KOICA-YONSEI Master’s Degree Program in Global Health Security

KOICA-YONSEI Master’s Degree Program in Global Health Security, March 18 2023






About University

The Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH), Yonsei University has taken long strides as an institute for public health education since its foundation in 1977. The number of students was 20 at the time of foundation. As of 2022, it has 405 students who are enrolled for an M.P.H. degree. Yonsei GSPH has 12 different majors that cover basic courses in public health.

Program Title: KOICA-YONSEI Master’s Degree Program in Global Health Security

– (1st batch of Master’s) Stay duration: August 07, 2023 – December 31, 2024
(17 months)
During the above stay duration in Yonsei University, students are strongly recommended to complete their thesis.
– Academic duration: September 01, 2023 – February 28, 2025 (18 months)
In accordance with the university regulations, the diploma will be issued in February 2025.

Degree: Master of Public Health (Division: Global Health Security)

1. To train public health professionals from developing countries in the field of health security so that they can manage national policies and health-related programs effectively as well as help set up and implement good health-related policies in their home countries
2. To build partnerships with developing countries for the possible expansion of Korean public health institutions into the countries
3. To share Korea’s experience in health security and policy-making procedures and even disseminate Korean culture to developing countries

Training Institute: Graduate School of Public Health, Yonsei University

Number of Participants:
– Master’s: 15 Healthcare Professionals working at public or private sector

Qualification: Applicants who meet the qualifications of KOICA scholarship program

Language: English fluency that requires no translation (applicants must submit evidence of their English proficiency)

Accommodations: University dormitory or equivalent (based on availability)
– Dorm rooms are shared by two people.
– Each person is provided with a desk, a bed, and a wardrobe.
– Each room has a bathroom and a shower room.
– There are communal washing machines and dryers (fee charged).
– The dormitory cafeteria does not offer halal foods. The dormitory cafeteria menu changes daily. Participants can cook their meals in the kitchens in SK Global house and the one located outside of the dormitory within Campus (a 10-minute walk).


Scholarship Benefits

University dormitories or equivalent off-campus accommodation
– Yonsei University strives to help students enjoy the best residential life in Korea by ensuring security and living convenience. Students will stay at university dormitory, located only a few feet away from the main building of Graduate School of Public Health, Yonsei University. If the accommodation is not available, or equivalent quality of the dormitory will be provided.
– Living Conditions
– Dormitory or equivalent quality of off-campus dormitory
– Double occupancy
– The room includes (Private): Bed, Desk, Bookshelf, Closet, and Bathroom
– Communal Area (Sharing): Lobby, Student lounge, Study room, Laundry room, Mail room, Fitness center, Table tennis room, Convenience store, Cafeteria*, 24/7 security office, Kitchen**, Woori bank ATM, etc.
** Kitchen is in SK Global House and Institute of Continuing Education for The Future (ICEF)


Application Guideline

Application Period *March 20th~ April 20th 23:59 (Korean Standard Time)

Application Method:

* For the detailed steps for the document submission and application, please check another
attachment “YONSEI GSPH Admission Procedure Manual.”
** If an applicant has any difficulties with submission, please contact the university at Yonsei Official Email: ghsamaster@gmail.com
*** All applicants MUST submit their documents to the University through an official application system, However, if an applicant has unavoidable reasons, the applicant may submit the documents via email (Yonsei master’s degree Official Email: ghsamaster@gmail.com)

Documents Required

▣ Important Notes for All Applicants
1) Type all forms and prepare all the supporting documents in English. Documents in any other language should accompany a notarized English translation.

2) Applicants should submit Original documents. Should they be unavailable(such as the document being unique and not printable again), however, the originating institution must authorize copies before they are submitted.

3) The school will rescind your admission if any submitted materials contain false information.

4) You should submit the Degree Certificate and Transcripts authenticated by (1) the Korean Embassy or Consulate or (2) Apostilled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Original documents should be submitted. Otherwise, the documents are not accepted.

5) Applicants whose forms and supporting documents are incomplete or unsatisfactory will be disqualified from the admission process.

6) Applicants should take full responsibility for any disadvantage due to the mistakes or omissions on the application.

7) The admission decision is based on all the information provided in the completed application and interviews. This includes the applicant’s past academic performance (undergraduate, if any), study plan, recommendations, work experience and community involvement.

