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Korea-Japan Government Scholarship Program

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

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Purpose

To cultivate advanced human resources to lead future-oriented relations and promote friendship through exchange of higher education students between Korea and Japan

Program Overview

Course, Master's and Doctoral degrees, Undergraduate one year course, Undergraduate short-term program table

Category

Graduate degrees
(master & doctoral)

Undergraduate course
(1 year)

Undergraduate program
(short-term)

Korea → Japan

Japan → Korea

Korea → Japan

Japan → Korea

Korea → Japan

Japan → Korea

Field

science and engineering

all academic areas

Japanese language and culture

all academic areas

all academic areas

all academic areas

Number
of students

15 students a year

15 students a year

25 students a year

25 students a year

160 students a year

160 students a year

Duration

Depends on
duration
required to
complete the
regular course

- Master's program(3 years)
- Doctoral program (4 years)
*including one year of
preparatory education

1 year
(October to
September next year)

1 year
(September to
August next year)

Within
3 months

Within
2 weeks to
5 weeks

Eligibility

under 35
years old

under 40
years old

under 18~30 years old

under 18~30 years old

Master's program: bachelor's
degree holder (incl. expected to graduate)
Doctoral program: master's
degree holder (incl. expected to graduate)

second year or higher undergraduate
students in sending country

undergraduate students
in sending country

(Korea → Japan) Korean nationality holder, (Japan → Korea) Japanese nationality holder
※ Multiple nationality holder is not eligible to apply

- Refer to details of application guidelines for each program

Selection Procedure

- Selected by the host country

Course, Master's and Doctoral degrees, Undergraduate one year course, Undergraduate short-term program table

Category

Graduate degrees
(master & doctoral)

Undergraduate course
(1 year)

Undergraduate program
(short-term)

Korean students

Recruitment & Recommendation by the
Embassy of Japan in Korea

→ Final selection by
Ministry of Education in Japan

Recruitment & Recommendation by the
Embassy of Japan in Korea

→ Final selection by
Ministry of Education in Japan

Recruitment by Japanese university

Japanese
students

Recruitment & Recommendation by
Korean university

→ Final selection by National Institute for
International Education(NIIED)

Recruitment & Recommendation by
Korean university

→ Final selection by National Institute for
International Education(NIIED)

Recruitment by Korean university

 

Scholarship Benefits

- Fully funded by the host country
- Korean Student Scholarship : Supported according to the Japanese Government Scholarship Program (Embassy recommendation) and overseas study support system
- Japanese Student Scholarship

Course, Master's and Doctoral degrees, Undergraduate one year course, Undergraduate short-term program table

Course

Graduate degrees
(master & doctoral)

Undergraduate course
(1 year)

Undergraduate program
(short-term)

benefits

tuition, living expenses (KRW 1,000,000 / month),
round-trip airfare, medical insurance (KRW 20,000 / month),
settlement fee (KRW 200,000), thesis and dissertation printing costs

tuition, living expenses (KRW 900,000 / month),
round-trip airfare, medical insurance (KRW 20,000 / month),
settlement fee (KRW 20,000)

tuition, accommodation,
round-trip airfare
traveler’s insurance

 

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