The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) supports future world leaders and promotes international cooperation in education by inviting talented international students to Korea for an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at institutions of higher education in Korea.
Benefits of Scholarship
- Air ticket: Economy class trip
- Monthly allowance: Undergraduate: 800,000
- Research allowance: KRW 210 000 for researchers in the humanities and social sciences, KRW 240 000 for researchers in natural and mechanical sciences (ONLY FOR THE DIPLOMA PROGRAM)
- Payment Fee: KRW 200,000 upon check-in
- Language Training Fee: Full Coverage
- Tuition fees: All admission fees are canceled by the institution host (university) Tuition fees are covered by the NIIED and the university.
- Printing costs of the thesis: Reimbursement of 500 000 ~ 800 000 KRW on the basis of real costs (ONLY FOR THE DIPLIM M PROGRAM)
- Medical insurance: KRW 20,000 per month (limited cover)
- Korean Skills Grants: KRW 100,000 per month for Level 5 or Level 6 TOPIK researchers
For the Graduate Program:
1) The applicant and his parents must be foreign citizens.
* Korean nationals are not eligible for this program.
2) Candidates must be under 40 years of the year of selection.
3) Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree on or after September 1st of the year of selection.
* Candidates who have completed an undergraduate program, a master’s degree program or a PhD program in Korea are not eligible for the program.
4) The academic results of the candidates must meet one of the following criteria:
– The cumulative weighted average (CMA) must not be less than 2.64 on a scale of 4.0, to 2.80 on a scale of 4.3 and 2.91 on a scale of 4.5; or Overall scores should not be less than 80% on 100%
For the undergraduate program:
1) Must be a citizen of the country to which the scholarship is offered, which also applies to applicants’ parents
2) Have graduated or graduated from high school on March 1st of the year of invitation
3) Must have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) greater than 80% (out of 100%) or rank among the top 20% (among the 100%) in high school.
MS & Ph.D.: Feb. in the year of planned studies
Undergraduate: Sept. in the year prior to planned studies