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Korean Government Scholarship (GKS) for International Students, 2022

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LEVEL: Undergraduate, Masters, PhD, Research
FUNDING: Fully Funded
OPEN TO: All
PLACE: South Korea
STATUS: Ongoing

Application for the Korean Government Scholarship for master and PhD degree students is now open. The Korean Government Scholarship (GKS) programs which have been integrated and branded as Global Korean Scholarship (GKS), aims to provide international students with opportunities to conduct advanced studies in undergraduate & graduate programs at higher educational institutions in the Republic of Korea.

Fully funded, this scholarship program to study in South Korea aims to promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between countries. Grantees are required to take Korean language training courses for 1 year at a language institution located on-campus of domestic universities. (Those who have attained a Korean language fluency score higher than level 5 in TOPIK are exempt from this requirement).

Program Details

  • Host institutions: Partner universities in South Korea.
  • Areas of Research : Disciplines available at participating universities.
  • Number of fellowships : 1,378 for graduate studies and research.
  • Duration : Depends on the program of study.
  • Eligible countries: Open to non-Korean citizens.

Korean Government Scholarship Benefits

The Korean Government Scholarship (GKS) will provide selected candidates with the following benefits:

  1. Airfare: Actual cost;
  2. Resettlement Allowance: KRW 200,000;
  3. Living Allowance:
    • Undergraduate: KRW 900,000;
    • Graduate (Master PhD): KRW 1,000,000;
    • Research : 1,500,000 KRW.
  4. Medical Insurance: KRW 55,630 (per month);
  5. Language Courses: KRW 1,000,000 per quarter;
  6. Tuition Fees: Actual cost (No more than 5 million KRW per semester);
  7. Award for Excellent Korean Language Proficiency: KRW 100,000;
  8. research Support: KRW 210,000 – 240,000 (per semester);
  9. Printing Costs (Dissertation): KRW 500,000 – 800,000;
  10. Completion Grant: KRW 100,000 (Once).

Korean Government Scholarship Eligible Universities for Embassy Track

Candidates can use this Asia scholarship to study in various fields at partner higher educational institutions.

Type A : General (24 institutions)

Academy of Korean Studies, Ajou University, Chung-Ang University, Dongguk University (Seoul),Duksung Women’s University, Ewha Womans University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Hanyang University (Seoul), Hongik University (Seoul), KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Konkuk University, Kookmin University,

Korea Polytechnic University, Korea University, Kyung Hee University, POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology), Seoul National University, SeoulTech (Seoul National University of Science and Technology), Sogang University, Sookmyung Women’s University, Sungkyunkwan University, UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Techology), Yonsei University.

Type B (32 institutions)

Busan University of Foreign Studies, Chonnam National University, Chungbuk National University, Chungnam National University, Daegu University, Daejeon University, Dong-A University, Dongseo University, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Gyeongsang National University, Hannam University, Inje University, Jeju National University, Jeonbuk National University, Kangwon National University, Keimyung University, Kongju National University,

Konyang University, KOREATECH (Korea University of Technology and Education), Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Kyungpook National University, Mokwon University, National Korea Maritime & Ocean University, Pai Chai University, Pukyong National University, Pusan National University, Semyung University, Silla University, Soonchunhyang University, Sun Moon University, Sunchon National University, Yeungnam University.

Note : Embassy track applicants must choose three different desired universities and available departments among 59 universities listed above, and must include at least one university from Type B. Research Program applicants can apply to all universities among Type A and B.

Korean Government Scholarship Eligible Universities for University Track

General (56 institutions)

Academy of Korean Studies, Ajou University, Chung-Ang University, Dongguk University (Seoul), Duksung Women’s University, Ewha Womans University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Hanyang University (Seoul), Hongik University (Seoul), KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), KDI School of Public Policy and Management,

Konkuk University, Kookmin University, Korea Polytechnic University, Korea University, Kyung Hee University, POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology), Seoul National University, SeoulTech (Seoul National University of Science and Technology), Sogang University, Sookmyung Women’s University, Sungkyunkwan University, UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology), Yonsei University.

