Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) 2017 for International Students in South Korea
Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) 2017 for International Students in South Korea

Undergraduate / Graduate Scholarships 

Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students

2017 / 2018 Scholarships in South Korea

Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) 2017

The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is designed to provide higher education in Korea for international applicants with the aim of promoting international exchange in education, as well as mutual friendship amongst the participating countries. These KGSP scholarships are offered for those students who want to pursue their master degree in the South Korea universities.

Field of Study / Subjects

Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the universities in the South Korea

Other latest Scholarships in South Korea are also offered for different degrees and subjects all over the South Korea.

Number of Scholarships

Number of awards around about 130 for international students

Duration of Scholarship

The duration of this scholarship is 4 years for undergraduate study and 2 years for graduate study

Scholarship Description / Details

KGSP scholarship provides the following benefits to the international students:

  • Airfare Round: Trip economy class ticket
  • Monthly Allowance: 900,000 KRW ($800) per month
  • Research Allowance: 210,000  KRW ($185) for scholars in the field of humanities and social sciences, 240,000 KRW for scholars in natural and mechanic sciences (ONLY FOR GRADUATE PROGRAM)
  • Settlement Allowance: 200,000 KRW ($180) upon arrival
  • Language Training Fee: Full coverage
  • Tuition: All admission fees are waived by the host institution (university)The tuition is covered by NIIED and the university
  • Dissertation Printing Costs: Reimbursement of 500,000 ~ 800,000 KRW  depending on actual costs (ONLY FOR GRADUATE PROGRAM)
  • Medical Insurance: 20,000 KRW per month (limited coverage)
  • Korean Proficiency Grants: 100,000 KRW per month for scholars with TOPIK Level 5 or 6

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for KGSP scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be non-Korean citizens (whose parents are also non-Korean citizens)
  • Must be good in physically and mentally healthy
  • Must be under the age of 40 years for graduate scholarship
  • Must be under the age of 25 years for undergraduate scholarship
  • Complete a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification with a GPA higher than B or 80% from the previously attended institution for graduate study
  • Must complete formal education of all elementary, middle, high school courses for undergraduate study

How to Apply / Download Scholarship Form / Documents Required

  • Apply online via online application mode
  • Required documents:
  • Letter of Self-Introduction
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Research proposal
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • KGSP Applicant Pledge
  • Personal Medical Assessment
  • Original copy of Bachelor’s Diploma or Certificate of Degree
  • Original copy of Bachelor’s Transcript
  • Applicant’s Proof of Citizenship
  • Parents’ Proof of Citizenship

Last Date to Apply / Deadline: Every year

Official Website: Just go the following link for further information