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GKS Non-degree Program for Self-finanaced International Students

[Office in charge] Global Korea Scholarship Team, Dept. of Global Human Resources Development

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Program Overview

This program is designed to support financial assistance for the international students who are enrolled at undergraduate programs in Korea with no financial support or sponsor.

Application Period

10 months (March ~ December)

Application Qualifications

  1. Must be an international student in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of the Bachelor's or Associate degree at a Korean university at the time of applying;
    Previous self-financed scholars who have received the scholarship twice can not reapply
  2. Must have a total GPA of 80 percentile or higher;
  3. Must have the previous semester's GPA of 80 percentile or higher; and
  4. Must have a Level 4 or higher on the TOPIK.

Selection Procedure

  1. 1Announcement of the new-year scholarship program(NIIED→Universities)Mid January
  2. 2Submission of application documents (Universities→NIIED)Early March
  3. 3Setting up of the Screening Commitee (NIIED)Mid March
  4. 4Screening of application documents(NIIED)Mid March
  5. 5Notice of the selected scholars(NIIED→Universities)Late March
  6. 6Scholarship payment (NIIED→Universities)Late March

Scholarship Details

Benefits, Scholarship period, Payment procedure 지원내역
Benefits Scholarship period Payment procedure
Monthly Allowance: 500,000 KRW per month Up to 10 months (March ~ December)
  1. The NIIED transfers the scholarship money to the bank account of the relevant universities (Every Semester, twice a year)
  2. The universities then pay the monthly scholarship to the selected students on a monthly basis.

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