The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has opened its doors again as applications for the 2022 KOICA scholarship program are now being accepted.
KOICA was established in April 1991 as a government agency by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea to maximize South Korea’s grant aid programs for developing countries.
Development cooperation now has broadened into promoting sustainable development, strengthening partnerships with developing partners, global concerns such as the environment, poverty reduction, and gender mainstreaming.
Scholarship Benefits are:
- Free tuition fee
- Monthly allowance
- Air fare
- Settlement allowance
- Scholarship completion grants
- Extracurricular activities
They have projects on 125 countries from different parts of the world like Asia Pacific, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Central Asia.
This year’s scholarship will aim to train key leaders from partner countries to be able to contribute to the socio-economic development of their home countries. This project includes 28 master’s programs and 2 doctorates.
KOICA Master’s Degrees
- Citizen of a partner country (officially recommended by the country’s government)
- Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution
- Public official or publicly-affiliated worker
- Can meet the university’s selection criteria
KOICA Doctoral Degrees
- Those meeting the above selection criteria for a master’s degree
- A master’s degree holder of KOICA’s Scholarship Programs
Scholarship applications will be collected by the government and sent to KOICA Overseas Office or the Korean embassy.
Note: The application period starts on March 20, 2022. Full details will be on their official website.