KGSP Graduate Scholarships, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Korea

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KDI School of Public Policy and Management KoreaKGSP Application (University Quota)
Period: January 28th ~ March 29th
Contact: External Relations and Development Division
Chul Hee Sheen, Int’l Student Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 82-2-3299-1281
Fax: 82-2-3299-1223

Distinctions of KDI School of Public Policy and Management

  1. Globalized Public Policy Graduate School
    • The Public Policy Graduate School that operates its entire program in English
    • Education program drawn from assets and experiences of Korea Development Institute(KDI), which is the top-ranked think tank in Korea
    • The first Non-USA member school of NASPAA
    • Selected institution for CAMPUS Asia Pilot Program run by Ministry of Education
    • Signed MOU with 38 universities in 15 countries around the world
  2. Fostering Global Leaders and Knowledge Sharing over the World
    • Produced 1,108 policy experts in 100 countries since 1998
    • Fostered 9,365 policy experts in 103 countries who completed non-degree programs
    • Shared Korea’s development knowhow with policy leaders in developing countries
    • Internship opportunities at KDI or with the Development Research Team
  3. Top-notch Education and Research Capacity
    • Top-ranked in Korea when evaluated by the number of academic paper downloads from Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
    • Faculty consisting of Ph.D.s from top-tier universities in the world
    • Drawing the academic resources and global network from the Korea Development Institute which has been accumulated for the past 40 years
    • Most of the 30 full-time professors have work experience at policy-related institution such as Korea Development Institute, NGO, Central Bank, etc.
    • Special lectures focusing on current policy-related issues delivered by OECD specialists
  4. Diverse Student Body
    • Student body of 2012 includes 53% of international students (from 64 countries)
    • Diverse student career background including government, public/private sector, NGO, media, college graduates

Campus Guide

  1. Housing
    • On-campus dormitory and off-campus (apartment, single room)
  2. Optimal Education Facility
    • Wireless internet access throughout the campus
    • Student chambers and computer lab open 24 hours everyday
    • Video conference room for international conferences and long-distance learning
    • Library with a variety of study resources including digital resources and sustainable user service
  3. Special Activities
    • Diverse club activities in various areas including academic society, sports, performing arts, culture, religion and etc.
    • Buddy Program, which helps students to get adjusted better to the Korean life style
    • Home Visiting Program in which Korean students invites foreign students to their houses for experiencing Korean cultures
    • Diverse events such as Happy hour, International Food Festival, Song & Dance Festival, which invite all students and faculty members and encourage social interaction and friendship
    • Sports Day for developing friendship and sense of unity of every individual at the school
  4. Study trip & Cultural event
    • Monthly opportunities to visit industries and research institutes
    • Monthly cultural events promoting the understanding of Korea.
    • Various opportunities for international forums, seminars, and special lectures (e.g. ‘High-Level Knowledge Forum’ co-organized by World Bank and KDI School, ‘Special Lecture Series’ delivered by worldly known scholars, World Bank GDLN Video Conference)
  5. Networking Opportunity between Foreign and Korean Government Officials
    • Global Government Officials Seminar on International Policy

KDI School of Public Policy and Management
Address: 85 Hoegi-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, 130-868, Korea

For more information on scholarships, please read: Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) for International Graduate Students

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

3 comments on “KGSP Graduate Scholarships, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Korea

  1. Studying oversea, South Korea to be specifc was a dream to me that will one day come to past and, I want to part of KDI School student body. It’s a great university i admire most in Asia and i want to be part of that team if given the opportunity.


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