Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Ghana on Tuesday, March 3 2020, announced the official opening of the 2020 Masters Degree Scholarship programme at a news briefing in Accra.
The programme, funded by the government of the Republic of Korea through KOICA, is under the Capacity Improvement and Advancement for Tomorrow (CIAT).
KOICA Masters degree scholarships are awarded to government officials from Ghana and other partners or target countries annually.
This year, Ghana was given 18 slots including; one allotted to an individual from Civil Society Organisation (CSO’s) and Non-Governmental Organisations.
Ms Jeongyi Choi, KOICA Deputy Country Director, Ghana Office said the programme was being undertaken in collaboration with some leading universities adding that KOICA recognized higher education as the foundation for prosperity and success in a rapidly changing and technology-driven global economy.
Ms Choi noted that the scholarship scheme was contributing to the capacity development of beneficiaries, their institutions and indirectly, the systems of partner countries since it was added to KOICA’s global strategic portfolio.
By studying in Korea, beneficiaries would be immersed in a distinct culture, acquire new language skills, and invaluable experiences.
Scholarship awardees by living and studying in Korea have the opportunity to experience a vibrant modern society, incredible new outlooks, customs and activities, while exploring new natural wonders, museums and landmarks of our nation Korea.
The KOICA master’s degree scholarship programme has been globally competitive since its inception.
The scheme is opened to 64 target or partner countries; 16 Asian countries, 23 African countries, 13 Latin American countries, three countries from the Middle East and nine from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). More than 300 applicants are selected for this programme every year.
The scholarship package award includes; an airfare, fully paid tuition fees, and expenses for extracurricular activities such as study visits, workshops and Korean language classes.
The rest of the package covers accommodation, insurance and KRW 999,000 (an equivalent of 900 USD) monthly allowance or stipend.
Courses to be read at the various Universities include; Regulation Management for Economic Development, Techno- Entrepreneurship Competency Based on EE and ICT Convergence, Global Education Leadership, MBA in Social Economy, and Response to Climate Change.
Others are; Urban Development, Gender Equality, Public Administration, Tax and Finance Policy, Industry and Trade Policy, Agricultural Economics and Production, Community Development, Airport Safety management, Global ICT Policy, Energy Science and Policy, Global Health Security among others.
Prospective applicants are to be Ghanaians, a government employee and they must have two years working experience in the field of study.
Prospective applicants can visit the KOICA CIAT website for more information on the scholarships.
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