Korean Government Scholarship Program 2018 for study in South Korea (Fully Funded)

Korean Government Scholarship Program are open to international students for pursuing undergraduate programme at higher educational institutions in Korea. The scholarship will contribute to promoting the international exchange in education and to deepening the mutual friendship among countries.

GKS (Global Korea Scholarship) Program is a scholarship program that paid by the Government of the Republic of Korea for foreign nationals in the Republic of Korea and the Ministry of Education organized, responsible for the project implementation agency directly under the Ministry of Education National Institute for International Education.

Purpose
  • 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 Universities
Undergraduate 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 universities
Total Candidates to be Selected
170 persons (undergraduate course), 700 persons (graduate course)
Korea Language Training
  • Grantees 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.)
Qualifications
Both 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)

– Hold a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree by the date of arrival. (Graduate)
※ Applicants who have previously enrolled in a university in Korea are not eligible to apply to the KGSP program. Specifically, an applicant who has previously enrolled in any undergraduate program, master’s program, or doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program.

Scholarship Benefit
Categories Airfare Resettlement
Allowance
Living Allowance Medical
Insurance
Language
Courses
Tuition
Fees
Award for
Excellent
Korean
Language
Proficiency
Research
Support
Printing
Costs
(Dissertation)
Completion
Grant
Amount
(KRW)
Actual cost KRW 200,000 Under
graduate:
800,000
Graduate:
900,000
KRW 20,000
(per month)
KRW 800,000
per quarter
Actual
cost
(No more
than 5 million
KRW per semester)
KRW
100,000
KRW
210,000 –
240,000
(per semester)
KRW
500,000 –
800,000
KRW
100,000
(Once)
Application Procedure
Time line Undergraduate Graduate
Announcement released Sept. in the year prior to planned studies in Korea Feb. in the year of planned studies in Korea
Recommend candidates
(Korean Embassies, designated universities)
Oct.-Nov. in the year prior to planned studies in Korea Mar.-Apr. in the year of planned studies in Korea
Results released Jan. in the year of planned studies in Korea June in the year of planned studies in Korea
Arrival in Korea Late Feb. in the year of planned studies in Korea Late Aug. in the year of planned studies
Procedure for the Scholarship Award
NIIED 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.

120 COMMENTS

  1. I am Yohannes Asmare from Ethiopia and working in University of Gondar as a Lecturer. I have MSc on Organic Chemistry and I would like to study in South Korea with Fully funded PhD scholarship in Synthetic organic chemistry or Nanotechnology science or Medicinal Chemistry. I am less than 40 years old and have a commulative GPA greater than 3.5 out of 4. Ethiopia and korea has a good relationship because some soldiers of Ethiopia helps your country from foreigners. If you have any Gradute Scholarship Please contact with my email address.

  2. Hi am Patience Amoah from Ghana and a student of Enyanmaim community senior high school(in my first year) . I won’t to know whether a Ghanaian is qualified for the Korean scholarship. Because I won’t to study in Korean after high school. I have been dreaming to study in Korean ever since I was Young because I have been watching Korean movies and I have even started learning Korean language online(Hangul). I wish to continue my studies in Korean. Please help me. Here is my contact 0559270151(here is the Ghanaians number code +233)… Thank you

  3. I am Tajik student. I am going to study in South Korea. I graduated from Lyseum for gifted students in Kulob town also in Tajikistan. I want to apply for bachler degree could you please help me.Because for lacking money.We don not have money to study in abroad: safar_safarov_96@bk.ru

  4. i would like to know a bit more about the majors which are available in this scholarship,Meanwhile kindly give us further information about the required documents, could we get in touch directly with the embassy?

  5. sir i am pakistani completed graduation Bs (Hons) biotechnology i would like to master/ m.phill study in korea on scholarship i am belong to poor family of sindh provine of pakistan

  6. Hello I am Beimnet Wondowessen and I’m from Ethiopia. I have a BSc in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and i would like to continue my MSc program in Korea. I could use some advice please?
    If you could contact me here is my address beimnileao2@gmail.com that will be very help ful. Thanks.

  7. Please am Faustina Lambey with a bachelor’s degree, please I need a full fund government scholarship to do my master’s in Korea thanks

  8. Hi,
    I am Pakistani Student. I would like to study in Korea I graduate from high school. I want to apply for bachelor degree could u please guide me.

  9. Dears:
    Hellow I am an Ethiopian. I have B.A degree in Management and my second degree in MBA (Masters of Business Administration), Currently I am working as a Lecturer in Adigrat university. I would like to study in Korean by Developmental science and related program please contact me gerie0919@gmail.com.

  10. my name is lawal abdulwahab from nigeria. I am just writing my SSCE i would like to study criminal law in korea

  11. Hello!I am Bame Sixtus from Cameroon. I want to do master in health field in South Korea. I would like to know how to access the online application portal of the scholarship. to the best of my knowledge, no info is given on this. Look forward to hearing from you. Email: bamesixtus.62@gmail.com

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