Regional (32 institutions)

Busan University of Foreign Studies, Chonnam National University, Chungbuk National University, Chungnam National University, Daegu University, Daejeon University, Dong-A University, Dongseo University, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Gyeongsang National University, Hannam University, Inje University, Jeju National University, Jeonbuk National University, Kangwon National University, Keimyung University, Kongju National University,

Konyang University, KOREATECH (Korea University of Technology and Education), Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Kyungpook National University, Mokwon University, National Korea Maritime & Ocean University, Pai Chai University, Pukyong National University, Pusan National University, Semyung University, Silla University, Soonchunhyang University, Sun Moon University, Sunchon National University, Yeungnam University.

R&D (12 institutions)

  • Ajou University: Computer Engineering
  • Chonnam National University
    • Artificial Intelligence Convergence
    • Data Science
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • Gyeongsang National University
    • Mechanical Convergence Engineering
    • AI Convergence Engineering
    • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Mechanical Engineering,
    • Mechanical Design)
    • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Aerospace Engineering)
    • Biosystems Engineering
    • Industrial and Systems Engineering
    • Energy and Mechanical Engineering
    • Electronic Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Materials Engineering and Convergence Technology
  • Inje University
    • Nanoscience & Engineering
    • Digital Anti-Aging Health Care
  • KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Future Vehicle Program
    • School of Computing
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Bio and Brain Engineering
    • Industrial & Systems Engineering
    • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Graduate School of Culture Technology
  • Keimyung University : Pharmacy
  • Kookmin University : Electronics Engineering
  • KOREATECH (Korea University of Technology and Education)
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    • Department of Energy, Materials and Chemical Engineering
  • Kyungpook National University
    • Mathematics
    • Wood & Paper Science
    • Food Science & Biotechnology (Major in Food Biotechnology)
    • Food Science & Biotechnology (Major in Food Application)
    • Technology)
    • Convergence & Fusion System Engineering
  • SeoulTech (Seoul National University of Science and Technology)
    • Data Science
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Applied Artificial Intelligence
    • Semiconductor Engineering
  • Soonchunhyang University
    • ICT Convergence
    • Software Convergence
    • Mobility Convergence Security
    • Future Convergence Technology
    • Integrated Biomedical science(SIMS)
    • Life Science
  • Sungkyunkwan University
    • Biomedical Science
    • Intelligent Precision Healthcare Convergence
    • Biophysics
    • Energy Science
    • Biomedical Engineering
  • Research

    Research Program applicants can apply to any universities listed above.

    Note : R&D Program is newly added to the University Track: This program will provide R&D-focused curriculum and field experience in research institutes and industries. In addition, the program is to attract and nurture talented scholars in the strategic high-tech industry and to be beneficial to individual’s future career.

    Korean Government Scholarship Eligibility

    To apply for the Global Korean Scholarship (GKS), applicants must meet criteria below:

    Nationality

    • All applicants must hold citizenship of NIIED designated countries that are invited to take part in the GKS program.
    • All applicants and their parents must NOT hold Korean citizenship. If an applicant or his/her parent(s) hold dual citizenship (one who have Korean citizenship and citizenship of another country), he/she is NOT eligible to apply.
    • For Overseas Korean applicants (Embassy Track) holding Japanese citizenship, if their parents hold Permanent Residency Permit‟ within Japan while holding Korean citizenship, they are exceptionally eligible to apply.

    Applicants and their parent(s) may hold different citizenship. Applicant’s parent(s) may hold a citizenship of non GKS participating countries. Applicants and their parents who had previously held Korean citizenship must submit documentation that proves their renunciation of Korean citizenship.

