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The Korean Government Scholarship Program

The Korean Government Scholarship Program
Written by Ridah Mir

Brief Description:

The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) supports the future global leaders and promotes the international cooperation in education by inviting talented international students to Korea for an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea.

The Korean Government Scholarship Program

Qualification:

Graduate Program:

The Korean Government Scholarship Program

The applicant and his/her parents must hold foreign citizenships.

* Applicants with the Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.

Applicants must be under 40 years of age of the selection year.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of September 1st of the selection year.

* Applicants who have completed an undergraduate program, a master’s program, or a doctoral program in Korea are ineligible to apply for the program.

The academic achievement of the applicants must meet one of the followings:
– The grade point average (GPA) must be no less than 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4.3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale; or
– The overall grades must be no less than 80% out of 100%

Scholarship Period:

Masters Degree: 1 year Language Courses + 2 year Degree Courses

Doctoral Degree: 1 year Language Courses + 3 year Degree Courses

Undergraduate Program:

Must be a citizen of the country to which the scholarship is offered, which also applies to the applicants’ parents

Have graduated or will be scheduled to graduate from high school as of March 1st of the invitation year

Must possess above 80% (out of 100%) cumulative grade point average (CGPA), or must be within the top 20% (out of 100%) in rank in high school.

Scholarship Period:

Bachelors Degree: Korean language course(up to 1 year) + Bachelor’s degree course requirements(4 years)

Associate Degree:  Korean language course(up to 1 year) + Associate degree course requirements(2 years)

 

The Korean Government Scholarship Program

Selection Procedure:

(For undergraduate and graduate program)

Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partering universities in Korea. The embassies and universities select the successful candidates among the applicants in the 1st round of selection. The applicants of the successful candidates will then be forwarded to NIIED.

The NIIED selection committee selects the successful candidates among those who passed the 1st round.

Among the successful candidates who have passed the 2nd round, the applicants of those who applied through the Korean Embassies will be reviewed by universities for admission. Successful candidates must get admission from at least one of the universities.

Scholarship Benefits:

Graduate Program:

AirfareRound-trip economy class ticket
Monthly Allowance900,000 KRW per month
Research Allowance210,000 KRW for scholars in the field of humanities and social sciences;
240,000 KRW for scholars in natural and mechanic sciences
Settlement Allowance200,000 KRW upon arrival
Language Training FeeFull coverage
TuitionAll admission fees are waived by the host institution (university)
The tuition is covered by NIIED and the university.
Dissertation Printing CostsReimbursement of 500,000 ~ 800,000 KRW depending on actual costs
Medical Insurance20,000 KRW per month (limited coverage)
Korean Proficiency Grants100,000 KRW per month for scholars with TOPIK Level 5 or 6

Undergraduate Program:

AirfareRound-trip economy class ticket
Monthly Allowance800,000 KRW per month
Settlement Allowance200,000 KRW upon arrival
Language Training FeeFull coverage
TuitionAll admission fees are waived by the host institution (university)
The tuition is covered by NIIED and the university.
Medical Insurance20,000 KRW per month (limited coverage)
Korean Proficiency Grants100,000 KRW per month for scholars with TOPIK Level 5 or 6

                                 The Korean Government Scholarship Program

Contact:

[Office in charge]
Overseas Study Support Division,
Dept. of Planning & Management
[Contact: Graduate Program]
[Contact: Undergraduate Program]

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Ridah Mir