Friday, November 15, 2019

Korean Government Scholarship (GKS) for all

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Application Period : Sept 2019 -March 2020

Level : Undergraduate, Masters, PhD, Research

Funding : Full Scholarship

Open to : All

Place: South Korea

Brief description:

The Korean Government Scholarship 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 in order 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 the domestic universities. (Those who have attained a Korean language fluency score higher than level 5 in TOPIK are exempt from this requirement.)

Host Institution:

Partner universities in korea.

Field of study:

Available disciplines at participant universities:

Target group:

Open for non Korean citizenship holders.

Number of Awards:

105 for undergraduate studies and 840 for graduate studies.

Scholarship value/inclusions:
  • Airfare: Actual cost
  • Resettlement Allowance: KRW 200,000
  • Living Allowance:
    • Under graduate: KRW 800,000
    • Graduate:KRW 900,000
  • Medical Insurance: KRW 20,000 (per month)
  • Language Courses: KRW 800,000 per quarter
  • Tuition Fees: Actual cost (No more than 5 million KRW per semester)
  • Award for Excellent Korean Language Proficiency: KRW 100,000
  • Research Support: KRW 210,000 – 240,000 (per semester)
  • Printing Costs (Dissertation): KRW 500,000 – 800,000
  • Completion Grant: KRW 100,000 (Once)
  • Both an applicant and his/her parents must be citizens of their country of origin.
  • Applicants should not hold Korean citizenship.
  • Applicants should have adequate health, both mentally and physically, to stay in a foreign country for a long time.
  • Should be under 25 years of age at the date of entrance. (Undergraduate)
  • Should be under 40 years of age at the date of entrance. (Graduate)
  • Have finished or be scheduled to finish formal education of all elementary, middle, high school courses by the date of arrival. (Undergraduate)
  • Possess a grade point average (G.P.A.) above 80% from the last educational institution attended.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree by the date of arrival (Graduate)
  • Applicants who have previously acheived in any undergraduate program, master’s program, or doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program unless they’ve achieved an overall grade of 90% or above.
Application instructions:
  • Deadline are decided by each Korean embassy and university and usually fall in
    • September in the year prior to planned studies in Korea for undergraduate
    • February ~ March for graduate
  • Applicants MUST check the deadline with the institution they intend to submit their application to.

NIIED receives apllications 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.

For more information about undergraduate application process, partner universities, Embassies, fields of study… please visit this page to download and read files named 2019 GKS-U Application Guidelines and GKS-U-FAQ(2019)-Korean Embassy Track.

For more information regarding graduate application process, partner universities, Embassies, fields of study… please visit this page and click on “2019 Global Korea Scholarship for Graduate Degrees” to download and read the following files: 2019 GKS-G Application Form, 2019 GKS-G Application FAQs(English-Korean), 2019 GKS-G University Information, 2019 GKS-G Application Guidelines (English).

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