Scholarships in South Korea

Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) 2021-2022

Study in Korea

Deadline April 30, 2021
Opening date February 1, 2021
Days Remaining Closed
Category Scholarships in South Korea
Type Fully Funded
Location South Korea

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. Korean government scholarship is one of the best Korean scholarships for international students and is awarded for undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. students.

Korean Government Scholarship Benefits

    • It will cover actual airfare
    • Korean government scholarship will provide resettlement allowance of KRW 200,000
    • Living Allowance of KRW 20,000
    • Medical insurance KRW 20,000 (per month)
    • Language Courses KRW 800,000 per quarter
    • Tuition Fees Actual  cost (No more than 5 million KRW per semester)
    • Award for Excellent Korean Language Proficiency
    • Research Support KRW 210,000 – 240,000 (per semester)
    • Printing Costs (Dissertation) KRW 500,000 -800,000
    • Completion Grant KRW 100,000 (Once)

Korean Government Scholarship Program Requirements

    • 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 holds the overall grade of 90% or above can reapply to this program once either through the embassy or university track.

Korean Government Scholarship Application procedure

    • 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

Documents Required for Korean Government Scholarship

Following documents will be required for a Korean government scholarship

Application Deadline for the Korean Government Scholarship

The application deadline varies with the degree program and it is set by the Korean embassy in the respective country. in order to know the application date and last date of application you should consult the Korean embassy in your country.  You can visit the official link of the Korean government scholarship for online application and other information.

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  2. Hello dear,
    I’m from Ethiopia,now attending Masters Program in China. i’m going to be graduated in the mid of July 2020. I’ve got very good academic result.
    I need your support to join PHD program 2021 Scholar ship if possible, or MBA as alternative. Can i apply now/



  4. thank you for addressing the information but in here my intention is to ask it is not possible to send the required scanned documents online? if it is possible please verify the procedure and application form.

    your sincerely
    Beletu Yimam

  5. I am a Tanzanian girl holding Diplima in Information and Library Science, i would like to get a fully funded Scholarship to persue with undergraduate degree course based on library studies or maekrting..

  6. Can I apply online because the Korean Embassy in my country is really far from were I live and I really want to get this scholarship in 2021 due to the Corona Virus , Thank you I hope you reply soon

  7. Hello,
    I am an undergraduate students and I will be a junior standing in the coming academic year. I am planning to take a leave of absence , because of the situation with the corona virus, as my plans for Work and Travel program for this summer most probably will be cancelled. I am curently looking for a fully funded internship in South Korea or even China. I am planning to double major in Computer Science and Business Administration. I will take the leave of absence only for the period September-December 2020 and I really need to find a fuëly funded internship, to gain some experience but also to earn some money, just enough to help me pay the tutition for Spring 2021 semester.Also, I am eager to learn Korean, as my plans for the future are to continue studying and working there. I just hope that the situation with the virus will start getting better!
    Best regards,
    Jurgen Gjini

  8. I want to apply for Korean Government Scholarship for MBBS in English language . Please guide what should I do in this regard?

  9. Aoa.
    Dear Yousuf,
    I have plan to pursue PhD from SNU and i want to apply for Scholarship.
    Please help if possible for you regarding application procedure.
    Best regards

  10. Assalamualikum Sir,
    I want to know that when actually the KGSP application will start? the official site has been shown that in February of the planned year start the application but you said that in this link 18 September 2021 is the last date. Sir, give me the actual information so that I can not miss this scholarship. I badly want this scholarship.

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