The Graduate School of Global Development and Entrepreneurship
The Graduate School of Global Development and Entrepreneurship
Technology Convergence (KOICA) Track
Office All Nations Hall 407
Contact (+82) 054-260-1206, 1668
The Korea International Cooperation Agency(KOICA) was founded as a government agency on April 1, 1991 to maximize the effectiveness of Korea's grant aid programs for developing countries by implementing the government's grant aid and technical cooperation programs. KOICA aims to make a better world by helping to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and promoting equitable and sustainable development in our partner countries. KOICA also seeks to actively participate in the global efforts to enhance the capacity of nations and individuals to overcome poverty and improve their quality of life.
KOICA Scholarship Program
The KOICA Scholarship Program is one of KOICA’s most valuable and important training programs for partner countries. As a highly valued form of development cooperation, it aims to contribute to the long-term development needs of KOICA’s partner countries to promote growth and stability.

The Program provides opportunities for people from developing countries to undertake full-time postgraduate study in Korea and fields of study that are targeted to address agreed development needs of partner countries, such as International Development, Women and Development, Public Policy, Fishery Science, Agriculture and Rural Development, etc., in line with Korea’s bilateral aid program.

In order for KOICA to run the program effectively and efficiently, KOICA is collaborating with excellent and specialized universities in Korea, and is making great efforts to provide opportunities to study in Korea. With the skills and knowledge in the development field, KOICA will give opportunities to people from developing countries to contribute to the development of their countries by implementing this program.
Program Overview
· Handong Global University provides the master’ s degree scholarship program (KOICA) specially designed for government officials from the developing nations to enhance comprehensive competency in the areas of ICT and Entrepreneurship therefore to contribute to the ultimate development of developing countries
· The goal of this program is to nurture experts in the field of ICT convergence so that they can lead economic development in their counties through the understanding of South Korea’s ICT convergence model for mutual benefit between the two countries also to build up networks of industry experts and investors so that they can form an effective partnership and support technological and economic growth between the two countries.
· Stay Duration : 17 months (August ~ December, next year)
· Degree : Master of Science in ICT Convergence
· Scholarship : Tuition, Monthly allowance, National Insurance
· Accommodation : Dorm
· Government employee or researcher in government or government funded research institutes of the KOICA Scholarship target country
· Officially nominated by their governments
· Graduate who has a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent to college/university
· Have a good command of both spoken and written English
· Have not participated in KOICA’s scholarship Program before
· All the admission process is managed by KOICA headquarter and local KOICA office.
· HGU provides field trip and day trip to companies
· In addition, academic events, the scholarship program also offers monthly fellowship meeting with programs.
Condition for Graduation
· 36 credits and average GPA should higher than 3.0
· Qualification test
· Thesis (written in English)
Classification Type Course Title (Credits)
Pre-course Required • Preliminary course (1)
- Computers & quantitative methods
- Research basic & academic writing
Foundational Courses Required • Korean I (0)
• Korean history & culture (0)
Electives • Korean II (0)
Essential Element Technology Required • Programming (3)
Electives (21) • ICT Seminar (3)
• Introduction to machine learning (3)
• IoT (Internet of Things) design and practice (3)
• Smart City (3)
Convergence Required • Technology and market of ICT Convergence (3)
• ICT convergence project (3)
Electives • ICT convergence policy project I (3)
• Economic development of Korea and EE&ICT (3)
Start-up development courses Required • Venture entrepreneurship and ICT startup strategy (3)
• Startup incubating methodology (3)
• Field practicum I~ III (0)
Electives • Sustainable development and environment (3)
• Analyzing & interpreting of financial statement (3)
• ICT policy (3)
Research and Policy Required • Thesis research I (3) // Thesis research II (3)
Electives • Research ethics (1)
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