Masters student awarded scholarship by KOICA

MPH International Development student Mina Lee has been awarded a scholarship by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), which will fund her current Masters studies.

KOICA operate a volunteer programme called World Friends, ran by the South Korea government. Its official mission is to improve the quality of life in developing countries through knowledge, skills and technical assistance. KOICA provide a scholarship for ex-volunteers who want to study related to International Development.

Mina was a part of this volunteer programme for two years between 2016 and 2018 in the Dominican Republic, working with an international non-government organization called Population Service International (PSI). She contributed to improving surveillance and laboratory capacities in the laboratory clinic of this NGO and was involved with health promotion and the improvement of the living conditions of vulnerable people.

Following her completion of the World Friends programme, Mina applied for the KOICA scholarship and, after an interview, was accepted. The scholarship funds my current Masters course, MPH International Development.

For more information, visit the Korea volunteer program website.

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