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Korean Government Scholarship Programme (Bachelors, Masters and PhD)



Korean Government Scholarship Programme (KGSP) current details have been announced: Applications are currently ongoing for the Korean Government Scholarship Programme (Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes) for Developing Countries. Interested students should see the details below.


KDI School GKS-KGSP Details and FAQs

The KGSP (Korean Government Scholarship Program) is a scholarship program sponsored by the NIIED (National Institute for International Education) and designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students in the aim of promoting international exchange in education and mutual friendship amongst the participating countries.  

When is the application deadline?

20th March 2019

Each embassy and university will send the 1st round successful candidates’ applications and related documents to NIIED by April 4th, 2019.

Is the scholarship/opportunity offered annually?

Yes

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

International

In which host country will the awardees be studying?

South Korea

What is the category of this opportunity?

Masters, PhD Research

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

-Be non-Korean citizens whose parents are also non-Korean citizens*.
-Be physically and mentally healthy-Be under 40 years of age as of September 1st, 2019
-Hold a bachelor’s or an equivalent degree prior to August 31st, 2019
-Have a GPA higher than B or 80% from the previously attended institution
*Applicants must be from designated countries (see NIIED application guideline)

What are the benefits of the scholarship?

Full tuition, monthly stipend, round-trip airfare

What is the duration of the scholarship?

Total 3 years:

First year: Korean language training-Second & Third year: Master’s program

How to Apply:

Application Webpage

Please be sure to check both application guidelines in Link below before applying

Scholarship Webpage


Korean Government Scholarship Details and FAQs

The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is offered to international students who want to pursue Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Korean Universities. The scholarship is aimed to provide international students with an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea, to develop global leaders and strengthen Korea-friendly networks worldwide.

Korean government invites 780 international students from 156 countries, for degree(Master’s & Doctoral) and non-degree research programs in Korea through the Korean Government Scholarship. 

Korean Government Scholarships For Bachelors, Masters And PhD

When is the application deadline?

Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partnering universities in Korea.Applications (Embassy, University) are expected from:

  • Graduate: 1st February 2019 to 11th March 2019
  • Undergraduate: September 2019 to October 2019 (To open in September 2019)

Is the scholarship/opportunity offered annually?

Yes

What are the accepted subject areas?

Courses offered at one of the 60 participating Korean higher institutions

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

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, 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

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

To be eligible for the Korean Government Scholarship:

Citizenship

  • Candidates and their parents must hold non-Korean citizenship.

Age

  • KGSP-G: under 40
  • KGSP-U: under 25

Health

  • Candidates must be physically and mentally healthy for their studies in Korea.

Degree Requirements

  • KGSP-G: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • KGSP-U: High school diploma

Grades

  • 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.

How many scholarships are available?

  • KGSP Undergraduate: around 170 grantees will be awarded annually
  • KGSP Graduate: around 800 grantees will be awarded annually

Scholarship Benefits:

Flight | Tuition | Stipend | Medical Insurance | Settlement Allowance | Completion Grants

The Korean Government Scholarship will cover most of the following expenses:

  • Airplane ticket or airfare: The grantees will receive an airplane ticket or be paid an economy class airfare of the shortest route between their country and Korea when they come to Korea, and, thereafter, when they leave Korea after the completion of their study.
  • Monthly Stipend: about 800,000 won per month.
  • Tuition: The tuition fee up to 5 million won is exempted by the Korean Government, and if any, the tuition fee exceeding 5 million won and the entrance fee for the first semester by the host university.
  • Settlement Allowance: about 200,000 won upon arrival.
  • Repatriation Allowance: about 100,000 won upon completion of studies
  • Korean Language Training Expenses: The full costs up to 1 year (NIIED pays directly to the language training institution)
  • Medical Insurance: The grantees will be provided with health insurance for major accidents and illnesses during their scholarship period.
  • The grantee who has level 5 or higher in TOPIK will receive about 100,000 won per month after being enrolled at a university in his/her higher degree.

