The KOICA Scholarship Program is more than just a financial grant; it’s a comprehensive educational experience. It’s designed to support students from partner countries to study for Master’s and Ph.D. degrees at top South Korean universities. The aim is to nurture future leaders who will contribute to the development and advancement of their home countries.

KOICA is offering 20 master’s programs and 5 doctorate programs in 2024. This announcement is for 15 programs only. Application guidelines for 10 more courses will be provided during March.


KOICA Master’s Degrees

  • Citizen of a partner country, officially nominated by the country’s government
  • Holder of a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution
  • Public official or publicly-affiliated worker
  • Those meeting 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


  • Airfare
  • Settlement Allowance
    • (Master) KRW 600,000/ONCE
    • (Doctoral) KRW 1,200,000/ONCE
  • Monthly Allowance KRW 999,000/Per month
  • Full Tuition covered.
  • Extracurricular Activities
    • Study visits, workshops, Korean language classes, etc
  • Accommodation
  • Scholarship Completion Grants
    • (Master) KRW 300,000/ONCE
    • (Doctoral) KRW 600,000/ONCE
  • National Health Insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance

Participating Universities

  • Yonsei University (Control of Infectious Diseases; [email protected] and Global Health Security; [email protected])
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
  • Kangwon National University (KNU)
  • Soongsil University (SSU)
  • Korean Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management (KDI School)
  • University of Seoul (UoS)
  • Kyungpook National University (KNU)
  • Seoul National University (SNU)
  • Hanyang University (HU)
  • Handong Global University (HGU)
  • Yeungnam University (YNU)

Eligible Countries for the KOICA Scholarship

Africa: Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, Algeria, Egypt, Uganda, Cameroon, Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tanzania, Tunisia, DR Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Niger, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Burkina Faso, Benin, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Angola, Zambia, Central African Republic, Zimbabwe, Togo, South Sudan, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Sao Tome and Principe, Comoros

Central & South America: Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Honduras, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Guyana, Grenada, Dominica, Belize, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Asia: Nepal, Timor-Leste, Laos, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Pakistan, Philippines

Pacific: Fiji, Nauru, Niue, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Tonga, Tuvalu, Papua New Guinea

Middle East & CIS & Eastern Europe: Jordan, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan.

Please check the KOICA CIAT Website first for the information:

For inquiries, please contact the email address below:
[email protected]
[email protected]


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