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KOICA-AJOU Scholarship Program Overview


l Stay duration 17 months including pre-session

l Degree Master of Arts in Social Studies (Civil Society Leadership)

l Number of Participants per year 15 

l Training Institute: Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Ajou University

l Objectives Meet the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals  


1.   To help the capacity development of young or mid-level

      civil society leaders of the partner countries of Korea

2.   To provide graduate-level education to the civil society organization leaders 

      with civil society organizations in economic and social development

3.   To share the Korean experience of the development of civil society organizations

4.   To provide the international platform civil society leaders to connect, exchange,  

      collaborate, and cooperate

5.   To contribute to the sound, robust, sustainable, and balanced development of 

      Asian countries by raising the capacity of the leaders of civil society who will  

      assume critical roles in promoting,facilitating and delivering the services for the 

      accomplishment of social and economic development goals such as UN SDGs





Apply Now! 2021 KOICA-Ajou Master's Degree Program in Civil Society Leadership


1.   Program Title: 2021 KOICA-Ajou Master’s Degree Program in 

     Civil Society Leadership

2.   Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Republic of Fiji, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Tajikistan, Republic of Uzbekistan, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, The Independent State of Papua New Guinea, The Philippines, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Vietnam

3.   Affiliation: Be a member of well-respected civil society organizations (CSO) 

     with a minimum 2 years of experience: applicants must provide two recommendation letters 

     written by someone in each of the following two categories:

1)   a senior member of your organization, an UN-associated organization, 

      or other global civil society organization; and

2)   a senior member of your government office, Korean Embassy or 

      the KOICA Overseas Office within your region.

4.   Application Guideline & Program Information: 

       Click this link “2021 KOICA-AJOU Master’s Degree Program in Civil Society Leadership”

5.   Application Deadline : Wednesday, June 2, 2021 [to KOICA overseas offices. (Applicants in India, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Tajikistan, Solomon Islands, The Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Turkmenistan: to Embassy of Korea)]

              * Application deadline can be differ depending of each KOICA regional office situation.
                 Please contact the KOICA regional office in your country. 




Important Notes for KOICA-AJOU Scholarship Applicants


1. All forms should be typed in English and all the supporting documents should be in English. 

    Documents in any other language should be accompanied by a notarized English translation.

2. Original documents should be submitted. (If they are unavailable, ask Korean Embassy about notarizing

    the documents before submitting them)

3. If any of the submitted materials contain false information, admission will be rescinded.

4. Applicants whose forms and supporting documents are incomplete or unsatisfactory will be

    disqualified from the admission process.

5. Applicants should take full responsibility for any disadvantage due to the omissions or

    mistakes in the application.

6. Be sure to make and keep photocopies of all submitted documents and completed forms as AJOU GSIS will

    not return any submitted documents to the applicant.







The following expenses will be covered by KOICA during the participant’s stay in Korea.

Tuition & Admission fee

Accommodation (on-campus dormitory; double occupancy)

Allowance: KRW 999,000 per month (to cover the meal, books and study supplies, etc.)

Overseas travel insurance, etc.





Contact Information


Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS), Ajou University

206 Worldcup-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si 16499 Republic of Korea

Tel +82-31-219-3613, 1551~2, 3596~7, 3614~5

Fax +82-31-219-1554





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