1) KOICA Application Form
2) An Official Recommendation Letter (or a referral) from the government of the applicant
3) A Scanned copy of the Applicant’s Passport (please check the expiration date).
※ An original copy of the document should be submitted to the regional KOICA office or the relevant government office with the sealed envelope for your privacy protection.

1) Yonsei University Application Form (FORM 1)
– Applicants must type the letter in English and handwriting is not acceptable.

2) Recommendation Letters from at least TWO recommenders (FORM 2)
– Applicants should submit at least two recommendation letters from a professor (on academic performance) or supervisor (on job performance).
– They provide an overall evaluation of the applicant and comment on whether to recommend the applicant or not with reason.

3) Study Plan (Statement of Purpose) (FORM 3)
– Applicants should submit their study plan for the course.
– Applicants must type in English and handwriting is not acceptable.

4) Release of Information Form (FORM 4)
– Applicants should sign and submit the release of information form.

5) Job Description (FORM 5)
– Applicants should describe their job and main duties.
– Applicants shall write down the setback or challenges that the organization is facing and elaborate on their plan to contribute to their organization.
– Applicants must fill out the form in English, and handwriting is not acceptable.

6) Official Degree Certificate
– An undergraduate degree certificate from every institution attended or attending are required.
– Applicants must submit the original document with Apostille by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs OR with Consular Verification (Authentication) by the Korean Embassy or Consulate.
– If a degree certificate or degree is unavailable, submit an official letter from the university indicating the date of graduation and the degree conferred.
– If you have a higher degree level (master’s/doctor’s degree), please submit it as well.
* ORIGINAL DOCUMENT with Apostille/ Consular Verification MUST be submitted to the University
* Documents submitted to the University will NOT be returned.

7) Official Transcript
– An original copy of undergraduate transcript must include a year-by-year record of courses from every institution applicant had attended or are attending.
– Applicants must submit the original document with Apostille by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs OR with Consular Verification (Authentication) by the Korean Embassy or Consulate.
– The transcripts should include a statement of personal rank in department, if available.
– If the CGPA / maximum score does not appear on the transcript, please submit a proof letter certified by the university, if available.
– If you have a higher level degree (master’s/doctor’s degree), please submit it as well.

8) English Proficiency Test Reports (EPT) OR Official Letter from the Ministry
– You must submit at least one of the documents listed below. (Test score report must be within the validity period.) *School Reporting is not accepted.
a) English Test Score Report: TOEFL IBT 71, IELTS 5.5 (TOEFL taken at any official TOEFL test institutions in your country is acceptable)
b) Documents proving your English proficiency as follows.
▪ Document showing your country of birth
▪ Official certificate of language courses taken at university
▪ Certificate of English-medium high school diploma/ undergraduate degree (USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Republic of South Africa, etc.)
▪ Official letter (free style) from the minister or governor of one’s affiliation which states that one’s English proficiency is equivalent to the required scores listed in “a”.

9)Curricular Vitae (Free style personal resume)

10) Confirmation letter (Non-Korean) (FORM 6)

– Applicants who apply for this Doctoral Degree Program must verify that their nationality is not Korean.

11) A Copy of the Applicant’s Passport
– It should include a copy of the page showing the passport number, date of issue and expiration date, photo, and name.
* Please check the expiration date

12) Copies of Both of Parents’ Passports
– If an applicant’s parents don’t have passports, they could be replaced with other official documents indicating parents’ nationality such as Identification Card (Citizen ID Card)

13) Official Document indicating Parent-Child Relationship
– The document indicating parent-child relationship between the applicant and parents, such as applicant’s Birth Certificate or Household Register that can prove the parent-child relationship
*If your parent(s) has deceased (divorced), please submit a certification of death (divorce) mandatorily.

14) Employment Certificate
– An official document proving your work experiences which should include the duration of employment, position, and job description on the certificate or letter.


How to Apply

<A two-track approach of an application process>

For KOICA documents;
∙ KOICA documents (KOICA application form) should be sent to the regional KOICA office or the relevant government office.
∙ an original copy should be sent to the regional KOICA office or the relevant government office with the sealed envelope for your privacy protection.

For university documents;
∙ an original file or a scanned file should be sent to the University through an official application system or a way guided by the University.
∙ an original copy should be sent to the regional KOICA office or the relevant government office with the sealed envelope for your privacy protection till the end of local medical checkup. (After the medical checkup, original copies should be sent and submitted to the university directly by the applicant).

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