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. I am Aggrey Isabirye a Ugandan holding a diploma in computer science and information technology who interested in knowing the criteria of winning a scholarship. I am therefore, requesting for detailed information on how I can win this scholarship.
    I am looking forward to hearing from you.

  2. Hi,

    I am G. Sampson Domah, a Liberian. I always dream of studying Korea. I would be glad if you give me the opportunity.


  3. i am Aaron Oghogho from nigeria, korean embassy is very far from me. is there no where to get application form online?

  4. I am Mohamed Fayenah Sesay seeking for international scholarship in your proficient country (South Korea) that will enable me trained and qualified Environmentalist.

  5. Hi, i am peter alith yuang from south Sudan, i would like to appreciated korean government for scholarship program across the global .i have dream of going to korea so i am desperately in need of help please .
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  6. Hi! I am Rana Ismail from Egypt. I want to know what are the scores and requirmenrs needed from American Diplomat students. Thank you!

  7. Hello, my name is Karisma Jose and I am from Nauru. I have always wanted to learn and study in Korea and I am interested in applying but there is no Embassy of Korea here in my country. Is there any other way I can apply online? Thank you!

  8. I am really happy to apply for korean Government Scholarship but i have difficulty in finding the required documents and available courses in each university.

  9. Hi,
    I’m Simrella Bharati from Nepal. I just graduated from my high school. I want to carry out my further studies in South Korea in scholarship…. Please help me….

  10. have been trying this opportunity since but am hapless but I will glad if I be among this successful people

  11. Greetings All,

    This is Farmanullah Hanefzai From Afghanistan i want to be complate my master in South korea.


  12. Hello,
    I am Leonard mruta from Tanzania looking for opportunity to study in Korea my masters in archeology please direct me how to apply.

  13. Hi, This is Hazrat Ali , I’m from Bangladesh. I want to Complete my MBA in Korea. So I need help from anybody if you are agree.

  14. I am very interested in this opportunity afforded by South Korean government, I am a Librarian by nationality and a perspective graduate at Cuttington University in Liberia in June this year. I am studied Plants and Soil Sciences.

  15. How do I apply. I want to study Mechanical Engineering and for my Masters Marine Engineering

  16. Hi! i am Alimamine S. Kemokai a Liberian West Africa, I Will be glad to be part of this great opportunity. i have so much passion in the field of Technology, it has also been my dream to study in Korea. I will be glad if anyone can be a great help to me in making this dream real. My country (Liberia) don’t have a diplomatic relationship with Korea, how can i be part of this opportunity.

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  18. Hey am Akankwasa Ameria from Uganda I would like to study in south Korea I hve diploma and certificate in travel and tourism management but I don’t have money for degree and I would like to study south Korea language please I need you help 🙏🙏

  19. Am Njaba Ginalo Duran from Cameroon, please I wish to know the requirement and credentials to study and work in Korea with the scholarship program. Thanks

  20. Thanks to you the Korean government for this opportunity and educational empowerment for us students who are seeking further studies.Please how do I begin the process my email available for further information.

  21. my name is Beyene Buchala from Ethiopia. i want to learn in your university. I graduate MA in curriculum and quality assurance in education. next i have interest to learn PhD degree if I get scholarship opportunities from Korean government/universities. please help me

  22. My name is Birhanu Miressa Borena and working in the Ministry of Agriculture as an expert on problematic soil experts. I am a Bsc holder in Natural Resource Management, I need to continue my education and upgrade to MSc in related field study. so please help me how to apply to get this golden opportunity scholarship. my email is [email protected]

  23. Please am Asamoah Rebecca,from Ghana please were,how can I get the application form please, because is my dream to study there please


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