Korean Government Scholarships for International Students

Thursday, December 20, 2012


The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students in order to promote international exchange in education and mutual friendship between the participating countries.

Undergraduate Scholarships
Korean government invites 100 international students from 62 countries who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Korea.
To be selected as a KGSP grantee, any applicant should successfully pass through the 1st selection process set by the Korean embassies (or Consulates) of his or her origin.
To apply for the program, please contact the Korean embassy (or Consulate) in your country. Also see the links below for contact information.
Application deadline may differ from one country to another.

Graduate Scholarships
The scholarship is available in all majors of general graduate schools. Up to 600 scholarships will be offered annually.
Eligibility
Both applicant and his/her parents must be citizens of the foreign country (Applicants cannot have Korean citizenship).
Applicants should be in good health, both mentally and physically, to stay in Korea for a long period of time.
Should be under 40 years of age.
Hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.

Scholarship value
Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket
Monthly Allowance: 900,000 won (KRW) per month
Research Allowance: 210,000 won for students in human and social sciences; 240,000 won for students in natural and mechanic sciences per semester
Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
Language Training Fee: The full costs up to 1 year
Tuitions: All admission fees are waived by the host institution. The full tuition is paid by NIIED.
Dissertation Printing Costs: 500,000 ~ 800,000 won for the costs related to a printing dissertation
Medical Insurance: 15,000 won per month (limited insurance coverage) will be provided to the university for students.
Special fund for students proficient in Korean language (TOPIK level 5 or 6): 100,000 won per month(Commencing from the main program)

Further scholarship details can be found at http://www.niied.go.kr/eng/contents.do?contentsNo=78&menuNo=349

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