Korea Development Institute (KDI) Master Degree and PhD Scholarships 2020

Korea Development Institute | Master degree | PhD degree | KDI School

Asia’s Top think-tank and first accreditation to NASPAA for its Master’s degree in Public Policy (MPP) and Master of Development Policy (MDP) programs in Korea.

The Institute also offers a Masters in Public Management (MPM), which is focused on extensive research experience on global development and international consulting with developing countries.


  • Opportunity type: Fully funded
  • Opportunity: Scholarship
  • Scholarship level: Master Degree | PhD Degree
  • Awarding Country: Korea
  • Scholarship Availability: International students
  • Gender: Male and Female
  • Application Date: February 20- March 20, 2020
  • Program start date: September 20
  • The application period for Spring 2021: August 13- October 23,
  • Final Result: Early December
  • Entry to the program: February 2021

Benfits of Scholarship

Master degree Benefits

  1. Tuition fee
  2. Monthly Stipend
    1. GAS $850, Seoul G20: $1000
  3. Air Fare (for Seoul G20)

PhD degree Benefits

  1. Tuition fee
  2. Monthly stipend

Field of study for Master degree

  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master in Intellectual Property and Development Policy
  • Master of Development Policy
  • Master of Public Management

Field of study for Master degree

  • Public Policy
  • Development Policy

Types of Scholarship

  • Global Ambassador Scholarship for Master degree
    • One year program
    • OECD countries
    • Tuition fee
    • Monthly stipend
  • Seoul G 20 Global leaders fellowship in Master degree for one year
    • Full tuition fee
    • Flight ticket
    • Monthly allowance
  • POSCO Asia Fellowship degree
    • Tuition fee
    • Monthly allowance
    • Round trip flight ticket
    • Government officials from Asia
  • Global Korea Scholarship for Graduate degrees
    • Tuition fee
    • Monthly allowance
    • Round trip expenses
  • NIIED Global Korea Scholarship for Graduate Degree (GKS-G) for three years
    • Full-tuition fee
    • Monthly allowance
    • Round trip
  • FSS – KFB KDIS Scholarship
    • Tuition fee
    • Monthly stipend
    • Korean Financial Supervision Services suggested flight tickets for Government officials
  • Korea International Cooperation Agency
    • Tuition fee
    • Monthly allowance
    • Round trip flight costs
    • Two fields of study
      1. Master degree in Regulation management for economic development
      2. Master’s degree in Trade in Industrial Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
  • Industrial Bank of Korea Scholarship
    • Full tuition fee
    • Monthly allowance 
    • Travel expenses given to IBK suggested government officials


  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcripts
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Recommendation Letters 2x
  • Score Report of
    • TOEFL
    • TOEIC
    •  IELTS
    •  TEPS
    •  OPIC 
  • Employment Verification
  • Passport
  • Photos 2x
  • Dissertation Research proposal for PhD applicants

How to Apply

You can apply online or via embassy of your home cuntry

Apply now

For more information please visit the official website