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.
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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.
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.
List of eligible countries
The scholarships are open to students from the following 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
Number of Awards
- KGSP Undergraduate: around 170 grantees are awarded annually
- KGSP Graduate: around 700 grantees are awarded annually
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…
|Resettlement Allowance||KRW 200,000|
|Living Allowance||Undergraduate: 800,000 Graduate: 900,000|
|Medical Insurance||KRW 20,000 (per month)|
|Language Courses||KRW 800,000 per quarter|
|Tuition Fees||Actual cost (No more than 5 million KRW per semester)|
|Award for Excellent Korean Language Proficiency||KRW 100,000|
|Research Support||KRW 210,000 – 240,000 (per semester)|
|Printing Costs (Dissertation)||KRW 500,000 – 800,000|
|Completion Grant||KRW 100,00 (Once)|
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
Grantees are required to take Korean language training courses for 1 year at a language institution located in the domestic institution.
- 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.
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.