KOICA offers a master’s degree program to seven government officials

KOICA offers a master’s degree program to seven government officials

DILI, 10 august 2022 (TATOLI)– Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) CIAT offers master’s degree program scholarships to seven government officials to continue their education in South Korea.

As the Government of Timor-Leste and Partners focus on country development, this scholarship is intended to provide scholars with opportunities to study in key areas including ICT, fisheries, urban development, and public health.

The seven participants are government officials working at the Major Project Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Ministry of Public Works, and Ministry of Health.

Following the statement issued by KOICA, the scholars have been admitted into the KOICA-CIAT master’s program and plan to leave for Korea to participate in the courses in August 2022.

They will pursue their education in various universities in Korea including Techno-Entrepreneurship Competency Based on ICT Convergence at the Handong University, Fisheries Science at the Pukyong National University, Urban and Regional Development at the University of Seoul, Asian Smart City at the Sungkyunkwan University, and Control of Infectious Disease at the Yonsei University.

South Korean Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Kim Jeong-ho said that the KOICA master’s program fellow should be an “Agent of Change” for the development of Timor-Leste.

He also hoped that the participants would adapt to the Korean Culture, Weather as well as the education system.

Meanwhile, The Country Director of KOICA in Timor-Leste, Ms. Eunju Cha, encouraged the master’s program fellow to learn well from Korea’s development experience and lessons to contribute to the national development of Timor-Leste. 

Since 2010, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has been supporting the opportunities of Timorese government officials to participate in master’s degree programs in Korea and a total of 65 Timorese have attended a Korean master’s program from 2010 to 2021.


Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia Borges


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