Korean Government Scholarship Program 2020/2021 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.

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.) Application Procedure

Time lineUndergraduateGraduate
Announcement releasedSept. in the year prior to planned studies in KoreaFeb. in the year of planned studies in Korea
Recommend candidates
(Korean Embassies, designated universities)
Oct.-Nov. in the year prior to planned studies in KoreaMar.-Apr. in the year of planned studies in Korea
Results releasedJan. in the year of planned studies in KoreaJune in the year of planned studies in Korea
Arrival in KoreaLate Feb. in the year of planned studies in KoreaLate Aug. in the year of planned studies

Scholarship Benefit

Living AllowanceMedical
Award for
Actual costKRW 200,000Under
KRW 20,000
(per month)
KRW 800,000
per quarter
(No more
than 5 million
KRW per semester)
210,000 –
(per semester)
500,000 –

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)

– 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.

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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Korean Government Scholarship Program 2020/2021


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  3. I am so excited for this great opportunity been sponsor by the Korean government for international students.Studying in Korea will be an added advantage for me to improve my knowledge and also interact with people from diverse background.

  4. I’m really interested to pursue my education in Korea first of all I’m Christian Ngoy Banza from DRC actually I’m living in Zimbabwe, so I need a fully scholarship to study in Korea it always be my dream to study in Korea to learn Korean language
    how can I get the scholarship I need the form.
    your faithfully

  5. My name is netsanet getachew from ethiopia I am graduated in civil enginnering I want to jion in this university and learn masters proggram

  6. My name is netsanet getachew from ethiopia I am graduated my first degree in civil engineering I want to jion and study master’s program

  7. I am Stephen Motsamai from Lesotho I am a qualified teacher who has obtained a diploma in education primary in 2004 andI wish to further my studies abroad can I get help

  8. Comment: 80% of the G P A are to many and this is the obstacle for some students who would like to increase their level of education.

  9. Hi I am Kisuule Emmanuel from Uganda. I have Diploma in computer,secretarial and i want to upgrade my knowledge with the help of your university.

  10. Comment:I greet you .so my nam is eric Ndayisaba burundian.I’m student at one of the university of this country in Natural Science Department , section is physics and technologie .I finished the first year of bacalors .can i apply ???

  11. I Mr. Philip Klomes form Papua New Guinea. I want to study MRES in Plant Breeding, Sugar Cane cross breeding, genetics and genomics

  12. hey am unusu kizito from Uganda. i just wanted to know when will you advertise again because am abit late as i got the information late, please reply

  13. Hi am keita oumar from Guinea Conakry. I have completed my high school level. Please provide me this great opportunity. Thanks

  14. Hi! I’m interested in study master degree in microbiology in Korea. Actually I’m 23 years old and recently complete my bachelor degree in microbiology from Nepal with 64%. Moreover, I’m looking for scholarships programme. Therefore please provide me any method for apply such as online application website or application form.

  15. I’m interested for study master degree in Korea. Actually, I’m from Nepal and recently complete my bachelor degree in microbiology with 64%. I would like to request that please provide any online application method for scholarship or any application form.

  16. hey there!!! i’m moses from Rwanda i have completed the high school last year and am very intrested to parsue my study in korea coz korean is my favorate country that i wish to continue my academic journey.
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