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Scholarship program for international environmental cooperation(MGLEP)

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KEITI manages a master’s degree program for future global leaders in environmental policy

About MGLEP (Master’s Program for Future Global Leaders in Environmental Policy)

  •   The Master’s Program for Future Global Leaders in Environmental Policy
  • (MGLEP) funded by the Ministry of Environment of Korea is a scholarship
  • program managed by Korea Environmental Industry &Technology Institute (KEITI)
  • providing young leaders from our partnering countries with full scholarships for graduate degrees in Korea.
  •   The MGLEP has begun since 2015 with the aim to promote our environmental
  • cooperation with partner countries by providing future leaders of the countries
  • with an opportunity of master’s degree study on national sustainable
  • development and environmental policies.
  •   For an effective program, Korea Environmental Industry &Technology Institute
  • (KEITI) will cooperate with capable graduate schools in Korea to provide an
  • opportunity for participants to accumulate their knowledge of environmental
  • policy and technology as well as other areas of interest such as regional
  • development and public policy.


  • Program Title : Master’s Program for Future Global Leaders in Environmental Policy (MGLEP)
  • Academic Institution : Designated universities in Korea
  • Number of Recipients : About 20~30 scholarship recipients for every academic year
  • Language : English
  • Duration : Two years in maximum to obtain a Master’s Degree
  • Sponsor : Korean Government (Ministry of Environment, KME)


· Eligibility : To be eligible, candidates must satisfy the followings:

  • Be citizens of the partnering countries designated by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea
  • Be officially nominated by his/her government
  • Be government officials or employees of the public organizations or institutions in environment and environment-related departments (over three years of experience, only permanent employee)
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree officially recognized by the government as of the date of arrival to Korea
  • Have a good command of both spoken and written English
  • Not have participated in any of the Korean government’s scholarship programs(Master’s degree or higher) before
  • Have adequate health, both mentally and physically, to stay in a foreign country for an extended period of time
  • Meet the selection conditions for universities
  • Agree to return to his/her home country after completion of study under this program

· Number of Recipients : Approximately 20~30

· Subsidies : Full-ride scholarship with a monthly stipend is provided. Details of financial support by MGLEP include the following expenses:

  • Tuition fee
  • Accommodation (dormitory of academic institution)
  • Living allowance (including meals): KRW 999,000 per month
  • Travel expenses (Airfare): Round-trip economy class ticket
  • Miscellaneous travel expenses: KRW 200,000 upon arrival
  • Allowance for textbooks and materials: KRW 400,000 per year
  • Extracurricular activities, such as study and field trips during the program
  • A medical checkup
  • Insurance

· Academic Institutions :Designated universities in Korea

· Application Timeline

※ The schedule is subject to change depending on circumstances.

 Application Timeline

· Application Procedure

 Application Timeline

Additional information.

· Submission of Documents

  •   The required documents should arrive at the KEITI office by both email and postal mail no later than the application deadline.

· English Score Report

  •   The score report of English proficiency test is required to submit for all applicants. We encourage all applicants to submit the score report, but if you do not have a score, you can submit any proof of your English proficiency.

· All courses are conducted entirely in English.

  •   Applicant interviews are mandatory. An online interview will be conducted for those applicants who have passed the 1st round (Evaluation of Application Documents). The interview will be conducted in English.

· No delay in admission

  •   An offer of admission to the program is made only for the upcoming academic year. Acceptance of the offer is not deferred.

· Dormitory

  •   Dormitory residence is mandatory for all MGLEP students. Students should stay in the dormitory provided by his/her academic institution.

· Not allowed to bring family members

  •   As MGLEP is an intensive program which requires students of full commitment and concentrated endeavors for studying, participants are not allowed to bring any family members.