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2022 KOICA Scholarship in South Korea Open for Applications

Studying abroad can be one of the most beneficial and exciting experiences any student can have. Furthering one’s studies in a foreign land allows you to immerse yourself in different cultures, discover new places, meet new people, and build self-confidence.

Are you looking into applying for a scholarship in South Korea to further your education? You’re in luck, because the Korea International Cooperation Agency opened its 2022 KOICA Scholarship Program in South Korea for master’s and doctorate studies!

What is the 2022 KOICA Scholarship in South Korea?

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is a leading development cooperation agency providing grant aid programs for developing countries. This year, they opened applications for their scholarship program offering 28 master’s programs and two doctorate programs to publicly-affiliated workers. All applicants are expected to submit their applications by 20 Mar 2022.

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The KOICA Scholarship Program was created to train and upskill potential leaders in partner nations. With this, scholarship delegates will be able to “contribute to the socio-economic development of their home countries.”

As of the moment, KOICA is offering the scholarship program to applicants from 62 countries across the globe. Some of KOICA’s participating universities include Yonsei University, University of Seoul, Korea University, and Seoul National University. See the complete list of courses and their corresponding universities here.

Who can apply for this scholarship in South Korea?

As mentioned earlier, the 2022 KOICA Scholarship Program in South Korea is offering master’s and doctorate programs. With this, eligible applicants should have obtained a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree and must be a government worker.

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KOICA master’s degrees

  1. Citizen of a partner nation, officially endorsed by the country’s government
  2. Bachelor’s degree holder from a recognised educational institution 
  3. Public official or publicly-affiliated employees
  4. Applicants meeting the partner universities’ criteria for selection 

KOICA doctoral degrees

  1. Applicants meeting the criteria for KOICA master’s degree 
  2. Master’s degree holder of a KOICA Scholarship Program

How to apply for the 2022 KOICA Scholarship in South Korea?

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Do you see yourself fit for the scholarship program? You can check out the application guidelines and for your reference. Here, you’ll find more information about the application requirements, document checklist, and selection process. 

For application and document submission, government employers must collect all required official papers. Afterwards, these will be sent to the KOICA Overseas Office or Korean Embassy for further deliberation.

The KOICA Scholarship Program is one of many ways you can venture out into the world and take on new learning experiences. Know someone with a passion for travelling and learning? Or have you personally experienced studying abroad? Share your story with us on our official Facebook page. Here, more adventures await!


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