specialty animal production. Now I am working teaching in one agricultural college of in my cuontry ethiopia & I want learn master related with feild.Thanks and regards.

  2. I am Getachew Denbel, i am an Ethiopian i graduated with Degree in management, by now am working in my country palace administration at Head,documentation job title I wanna apply to your esteem agency for give me an opportunity to learn in one of social science master program .
    I thank you for your assistance

  3. i am a ugandan, i hold a bachelors degree in education but i have been working as adminstrative parish chief for local gov’t, currently i am the chief executive officer for aCBO fighting HIV/Aids through sensitisation and advocacy for the last one and a half years, can i qualify?

  4. Iam a former KOICA fellow in 2008 and to implement my experiences in my country we would like to propose you a youth exchange program between the Republic of Korea and Mali. We lookforward to hearing from you soon.


    Thanks so much for this great opportunity, I would like to apply for the scholarship but I seems to have issue with the health concern because I am a person living with HIV ( not yet on ART,but living very healthy ) I am into social work basically on HIV/AIDS and Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC ). I hold a Bachelor Degree in Education from the University of Ado Ekiti in Nigeria.
    I am in anticipation to hear from you.

  6. Thanks so much for the opportunity,its very exciting and i will be grateful if am given a chance in for this course.i hold a bachelors degree in social sciences from makerere university in Uganda,awaiting for the application forms.


  7. I am very happy that opportunities like this exist for people to acquire knowledge.I thank KOICA very much.I wish to be part of this great opportunity.I hold a Bachelors degree in Integrated Development Studies obtained from the University For Development Studies, Tamale ,Ghana.I am wait for opportunity to help me achieve my future career.

  8. Wow i would like to be part of this noble opportunity, I hold a bachelors degree in economics from Makerere university in Uganda.
    Am waiting to hear from you


  10. My name is Abubaker Mohamed Abdelmomin Mohamed I have a degree in agricultural science from the University of Gezira (Sudan) and specialty crop protection class II and the desire to study short course or master in natural pesticides. Now I am working body of agricultural research corporation, station Madani since 2005 up to date.

  11. Good day,i would love the scholarship for Masters Degree in International Development from Korea International Corporation Agency.
    Kindly provide the application form for my completion. Thank you.

  12. Hullo, thanks a bunch for the information.
    May I please get more information as regards the application procedure.
    Thanks and regards.

  13. I am from Northern Mindanao, Philippines and very much interested to avail this scholarship. I know it will be of great help if I’ll be given the opportunity to be part of the program since our island is always threatened by war conflicts between MILF and the Government Arm Forces of the Philippines. Can you please help how to apply this scholarship program?

  14. Am Sebbaale Samuel aged 28 years serving as a clergy in the Province of the Church of Uganda. Am serving in the diocese of Mityana diocese as a Youth and Children’s coordinator. My accademic qualification:Am holding a bachelors degree in Divinity which i obtained from Uganda Christian University Mukono -Uganda. Am intrested in pursuing this course if given an opportunity. God richly bless you so much.

  15. hello, there, thanks for the concern,care and opportunity your sharing with us. am really intrested in applying for the scholarship but then how do i get the application form? thanx

  16. Thank you for the information provided. Am interested in the scholarship but i don’t know how i can apply.Please guide me.

  17. Dear Sir/Madam ,I am one of the bachelors working in one of the developing country Ethiopia.This chance is very important for such persons like me.I politely request you to guide me to the application process.
    Thank you

  18. Dear Sir/Madam,

    Is there any possibilities of scholarship on “Masters in Tourism” or “Cargo Management”. I would appreciate for your kind response.
    Thank you,
    With warm regards,
    Dasarath Moktan

  19. Dear Sir/Madam..
    I’m really interested in this scholarship program, so please direct me where can i get this application form? I want to apply for it.
    With a lot of thanks…

  20. Thanks for this good information and great good news. I am interested and would like to apply. Thanks again.

  21. Thank u for the information provided for the scholarship.I have the interest for the it,so kindly refer me the application form.
    Thank you.

  22. sir- i am interested in the scholarship please direct me and guide me on how to aplly.
    thank you for your love.

  23. dear -thank you very much for thinking about us.i am very interested in persuing this masters in international development.
    please refer me to the application forms and some guidline which concern the completion.
    we love you and pray for you.

  24. Dear sir,
    it is really great to hear that what an excellent course is being offering by Korea for the developing countries. As the circumstances around are changing rapidly we should get knowledge and professional degree for the better development of ones country. Our country really needs such talented people who play their roll for the prosperity of the country.

    thanking you,
    karal Madho, Pakistan.

  25. Sir,

    I have interest in the Korea International Cooperation Agency Scholarship opportunity for Masters Degree in International DevelopmentKindly .refer me to the application form to enable me complete it.

    Thank you

  26. thanks for the opportunity and please help avail me with detailed application process and materials.

  27. I’m interested in the Korea International Cooperation Agency Scholarship opportunity in International development.

    please help avail me with the neccessary documentation and procedures to enable me complete application.


  28. Hello, thanks for the opportunity i would love the scholarship for Masters Degree in International Development from Korea International Corporation Agency
    Kindly refer me to the application form to enable me complete it.

  29. Thank you so much for the information needed for us in developing countries. I am interested in pursuing a masters in the program International Development.
    kindly send me the application form for completion
    Thank you
    from Uganda East Africa.

  30. Sir,

    I have interest in the Korea International Cooperation Agency Scholarship opportunity for Masters Degree in International Development.

    Kindly refer me to the application form to enable me complete it.

    Thank you


  31. Thank you for providing me the necessary information that is needed by institutions for tis growth and development.This effort of yours is highly appericated and i think this trend will continue.May God richly bless you in all of your endeavours for serving the need of humanity.