KDI School of Public Policy and Management Master’s Scholarship for Students from Developing Countries

KDI School of Public Policy and Management Master’s Scholarship

Course(s) Offered: Development Policy and Public Policy
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: KDI & The Colombo Plan
Country to Study in: Republic of Korea

Scholarship Description
The Master of Public Policy (MPP) program is designed to provide a global perspective and professional expertise in public policy areas.

The MPP program is highly regarded both in and outside Korea, particularly among developing nations and government officials.

The faculty with outstanding research backgrounds and empirical knowledge offers a leading curriculum that integrates theory and practice. Students may declare a concentration from among 7 concentrations upon completing 39 credits toward their graduation requirements.

All applicants for the Master of Development Policy (MDP) and Public Policy (MPP) program must meet the following minimum general requirements.8
  1. Minimum 5 years experience in the public sector.
  2. Nominated by the Colombo Plan National Focal Point of their respective Governments
  3. Completed a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  4. Meet English language requirements.
Applicants must prove proficiency in English by submitting TOEFL (minimum 570) or IELTS (minimum 6.0) scores with the application form to Colombo Plan. (A copy of English Language test results must accompany the Application form). Those who pursued their first degree at an English medium University are exempted from this requirement.

Eligible groups
Citizens of Developing Countries

Participating Institutions
School of Public Policy and Management, Korea Development Institute (KDI), South Korea

Fields of study
Master of Development Policy (MDP) and Public Policy (MPP).

Based on KDI’s hands-on experience on development policy, the Master of Development Policy (MDP) program examines various socio-economic issues in both the theoretical and the practical framework.

The program provides capacity building for international professionals, including government officials, development consultants and regional specialists who wish to contribute to development policy making. Additional focus falls on fostering professionals in the field of Official Development Assistance (ODA).

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Whole duration of the program

Scholarship benefits
You need to inquire from the providers on the value of the scholarship and other benefits of the award

Method of Application
Each developing member country is requested to nominate through the Colombo Plan National Focal Point up to two (2) candidates, by completing the Colombo Plan Application Form and submission of a medical certificate. The duly accomplished nomination forms (one set each) should be forwarded not later than the announced deadline date to the Colombo Plan Secretariat at the following addresses:

The Secretary-General Colombo Plan Secretariat No. 31, Wijerama Mawatha Colombo 7, Sri Lanka Tel: 94 11 2684188 Fax: 94 11 2684386.

You may download Masters Scholarship Documentation(pdf) for more complete information and other relevant details.

Duly accomplished nomination forms should be forwarded not later than 2 October 2011

To Download the following Documents in bracket (Application Form, Employment Verification, Recommendation, Statement of Purpose and Project Notification - ALL are in PDF format); you will need to visit the official website (link to it is below)

Application Deadline: 2 October 2011
Open to International students: Yes

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