UNESCO/Republic of Korea Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme – 2014

UNESCO and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) are offering fellowships programme for the citizens of least developed countries (LDCs) in Africa and Asia-Pacific. These fellowships will enable candidates to conduct research work or participate in a training course in the field of Education at Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) in the Republic of Korea. Fellows will undertake studies/training under the supervision of an advisor or study director that will be provided by the host institution. The application deadline is 26 May 2014.

Study Course(s): Fellowships are awarded in the field of Education.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to conduct research work or participate in a training course at Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) in the Republic of Korea.
Scholarship Sponsor: UNESCO and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
Scholarship can be taken at: Republic of Korea

Eligibility Check: Candidatures must comply with the following criteria:
-Candidates must hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree
-Candidates must be proficient in English
-Candidates must not be more than 50 years of age
-Candidates must be in good health, both mentally and physically
-Candidates must have a minimum 5-year career in the field of Education (i.e., educational policy, development of educational material or curriculum, school/class management and teacher’s training).

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of following least developed countries (LDCs) in Africa and Asia-Pacific can apply for these fellowships programme: Africa (Angola, Benin, Burkina-Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia) and Asia & the Pacific (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu).

Scholarship Description: In line with the strategy and objectives approved in 37 C/5 for UNESCO’s Fellowship Programme in application of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by UNESCO and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in 2013, the Government of the Republic of Korea is offering twenty five (25) fellowships of no more than two months’ duration. Aimed at enhancing human resources and national capacity-building in least developed countries (LDCs) in Africa and Asia-Pacific, these fellowships will enable candidates to conduct research work or participate in a training course in the Republic of Korea. The medium of instruction is English.

Number of award(s): The Government of the Republic of Korea is offering twenty five (25) fellowships of no more than two months’ duration.

Duration of award(s): Fellowships are offered no more than two months’ duration (from 01 September to 31 October 2014).

What does it cover?
Facilities offered by the Government of the Republic of Korea
-Beneficiaries of these fellowships will be exempt from tuition fees for the duration of the study/training.
-Fellows will undertake studies/training under the supervision of an advisor or study director that will be provided by the host institution.
-The donor Government will pay stipends to beneficiaries on a monthly basis, in local currency.  The stipends are intended to cover living expenses such as accommodation, meals, pocket expenses, and incidentals.  The donor will determine the amount of the stipend to be granted to beneficiaries.
-Health Insurance.
Facilities offered by UNESCO
-UNESCO will cover international travel expenses, estimated at approximately US$2,500 per fellow, and will pay a one-time travel allowance amounting to US $200 per fellow.
Other Conditions: No provision to finance or lodge fellows’ family members can be made. Beneficiaries will be required to submit a final report upon termination of the fellowship, signed jointly by the fellow and his/her advisor or study/training director.  A copy of this report will be sent to the KOICA/APCEIU.

Selection Criteria: The final selection of the beneficiaries for a fellowship lies with the KOICA/APCEIU/ Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Korea to UNESCO.

Notification: Candidates not informed of their selection by 18 August 2014 should consider that the donor government has not approved their applications.

 Applying: All applications must be endorsed by the National Commission for UNESCO and must be made on a UNESCO fellowship application form. The implementing agency in the Republic of Korea will be the KOICA/APCEIU. The following documents must be attached to the application form in duplicate: Photocopies of diplomas and school-certified transcript of academic records, Certificate of English Language Proficiency by an official authority (if English is not the medium of instruction in the home country) and Two photographs. Only selected candidates will be required to submit a medical examination report.  The Fellowships Section will send a medical examination form to selected candidates during the issuance of the fellowship award.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 26 May 2014.

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