ASEAN Leaders Fostering Program, Daejeon University, Korea

ASEAN Leaders Fostering Program, previously named as ASEAN Millennium Leaders College Student Exchange Programme, is an ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Project between the ASEAN University Network (AUN) and Daejeon University (DJU). The project is jointly funded by the ASEAN-ROK Future Oriented Cooperation Programs Funds and Daejeon University.

The Programme offers exchange scholarships for 20 undergraduate students from ASEAN student to study at Daejeon University, the Republic of Korea (ROK). The scholarship includes tuition fees, room and board, round-trip ticket, basic medical insurance and living allowance (USD 300 per month) for one academic year.

Daejeon University has specialized curriculum and ample experience with ASEAN student, so DJU is the only university which has launched the ASEAN – ROK International College Student Exchange Program since 2002. DJU provides ASEAN students with the opportunity to become leading role models in the future by taking the advanced level classed, while using our fully technologically equipped facilities for one academic year.

Also, our program is dedicated in cultivating students to become leaders of ASEAN Nations, especially through our internship program at internationally well known organizations in Korea such as UN-APCICT, IFEZ, KNCU, KIEP and ASEAN-Korea Centre We have witnessed our students contribute to diplomatic relations between ASEAN and ROK.

ASEAN University Network (AUN)
The ASEAN University Network was established in November 1995 under the Charter signed by the Ministers responsible for higher education in ASEAN countries. The AUN is perceived as a mechanism to help hasten solidarity and development of regional identity through the promotion of the existing network of leading universities and higher education institutions in ASEAN region. Currently, the AUN is actively involved in collaborative projects with the following partners; P.R. China, the European Union, United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea. The International College Student Exchange Program between ROK and ASEAN Nations is one of the collaborative projects with ROK.

The AUN Member Universities comprises 26 leading universities nominated by the concerned ministries from 10 ASEAN nations. All colleges and universities in the ASEAN member nations are eligible for this program. The AUN member universities are listed below:


  • Universiti Brunei Darussalam


  • Royal University of Phnom Penh
  • Law and Economics of Phnom Penh


  • Universitas Airlangga
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada
  • Universitas Indonesia
  • Institut Teknologi Bandung


  • National University of Laos


  • Universiti of Malaya
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia)
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Universiti Sains Malaysia


  • Institute of Economics, Myanmar
  • University of Yangon


  • De La Salle University
  • University of the Philippines
  • Ateneo De Manila University


  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Singapore Management University


  • Burapha University
  • Chiang Mai University
  • Chulalongkorn University
  • Mahidol University


  • Vietnam national University, Hanoi
  • Vietnam national University, Ho Chi Minh City

The non-AUN member universities are also welcome to apply to the program.

Daejeon University KoreaDaejeon University:
Daejeon University (DJU), established in 1981, is located in Daejeon City, approximately an hour from Seoul by KTX. DJU is recognized as one of the fastest growing universities in the Republic of Korea. DJU consists of 6 colleges, 1 graduate school, and 4 professional graduate schools, which cover 50 major fields of study with approximately 12,000 students. Also, DJU has so many international students from all over the world and many foreign countries such as Canada, China, Japan, Russia, USA, and ASEAN countries and so on.

DJU serves students and the society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, high quality education, and oriental medicine clinical practice in community including city of Daejeon, with excellence in higher education, scholarly activities, and community initiatives. Students will find many exciting ways to turn their passions and talents into career opportunities.

With these efforts, Daejeon University passed the Quality Assurance System and the International Education Quality Assurance System assessed by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology of Korea 2012, due to high quality of Education, administration, its financial status and high assessment in all evaluation items.

DJU has the leading undergraduate programs and the graduate and professional programs that put research into action for the benefit of our students and society. DJU provides a demanding and intellectually stimulating environment for students.

Daejeon City:
Within Korea, Daejeon plays a major role as a center for advanced science and technology. Daeduk Science Town, a center of Korealays a major role as a center for advanced science and technology. Daeduk Science organi is also the central point for the nation as a center for advanced science and technology. Daeduk Scie

Daejeon has been shaping itself as an internationally renowned city. It has already gained world recognition for successfully hosting the 1993 International Exposition with more than 100 nations participating. The reputation has become greater since Daejeon was one of the host cities for the 2002 World Cup.

As part of this growth as an international city, Daejeon has established sister city relationships with other international cities such as Seattle in the USA, Nanjing in China, and Budapest in Hungary. These sister relationships promote mutual exchange and cooperation in a wide range of activities involving culture, education, economic development and sports.

By taking High-Speed Railway, it takes less than an hour to get to the capital, Seoul. Daejeon does not have a dialect. Therefore, students can learn a clear accent and standard language. Daejeon is home to 1.5million people spread over an area of 540 square kilometers. Daejeon City has great natural environment and administration which is Municipal administration nt and Cityadministration which is Munici”, and Qeum River.

