Korean Government Scholarships for 170 Bachelors, 800 Masters & PhD for Developing Countries 2018/2019
The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is offered to international students who want to pursue Bachelors(undergraduate degree), Masters and PhD degrees in Korean Universities. The scholarship is aimed to provide international students with an opportunity to Study in Korea and conduct advanced studies in a higher educational institutions in Korea, to develop global leaders and strengthen Korea-friendly networks worldwide.
What You Need To Know About Korean Government Scholarships
The Korean Government Scholarships for international students is offered annually to international undergraduates , masters and PhD students to Study In Korea. The Korean Government over the years have proven to be committed in fostering stronger diplomatic tides between the international communities and korea through this Korean Government Scholarships which avail intelligent international students the opportunity to achieve their dreams.
Study In Korea
Korea has about 250 national, public and private universities that welcome both Korean and international students. Recent government reforms have made it much easier for international students to afford living and working in Korea while attending programs at institutes of higher education.
Why Study in Korea?
Graduate education in Korea is well-respected throughout the world, particularly in technical areas such as engineering and information technology. Many master’s programs are taught in English. Korean schools have notable research programs, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities. Six Korean universities were rated in the top 400 world universities, according to the 2012-2013 Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Korea charges all students, whether Korean nationals or international students, the same tuition. In addition to offering master’s degrees that are more affordable than those in English-speaking countries, the Korean government, Korean universities, and several private foundations provide many scholarship programs specifically designated for international students. Many Korean universities also provide assistance with employment for international students.
Application Form for The Korean Government Scholarships:
The applicant for the Korean Government Scholarships are expected to pick the application from the Korean Embassy from their host country or a partnering Korean University.
Applications (Embassy, University) are expected from:
- Graduate: February 2018 to March 2018 Undergraduate: September 2018 to October 2018 (To open in September 2018)
Offered annually? Yes
Accepted Subject Areas:
Courses offered at one of the 60 participating Korean higher institutions
Which Countries Are Eligible For The Korean Government Scholarships for international students to study in Korea
The scholarships are open to students from the following countries:
China, Japan, Russia, Cambodia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Mexico, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Chinese Taipei, Uzbekistan, Turkey, USA, Ethiopia, Colombia, Nepal, Senegal, Bangladesh, Ukraine, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Egypt, Tanzania, Germany, France, Dominica, Chile, Iran, Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Pakistan, Gabon, Romania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Czech, Guatemala, Ecuador, Algeria, Yemen, Uganda, Belize, Honduras, Italy, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Ghana, Georgia, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Republic of South Africa, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Rwanda, Libya, Lithuania, Moldavia, Bahrain, Barbados, Bahamas, Venezuela, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Brunei, Serbia, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Slovenia, Armenia, Argentina, Haïti, Ireland, Afghanistan, Angola, Oman, Austria, Uruguay, Iraq, Israel, Zambia, Cameroon, Qatar, Kenya, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Panama, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Fiji, Hungary, Australia, Jordan
What are the Eligibility – criteria for the Korean Government Scholarships for international students
- Candidates and their parents must hold non-Korean citizenship.
- KGSP-G: under 40
- KGSP-U: under 25
- Candidates must be physically and mentally healthy for their studies in Korea.
- KGSP-G: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
- KGSP-U: High school diploma
- The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) must be 80% or higher; or
- The CGPA must be 2.64/ 4.0, 2.80/ 4.3, 2.91/ 4.5, or 3.23/ 5.0 or higher.
Number of Scholarships
- KGSP Undergraduate: around 170 grantees will be awarded annually
- KGSP Graduate: around 800 grantees will be awarded annually
- Flight fee
- Full Tuition
- Medical Insurance
- Settlement Allowance
- Completion Grants
1st Selection: 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
2nd Selection: The NIIED selection committee selects the successful candidates among those who passed the 1st round.
3rd Selection: Among the successful candidates who have passed the 2nd round, the applications 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.
- 1 year Korean language course +2 year Associate degree
- 1 year Korean language course + 4 year Bachelors degree
- 1 year Korean language course+ 2 years of Master’s degree
- 1 year Korean language course + 3 years of Doctoral degree
To be taken at:
How to Apply:
Applicants can only apply for the scholarships through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a participating Korean University.
Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partnering universities in Korea
The Korean Government, National Institute for International Education (NIIED)