Selection Procedure:

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.

Duration of Scholarship:

  • 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:

Korean Universities

How to Apply for the Korean Government Scholarship

Korean-Government-Scholarship-Selection-Procedure

Submission of required documents, applicants should contact the appropriate Korean Embassy (or Korean Education Center) in the country of applicant’s origin (or in the neighboring country) or the designated regional university, the organization in charge of the 1st round of selection.

To be selected as a KGSP grantee, any applicant should successfully pass through the 1st selection process set by the Korean embassies of his or her origin.

So to apply for the program, please contact the 1st selection organizations to get detailed information on the 1st selection process such as application deadline and required documents, etc.

Applicants can only apply for the Korean Government Scholarship through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a participating Korean University.

For more information, visit this website.

Scholarship Webpage


 

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92 Comments

  • Adeola

    Okay,but hv tried to contact the embassy but everytime I call it makes a cracking sound when picked.

    1. Wanyana Sarah

      Hello this is sarah from uganda i have tried to find out the embassy but i hv failed

    2. Habari Sarah, Pole sana! Don't mind my Swahili, I barely know little.
      Here are is the location of the Korean Embassy in Uganda:
      Simba Complex 3rd floor
      Plot 22 Acacia Avenue
      Kololo, Kampala, Uganda.
      Phone: +256-414-500-197, +256-414-500-198
      Email: emb.kampala@mofa.go.kr
      Website URL:
      Kila la kheri!

  • Adeola

    Hello,I can't get the application form it's to be written by me?the Korean embassy number is not reachable.I stay in Lagos,please help.

    1. Adeola, don't you have anyone in Abuja that might be able to help you?
      Because, the only other option according to the KGSP directives would be to submit your relevant application documents to a domestic university in Korea you would like to attend which would be much more difficult.

  • hello,
    I am from Germany and I want to go to graduate school in South Korea (Business istration). Where can I find the guidelines for 2017 KGSP graduate school?

    1. Lena, you will need to submit all documents related to your scholarship application to the Korean Embassy in Germany.
      Here's the address:
      Stülerstrasse 8/10
      10787 Berlin
      Germany
      Telephone: (+49) 30 2 60 65 0
      Email: koremb-ge@mofat.go.kr

    2. Thanks Daniel and when is the due date?

    3. You're welcome, Lena.
      Here's the application timeline:
      Undergraduate: September 2016 to October 2016
      Graduate: February 2017 to March 2017

  • Patricia

    My name is Patricia from Uganda I want to apply for a scholarship in Korea for 2017 and I have really failed please I need your assistance

    1. Patricia, how far have you been able to go with your application?
      You need to take your KGSP documents to the Korean Embassy in Uganda, here are their details:
      Contact Details
      Address : Plot 14, Ternan Avenue, Nakasero, Kampala, Uganda
      Tel : +256-414-500-197-8
      Fax : +256-414-500-199
      E-mail : emb.kampala@mofa.go.kr
      Website : uga.mofa.go.kr/english/af/uga/main/index.jsp
      Hours of Operation
      Mon-Thurs : 08:30 - 17:00 (Lunch 12:30 - 14:00)
      Fri : 08:30 - 12:30

  • Stella

    i have gone to the site pested below for application of kgsp but i still can't see 'apply' or 'application form'. please help me out on how to apply for this scholarship.

    1. Stella, according to what was indicated on the KGSP website, you have to go to the Korean Embassy!

      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.

      You can visit the Korean Embassy to Nigeria website via this link.

  • Hi I'm a Filipino highschool grad. student,I would like to ask,where could I download the kgsp 2017 application form via Korean Embassy?Thank yoy,I just really want to grab this scholarship opportunity and of course to stud3 in Korea,I'm relying for a positive response from you.

    1. @Grace, please visit the official website for the details for undergraduate scholarship at

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

      .
      The main procedure you will see on their website includes:
      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.

