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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.

Eligibility

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

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