870 Korean Government Scholarships for Developing Countries 2022

The Korean government is awarding a total of 870 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students from developing countries. To stand a chance, carefully read through this article for details on how to apply.

In a bid to foster bilateral agreement and promote a mutual international relationship with developing countries, the Korean government is awarding educational grants to qualified international undergraduate and graduate students.

Before we go on to give you details of the basic requirements and how to apply.

Look through the table of contents here below.

About Korean Government Scholarship for Developing Countries

The Korean Government looks to provide international students with scholarship opportunities to advance their studies in undergraduate and graduate programs at higher educational institutions in the Republic of Korea.

This is aimed at promoting mutual international educational relationships amongst participating nations.

Level and Field of Study

This Korean government scholarship for international students is available to Bachelors, Masters, and Ph.D. in any of the courses offered by the 60 participating Korean higher institutions.

Host Nationality

This scholarship for international students is organized by the South Korean Government is to be taken in Korean Universities.

We also recommend that you browse through our scholarship by country to find different scholarships available for your country of choice.

Eligible Nationality for this Korean Government Scholarship

The Korean Government Scholarship is open to students from Developing Countries. This is one of the ways the Korean Government strengthen its bilateral relationships with the participating Countries.

Number of Awards

  • KGSP Undergraduate: around 170 grantees are awarded annually
  • KGSP Graduate: around 700 grantees are awarded annually

Scholarship Benefits

This scholarship covers your – transport fare, tuition, living allowance, research support, resettlement allowance, medical insurance and every other fee to be incurred in the course of your academic activities in Korea.

See table below for more details…

CategoriesAmount (KRW)
AirfareActual cost
Resettlement AllowanceKRW 200,000
Living AllowanceUndergraduate: 800,000 Graduate: 900,000
Medical InsuranceKRW 20,000 (per month)
Language CoursesKRW 800,000 per quarter
Tuition FeesActual cost  (No more than 5 million KRW per semester)
Award for Excellent Korean Language ProficiencyKRW 100,000
Research SupportKRW 210,000 – 240,000 (per semester)
Printing Costs (Dissertation)KRW 500,000 – 800,000
Completion GrantKRW 100,00 (Once)

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship, you have to meet the following:

  • Applicants and their parents must not be citizens of Korea.
  • Applicants must be physically and mentally fit for their studies in Korea.
  • The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) must be 80% or higher; or
    The CGPA must be 2.64/ 4.0, 2.80/ 4.3, 2.91/ 4.5, or 3.23/ 5.0 or higher.
  • KGSP-G: under 40, KGSP-U: under 25
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Grantees are required to take Korean language training courses for 1 year at a language institution located in the domestic institution.

Scholarship Duration

  • A year of Korean language course +2 year Associate degree
  • 1-year Korean language course + 4-year Bachelors degree
  • A year of Korean language course + 2 years of Master’s degree
  • 1-year Korean language course + 3 years of Doctoral degree

How To Apply

Applications for the Korean Government Scholarship can only be done through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a participating Korean University.

For more details, visit the official scholarship website.

Application Deadline

As of the time of publication, the application deadline hasn’t been specified. However, do well to submit your application either to the Korean Embassy around you or to the partnering universities in Korea.

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