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Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) 2016/2017 for Developing Countries Around the World

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The Korean Government offers Bachelors, Masters and PhD Scholarships for International Students to study at various Korean Universities and Higher Institutions 2016/2017

Accepted Subject Areas: Courses offered at one of the 60 participating Korean higher institutions

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

About Scholarship: The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is offered to international students who want to pursue Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Korean Universities. The scholarship is aimed to provide international students with an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea, to develop global leaders and strengthen Korea-friendly networks worldwide.

Scholarship Offered Since: Not specified

Eligibility

Undergraduate program

Prospective applicants must meet the following qualification criteria;

  1. Must be a citizen of the country to which the scholarship is offered, which also applies to the applicants’ parents
  2. Have graduated or will be scheduled to graduate from high school as of March 1st of the invitation year
  3. Must possess above 80% (out of 100%) cumulative grade point average (CGPA), or must be within the top 20% (out of 100%) in rank in high school.

Graduate program

  1. The applicant and his/her parents must hold foreign citizenships.
    * Applicants who hold Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.
  2. Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of Sep. 1st, 2013 (born after Sep. 1st, 1973).
  3. Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of September 1st of the selection year.
    * Applicants who have enrolled in or graduated from a university in Korea are not eligible for the KGSP program. Specifically, applicants who have previously enrolled in or graduated from an undergraduate program, a master’s program, or a doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program.
  4. Applicants must maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4.3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previously attended institution. If the applicant does not satisfy the above GPA requirements, he/she will be ineligible to apply to this program.

How Many Scholarships are available?Korean government scholarship program 170 persons (undergraduate course), 700 persons (graduate course) will be awarded.

What are the benefits?

Undergraduate Program

  • Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket
  • Monthly Allowance: 800,000 won per month
  • Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
  • Repatriation Allowance: 100,000 won upon completion of studies
  • Language Training Fee : The full costs up to 1 year
  • Tuition: All admission fees are waived by the host institution (university). The tuition is covered by NIIED and the university
  • Medical Insurance: 20,000 KRW per month (partial coverage)
  • Korean Proficiency Grants: 100,000 KRW per month for scholars with TOPIK Level 5 or 6

Graduate Program

  • Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket
  • Monthly Allowance: 900,000 won per month
  • Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
  • Language Training Fee : The full costs up to 1 year
  • Tuition: All admission fees are waived by the host institution. The full tuition is paid by NIIED and the University.
  • Medical Insurance: 20,000 won per month(limited insurance coverage) will be provided to the university for students.
  • Research Allowance: 210,000 won for students in humanities and social sciences; 240,000 won for students in natural and mechanic sciences per semester
  • Dissertation Printing Costs: 500,000 ~ 800,000 won for the costs related to a printing dissertation
  • Korean Proficiency Grants: 100,000 KRW per month for scholars with TOPIK Level 5 or 6

Selection Criteria: 

1st Selection: Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partnering universities in Korea. The embassies and universities select the successful candidates among the applicants in the 1st round of selection. The applicants of the successful candidates will then be forwarded to NIIED

2nd Selection: The NIIED selection committee selects the successful candidates among those who passed the 1st round.

3rd Selection: Among the successful candidates who have passed the 2nd round, the applicants of those who applied through the Korean Embassies will be reviewed by universities for admission. Successful candidates must get admission from at least one of the universities.

How long will sponsorship last?

Undergraduate course: 1 year Korean language course + 4 year bachelors course

Master’s course: 1 year Korean language course+ 2 years of Master’s course

Doctoral course: 1 year Korean language course + 3 years of Doctoral course

To be taken at: Korean Universities.

How can I Apply?

Applicants can only apply for the scholarships through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a participating Korean University. See list of Contact Information of Korean Embassies and Universities in this PDF document

for more details about this scholarship Visit Scholarship Webpaghere 

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