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Korean Government Scholarship Program

Purpose

To provide international students with the opportunity to conduct advanced studies of undergraduate & graduate programs at higher educational institutions in the Republic of Korea in order to promote international exchange in education mutual friendship between countries

Available fields universities

Undergraduate course: 4-year courses at designated universities
※ University transferring 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

Total Candidates for Selection in 2012

100 persons (undergraduate course), 300 persons (graduate course)

Korea Language Training

Grantees are required to take Korean language training courses within 1 year at the language institution placed on the domestic universities. (Except for those who reach a certain level of Korean language fluency more than level 5 in TOPIK.)

Application Procedure

Contents Undergraduate Graduate
Announcement Sep. of the previous year Feb. of the year
Recommendation (Embassy, University) Oct~ Nov. of the year March ~ April of the year
Result release Jan.  of the year June of the year
Arrival in Korea Late Feb. of the year Late August of the year

Scholarship Benefit

Division Monthly allowance Research allowance Settl-
ement
allowance
Repa-
triation
allowance
Air
fare
Tuition Lang-
uage training fee
Disser-
tation printing costs
Medical ins-
urance
Allowance
for
excellence
in Korean
Course Common Master's Ph.D. Common Common Common Common Common Master's Ph.D. Common Common
Amount
(KRW)
Undergraduate:
800,000
Graduate:
900,000
Humanities Social Sciences:
210,000
Natural Science:
240,000
200,000
(once at arrival)
100,000
(once at departure)
Actual
(amount)
2,400,000
(4 semester)
Full amount 500,000~
800,000
(actual amount)
(once)
20,000
(per
month)
100,000
per month
Payment
time
Beginning
of
each month
Beginning of each semester
(twice a year)
Within 30
days
after
arrival
Within 15
days before
departure
First arrival
last
departure
Beginning of Mar., Jun., Sep. Dec. Feb.~Mar.
Aug.~Sep.
(twice a year)
In time with
thesis completion
- Only given to applicants who apply
after acquiring
appropriate qualification
(beginning of each quarter)

Qualifications

Both an applicant and his/her parents must possess the citizenship of the country of origin.
※ Applicants should not be a holder of Korean citizenship.
- Applicants should have adequate health, both mentally physically, to stay in a foreign country for a long time.
- Should be under 25 years of age as of the date of entrance. (Undergraduate)
- Should be under 40 years of age as of the date of entrance. (Graduate)
- Have finished or be scheduled to finish formal education of elementary, middle, high school courses as of the date of arrival. (Undergraduate)
- Hold a Bachelor degree,a Master's degree as of the date of arrival. (Graduate)
※ 
Applicants who have ever enrolled in a university in Korea will be disqualified from applying to the KGSP program. Specifically, an applicant who has previously enrolled in an undergraduate program, a master’s program, a doctoral program or an exchange program in Korea cannot apply for this program. 
However, a KGSP scholar who has graduated or will graduate from a Korean university as of August 31st, 2013 can apply for this program again only via the embassy if only he/she holds at least TOPIK Level 4 and obtain another recommendation within the allotment from the Korean Embassy of his/her respective country of origin (re-application is limited to one instance).
- Possess a grade point average (G.P.A.) above 80% from the last educational institution attended have earned top 20% of G.P.A. among classmates. (Common)

Procedure for the Scholarship Award

NIIED requests the Korean Embassy in the invited country or the domestic university concerned to recommend 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 concerned sends proper candidates to NIIED with required documents.
NIIED evaluates proper candidates and notifies the Korean Embassy of the final KGSP

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