AfDB Next African Global IT Leaders Program 2019 (Fully-funded to Study in Korea)

AfDB Next African Global IT Leaders Program 2019 (Fully-funded to Study in Korea)

Deadline: April 9, 2019

Are you an African mid-career professional with English proficiency and a degree in an IT-related area? Apply for the Next African Global IT Leaders Program to study at higher educational institutions in 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). 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.

This two-year Masters degree programme in Information Technology provides integrated courses focused on the IT technologies and Korean business strategies. It also offers opportunities for networking with Korean IT industrial companies through classes and seminars; field trips to traditional sites to experience Korean culture and history; and on-site workshops at IT companies.


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.

International applicants must satisfy ALL of the following requirements:

  • A certified Bachelors degree in an IT-related area by August 31st, 2019 (for master’s applicants) or, He or she holds or will hold a bachelor’s and master’s degree by August 31st, 2019 (for doctoral applicants).
  • He or she is NOT a citizen of Korea. (Korean citizens who hold dual citizenship are not eligible to apply as international students.)
  • 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
  • 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)


The application system will be activated from March 19th, 10a.m. to April 9th, 5p.m. Read the guidelines before you apply.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit AfDB.