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. 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: [email protected]

  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 [email protected] 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 [email protected].

  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: [email protected]

    • Hi. Am peace lives in Lagos Nigeria, pls I want to apply for the s.Korean scholarship and would really need ur help. Please text me.

  12. Hello, my name is Israel and I like to study ART (fine art) in south korean. I am very good in fine art, but want to know more. PLEASE

  13. hello iam somailia i gratuated high school i want to get scholarship iwould like to get this opportunity so iam requesting the goverment of korea to apply me telephone number 252618861017

  14. Hi, I am Rabia i want to do Graphic designing in South Korea on scholarship.Please do help me and guide me the full procedure.

  15. I am Jassie Barua. i have completed my MBA in Accounting last year. Now I am working in a South Korean company in my home town. I want to take a Graduate degree from South Korea in Arts and design or International Relationship in English.
    I am eagerly wishing to have this scholarship for fulfilling my dream to study in abroad . That’s why recently I have taken my IELTS exam and got 6.5 on it.

  16. I’m Mohamed Doukaine from Comoros Islands, I’m graduated in the International University of Africa and I would like to get the opportunity to continue in my master studies in your country, so how should I start the procedure?

  17. hello my name’s beni mugisho i would like to styudy in korea by schoolarship but i don’t know what i can do i’m from condo dr congo

  18. Hi I’m a Liberian
    I’ll be graduating in August 2018
    And I’m interested in this scholarship
    My name is Celestine and I just got done with my national exams ..
    I really want to study law in South Korea

  19. Eligible for korean government scholarship, there is compulsory having 80% marks for high school for undergraduate programme?

  20. Eligible for korean government scholarship,is there compulsory having 80% marks from previous class high school for undergraduate degree programme?

  21. I’m really interested in this scholarship from South Korea please help me to be beneficial from it. Thanks I’m a Liberian.

  22. Comment: hello i am muhammad salihi, i am a nigerian and i have completed my high school in nogeria and also started university year one to year two, but i am finding it difficult here due to lack of capital, that is why i wanted to apply for this scolarship in order to get opportuned to complete my year three. I hope my request will be considered.

  23. Hello, i am Martha Ndhlovu from Zambia and will be graduating next year from the university of Zambia. i would like to do masters in public heath in South Korea under full sponsorship, please enlighten me on how to go about it. i will greatly appreciate your response.

  24. Comment:I wish to study in Korea. Am an SHS graduate and willing to pursue at one notable Korean universities. My problem is how to apply for scholarship since am to study as an international student. I really need your guidelines please. contact (0549279951)GH code +233.Name: Philemon Owusu Boateng

  25. hello,my name is wealth,i’m from nigeria.i just finished my high school and waiting for my WASSCE result which will soon be out.i will love to study neurosurgery in SOUTH KOREA.I already concluded on the university i which to study in.so,PLS, how should i begin with the procedure? this is my number 09037474734.thanks.

  26. Greeting to you, please I wish to apply for a master programme in curriculum studies and teaching in August it’s possible

  27. Greeting to you, please I wish to apply for scholarships in master programme in curriculum studies and teaching in August it’s possible

  28. I’ve loved Korea since I was a child. You could say it was the movies that perked my interest.I’ve been learning the language for as long as I can remember but I’m not perfect. I’m a high school graduate.I want the opportunity to study at Seoul University or any other prestigious university there. Right now, I’m just taking advantage of any and every opportunity to go to korea and a great Uni there. I’ll fulfill my goals, no matter what. #I Love KOREA.

  29. I want to study in korea for medical
    i recently passed matric with 81% i want to go korea in scholarship plz help me! for this request

  30. Comment:Am Juliet from Nigeria I would love to study nursing or nutrition in korea an a ssce holder.please I need information on the scholarships program

  31. hello my name is kabaalu ismail, am from uganda and and i would like to do my masters degree in korea. i have a bachlors degree of science in accounting and finance. i really need your help on how to apply for a scholarship. and how to get the application forms. this is my email address [email protected], Tel: +256700816417

  32. hello am kabaalu ismail from uganda. i just finished my bachlors degree of science in accounting and finance and would like to do my masters degree in korea. please i really need your help on how to apply. contact +256700816417. email.. [email protected]

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