Korea: Fully funded Korean Government Scholarship Program for Undergraduate and Graduate International Students, 2018/2019

Asia, Field of Study, International, Masters, Ph.D., Scholarships, Undergraduate

Korean Government Scholarship Program 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.

Country of Study: Korea Institution/ University: Any University in Korea
Application Deadline: Oct 2018 and Mar 2019 Level of Study: Undergraduate and Postgraduate


60 Korean Higher institutions


Government of Korea

Scholarship Benefits

cost of actual airfare

resettlement allowance: KRW 200,00

Living allowance: Undergraduate – KRW 800,000. Graduate: KRW 900, 000

Medical Insurance: KRW 20,000 (Per month)

Language Course: KRW 800,000 per quarter

Tuition Fees: Actual cost for the university

Award for Excellent Korean Language Proficiency: KRW 100,000

Research support: 210,000 – 240,000 (per semester)

Printing cost (Dissertation): KRW 500,000 – KRW 800, 000

Completion Grant: KRW 100,000

Study Subject:

Any Subject offered by the Univerity

Eligibility Requirement

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.


Duration of program

Application Procedure

Time line Undergraduate Graduate
Announcement released Sept. in the year prior to planned studies in Korea Feb. in the year of planned studies in Korea
Recommend candidates
(Korean Embassies, designated universities)
Oct.-Nov. in the year prior to planned studies in Korea Mar.-Apr. in the year of planned studies in Korea
Results released Jan. in the year of planned studies in Korea June in the year of planned studies in Korea
Arrival in Korea Late Feb. in the year of planned studies in Korea Late Aug. in the year of planned studies
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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