  • Asma Ghaffar

    Hello I'm from Pakistan i have done M.Phil i want Korea PHD scholarship. when can i apply for 2017 scholarships and what are the English language proficiency requirements. please do inform me

    1. Asma, there might be preferential selection for those with certificates of language proficiency in Korean and English.
      Visit the official website to apply ->Contact Details:
      Tel : 82-2-3668-1389
      Fax : 82-2-743-4992

  • Biadglign Asrat

    I am 2010 gratuate of Hawasa University,Ethiopia holding BSc degree in Medical Laboratory Science with CGPA-3.5 .
    Since i am from resource limited area still now I can't get opportunity to study Msc and i am aiming to study MSC in Tropical Medicine or Medical Microbiology in Korea in January 2017 round.
    I finally kindly request you let me get this opportunity to study in korea.

    1. Asrat, this is the number to call for MSc: 82-2-3668-1389
      Website: http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr/en/main.do
      Email: kgspniied@korea.kr

  • Kehinde

    I want to study accounting in Korean please help me, am going to be through with high school this July and my school don't offer G.P to student, please direct me on how to apply and were I can get the form.

  • Ali Rabiu

    I want to study geography, can i gain scholarship in korea and i just wrote my olevel exams

  • Maftuna

    Good evening! Can i get any further information about scholarships . Ihave already obtained bachelor's degree diploma but can i apply for Korean scholarship. I have a certificate of english( IELTS 6,5 ),german (B1) and korean .

  • Uboegbulam Joshua Chimbueze

    I will be true with high on july and i will like to study gynaecology (doctor) in korea, please how can i get the application form. Thanks.

    1. Joshua, visit the link indicated below the post.

  • Su Myat Twae Tar

    Please help! I need scholarship to study in Korea, I am a undergraduate and I'm a Burmese, living in Myanmar. No one is supporting with my dream. I will study hard in Korea University. Please help me.

  • Duru Chigozie

    I am a graduate with my first degree in business administration. I love korean language and i desire to study it, please how do i get korea government scholarship for language study???

  • Jennifer Joany Austine

    By d grace of God, i wil b graduating frm highsch dis yr July. My school don't use GP . Is it possible that i can get the scholarship. My dream is to study Economics or Accontancy in south korea but there is nobody 2 support me financially. I hope d korean govt can help. I'm a bright and ambicious student frm the great nd gaint NIGERIA.

  • Florence

    I wil b through with high skul by july nd i want to study either nursing or botany in korea,hw wil i get the form of application for scholarship

  • Turn Lee

    I want to study prosecution in Korea Jebel help me na honja no one is supporting my dream and I really want to show everyone I will graduate in July my school doesn't use gp but I am d best in my department I really need this scholarship.

  • Temiwunoluwa Adedayo

    'nan nae college.help jeowa tonghaeissneun seoul-ui-university i'mui tongsin-eul yeonguhagi wihae janghaggeum-eul dowa hal il-i-eobsseubnida pil-yohaseyo.budi

  • Omolara

    Please I need scholarship to study nursing in Korea as undergraduate

  • Esther

    pls. I need scholarship to study in Korea,am through with my college, I need help..pls

    1. Asunmari

      i am from Nigeria, i went to korea Embassy in Nigeria to submit my application, But the korean staffs there told me they are not aware of the scholarship..pls what should i do.... i realy want to study in korea

    2. Asunmari

      I am asunmari from Nigeria, i visited Korea Embassy in Nigeria. But the Korean staffs there told me the are not aware of the scholarship application.. they also asked me if the document to be submitted and deadlines for submission were posted on the NIIED site...which i coudnt see... what should i do pls

    3. Asunmari, the application is still on even though no application deadline was explicitly specified.
      Applications (Embassy, University) are expected from:Undergraduate: September 2016 to October 2016
      Graduate: February 2017 to March 2017
      So, what you might do is to print a copy of the scholarship invitation page from the link to use as proof when next you're able to go to the embassy ->http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr/en/sub/gks/allnew_invite.do