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About Global Korea Scholarship
GKS Summer Program for African and Latin American Students
This program is designed to provide students from Africa and Latin America with an in-depth academic training as well as an opportunity to experience Korean culture in order to nurture future leaders who will contribute to the development of global society.
July ~ August (5 weeks)
Number of participants
80 undergraduate students in total (40 from Africa, 40 from Latin America)
NIIED nominates universities for program management ---> The designated universities recommend selected candidates to NIIED and NIIED selects the scholarship recipients
(* The program applicants must apply directly to the designated universities)
a. Be a citizen of African or Latin American countries
b. Be enrolled in the second to fourth year as an undergraduate student in the university/college in Africa and Latin America
c. Be fluent in English
* Priority will be given to the applicants with Korean fluency.
d. Be mentally and physically healthy
e. Have the ability and willingness to adapt to Korean culture and life in Korea
The scholarship recipients will be selected based on grades (GPA), proficiency in English or Korean, personal statement, recommendation letters, and etc.
a. NIIED and/or the training institutions will be responsible for round trip air ticket, room and board during the duration of the program, and traveler’s insurance.
b. Participants will be responsible for transportation fare in his/her country, visa fee, etc.
Introduction to the overall program
Networking with participants
Specific field of study
Korean language, history and culture
(Lab, Seminar, etc.)
Conduct specific research projects along with mentoring
from Korean graduate students
Related laboratories, research institutes and/or industrial sites
Cultural or historical sites
Presentation of research results
Awards to the outstanding performances
Formation of Alumni network
* Specific programs will vary according to the training institution