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Extensive scholarship opportunities are available to most students that are accepted for admissions of the KDI school.

International

  • Global Ambassador Scholarship ("GAS")

    All scholarship benefits are primarily intended for countries named on the DAC List of ODA recipient nations, as published by the OECD. (If a country is not named on the DAC List, applicants from these countries may be conferred a partial, rather than a full scholarship.)

    How to Apply

    International applicants who meet the qualifications of KDI School’s Application Guideline can become potential candidates for GAS Scholarship and apply during KDI School’s online application period.

    Admissions Period

    Spring & Fall Admissions

    Spring
    Master’s & Ph.D. program, full- & part-time programs
    Fall
    Master’s programs only, full-time programs only
    Benefits

    Full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend for most recipients

    Eligibility

    International applicants who meet the qualifications of KDIS

    Program Duration

    Master(about 1 year, 3 semesters), Ph.D.(at least 3 years)

  • Seoul G20 Global Leaders Fellowship

    Seoul G20 Global Leaders Fellowship is awarded to a limited number of students and GAS may be offered instead.

    How to Apply

    Applicants must complete and are strongly recommended to submit an online application for Seoul G20 Global Leaders Fellowship and submit all the required documents including an employment verification letter demonstrating the eligibility as guided in KDIS Application Guideline.

    Admissions Period

    Spring & Fall Admissions

    Benefits

    Full tuition waiver, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare

    Eligibility

    Applicants must meet one of the requirements below.

    From Non-G20 Countries
    must be currently employed in the division head level (or) over 6 years of working experience in the public sector
    From G20 Countries
    must have at least 1 year of working experience in the public sector(internship, fellowship, employment, etc) (or) study/research experience in fields related to Korea (studies) will have more preference for selection
    Program Duration

    Master(about 1 year, 3 semesters)

  • NIIED Global Korea Scholarship for Graduate Degrees (GKS-G)

    This scholarship is sponsored by the NIIED (National Institute for International Education) and designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students with the aim of promoting international exchange in education and mutual friendship amongst the participating countries.

    How to Apply

    For 2021 Fall Admissions, the application guideline will be updated in the links bleow:

    NIIED Website > Scholarships > GKS Notice
    https://www.studyinkorea.go.kr/en/main.do
    KDIS Website > Admissions > International > Notice > NIIED-KDIS
    /#/admissions/content/international/notice?contentId=36915
    Admissions Period

    Every Fall Admissions(Master only)

    Benefits

    Full tuition waiver, monthly stipend and round-trip airfare, settlement allowance, and departure support

    Eligibility

    Candidates from countries designated by NIIED

    Program Duration

    2 years(24 months)

  • KOICA-KDIS Scholarship

    KOICA Scholarship Program is designed to nurture key leaders in developing countries who can contribute to the socio-economic development of their home countries.

    How to Apply

    For the 2021 Fall semester, 2 different KOICA-KDIS Master’s Degree Programs opened for international applicants. Please check the exact application deadline and detailed information in (1) KOICA’s Application Guideline and (2) KDI School’s PI(Program Information) at CIAT Notice.:

    http://www.koica.go.kr/sites/ciat/index.do
    2021 KOICA-KDIS Master’s Degree SP in Trade and Industrial Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
    Duration

    2021.8.9.-2022.12.16. (17 months)

    Number of Participants

    20

    Application Deadline

    ~March 2021

    Application Guideline

    KOICA CIAT > Notice no. 368847

    2021 KOICA-KDIS Master’s Degree SP in Economic Development Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
    Duration

    TBD(17 months)

    Number of Participants

    15

    Application Deadline

    TBD

    Application Guideline

    KOICA CIAT > Notice no. TBD

  • Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation Scholarship

    Hyundai Motor Chung Mong-Koo Foundation supports future global talents who will contribute to the mutual development of ASEAN and Korea. (Please refer to the ‘Special Scholarship(brochure)’ section for details.)

    Admissions Period

    Spring(Master/Ph.D.) & Fall Admissions(Master)

    Benefits

    Spring(Master/Ph.D.) & Fall Admissions(Master)

    Eligibility

    Government officials from the eight ASEAN member states (Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Lao PDR)

    Program Duration

    Master(about 1 year, 3 semesters), Ph.D(at least 3 years)

  • IBK(Industrial Bank of Korea) Scholarship

    IBK sponsors scholars from developing countries who work in national banks or those who handle bank-related responsibilities in public organizations or government offices. (Please refer to the ‘Special Scholarship(brochure)’ section for details.)

    Admissions Period

    Spring & Fall Admissions(Master only)

    Benefits

    Full tuition waiver, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare

    Program Duration

    Master(about 1 year, 3 semesters), Ph.D(at least 3 years)

  • POSCO Asia Fellowship

    POSCO Asia Fellowship is sponsored by the POSCO TJ Park Foundation, which is the world’s leading steel manufacturer. This scholarship contributes to the joint prosperity and establishment of a talent network through the exchange and cooperation in Asia

    How to Apply

    Updated information for the 2022 Spring Admissions(expected) will be shared in KDI School’s Notice in advance.

  • FSS-KFB-KDIS

    This scholarship is sponsored by FSS(Financial Supervisory Service of Korea), KFB(Korea Federation of Banks), and KDI School. This aims to contribute bank authorities to the economic and social development of Asian developing countries and support the overseas expansion of domestic banks by networking and promoting cooperative relationships. (Please refer to the ‘Special Scholarship(brochure)’ section for details.)

    Admissions Period

    Spring Admissions(Master only)

    Benefits

    Full tuition waiver, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare

    Eligibility

    Government officials from Asia

    Program Duration

    About 1 year (3 semesters)

  • Colombo Plan Scholarship

    This scholarship is sponsored by FSS(Financial Supervisory Service of Korea), KFB(Korea Federation of Banks), and KDI School. This aims to contribute bank authorities to the economic and social development of Asian developing countries and support the overseas expansion of domestic banks by networking and promoting cooperative relationships. (Please refer to the ‘Special Scholarship(brochure)’ section for details.)

    Admissions Period

    Spring Admissions(Master only)

    Benefits

    Full tuition waiver, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare

    Eligibility

    Government officials from 20 Colombo-Plan member countries

    Program Duration

    About 1 year (3 semesters)

  • MIPD Scholarship

    MIPD Scholarship enables students to acquire a broader and deeper knowledge of the principles and sources of intellectual property(IP) law. The collaboration between WIPO(World Intellectual Property Organization) the Government of Korea through KIPO(Korean Intellectual Property Office) and KDI School ensures students to obtain a global perspective and professional expertise in IP and Policy Development.

    How to Apply

    All overseas students who meet the required qualifications can apply during KDI School's online application period. (Please refer to 2022 Spring KDI School’s Application Guideline.)

    Admissions Period

    Spring Admissions(Master only)

    Benefits

    Full tuition waiver, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare

    Eligibility

    All overseas students who meet the required qualification

    Program Duration

    About 1 year (3 semesters)