Eligible Applicant:

  • Applicant must be a citizen of ASEAN nations and currently enrolled in one of Universities in ASEAN Countries.
  • Undergraduate Students in the field of ICT, Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • Applicant must have the excellent academic record.(Should be in the top 10 % of their classes)
  • Applicant must have a good command of written and spoken English.
  • Applicant must have a good medical record.

How to Apply:

  1. Application:
    • Students from AUN Member Universities may contact the international office (or other authorized bodies) of their Universities or visit AUN’s web-sites ( for the application package.
    • Student from Non-AUN Member Universities may contact the Ministry of Education in his/her countries or visit AUN’s web-sites for the application package.
  2. For AUN Member Universities, after completing the application requirements, applicant shall request his/her university international office or other authorized bodies to submit the original application package (including an application form, medical questionnaire, letter of recommendation, statement of purpose to return etc.) to AUN Secretariat and send a copy of all required documents to the Daejeon University to the contact information.
  3. 3. For Non-AUN Member Universities, applicant may submit his/her application both directly to the AUN Secretariat and Daejon University by post without going through his/her IRO.

Scholarship Announcement:
The result of the selection will be forwarded to the International Relations Office of student’s original university and be posted on AUN’s website in late July 2013

Deadline for Application: 5 July 2013 (The Universities might have different deadline for their students.)

Scholarship Announcement: Late of July, 2013

A) Schedule for Fall Semester 2013

  • September 2nd: Suggested arrival dates for Fall Semester
  • September 3rd: Orientation, registration and open a bank account etc
  • September 4th: Fall semester begins
  • October 14th -18th: Mid-term exam
  • December 9th -13th: Final exam
  • December 14th : End of semester
  • January to February: Internship

(B) Schedule for Spring Semester 2014

  • March 2nd : Spring Semester Begins
  • April 21-25th: Mid-term exam
  • June 9th -13th: Final exam
  • June 14th : End of program

Arrangement of Air Ticket and Living Allowance:

Air Ticket
As soon as the awardees are selected, the AUN Secretariat will prepare and send a round trip ticket to the awardees through their universities.

Living Allowance
Amount of the allowance:

  • Students will be granted a living allowance of $300 US Dollars per month.

Transfer of the allowance:

  • Living allowances will be given to the students on a monthly basis by the International Office of Daejeon University.

In the case that the students have to return to their home countries prior to the proposed completion date and have already received their monthly allowance, they shall transfer the living allowance of the remaining period back to Daejeon University or the AUN Secretariat within 10 days. The academic transcript of the students shall be withheld by Daejeon University until the remaining living allowance is returned to Daejeon University or the AUN Secretariat.

As soon as the selection of the awardees has been made, DJU will send the ‘Certificate of Admission’ to each student through their universities. Upon receiving it, awardees should contact the Korean Embassy/Consulate in their home country to allow them sufficient time to process their visa application. The student shall apply for the appropriate type of visa as early as possible on their own expenses. After that please let the AUN Secretariat knows the results of the visa application immediately. Air tickets of the students will not be sent to the student unless the AUN Secretariat receives a confirmation on the visa completion.

Only basic health insurance will be covered by Daejeon University and the AUN Secretariat. However, all awardees must be responsible for their own health and life insurance during the exchange period in Korea. Daejeon University and the AUN Secretariat will not take responsibility for any incurred expenses.

Upon Arrival:
All students will meet with an officer from the International Office of DJU upon their arrival at the Incheon International Airport.

Living Arrangements:
Living arrangements are provided for the students in fully furnished dorm rooms. Two students will share one dormitory unit. Each room is equipped with heating system, a microwave, a refrigerator, a telephone, and internet connection.

During the semester, meals (3 meals per day) are served for the student at the cafeteria on the ground floor of the dormitory building. During the winter vacation the meals are not included. Students should buy the meals for themselves on their own expenses.

Contact Information:

Mr. Guill Marc D. Mariano
Junior Programme Officer
ASEAN University Network Secretariat (AUN)
Room 210 Jamjuree 1 Bldg.
Chulalongkorn University,
Phayathai Rd., Bangkok 10330,
Tel +662 215 3640
+662 215 3642 ext. 105
Fax +662 216 8808

Mr. Lee, Chang-Won
Programme Coordinator
Institute of International Affairs
Daejeon University
Room 15409 Hyehwa Culture Center Building
62 Daehak-ro, Dong-gu
Daejeon, Republic of Korea 300-716
Tel +82 42- 280-2767
Fax +82 42-272-8533

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6 thoughts on “ASEAN Leaders Fostering Program, Daejeon University, Korea”

  1. where can i found any information for application? cause the website that suppose to be the source ( has not update anything yet. thank you so much

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    whether the program is only for students?. i’m graduated from S1 since 2008, and i’ve worked. thanks you

  3. Hello! I’m mella from jakarta. I’m 15 years old and I’m in the 10 year of flight high school and Can I joining this student exchange? Please mind to reply. Thankyou

  4. Hello,,my name is rina from makassar,I am majoring in nursing graduates,
    whether there is an exchange student majoring in nursing???

    please answer