Ewha Launches Full Doctoral Scholarship Program for Professors from ASEAN Countries
From the second semester of 2020, Ewha Womans University will commence the Invited Professor Scholarship Program for women college professors from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The scholarship program is a project conducted by the Korean government and Korean Council for University Education, to help foster elite educators in ASEAN countries by imparting knowledge on Korea’s advanced educational infrastructure. Selected to participate in the project this year, Ewha will invite and educate professors from ASEAN countries until August 2025. Established in 1967, ASEAN has ten member states including Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. As most professors in ASEAN nations hold only master’s or bachelor’s degrees, there is a lack of faculty with doctorate qualifications. Through this project, Ewha expects to contribute to fostering women professionals in ASEAN countries based on its excellent global education capacity, and practice its spirit of sharing and serving.
Under this program, a total of four scholarship recipients will be admitted into the following departments at Ewha for the second semester of 2020: Department of Social Welfare (Cambodia), Department of Education (Myanmar), Department of Nutritional Science and Food Management (Vietnam), and Department of Korean Studies (Vietnam). They will receive a full scholarship for all expenses including tuition, settlement support, airfare, and living expenses through the ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund, until they complete their doctoral degree programs. The school will provide the 4-3-2 Major Cluster Education Program, which refers to the four majors related to Global Korean Studies, three majors in Korean Language Education, and two majors related to ecology-based next-generation applied sciences. A total of 17 departments, including the Department of Women’s Studies, the Department of Nursing Science, and the Department of Social Welfare will participate in the education program. In addition, through a customized three-year plan tailored to each participant’s major and thesis topic, the ASEAN professors will be guaranteed opportunities to double major or minor in other disciplines within the cluster program, as well as participate in various networking activities. After completing their studies under this project and returning to their home country, they are expected to expand and develop the network by fostering their respective disciplines and nurturing their academic successors.