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Fully Funded Global Korea Scholarship

Fully Funded Global Korea Scholarship 2019

Fully Funded
Country: Korea
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Fully Funded Global Korea Scholarship is available for application.

In 2019, Korean Government’s Global Korea Scholarship program aims to invite 840 international students from 155 countries who wish to pursue a graduate level degree (master’s or doctoral) or research in Korea. To be a GKS (KGSP) grantee, an applicant must successfully pass the 1st round of selection process set by the Korean embassy where he or she holds the citizenship or NIIED-designated Korean universities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • All applicants and their parents must not hold Korean citizenship.
  • Korean citizens and dual citizenship holders (one who have Korean citizenship and citizenship of another country) are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Applicants and their parents who had previously held Korean citizenship must submit the document that proves their renunciation of Korean citizenship.
  • Must be under 40 years of age as of September 1, 2019 (born after September 1, 1979)
  • Academic professors who are under 45 years of age as of September 1, 2019
  • Likewise, applicants must hold or must be expected to hold a Bachelor‟s, Master‟s or a Doctoral degree by August 31st, 2019.
  • Prospective applicants who have attained a Bachelor‟s, Master‟s, or a doctoral degree in Korea are NOT eligible to apply.
  • All applicants must be in good health, both mentally and physically, to study in Korea for the full duration of degree or research programs


  • Applicants who received outstanding scores for their proficiency in Korean or English may be given preference. Some examples include the followings:
    – Proficiency in Korean: TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean)
    – Proficiency in English: TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS Academic (TOEFL ITPs are NOT
  • Applicants who apply for majors in the field of Natural Science and Engineering get priority when they receive same marks with other candidates.
  • Applicants who apply for majors under the Industrial Professionals Training Project get priority when they receive same marks with other candidates.
  • Academic professors holding citizenship of developing countries, especially ODA recipients, get priority when they receive same marks with other candidates.
  • Descendants of Korean War veterans will receive additional 5% of the total marks.
  • Applicants from low income families or underprivileged backgrounds will be given preference


  • Submit all the application documents by the deadline.
  • Applicants must apply either to a Korean Embassy where they hold citizenship or directly to one of designated universities.
  • Furthermore, the application deadline is different for each Korean embassy or university.
  • Moreover, all applicants must check the deadline of application submission by contacting their relevant embassy or desired university directly.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Open toAll
OrganizerKorean Government
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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