    Degree Requirements

    • Master’s Program Applicant: Must hold a bachelor’s degree or a level of education equivalent to or higher than a bachelor’s degree.
    • Doctoral Program Applicant: Must hold a Master’s degree or a level of education equivalent to or higher than a master’s degree.
    • Research Program Applicant: Must have received an invitation from one of the partner universities and must meet the criteria below;
      • Postdoctoral Research Program: Must hold a doctoral degree (by February 28, 2022)
      • Professor Exchange Program: Must hold a Master’s degree AND must be currently teaching at a university as a professor
      • Program for Education·Science·Culture·International Cooperation Professionals: Must hold a Master’s degree AND must be a professional in a field of Education, Science, Culture, or International Cooperation (E.S.C.I.)
    • Applicants who are expected to graduate by August 31st, 2022 can also apply for the program with a certificate of expected graduation. (not applicable for applicants currently in a doctoral program) Such applicants must submit their official graduation certificate (or diploma) and final academic transcript to GKS Center, NIIED by August 31st, 2022.

    Grades

    • All applicants must have maintained a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) equivalent to or higher than any ONE of the following from their previous degree program. If an applicant who already has a doctoral degree applies for another doctoral degree program in GKS, his/her previous degree program will be a master’s degree program
      • CGPA must be above 2.64/4.0, 2.80/4.3, 2.91/4.5 or 3.23/5.0
      • Score percentile should be 80% or above on a 100-point scale or be ranked within the top 20% within one’s class.
    • If an applicant holds a transcript that does not include information on CGPA or is unable to convert his or her grades into any one of the acknowledged GPA scales (4.0, 4.3, 4.5, 5.0, or 100 point scale), then the applicant must submit additional documents officially issued by their respective university describing the university’s grading system.
    • Applicants who are expected to graduate should calculate the most recent CGPA at the time of application.

    Age

    • Must be under 40 years of age (born after September 1, 1982)
    • Academic professors in one of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) recipients who are under 45 years of age (born after September 1, 1977) are eligible to apply.

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    Application instructions

    Interested applicants in this government scholarship scholarships should follow given instructions below.

    • Applicants MUST check the deadline and application methods with the institution they intend to submit their application to.

    NIIED receives applications from Korean Embassies or domestic universities that recommend potential candidates. Therefore,

    • Applicants must submit their applications with all required documents either to
      • Korean Embassies around the world or
      • Partner universities in Korea.
    • The embassies and universities select the successful candidates among the applicants in the 1st round of selection.
    • The application of successful candidates will then be forwarded to NIIED.
    • The NIIED selection committee selects successful candidates among those who passed the 1st round. (2nd round)
    • Among the successful candidates who have passed the 2nd round, application of those who applied through the Korean Embassies will be reviewed by universities for admission.

    Please note that this application call is only for master, PhD and research applicants. Please click here if you wish to apply for undergraduate programs.

    Deadline are decided by each Korean embassy and university and usually fall in February ~ March for graduate applicants. For more detail on the Korean Government Scholarship (GKS), please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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    17 Comments

      1. Yes I guess there is one girl from India in her vlog she said her gpa was lower than 80 but she got the gks scholarship.. n she is studying at snu

    1. Dear sir when is the AMA scholarship 2022 will be open as 2021 is done.
      I want to apply for Undergraduate Music and dancing

    2. Sir ..what job we can do while studying bachelor of science or bachelor of science in computer science …..after studying in Korea ….what job we can do in India….while studying this?
      And what are the benefits we can get after coming for Korea to India for jobs?

    3. I’m very interested to study my PhD in food science and human nutrition. How and where I can get the registration form? Can I also apply at this time? Thank you very much!

    4. Dear Sir/Madam, I’m very interested to study PhD program in Public health in South Korea Government University if I get a full scholarships from the South Korea University.
      So please try to offer me a full scholarships.

    5. It’s has been my dream to study in South Korea .
      I will really appreciate and focus in my studies if given the opportunity to study undergraduate course.

      1. I am so excited for this scholarship but now I am doing b.Ed I mean bachelor educational deegree so I can’t apply this scholarship in the year so how can I do sir please reply me 🥺 but I will applying for MSc .

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