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Korean Government KOICA Scholarship Program (Master & Ph.D) 2023 for Developing Countries


Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is offering a scholarship program for students from developing countries to undertake full-time postgraduate study at participating Korean universities.


  • Air travel fare: Economy class, round-trip airfare via the most direct route to and from Korea

  • Full tuition fees

  • Accommodation (mainly the dormitory of a training institute), Living allowance

  • Meals

  • Textbooks and materials

  • Study visits, field trips, etc., during the program

  • A medical check-up after entry into the program

  • Overseas traveller’s health insurance: Expenses for medical treatments and hospital care due to diseases or accidents within the scope and limit of insurance coverage.


Applicants must:

  • (Preferably) Be under age 40 as of February 1, 2023.

  • Be a citizen of the Scholarship Program's target country

  • Be a government official, an employee in the public sector, or a researcher in a state institute working in his/her home country with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

  • Be nominated by his or her government.

  • Have sufficient command of both spoken & written English to take classes conducted entirely in English and to write academic reports and a thesis in English.

  • Have a positive attitude and a strong will to adjust to a multicultural environment and understand the host country’s culture.

  • Have good moral characteristics to endure student life on campus.

  • Be in good health, both physically and mentally, to undergo the program.

  • Pregnancy is regarded as a disqualifying condition for participating in this program.

  • Having tuberculosis or any contagious disease is considered a disqualifying condition for participating in this program.

  • Have not previously received a scholarship or participated in a scholarship program, including a KOICA Scholarship Program, from the Korean government


20th March 2023

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