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.

  • 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.)
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
Living Allowance Medical
Award for
Actual cost KRW 200,000 Under
KRW 20,000
(per month)
KRW 800,000
per quarter
(No more
than 5 million
KRW per semester)
210,000 –
(per semester)
500,000 –
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.


  1. God day sir,am am Samson Adesope from Nigeria i will like to continue my Master degree in civil Engineering in south korea,love to learn korea language and culture for exchange

  2. Hi. I’m Fatihah, 17 years old student from Malaysia. I would like to apply for this scholarship in 2018 but I couldn’t find any application form.. I really wish that you could inform me when the application will be out. Thank you.

  3. Good morning I am Soh Tade Noussi Pacom doing my decree program now in Cameroon. I was asking if I could have an application form to apply for the scholarship.. Thanks my contact +237 679020753 ..patiently waiting… Thanks.

  4. My Mother Father that means My Grand father Bekele Demissie; The Ethiopian kagnew Battalions 1st division sent by Emperor Haileselassie as part of the united nations forces in the korean war; I have all evidence of my grand father in my hand. Please help me to learn in your country.

  5. I am Gelila Behailu Takele I would like to add some information about me. I completed my high school education successfuly. I joined university of harare in education of engineering. But I couldnot learn in that university because of Ethiopian peace condition. I am 19 years old.

  6. I am seventeen years old from the United States, and I meet the qualifications for the government scholarship, I would like to know more information on what I should do, and how I should apply. I want to apply directly through the Korean embassy not by my University.

  7. I’m Atukpa Favour from Nigeria and I would love to know if the scholarship is fully funded and if it involves architecture too. I’d really love if I can get a reply soon.

  8. Greetings sir/mme. Am interested in the south Korean scholarship. I have a BTECH in agriculture and environmental engineering. How do I apply for the 2018-2019 scholarship. Information on how to proceed will be highly appreciated.

  9. Iam a zambian male aged 26.i hold a Diploma in Mathematics and ICT and wish to study in South Korea.How can i apply for the korean scholarship..i have been browsing through for hours without seing any option for application.please send me the Application form.

  10. I am a South African student .I would like to study in South Korea . I am doing my high school currently and I would love to immerse myself in the Korean experience I am a History Buff and learning the histories of the world is all I desire so there is any foreign students exchange programs ( that are funded ) Please let me know
    Here’s my email [email protected]

  11. hello, i am EDOH YAWOVI from TOGO I got my BA in American Litterature. kindly show me how i can apply for this scholarship. thanks

  12. Sir I m Masawat Ali form Pakistan(Gilgit), I need fully funded scholarship for MPHIL…..And How to apply to korian sholarships….

  13. Comment:
    hello sir my name is Edwin precious from Nigeria, how do I apply for the south Korean scholarship in my country?

  14. My name is Cathy Mudenda and am a Zambian citizen, I am very interested to study in Korea because it has been my dream to study there since I was young ,mostly because I use to watch many Korean dramas and I became interested in there language and there culture.I just completed my high school and I would be more than pleased to be granted this opportunity to study in Korea,thank you.

  15. My name is Cathy Mudenda Nd am a Zambian citizen,i am very interested to study in Korea because it has been my dream to study there since I was young, mostly because I use to watch many Korean dramas and I became interested in there language and there culture.l just completed my high school and I would be more than pleased to be granted this opportunity to study in Korea .Thank you.

  16. Good opportinities indeed !
    The question is, normally people go for Phd courses in the age blacket of 30 to 50 years. Why then limit your Phd scholarships for people below 40 years,

  17. Hi am Lynette from Nigeria I will like to know how many percent chance I have as a Nigerian to get accepted and also how I can apply.

  18. Yeoboseyo!
    Please I’m a g
    Ghanaian degree student and I would love to study in south Korea I’m reading nutrition currently and it my desire to experience the other side of the world. Please if there is any foreign exchange program which is fully funded please kindly contact me.
    Thank you.

  19. I am from Ethiopia and I have BSc. degree in civil engineering and now I am working at Arba Minch university in Assistant lecture, but I want to update my self, and I realy want to study my masters degree in south korean university . if it is possible contact me through my phone +251918563372 or mail acount
    [email protected]

  20. Greetings.
    My name is Wan Nadhirah Kamarulazman from Malaysia. I’ve been searching for a Korean scholarship since last year and I’m so interested in applying for this scholarship. I’m a degree holder. I’ve been to Korea twice and I immediately fell in love with the culture, food, places and people in Korea. Studying in Korea would be a dream come true for me. Do contact me through my email [email protected] . I’ll be expecting a reply from you soon! Thank you

  21. Dear Sir,
    I am pakistani national working in U.A.E, I am postgraduated in MAB(Finance) I want to get further education in Public Administration. Please can u give me the road map how can i wail the government scholarship.
    My e-mail is [email protected]

  22. Hwllo I am from peru, this is my last year in the school. Therefore I want to get a scholarship in Korea. Please, Can you help me with the necessary information and the formats that I need to get it?.
    Here is my email. [email protected]

  23. I am am Afghan student. I would like to study in Korea I graduated from high school .I want to apply for buchler degree could you please gouid me?

  24. I am am Afghan student. I would like to study in Korea I graduated from high school .I want to apply for bachler degree could you please gouid me?

  25. Your country is doing well to bring world communities through scholarship.. I am from Ethiopia How can I get the course detail and apilication form?

  26. hi! i m saqib hafeez from pakistan i would like to accheive this study information to the graduate programe plz tell me fom where i can get application form i m from pakistan

  27. i am planning to apply through university quota. may i submit all my required documents in Korean embassy of my country. inform me please.


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