Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) 2021/2022 for study in the Republic of Korea (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: Varying

To provide international students with opportunities to conduct advanced studies in undergraduate & graduate programs at higher educational institutions in the Republic of Korea in order to promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between countries. Available Options in UniversitiesUndergraduate course: 4-year courses at designated universities.


※ Transferring between universities is not allowed. (e.g. Starting studies at the junior year is not allowed.)
Graduate course: Master’s or Ph.D. courses at general graduate schools of Korean universitiesTotal Candidates to be Selected170 persons (undergraduate course), 700 persons (graduate course)Korea Language TrainingGrantees are required to take Korean language training courses for 1 year at a language institution located on-campus of the domestic universities. (Those who have attained a Korean language fluency score higher than level 5 in TOPIK are exempt from this requirement.)

Application Procedure

Time lineUndergraduateGraduate
Announcement releasedSept. in the year prior to planned studies in KoreaFeb. in the year of planned studies in Korea
Recommend candidates
(Korean Embassies, designated universities)
Oct.-Nov. in the year prior to planned studies in KoreaMar.-Apr. in the year of planned studies in Korea
Results releasedJan. in the year of planned studies in KoreaJune in the year of planned studies in Korea
Arrival in KoreaLate Feb. in the year of planned studies in KoreaLate Aug. in the year of planned studies

Scholarship Benefit

CategoriesAmount
(KRW)
AirfareActual cost
Resettlement
Allowance
KRW 200,000
Living AllowanceUnder
graduate:
800,000
Graduate:
900,000
Medical
Insurance
KRW 20,000
(per month)
Language
Courses
KRW 800,000
per quarter
Tuition
Fees
Actual
cost
(No more
than 5 million
KRW per semester)
Award for
Excellent
Korean
Language
Proficiency
KRW
100,000
Research
Support
KRW
210,000 –
240,000
(per semester)
Printing
Costs
(Dissertation)
KRW
500,000 –
800,000
Completion
Grant
KRW
100,000
(Once)

QualificationsBoth an applicant and his/her parents must be citizens of their country of origin.
※ Applicants should not hold Korean citizenship.

– Applicants should have adequate health, both mentally and physically, to stay in a foreign country for a long time.
– Should be under 25 years of age at the date of entrance. (Undergraduate)
– Should be under 40 years of age at the date of entrance. (Graduate)
– Have finished or be scheduled to finish formal education of all elementary, middle, high school courses by the date of arrival. (Undergraduate)

– Possess a grade point average (G.P.A.) above 80% from the last educational institution attended.
– Hold a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree by the date of arrival. (Graduate)
※ Applicants who have previously acheived in any undergraduate program, master’s program, or doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program.

However, a former or current KGSP scholar who hold the overall grade of 90% or above can reapply to this program once either through the embassy or university track.

Procedure for the Scholarship AwardNIIED invites the Korean Embassy in the invited country or a domestic university to recommend potential candidates.
Applicants should submit all documents related to their scholarship application to the Korean Embassy in their country of residence to or the domestic university concerned.
The Korean Embassy or the domestic university sends proper candidates to NIIED with the required documents.
NIIED evaluates potential candidates and notifies the Korean Embassy of the final selected KGSP grantees.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) 2021

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