"Higher Education for ASEAN Talents (HEAT):

Guideline for ASEAN Faculty Members Enrolled in Graduate Programs"


Target : Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei, Singapore (10 Countries)


Track :  PhD


Major : Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering 

Award Benefits


  -Scholarship Period

       ◦ 3 years of Doctoral programs

  - Benefits

       ◦ Roundtrip travel (one time only): Round-trip economy class ticket.

       ◦ Monthly Allowance: 1,100 USD per month.

       ◦ Relocation (Settlement) Allowance (one time only): 300 USD upon arrival

       ◦ Tuitions: All admission fees are waived by the host institution.

       ◦ Dissertation Printing Costs: 400~600 USD, depending on the actual costs.

       ◦ Language Training Fee and Medical Insurance: the amount coverage or benefits will vary depending on each university.

       ◦ Others: various incidental allowance depend on universities 




  -KCUE requirements

      ◦ Applicants who have a citizenship of an ASEAN country, and is a professor working at a university in his/her home country.

      ◦ Applicants who are lecturing at a 4-year college/university * level of HEI: bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

      ◦ Applicants who have a highest educational attainment is a master’s degree or its equivalent.

      ◦ Applicants who are in good health both physically and mentally to allow then to pursue their study while residing in Korea for the long term.

      ◦ Applicants who have discussed about their study leave with the university they originally belong to, as well as about how to contribute to their school after their return.

      ◦ Applicants who is younger than 45 years old as of the day that the doctoral course starts (i.e. September 1, 2020).

      ◦ Applicants who have sufficient level of proficiency in Korean language or English.


  -University requirements

      ◦ Applicants who meet the university’s additional requirements


* How to apply : through Korea University Graduate School International Admission 



                            - Spring / Fall semester during online application period



*  Procedure to Complete Submission


   。 Submit  the  following  documents  through  the  university  submission  portal:  

- Admission application form
- Recommendation letter from professors from previous institution
- Certificate of Master’s degree and official transcript
- Study  plan /resume/ curriculum vitae
- Certificate of an applicant and his/her parents’ nationality and certificate of family  relation - A  photocopy of your  passport
- Certificate of authorized medical Exam  (issued  within 1year)
-  The  original  official  score  of  TOEFL  iBT  80(or  above),  IELTS  5.5(or  above),  TEPS  550(or  above) or TOPIK level 3(or above)

※  All required  forms are downloadable from the website
※  Only  original documents are acceptable

   。 Submit additional documents(HEAT Form File) below via email: aseanace@korea.ac.kr
- Permission for study abroad 
- Applicant agreement
- Personal medical assessment

※ Additional documents are downloadable from attachments.        

Please see the below presentation from Professor Heo.