2015 Korean Government Scholarship Program for Developing Countries students to pursue Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Korean Universities.

Application Deadline:
  • For Undergraduate Program, the Korean Embassy or Consulate will recommend qualified candidates to NIIED by November 2014. Be sure to apply before this period.
  • For the Graduate Program, the Korean Embassy or Consulate will recommend qualified candidates to NIIED by March 2015. Be sure to apply before this period.


The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is offered for international students who want to pursue Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Korean Universities. The scholarship is aimed to provide international students with an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea, to develop global leaders and strengthen Korea-friendly networks worldwide.
Undergraduate Programme
Scholarship  Period: 5 Years  : 1 year of Korean language + 4 years of Bachelor’s course
Prospective applicants must meet the following qualification criteria;

  1. Must be a citizen of the country to which the scholarship is offered, which also applies to the applicants’ parents
  2.  Have graduated or will be scheduled to graduate from high school as of March 1st of the invitation year
  3.  Must possess above 80% (out of 100%) cumulative grade point average (CGPA), or must be within the top 20% (out of 100%) in rank in high school.

Graduate Program:

  • Master’s course     1 year of Korean language + 2 years of Master’s course
  • Doctoral course     1 year of Korean language + 3 years of Doctoral course

Qualification for Graduate Programme

  1. The applicant and his/her parents must hold foreign citizenships.
    * Applicants who hold Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.
  2. Applicants must be under 40 years of age of the selection year.
  3. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of September 1st of the selection year.
    * Applicants who have previously enrolled in or graduated from an undergraduate program, a master’s program, or a doctoral program (including exchange program) in Korea are ineligible to apply for the program.
  4.  Applicants must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4.3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, or grades/marks/score of 80%(out of 100%) or higher from the previously attended institution. If the applicant does not satisfy the above GPA requirements, he/she will be ineligible to apply to this program.

Eligible African Countries:

Algeria, Angola,Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo , Cote d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Djibouti , Egypt , Equatorial Guinea , Eritrea , Ethiopia , Gabon , Gambia , Ghana , Guinea , Guinea-Bissau , Kenya
Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar , Malawi Mali , Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco , Mozambique, Namibia , Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda
Zambia, Zimbabwe

Selection Procedure

[Undergraduate Program]

  • 1st round of selection

Korean Embassies will recruit and select qualified candidates
* Applicants should apply for the program THROUGH their local Korean Embassy

  • 2nd round of selection
    NIIED selection committee will screen qualified candidates selected by the Korean Embassies
  • 3rd round of selection
    Korean Universities will screen candidates for admission
[Graduate Program]
1st Selection
The 1st selection institutions (Overseas Korean embassies or Domestic designated universities) will draft a selections standard based on the criteria provisioned by NIIED, and will recommend qualified applicants according to its respective standards.
2nd Selection
The NIIED selection committee will select the most successful candidates from the pool of applicants recommended by the 1st selection institutions.
3rd Selection
Only candidates who were recommended by a Korean embassy and have passed the 2nd selection successfully will be evaluated for admission. Successful candidates will gain admission from at least one of the three universities.

Scholarship Worth:

[Undergraduate Program]
– Round-trip economy class airfare
– Monthly Stipend (800,000 won)
– Medical insurance (20,000 won) per month will be provided (limited coverage)
– Settlement Allowance (200,000 won upon arrival)
– Tuitions

* Additionally, grantees with a good command of the Korean language (level 5 or higher in TOPIK) will receive an additional 100,000 won

[Graduate Program]

  •   Airfare     Round-trip economy class ticket
  • Monthly Allowance     900,000 won (KRW) per month
  • Research Allowance Per Semester     210,000 won for scholars in the field of humanities and social sciences; 240,000 won for scholars in natural and mechanic sciences
  • Relocation (Settlement) : Allowance     200,000 won upon arrival
  • Language Training Fee : Full coverage
  • Tuitions : All admission fees are waived by the host institution (university) The tuition will be provided for by NIIED
  • Dissertation Printing Costs : 500,000 ~ 800,000 won, depending on actual costs
  • Medical Insurance: 20,000 won per month will be provided (limited coverage)
  • Special funding for scholars who are proficient in the Korean language (TOPIK Level 5 or 6) : 100,000 won per month

List of Korean Universities

How to Apply:

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Korean Government Scholarship


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