Twice a year, the Korean government invites 170 undergraduate students / 700 international graduate students from 156 countries to pursue degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD) and non-degree research programs in Korea through the Korean Government Scholarship.
Application Deadline: Applicants submit their applications to Korean embassies around the world or to partner universities in Korea.
Applications (Embassy, University) are expected from:
Undergraduate: September 1, 2020 to October 2020
Graduation: February 1, 2021 to March 2021
Annual offer? Yes
Accepted Fields of Study: Courses offered at one of the 60 participating Korean colleges
Eligible Countries: The Korean Government Scholarship is 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, United States, 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 Republic, 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 East Timor, Rwanda, Libya, Lithuania, Moldova, Bahrain, Barbados, Bahamas, Venezuela, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Brunei, Serbia, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Slovenia, Armenia Oh, Argentina , Haiti, Ireland, Afghanistan, Angola , Oman, Austria, Uruguay, Era P, Israel, Zambia, Cameroon, Qatar, Kenya, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Panama, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Fiji, Hungary, Australia, Jordan
About the scholarship: The Korea Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is offered to international students who wish to pursue Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees from Korean universities. The scholarship aims to provide international students with the opportunity to pursue advanced studies at institutions of higher education in Korea, develop world leaders, and strengthen Korean friendly networks around the world.
Eligibility: To be eligible for the Korean Government Scholarship:
Candidates and their parents must have non-Korean citizenship.
KGSP-G: less than 40
KGSP-U: under 25
Candidates must be in good physical and mental health for their studies in Korea.
KGSP-G: Bachelor’s or Master’s
KGSP-U: High School Diploma
Must have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 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 – Approximately 170 recipients will be awarded annually
KGSP Graduate – Around 700 recipients will be awarded annually
Scholarship Benefits: Journey | Tuition fees | Salary | Medical insurance | Settlement allowance | Award of achievements
Korean Government Scholarship Selection Procedure
First option: Applicants submit their applications to Korean embassies around the world or to participating universities in Korea. The embassies and universities select the selected candidates from the candidates of the first selection round. Applicants for selected candidates will be sent to NIIED
Second option: The NIIED selection committee selects the selected candidates from those who passed the first round.
Third Selection: Among the selected candidates who passed the second round, universities will review applicants’ applications through Korean embassies for admission. Successful candidates must obtain admission from at least one of the universities.
One-year Korean language course + two-year university degree
One-year Korean language course + 4-year Bachelor’s degree
Korean language course for one year + two years for master’s degree
Korean language course for 1 year + 3 years for PhD
To be admitted to: Korean universities.
How to Apply: Only applicants can apply for the Korea Government Scholarship through the Korean Embassy in their home country or the participating Korean University.
Visit the scholarship website for details on this scholarship also here