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.

168 COMMENTS

  1. Hi sir my name is vanessa, i would like to finish my masters in law in south korea.Is it possible for me because i really think my future is in south korea for real.And how can i get a scholarship in one of ur universities like paranga university seoul national university and busan national university.pleasle help me am a ugandan though i would like to persue my academics from there.But am still in high school hope you consider my request

  2. Greetings, I’m Samuel chidiebere, I really thank the government of Korea for creating such opportunity, honestly I’ll like to study in Korea and I’ll glad if I’m given the privileged. Thanks in anticipation

  3. I am Teferi from Ethiopia with MA Degree in International Relations and I would like to learn my PHD Degree in Political Science .So please inform me any scholarship program

  4. I really appreciated the Government of South Korea because a lot of students was participate in various field of study in the past year from Ethiopia. I will be hope that my chance to learn in this countries for the future. Please inform me that scholarship in the field of Rural development and climate change related fields in south Korea.
    Best regards,
    Tegegne Fentaw from Ethiopia
    MSc in Rural Development

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