Fall 2022 Higher Education for ASEAN Talents (HEAT) Scholarship

Fall 2022 Higher Education for ASEAN Talents (HEAT) Scholarship

Deadline: March 11, 18, and 25, April 8, 2022

Fall 2022 Higher Education for ASEAN Talents (HEAT) Scholarship
Fall 2022 Higher Education for ASEAN Talents (HEAT) Scholarship (credit: heatscholar.kr)

[Call for Application] 2022-2nd Semester Higher Education for ASEAN Talents (HEAT): Scholarship Opportunity for ASEAN Faculty Members in the Republic of Korea.

Korean Council for University Education (KCUE) is launching a new scholarship entitled “Higher Education for ASEAN talents (HEAT): Scholarship Opportunity for ASEAN Faculty Members in the Republic of Korea”. The purpose of this program is to invite faculty members from ASEAN higher education institutions to support their acquisition of a doctoral degree in Korea with the aim to enhance their expertise and promote people-to-people exchanges between Korea and ASEAN.

The year 2022: 40 candidates

*Country Quota and University Quota may vary depending on the application result.

Scholarship Period

3 years (September 2022 ~ August 2025)


  • Roundtrip travel (one time only): Round-trip economy class flight ticket
  • Monthly Allowance: 1,100 USD per month
  • Relocation (Settlement) Allowance (one time only): 300 USD upon arrival
  • Tuition: All admission fees are waived by the host institution
  • Dissertation Printing Costs: 400~600 USD, depending on the actual cost
  • Language Training Costs and Medical Insurance: the amount of coverage or benefits will vary depending on each university
  • Others: Various incidental allowances depend on each university
  • All grants will be paid in KRW, and amounts may vary depending on the exchange rate.

KCUE Requirements

  • Applicants with ASEAN citizenship
  • Applicants who are academic faculty members at 4-year college/university* in their home country
    • (*Higher Education institution offering bachelor’s degree or equivalent courses)
  • Applicants whose highest educational attainment is a master’s degree or its equivalent.
  • Applicants who are in good health both physically and mentally allow them to pursue their studies while residing in Korea over the long term.
  • Applicants who have discussed an academic leave of absence with the university they belong to and how to contribute to their school after their return.
  • Applicants who are younger than 45 years old on the day that the doctoral program starts (i.e. September 1, 2022).
  • Applicants who have a sufficient level of proficiency in Korean or English.
  • Applicants who meet each university’s additional requirements.

Place of Submission: 

University Admission’s Office

*Applicants are to submit applications by airmail or online to one of the six designated universities directly. For further information, please check Attachments.

Deadline of Submission

University (Application LInks) Deadline of Submission
Chung-Ang University 2022.04.08
Ewha Womans University 2022.03.18
Jeonbuk National University 2022.03.14 ~ 2022.03.25
Kangwon National University 2022.03.02 ~ 2022.03.11
Korea University 2022.03.07 ~ 2022.03.25
Kyung Hee University 2022.03.18

Required documents

  • Original Certificate of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree and each Transcript
  • Certificate of Employment
  • Applicant’s Proof of Citizenship Documents
    • Universities’ additional requirement: please refer to Attachment


  • Application Submission: September 2021 ~ November 2021
  • 1st Round of Selection: November/ 2nd Round of Selection: December 2021
  • Announcement of 2022-1st Semester HEAT Scholars: January 2022 (notification by the universities)
  • Applying for Korea VISA: February 2022
  • Entry into Korea: varies depending on the university
  • Course Start Date: varies depending on the university



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