KOICA’s scholarships for BD students


The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has continued its scholarship programmes for Bangladesh despite pandemic.

This year, total six fellows in five universities - Seoul National University, Korea Development Institute, KAIST, University of Seoul, and Korea Aerospace University - get the scholarship opportunities, KOICA said on Thursday.

In collaboration with KOICA Bangladesh Alumni Association (KBAA), the Korean development arm recently hosted a knowledge sharing seminar on its scholarship programme in ‘agricultural economy & gender equality leadership’.

At the seminar, 2 KOICA Master’s fellows who graduated from Kangwon National University & Ewha Women University shared experiences and knowledge gained during their stay in Korea.

They highlighted Korea’s student oriented learning and research environment, master’s thesis preparations, daily life, cultural exchanges, and global networks which are 100 percent free sponsored from Korean government. KOICA’s Master’s Scholarship Program is designed to nurture key leaders in developing countries who can contribute to the socio-economic development of their home countries.

Since 2012, about 100 Master’s fellows from Bangladesh have participated in KOICA’s Master’s degrees in various disciplines.

This scholarship is open to Bangladeshi citizens working in the public or private/NGO sector with a minimum of two (public sector) or five (private sector) years of experience and nominated by the government. 

Forhad Siddique, Deputy Chief, Planning Commission and Joint Secretary, KOICA Bangladesh Alumni Association (KBAA), and Young-Ah Doh, County Director of KOICA, congratulated the 2020 Master’s Fellows for their success in selection in the programme.

KOICA alumni association in Bangladesh has over 2,300 members who participated in various training programs under KOICA.