Apply now for our Enabling Freedom Scholarships

We are excited to offer up to two full scholarships to cover travel, tuition fees and living expenses for postgraduate degrees. These scholarships will be awarded to North Korean escapees in partnership with the University of Edinburgh.

The scholarships will enable North Korean escapees from any safe haven to pursue any full-time, one-year taught postgraduate degree on-campus. This full scholarship runs alongside Connect: North Korea’s social leadership training programme.

The Scholarship includes:
Full tuition fees
A stipend of £15,000 per annum to help with your living expenses
Visa costs, healthcare, and return travel to Edinburgh

To join the scholarship in September 2024, you must:
Currently hold, or have previously held, North Korean citizenship
Have left North Korea and reside in another country
Not already hold a postgraduate degree

We want to hear from you in your scholarship application about how you intend to use the social leadership training and the university scholarship to create change for more escaped North Korean people.

To apply – first complete our online form here before 30 September 2023.

We will be supporting applicants to apply to the university in the initial stage, and then continue our support throughout the scholarship process.

Read more about the programme here.

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