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Here’s How You Can Study in South Korea for Free


The application for the 2022 KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency) Scholarship program reopens. KOICA was launched in 1991 as a Korean government agency focused on Official Development Assistance or ODA. ODA aims to assist developing countries or international organizations by providing grants, loans and other technical assistance.

KOICA has projects in 125 countries around the world including Asia Pacific, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Central Asia.

The 2022 scholarship programs aim to train key leaders from partner countries to contribute to the socio-economic development of their home countries including 28 master’s programs and 2 doctorate programs. Application guidelines for seven more courses will be made public in March.

The benefits to be received from the scholarship include the following: tuition fee, monthly allowance, air fare, accommodation, settlement allowance, scholarship completion grants, insurance, as well as extracurricular activities. Read the criteria below for those who can apply for the scholarship.


KOICA Master’s Degrees

  • Citizen of a partner country, officially recommended 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

Applications will be collected by the government employer and sent to the KOICA Overseas Office or the Korean embassy.

The application period will begin on March 20, 2022. For more details, visit the official KOICA website and for questions, please email [email protected] .

Source: KOICA

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