The KDI School in South Korea is accepting applications for admission and fully-funded scholarship for Fall 2014 admission. KDI strives to support students who have excellent academic records but are unable to secure funding from other sources. Assistance is available through various fellowships, scholarships or work-study opportunities. Check out some of the best opportunities below.
Global Ambassador Fellowship
Benefits: Full tuition and monthly stipend for most recipients
Eligibility: All overseas candidates are welcome to apply
Offering period: Spring and Fall Admissions
Any international students who apply for the fulltime Master’s program will automatically be considered for scholarship. There are no separate forms for applying to the Global Ambassador Fellowship.
Seoul G20 Global Leader’s Fellowship
Benefits: Full tuition, monthly stipend*, and round-trip airfare
Eligibility: Division head-level or minimum 6 years of working experience in the public sector
Offering period: Spring and Fall Admissions
Contents: Specialized core courses and seminars in development issues
Seoul G20 Global Leader’s Fellowship offers a higher monthly stipend.
KOICA Scholarship
Benefits: Full tuition, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare
Eligibility: Government officials recommended by KOICA
Offering period: Spring Admissions only
The KDI School nominates KOICA Scholars from among the applicants recommended by KOICA.
Students should directly apply to the KOICA office or to Embassy of the Republic of Korea in your country (http://www.koica.go.kr/english/main.html)
Those who are officially nominated by both your government (related ministry) & the Korean Embassy (KOICA Overseas Offices) are eligible to apply for the KOICA Scholarship Program.
Global Korea Scholarship (GKS)
Benefits: Full tuition, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare
Eligibility: Government officials from Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kazakhastan, Kuwait, Laos, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirate, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam
Offering Period: Fall Admissions only
The KDI School NIIED Scholars from among the applicants recommended by NIIED.
Students should directly apply to the NIIED (National Institute for International Education) (http://www.niied.go.kr/).
IDB Scholarship
Benefits: Full tuition, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare
Eligibility: Central Bank officials from Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama
Offering period: Spring Admissions only
Colombo Plan Scholarship
Benefits: Full tuition, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare
Eligibility: Government officials from 20 Colombo-Plan member countries
Offering period: Spring Admissions only
The KDI School nominates Colombo Plan Scholars from among the applicants recommended by the Colombo Plan.
POSCO Asia Fellowship
Benefits: Full tuition, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare
Eligibility: Government officials from Asia
Offering period: Spring Admissions only
POSCO Asia Fellowship is sponsored by the POSCO TJ Park Foundation. POSCO is the world’s leading steel manufacturer.
The KDI School nominates POSCO Scholars from among the best applicants.
KOGAS Global Fellowship
Benefits: Full tuition, monthly stipend, and round-trip airfare
Eligibility: candidates from East Timor, Russia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Yemen, Uzbekistan, Iraq,
Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, China
Offering period: Fall Admissions only
Program Duration: Two years
The KDI School nominates KOGAS Scholars from among the best applicants.
*Scholarship details and eligible countries are subject to change.
Other Financial Support Options
Campus Service Grant
– Students can apply for positions as either a teaching assistant (TA), research assistant(RA) or administrative assistant(AA).
How to Apply
Please read the instructions carefully before filling out the application documents.

  • All applications must be received by the application deadline
  • All applicants must apply online and submit application supporting documents via postal mai
  • All documents must be original. Copies will only be accepted if each page is marked with an official stamp
  • All documents should be prepared in English except for recommendation letters, which may be written in English or Korean
  • Mail all transcripts, recommendations and other relevant supporting documentation in one package
  • Do not mail application materials separately.
  • Applicants may only apply for one scholarship. Multiple applications will invalidate candidacy
  • Applicants will be notified of their admission results through the KDI School website
  • Submitted applications become the property of the KDI School and will not be returned.
  • The address to send your application is, The Office of Admissions, KDI School 85 Hoegiro Dongdaemun Gu, Seoul 130-722, Korea.

Deadline: Admission opens at the end of March 2014 and closes at the end of May 2014. Since the scholarship is very competitive, we advise you visit their website, check out programmes you are interested in, and start preparing your materials now in order to increase your chances of success.
Click here to visit the KDI admission website to start your application now.

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