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GKS Scholar Degree Program

[Office in charge] Global Korea Scholarship Center, Dept. of Higher Education Internationalization

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    Degree Program Support

    • Phone : +82-2-3668-1434
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  • Korean Language Program Support

    • Phone : +82-2-3668-1357
    • Email: ensmh99@korea.kr
    • ※No scholarship program available


    Alumni Support

  • Website : www.studyinkorea.kr
  • Fax : +82-2-743-4992

Program Overview

The Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) is designed to provide international students with opportunities to study at higher education institutions in Korea for undergraduate and graduate studies, which will enhance international education exchange and deepen mutual friendship between Korea and participating countries.

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 inviting year. However, an applicant who qualify all conditions below are eligible to apply:
       - Must be an academic professor who are under 45 years of age as of September 1st of the inviting year
       - Must hold a citizenship of one of the Official Development Assistant (ODA) recipients.
    3. Applicants must hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree as of September 1st of the inviting 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. (Exception: Overseas Korean Adoptees and GKS scholars)
    4. All applicants must have maintained the overall grade point average (CGPA) equivalent to or higher than 80% (Exception: GKS scholars reapplying to the program must hold the grade of 90% or above)
  • 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 + 2 or 3 years for associate degree program
    Qualifications Prospective applicants must meet the following qualification criteria;
    1. Applicants and their parents must be citizens of the participating countries listed in the application guideline of the inviting year.
      Applicants and their parents must be citizens of the participating countries listed in the application guideline of the inviting year.
    2. Applicants must be under the age of 25 as of March 1st of the inviting year.
    3. Applicants should have graduated or will be scheduled to graduate from high school as of March 1st of the inviting year.
      * Applicants who have graduated high school in Korea are not eligible to apply for the program. (Exception: Overseas Korean Adoptees and GKS scholars)
    4. (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.

Selection Procedure

Graduate and Undergraduate Program

  1. 1st Round of Selection
    Applicants submit their applications either to Korean Embassies in their home countries or Korean universities designated by NIIED. Each embassy and university selects the successful candidates among the applicants based on NIIED’s selection criteria.
  2. 2nd Round of Selection
    The NIIED selection committee conducts the 2nd round of selection among candidates that pass the 1st round of selection.
  3. 3rd Round of Selection
    (Embassy Track Applicants ONLY)
    The applications of the 2nd round successful candidates will be reviewed by the universities for admission. The candidates must receive admission from at least one of the universities they applied in order to be selected as GKS scholars.  
  4. Final Result Release
    The announcement of finally selected GKS scholars (3rd round successful candidates of embassy track and 2nd round successful candidates of university track) will be made.

Scholarship Benefits

Graduate Program

  • Airfare : Round-trip economy class ticket
  • Monthly Allowance : 1,000,000  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 : 900,000 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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