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Korean Government Scholarships program 2020/2021 call for Applications


Deadline: 26 Oct,2019    Next term Starts:: 09 Sep,2020



The purpose of this scholarship is 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: Master’s 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.)
Eligibility and Criteria
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.

Awards and Benefits

  • Airfare of the Actual flight and VISA costs.
  • A resettlement allowance of KRW 200,000
  • A living allowance of KRW 800,000 for undergraduate and KRW 900,000 for postgraduate.
  • Medical Insurance of about KRW 20,000 per month.
  • Langauge course of no more than KRW 800,000 per quarter.
  • A tuition fee of no more than KRW 5M per semester.
  • Research Support of between KRW 210,000 TO KRW 240,000 per semester.


How To Apply

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