Apply for Korean Government Scholarship Program 2019 – Fully Funded

International students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) are invited to apply for the 2019 Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) . See more details below.

Korean Government Scholarship Program


Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) provides 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.

Total Candidates to be Selected: 170 persons (undergraduate course), 700 persons (graduate course)

Korea Language Training: 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.)

Available Options in Universities:

  • Undergraduate course: 4-year courses at designated universities
  • Transferring between universities is not allowed. (e.g. Starting studies at the junior year is not allowed.)
  • Graduate course: Master’s or Ph.D. courses at general graduate schools of Korean universities

Korean Government Scholarship Eligibility.

  • 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. 
  • However, a former or current KGSP scholar who hold the overall grade of 90% or above can reapply to this program once either through the embassy or university track.

Korean Government Scholarship Benefits.

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Korean Government Scholarship Benefits

How to Apply for Korean Government Scholarship Program.

How to Apply for Korean Government Scholarship

Procedure for the Scholarship Award:

  • NIIED invites the Korean Embassy in the invited country or a domestic university to recommend potential candidates.
  • Applicants should submit all documents related to their scholarship application to the Korean Embassy in their country of residence to or the domestic university concerned.
  • The Korean Embassy or the domestic university sends proper candidates to NIIED with the required documents.
  • NIIED evaluates potential candidates and notifies the Korean Embassy of the final selected KGSP grantees.

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