2016/2017 Fully funded Korean Government Scholarships for Bachelors, Masters and PhD program

koreaApplication Deadline:

International Applicants should  submit their applications  either to the Korean Embassy in their home country in any part of the world or to the partnering universities in Korea. The embassies and universities will then select the strongest candidates among the applicant pool in the 1st round of selection. The applicants of the successful candidates will then be forwarded to NIIED.

Recommendations (Embassy, University) are expected from:

October 2016 to November 2016 – Undergraduate

March 2017 to  April 2017 – Graduate

Brief description: The Korean Government offers Bachelors, Masters and PhD Scholarships are open to  International Students who wish to study at various Korean Universities and Higher Institutions in the 2016/2017 year.

Accepted Courses: All the subject  courses available at any of the 60 participating Korean universities

Eligible Countries

You are eligible to apply if you hail from any of these countries:

China, Japan, Russia, Cambodia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Mexico, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Chinese Taipei, Uzbekistan, Turkey, USA,Ethiopia, Colombia, Nepal, Senegal, Bangladesh, Ukraine, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Egypt, Tanzania, Germany, France, Dominica, Chile, Iran, Canada,Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Pakistan, Gabon, Romania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Czech, Guatemala, Ecuador, Algeria, Yemen, Uganda, Belize, Honduras, Italy, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Ghana, Georgia, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, NIGERIA, Republic of South Africa, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Rwanda, Libya, Lithuania, Moldavia, Bahrain, Barbados, Bahamas, Venezuela, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Brunei, Serbia, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Slovenia, Armenia, Argentina, Haïti, Ireland, Afghanistan, Angola, Oman, Austria, Uruguay, Iraq, Israel, Zambia, Cameroon, Qatar, Kenya, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Panama, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Fiji, Hungary, Australia, Jordan

Scholarship Info: The Korean Government Scholarships are available  to international students who intend  to pursue Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in various Korean Universities. The scholarship will provide international students with the opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea, to develop global leaders and strengthen Korea-friendly networks worldwide.

Eligibility

Undergraduate program

Interested applicants should meet the following qualification criteria;

  1. Must be a citizen of the country to which the scholarship is offered, which also applies to the applicants’ parents
  2. Have graduated or will be scheduled to graduate from high school as of March 1st of the invitation year
  3. Must possess above 80% (out of 100%) cumulative grade point average (CGPA), or must be within the top 20% (out of 100%) in rank in high school.

Graduate program

  1. The applicant and his/her parents must hold foreign citizenships.
  2. * Applicants who hold Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.
  3. Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of Sep. 1st, 2013 (born after Sep. 1st, 1973).
  4. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of September 1st of the selection year.
  5. * Applicants who have enrolled in or graduated from a university in Korea are not eligible for the KGSP program. Specifically, applicants who have previously enrolled in or graduated from an undergraduate program, a master’s program, or a doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program.
  6. Applicants must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4.3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previously attended institution. If the applicant does not satisfy the above GPA requirements, he/she will be ineligible to apply to this program.

Scholarships  available?

A total of  170 scholarships (for undergraduate courses), 700 scholarships (for graduate courses) will be awarded

Benefits:

Undergraduate Courses

  • Airfare: A fully funded  round-trip economy class ticket
  • Monthly Allowance: 800,000 won per month
  • Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
  • Repatriation Allowance: 100,000 won upon completion of studies
  • Language Training Fee : The full costs up to 1 year
  • Tuition: All admission fees are waived by the host institution (university). The tuition is covered by NIIED and the university
  • Medical Insurance: 20,000 KRW per month (partial coverage)
  • Korean Proficiency Grants: 100,000 KRW per month for scholars with TOPIK Level 5 or 6

Graduate Program

  • Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket
  • Monthly Allowance: 900,000 won per month
  • Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
  • Language Training Fee : The full costs up to 1 year
  • Tuition: All admission fees are waived by the host institution. The full tuition is paid by NIIED and the University.
  • Medical Insurance: 20,000 won per month(limited insurance coverage) will be provided to the university for students.
  • Research Allowance: 210,000 won for students in humanities and social sciences; 240,000 won for students in natural and mechanic sciences per semester
  • Dissertation Printing Costs: 500,000 ~ 800,000 won for the costs related to a printing dissertation
  • Korean Proficiency Grants: 100,000 KRW per month for scholars with TOPIK Level 5 or 6

Selection Criteria:

1st Selection: Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partering universities in Korea. The embassies and universities select the successful candidates among the applicants in the 1st round of selection. The applicants of the successful candidates will then be forwarded to NIIED

2nd Selection: The NIIED selection committee selects the successful candidates among those who passed the 1st round.

3rd Selection: Among the successful candidates who have passed the 2nd round, the applicants of those who applied through the Korean Embassies will be reviewed by universities for admission. Successful candidates must get admission from at least one of the universities.

How long will sponsorship last?

To be eligible to apply for an undergraduate program: 1 year Korean language course + 4 year bachelors course

Master’s course: 1 year Korean language course+ 2 years of Master’s course

Doctoral course: 1 year Korean language course + 3 years of Doctoral course

To be taken at: Korean Universities.

Application Process:

Applicants are able to apply for the scholarships through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a participating Korean University. Click here for more details about the scholarship

 

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