KOICA (Korean) Scholarship Program (SP), 2024/ 2025 (Fully funded)

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DEADLINE : March 20th 2024
Programe : Masters / PhD
Countries/ nationalities : List Attached
Scholarship type : Fully FUNDED
Number  of scholarships available: 365 
Place : Republic of Korea


Future leaders in developing nations have a rare opportunity to learn from Korea's development experiences and best practises through the KOICA Scholarship Program (SP), a master's degree programme created to help them advance their professional and academic careers. By doing this, KOICA seeks to aid in the socioeconomic advancement of their native nations.

The SP is aimed at government officials from KOICA's partner nations, and every year, 400 students are chosen to participate in this programme.

Scholarship benefits

Air Fare - Actual amount paid 
Tuition Fees - Full amount required by a university
Extracurricular Activities - Part of the expenses needed for study visits, workshops, Korean language classes and others, except for regular classes  
Monthly Allowance - KRW 999,000 per month
Accommodation - Actual amount paid
Settlement Allowance - KRW 600,000 (once)  
Scholarship Completion Grants - KRW 300,000 (once)
Insurance - Actual cost paid

2024 KOICA Scholarship Program Guidelines

Kindly refer to the 'KOICA Application Guideline' provided below to gain comprehensive insights into the detailed plan and procedure for the 2024 KOICA Scholarship Program Application.

For the year 2024, KOICA intends to choose 365 fellows for 20 master's programs and 5 doctoral programs.

Eligible countries 

nations chosen by KOICA among DAC list of recipients of ODA

The KOICA or Korean government's policy could cause the list of target nations to alter each year.

Asia* - 

Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Nepa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, The Philippines, Timor-Leste , Vietnam,

Africa - 

Algeria ,Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, DR Congo, Egypt ,Gabon, Ghana, Kenya ,Libya, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria , Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Sierra Leone, Zambia ,Zimbabwe, Malawi,

Latin American 

Colombia, Dominican Republic Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti ,Honduras ,Jamaica, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia,

Middle East 

Jordan, Palestine Iraq.


Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands ,   


Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan,Azerbaijan,Kazakhstan,Ukraine,Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Belarus,Georgia.

Application Eligibility

The following requirements must be met by potential applicants.

(1) Citizenship: You must be an inhabitant of the nation the scholarship programme is targeting.

(2) Government Nomination: Have their governments formally nominate them.
- (For master) Work for the government. Be a government employee with a minimum of 2 years' experience in the field of study (for a PhD). after completing the KOICA master's programme, with a minimum of three years of experience in the field of study

(1) Exception

1 - Candidates with a background in "international NGO" may apply for the programme with two letters of recommendation from your government office, the Korean Embassy, a well-known NGO, a group affiliated with the UN, or the KOICA Organization in your area. * Candidates with a background in "international NGO" are ONLY permitted to apply for KOICA.
-Master's in Civil Society Leadership Program at AJOU

(3) AGE: Be under 40 as of February 1, 2024, if possible.

(4) Health and wellbeing: Be in sound physical and mental health.
- Applicants with impairments who are in good physical and mental health are welcome to apply.
- People who have a serious disease CANNOT apply.

(5) Education Level: Have earned a bachelor's degree or the equivalent in college or university-level education. * Some programmes have particular educational requirements. Consult the program's programme information.

(6) English Proficiency: In order to enrol in classes taught exclusively in English and to be able to write academic papers and theses in English, you must have a strong command of both spoken and written English.

(7) Not have previously dropped out of the KOICA scholarship programme. You cannot apply if you are a member of the organisation where applicants submitted fake documents and abruptly left the SP programme to return to your home country.

(8) Have never taken part in a KOICA scholarship programme or any other scholarship programme run by the Korean government. * Doctorate Program applicants: holders of a KOICA master's degree scholarship are still eligible to apply.
For example, a candidate who already holds a master's degree from the KOICA SP may not apply for another master's degree from the KOICA, but may do so for a doctorate.

(9) Ideally, work for your government both throughout and after the programme (be engaged in the expertized area of your study as an official servant of your government)

(10) as well as any other university requirements you want to submit (refer to the Program Information)

 Available Universities and Fields of Study

Refer to the Program Information of each course, which is available on the KOICA website, for further information about the courses that are offered.

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