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.
- 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.