Korean Government Scholarship Program 2018/2019 Application Form

Korean Government Scholarship Program 2019/2020 Application Form: Korean Government Scholarship Program (GKSP) 2019 for International Students.

The Korean Government Scholarship Program is now open for international students interested in pursuing their degree programme at Korea Tertiary Institutions. The KGSP scholarship will contribute to promoting the international exchange in education and deepen mutual friendship among countries.

Applications are hereby invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates to apply for:

Title: Korean Government Scholarship Program
Purpose

  • 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: Masters 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.)

Related: Government of Japan METI Internship Program for Developing Countries

KGSP Scholarship Requirements/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 achieved 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.
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
CategoriesAirfareResettlement
Allowance
Living AllowanceMedical 
Insurance
Language
Courses
Tuition
Fees
Award for 
Excellent 
Korean 
Language
Proficiency
Research
Support
Printing
Costs
(Dissertation)
Completion
Grant
Amount
(KRW)
Actual costKRW 200,000Under
graduate:
800,000 
Graduate:
900,000
KRW 20,000
(per month)
KRW 800,000
per quarter
Actual 
cost 
(No more 
than 5 million
KRW per semester)
KRW 
100,000
KRW 
210,000 – 
240,000
(per semester)
KRW
500,000 –
800,000
KRW 
100,000
(Once)

Related: NLNG Post-Primary and Undergraduate Scholarships 2018/2019

How to Apply for Korean Government Scholarship Program 2019

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 (http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr/en/sub/gks/allnew_invite.do)

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