AfDB Next African Global IT Leaders Program 2019


Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified Africans for the AfDB Next African Global IT Leaders Program 2019 for a fully funded masters study in South Korea.

The African Development Institute of the African Development Bank is implementing the next African Global IT Leaders Programme under the aegis of the Korea-Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Knowledge Sharing Programme (KSP)

AfDB Next African Global IT Leaders Program

The objective of the programme is to create across the African continent a critical mass of global IT experts: highly trained professionals in ICT.

The secondary objective of the programme is to expose mid-career professionals in African countries to the latest techniques and knowledge available through graduate studies at higher educational institutions in Korea. Upon completion of their studies, the scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills to enhance the development of their countries.

AfDB Next African Global IT Leaders Program Eligibility

The rigorous student selection focuses on employees working in the field of ICT in public and private sector in the Bank’s regional member countries.

Applicants should additionally have the following qualifications:

1. A certified Bachelors degree in an IT-related area

2. A certificate of English proficiency: TOEFL (iBT 83, PBT 560, CBT 220), IELTS 6.5, TEPS 599, TOEIC 720 or higher). These should have been taken at most two years before the deadline of the application

3. A public official, employee of public institutions or senior-level researcher at national research institutes working in IT fields (employees from private companies will not be considered)

4. Korean citizens are excluded – this also applies to Korean citizens with dual citizenship.

Eligible Countries: African countries

Value of Award

KAIST scholarship recipients are generally exempt from paying tuition and fees. A monthly allowance of KRW 350,000 (for master’s level) or KRW 400,000 (for doctoral level) and National Health Insurance fees will be supported by the recipient’s advisors/departments

Duration of Programme: 2 years

How to Apply for AfDB Next African Global IT Leaders Program

Please apply online on before 1700 hrs on 9th April, 2019 (Seoul time).

For more information, visit the AfDB Next African Global IT Leaders Program.

Application Deadline: 9th April, 2019 (1700 hrs Seoul time).


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