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Title : 2021 Higher Education for ASEAN Talents (HEAT) in Graduate Programs at KNU

Kangwon National University (KNU) invites outstanding ASEAN faculty members who wish to major in the fields of International Trade or Agricultural & Resource Economics for a Doctor’s degree in KNU.

KNU HEAT application

1. Fields of Study

  • Agricultural & Resource Economics (Ph.D. in Economics)
  • International Trade (Ph.D. in International Trade)

2. Scholarships

  • Scholarship Period: 3 years of a doctoral program
  • Benefits:
    • Round-trip travel (one time only): Round-trip economy class flight ticket
    • Monthly Allowance: 1,100 USD per month
    • Settlement Allowance (one time only): 300 USD upon arrival
    • Full Tuition
    • Dissertation Printing Costs: Actual Expense
    • Health Insurance
      * All grants will be paid in KRW, and amounts may vary depending on the exchange rate.

3. Application Timeline

  • Document submission deadline : March 1 (Mon) - March 26 (Fri)
  • Document screening : April 5 (Mon) - April 9(Fri)
  • Notification of eligibility for interview : April 12 (Mon)
  • Interview : April 19 (Mon) - April 23 (Fri)
  • Finalized candidates and notification to KCUE : April 30 (Fri)

4. Required Documents : Please refer to the attachment

  • 1) Submit scanned documents via email (
  • 2) Submit original documents by post after the selection process from KNU.
No. The list of required documents, Notes
No. The list of required documents Notes
1 An application for HEAT Form 4
2 A study plan Form 5
3 A recommendation letter: from the Dean of a current affiliation
4 A resume
5 An English proficiency certificate (if applicable)
6 A copy of published papers (if applicable)
7 Degrees: 1) undergraduate and 2) master’s degree
8 Transcripts: 1) undergraduate and 2) master’s degree
9 Certificate of employment (include confirmation of your position from President of the current affiliation)
10 Permission for study leave (a letter from the President of the current affiliation) Form 1
11 An applicant Agreement Form 2
12 A copy of applicant’s passport
13 A copy of ID cards of parents respectively
14 An original and translated copy of the Family Relation Certificate issued by the government organization
15 Personal Medical Assessment Form 3

5. Eligibility

  • The applicant should be a citizen of an ASEAN country and be a full-time faculty member of a university in his/her home country.
  • The applicant should hold a master's degree or its equivalent.
  • The applicant should be able to obtain a study leave from his/her university for three years and should return to his/her university upon obtaining a Ph.D. degree at KNU.
    (Please find the additional qualifications presented in the application guidelines.)

6. Contact

  • Tel. +82-33-250-7194
  • Email : Jun Lee (
HEAT Briefing Session for 2021 Admission
[Typo] 5:13 PPT slide: requirement to acquire Ph.D degree 1) 30 credit -> 36 credit