Online Briefing of Higher Education for ASEAN Talent

23 Jul 2020

Online Briefing of Higher Education for ASEAN Talent

Wednesday, 22 July 2020 - ASEAN – Republic of Korea (ROK) through the Korean Council for University Education (KCUE) officially launched the Higher Education for ASEAN Talents (HEAT) through an online briefing event which was participated by the officials from ASEAN, ROK and potential applicants for the programme. This programme is one of the deliverables of the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit.

With the USD 8.3 million support from ASEAN-ROK Cooperation Fund (AKCF), the HEAT programme offers 90 scholars from 10 ASEAN Member States with Master’s degree teaching in ASEAN universities to pursue their doctoral degree in ROK. The selected scholars will get the scholarship for three years. Offering a fully-funded scholarship, the programme covers the tuition fee, living expenses (around USD 1,100 per month), and return ticket.

Participated by more than 500 potential applicants from ASEAN, the online briefing was organized to introduce the details of the support provided by the scholarship programme.

The online briefing was officiated by In Chul Kim, the Chair of the KCUE. In his remark, he emphasized that this programme would contribute to building capacity of Korean universities by facilitating dynamic interactions with ASEAN scholars.

ROK Ambassador to ASEAN Lim Sungnam in his opening remark emphasized, “Korea could become what Korea is today through massive investment in education. With the successful implementation of this scholarship programme, the Korean government strongly hopes that it can make a modest but substantial contribution to the nurturing of human capital in each and every ASEAN Member State.”

Kung Phoak, Deputy Secretary-General (DSG) of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) congratulated ROK on the launching of the HEAT Programme. Furthermore, he mentioned, “The world is transitioning to a new normal. Under the age of uncertainty, the best option for ensuring resilience is to invest in higher education. We appreciate the Korean government to provide this great opportunity for ASEAN citizens.”

Participated by well known Universities in ROK such as Chung-Ang University, Ewha Women’s University, Jeonbuk National University, Kangwon National University, Korea University, and Kyunghee University, HEAT programme is ready for its first batch in September 2020. The participated universities also briefed the potential applicants for the 2021 admission which is planned to be opened at the end of July 2020.

  • HEAT_Program_Guidelines_KCUE.pdf