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GKS Degree Program

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

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Program Overview

The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) supports the future global leaders and promotes the international cooperation in education by inviting talented international students to Korea for an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Program

    대학원 Scholarship Period, Qualifications으로 구성된 테이블 입니다.
    Scholarship Period Master's Degree 1 year Language Courses + 2 year Degree Courses
    Doctoral Degree 1 year Language Courses + 3 year Degree Courses
    Qualifications
    1. Applicants and their parents must be citizens of the countries listed in the application guideline of the selecting year.
      * Korean citizens and Koreans holding dual citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.
    2. Applicants must be under the age of 40 as of September 1st of the entrance year. However, applicants who qualify all conditions below are eligible to apply:
       - Must be citizens of the ODA recipient countries
       - Must be under the age of 45 as of September 1st of the entrance year
    3. Applicants must hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree as of September 1st of the entrance year.
      * Applicants who have completed an undergraduate program, a master's program, or a doctoral program in Korea are not eligible to apply for the program.
  • Undergraduate Program

    대학원 Scholarship Period, Qualifications으로 구성된 테이블 입니다.
    Scholarship Period Bachelor's Degree 1 year of Korean language course + 4 years of undergraduate program
    Associate Degree Program 1 year of Korean language course + 4 years of undergraduate program
    (Associate degree program) 1 year of Korean language course + 2 or 3 years for associate degree program
    * Beginning in 2019, 3-year associate degree program will be available.
    Qualifications Prospective applicants must meet the following qualification criteria;
    1. Applicants and their parents must be citizens of the countries listed in the application guideline of the selecting year.
      * Korean citizens and dual citizens are not permitted to apply for this program
    2. Applicants should have graduated or will be scheduled to graduate from high school as of March 1st of the entrance year.
    3. (Bachelor’s degree program) The overall G.P.A during high school must be equivalent to or higher than 80 out 100 percentile.
      (Associate degree program) The overall G.P.A during high school must be equivalent to or higher than 75 out 100 percentile.
    4. Applicants must be under the age of 25 as of March 1st of the entrance year.

Selection Procedure

Graduate and Undergraduate Program

  1. 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. 
  2. 2nd Selection
    The NIIED selection committee selects the successful candidates among those who passed the 1st round.
  3. 3rd Selection
    Among the successful candidates who have passed the 2nd round, the applicants 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.  
  4. Final Result Release
    Announcement of final successful candidates will be made

Scholarship Benefits

Graduate Program

  • Airfare : Round-trip economy class ticket
  • Monthly Allowance : 900,000 KRW per month Research Allowance : 210,000 KRW for scholars in the field of humanities and social sciences;
    240,000 KRW for scholars in natural and mechanic sciences
  • Settlement Allowance:200,000 KRW upon arrival
  • Language Training Fee : Full coverage
  • Tuition : All admission fees are waived by the host institution (university)
     The tuition is covered by NIIED and the university.
  • Dissertation Printing Costs : Reimbursement of 500,000 ~ 800,000 KRW depending on actual costs
  • Medical Insurance : 20,000 KRW per month (limited coverage)
  • Korean Proficiency Grants : 100,000 KRW per month for scholars with TOPIK Level 5 or 6

Undergraduate Program

  • Airfare : Round-trip economy class ticket
  •  Monthly Allowance : 800,000 KRW per month
  • Settlement Allowance : 200,000 KRW upon arrival
  • Language Training Fee : Full coverage
  • Tuition : All admission fees are waived by the host institution (university)
     The tuition is covered by NIIED and the university.
  • Dissertation Printing Costs : Reimbursement of 500,000 ~ 800,000 KRW depending on actual costs
  • Medical Insurance : 20,000 KRW per month (limited coverage)
  • Korean Proficiency Grants : 100,000 KRW per month for scholars with TOPIK Level 5 or 6

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