Korea University Global KU Study Abroad Scholarship, 2019


Opportunities are now available at the Korea University Global KU Study Abroad Scholarship, 2019 powered by Korea University in the future Global KU Scholarship for international students.

The Scholarship targets to support future global leaders around the world to pursue their academic dreams in Korea University and have an exciting experience in Korea. The Global KU Scholarship is available only for students Exchange Program (SEP) and Visiting Student Program (VSP).

The KU Merit Scholarship is offered strictly based academic merit of the first semester at the university. KU Students that have an extension of duration in their study at the University from one semester to two semesters are considered eligible to apply for the Merit Scholarship at the time approval on the extension.

About Korea University

Existing since 1905, Korea University is a private research-oriented university in Seoul, South Korea that is been reputed to be one of the nation’s oldest and most prominent institutions of higher education.

The student body consists of over 20,000 undergraduate students and over 10,000 graduate students. The university’s academic breadth is broad with its 81 departments in 19 colleges and divisions, as well as 18 graduate schools. It has over 1,500 full-time faculty members with over 95% of them holding Ph.D. or equivalent qualification in their field. The Korea University Alumni Association consists of more than 280,000 university graduates.

Korea University is a large research institution, notable in South Korean history for being the first educational institution to offer academic programs in Korea in various disciplines, such as law, economics and journalism.

Korea University is ranked 4th in the country, under Hanyang University Seoul campus as third; Sungkyunkwan University as second and Seoul National University as first.


Korea University Global KU Study Abroad Scholarships are categorically designed to do a review on long term international leaders and on any topic presented by the university.

Host Nationality

KU Study Abroad Scholarships is hosted by Korea University, in the republic of Korea

Scholarship Benefit

The Scholarship has benefit which is awarded to successful applicants and that amounts to about KRW 400,000 per month for the first semester (4 months).

Scholarship Number

The numbers of scholarships are not given.


For the SEP and VSP applicant to be qualified to apply for Korea University Global KU Study Abroad Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be an international student and be regarded as a SEP or VSP student.
  • Be enrolled in an acknowledged institution outside of Korea, in a country that is recognized by the Korean government, as of December 1, 2004.
  • Have completed, or about to complete at least one year of study at their home universities at the time of applying.
  • Have an overall weighted average of at least 75% at their home institutions.
  • Have obtained a successful admission for SEP or VSP at Korea University.
  • Be fluent in either English or Korean.

Scholarship Application Procedures

Application procedure for Korea University Global KU Study Abroad Scholarship, 2019 is quite easy to follow. However, the applicant must adhere strictly to it in order not to be disqualified.

  • All documents must be written and provided in English. Please attach translations in English if the document is in any other language.
  • Documents submitted with the application will not be returned to the applicant.
  • Academic reference MUST be sent directly to the Office of International Affairs from instructors.

Application Deadline

The deadline for Korea University Global KU Study Abroad Scholarship is January 30, 2019

The applicant can commence the application by clicking on the application link and get more information about the scholarship by clicking the scholarship link

Do I need a Visa to Study in Korea?

To travel to Korea as an international student, you will be required to possess a D-2 Visa (Korea Students Visa) except you are from EU nations, United States or specific nations that are allowed to travel without visa for a period of time.

It is issued to international students travelling to Korea for the purpose of study and educational research in academic institutions, enrolling for a full time undergraduate or postgraduate program. The students will be allowed to stay up two years. In other to apply for a D-2 Visa, the student will need to follow these steps;

  • Apply for admission in the institution of your choice in Korea and be sure you have received a conditional or unconditional offer to study in the school.
  • The applicant must apply for the Visa at the Korean embassy in their home country or in the country where their previous school is situated.
  • The applicant will be required to wait for up to two weeks before the Visa is due.
  • The applicant can also apply for a right to work in Korea for six months after studies.

You will also be required to have and submit the following documents during the visa application

  • Visa application form (form #34),
  • Photocopy of passport, one standard size photograph,
  • Visa fee
  • Photocopy of Business Registration Certificate (or distinct number certificate) of a respective education institution
  • Standard Acceptance Letter (issued by the dean/president of the university)
  • Documents proving your family relations (Only when your parent’s certificate of balance is submitted.)

In the case of international student who are going on SEP (Student Exchange Program) or VSP (Visiting Students Program), specific documents will be required from the applicant during the visa application procedures

  • Documents proving your living expenses (considering that the tuition is paid in the country of origin)
  • Recommendation letter issued by the head of your university in your country
  • Documents proving that you are an exchange student (official letter from the inviting university, student exchange agreement between universities)
  • Documents proving that you have completed at least one semester (proof of enrolment issued by your university in your country)

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