Korean Government Scholarship Program 2019 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)

– 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.

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 –
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.
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


  1. My name is Memory kika,from Malawi,finished my secondary this very same year with good grades,looking for a Korean scholarship,please help me with the application form.

  2. My name is Ayebazibwe Jolly Esther and I really want to join your university please am kindly requesting for the application form and I have just completed my high school.Am a Ugandan.Thank you so much.

  3. Please I need Masters degree scholarship to study in South Korea (SKKU SAINT) for NanoPhysics. I am a graduate of Physics with (2.1)BSc.

  4. Can I please get an application form. All my life have been dreaming to study my unundergraduate in Korea. Please assist me it will be a dream come true. Contact me +263712123409

  5. I am saah S. chowoe, a graduate of the cuttington University in Liberia. I hold a bachelor degree in public Administration and i would kindly like for you to please help me with your application form for graduate scholarship program.

  6. Madame, Monsieur bonjour,

    Je suis actuellement en 2ème année de BTS Commerce International en France et je compte continuer mes études en Corée du Sud.

    Dans le cadre de mon BTS, j’ai eu la chance d’effectuer 2 stages à Séoul dans l’entreprise dotrade, et je compte dans le futur apprendre le coréen et continuer à travailler dans cette entreprise.

    Pouvez-vous m’expliquer le système GPA, est-ce l’équivalent des ECTS européens, ou est-ce une conversion des notes obtenus à notre dernier examen (BTS ou BAC) ?

    Je vous remercie par avance de votre réponse et vous souhaite une excellente journée.


    Ewen Cassiaux

  7. Hello. Am Alice and am Rwandan for sure I need to continue my school life in Korea. Can u please give me more information! God bless u more

  8. My Name is Wubalem Gobie from Ethiopia . I am very great please to help me to study in Agricultural Economics PhD PROGRM. pLEASE HELP ME TO GET THIS GOLDEN CHANCE.

  9. Dear sir / mam i need to study in Korea i have Diploma at associate engenring in Electrocis …. now i am intrested to graduate in engenring from Korea university … please give me your reply as soon as posible …

  10. My name is Chewe M Chewe from Tanzania East Africa. I am a degree (In Computer Science) holder wish to apply for this, how can I make it?

  11. My name is Kersten Dismas and I’m from a small nation in the Pacific called Palau. I’m interested in applying for this scholarship and if you may please send me the details of how I can apply and where to obtain the application form for this scholarship. Thank you and have a nice day.

  12. Hello my name is mabrouka mounhira i’m a, cameroonian and i’ve got my bachelor’s degree this year i’m willing to continue my studies in southern korea and if possible help me get this scholarship

  13. Guys learn to read instructions.
    The scholarship says, either an institution(university) can recommend you or the Korean embassy in your respective countries.
    My advice is, visit the Korean Embassy in your country, they will be in the position to help you apply and even receive your application.

    Thank you.

  14. My name is Kahsu from Ethiopia, I do have MSc degree on dryland Agroforestry and land rehabilitation. If there is PhD programs in your scholarship related to Agriculture, specially forestry and Agroforestry related departments please inform me via my email address.


  15. Hi! It is me Ataklti from Ethiopia.
    I am a lecturer in Aksum University, Ethiopia. My MSc is in Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. I want to proceed my PhD in Hydrology and water resource related fields of study if it is full scholarship from your University. How could i get such opportunity? could i get it?

  16. Iam really desperate to get this scholarship and here in my country Somalia, theres no embassy so please can you help me where i can go through this scholarship.
    I will highly appreciate your help.

    Mohamed Salah.

  17. please i am Kusi Akosua Priscilla, a ghanaian who wants to pursue her undergradute studies in her dreamland country, south korea. i humbly request to be assisted on the formal procedure to apply. kindly contact me on 0245525962/0504027580


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