Study in South Korea with Full Scholarship 2021 (Fully-Funded For International Students)

Study in South Korea with Full Scholarship 2021 (Fully-Funded For International Students)

Global Korea Scholarship is designed to grant worldwide college students with possibilities to find out about at greater instructional establishments in Korea for graduate-level degrees, which will decorate global schooling alternate and deepen mutual friendship between Korea and taking part countries.

As Korean Government Scholarship Programs have been built-in and branded as Global Korea Scholarship in 2010, the identify is modified to GKS (Global Korea Scholarship).

The 2019 Global Korea Scholarship GKS is a fully-funded scholarship to find out about overseas in south Korea and it will cowl all the price of the chosen students. To be chosen as a GKS (KGSP) grantee, an applicant ought to correctly pass by the 1st spherical of resolution procedure set by using the Korean embassy the place he or she holds the citizenship or NIIED-designated Korean universities.



South Korea

Master’s Degree Programs
PhD Programs
University Teacher/ Professionals Exchanges


Applicants have to select their majors (fields of study) that are solely listed in the “University

Information” file.

Please be cautioned that even if a university’s departments or majors you intend to practice offer

English-taught courses, it may also range by means of lectures presented every term. Thus, we surprisingly recommend you to

double-check with your university. Furthermore, we would like candidates to hold in thinking that

Korean is the core language to be used in each Korean university. For extra data about reading overseas please go to Study Eagles.

Night School, Short-term seasonal programs, on-line and distant-learning packages are no longer on hand to follow and admission is no longer permitted.


Doctoral Degree Program: four years (2020. 9. 1. ~ 2024. 8.31)

1 yr of Korean language program

3 years of ordinary diploma program

Master’s Degree Program: three years (2020. 9. 1. ~ 2023. eight 31.)

1 12 months of the Korean language program

2 years of a diploma program

Research Program: 6 Months (2020. 9. 1. ~ 2021. 2.28.) / 1 12 months (2020.9. 1. ~ 2021.8.31.)


Airfare (Return Air Ticket)

Settlement Allowance: 200,000 KRW (offered as soon as after entry to Korea)

Monthly Allowance: (Degree Program) 900,000 KRW per month, (Research Program) 1,500,000

KRW per month

Research Allowance

Liberal Arts and Social Science majors: 210,000 KRW per semester

Natural Science and Engineering majors: 240,000 KRW per semester

1-Year Korean Language Training Fee: Fully covered

Degree Program Tuition: Fully covered

Thesis (Dissertation) Printing Fee Reimbursement

Medical Insurance: 20,000 KRW per month

Degree Completion Grants: 100,000 KRW

Korean Proficiency Grants: 100,000 KRW per month


1. Nationality

All candidates and their mother and father should no longer maintain Korean citizenship.

Korean residents and twin citizenship holders (one who have Korean citizenship and citizenship of

another country) are NOT eligible to apply.

Applicants and their dad and mom who had earlier held Korean citizenship need to put up the file that proves their renunciation of Korean citizenship.

(※Exception: For remote places Korean candidates conserving Japanese citizenship, if their dad and mom maintain ‘Permanent Residency Permit’ inside Japan whilst preserving Korean citizenship, are eligible to apply.)

2. Age

Must be below forty years of age as of September 1, 2020 (born after September 1, 1980)

Academic professors who are underneath forty five years of age as of September 1, 2020 (born after September

1, 1975) and maintain citizenship of one of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) recipients listed

in the desk beneath are eligible to apply

3. Degree Requirements

Applicants should keep or should be predicted to maintain a Bachelor’s, Master’s or a Doctoral diploma by

August 31st, 2020.

Doctoral Program Applicants: Must keep a Master’s diploma or a stage of training equal to a Master’s degree

Master’s Program Applicants: Must maintain a Bachelor’s diploma or a degree of training equal to a Bachelor’s degree

Research Program Applicants: Must keep a diploma or a degree of training equal to or greater than a Master’s diploma and need to have obtained an invitation from one of NIIED’s

designated Korean universities.

Postdoctoral Research Program: Must keep a doctoral diploma or a stage of training equal to a doctoral degree.

Professor Exchange Program: Must maintain a Master’s diploma or a stage of schooling equal to or greater than a Master’s degree.

Program for Education·Science·Culture·International Professionals: Must preserve a Master’s

degree or a stage of training equal to or greater than a Master’s degree.

Applicants who are anticipated to graduate at the time of making use of have to first publish the certificates of

expected commencement at the time of applying. The authentic diploma certificates (or diploma) and final

academic transcript ought to be submitted by means of August 31st, 2020 at the very latest.

In case an applicant fails to post the above-mentioned file via August 31st, 2019 or

does now not fulfill the grade requirement, the scholarship will be forfeited.

Prospective applicants who have attained a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or a doctoral diploma in Korea are

NOT eligible to apply. (※Exception: Overseas Korean Adoptees and GKS scholars)

Applicants who have in the past studied in a Korean college as an alternate or travelling college students can

Apply to this program.

The GKS pupils who are conserving or is predicted to keep the diploma as of August 31st, 2020 are

eligible to follow underneath the following conditions:

Submit their functions thru both Embassy Track or University Track and should be

selected from one of these two establishments in the 1st spherical of selection.

Can solely re-apply for the greater diploma application as soon as (Bachelor’s→ Master’s, Master’s→

Doctoral) and ought to have an average grade factor common equal to or greater than 90%.

4. Grades

Applicants ought to have maintained the ordinary grade factor common (CGPA) equal to or higher

than any ONE of the following from their respective universities:

2.64 on a four scale;

2.80 on a 4.3 scale;

2.91 on a 4.5 scale;

3.23 on a 5.0 scale; or

Score percentile: 80% or above (Exception: GKS pupils should keep the grade of 90% or above)

Refer to Appendix A for the GPA Conversion table

If an applicant has a CGPA under the minimal grade requirement, the applicant will be disqualified and the software will be disregarded.

If an applicant holds a transcript that does no longer consist of records on grade factor average or is

unable to convert his or her grades into any one of the GPA standards stated above, then the applicant should post an reputable record issued by using the applicant’s college describing the university’s grade system.

5. Health

All candidates should be in top health, each mentally and physically, to find out about in Korea for the full

duration of diploma or lookup programs.

All candidates have to publish Form 6 or the “Personal Medical Assessment” at the time of applying.

All candidates who bypass the 2nd spherical of decision should get hold of a complete clinical checkup

and publish the certificates of fitness and clinical examination end result issued with the aid of a clinical physician or a

licensed physician.

If an applicant is located to be in one of the following conditions, the applicant will be disqualified in

the ultimate spherical of selection:

An applicant is examined superb on drug tests;

An applicant owns a serious sickness that prevents him or her to learn about overseas for a lengthy length of time along with the full length of diploma or lookup application in Korea.


Applicants who acquired gorgeous ratings for their skillability in Korean or English may additionally be given

preference. Some examples encompass the followings:

Proficiency in Korean: TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean)

Proficiency in English: TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS Academic (TOEFL ITPs are NOT acceptable)

Applicants who practice for majors in the area of Natural Science and Engineering are given priority

when they get hold of the identical marks with different candidates.

Applicants who observe for majors beneath the Industrial Professionals Training Project are given

priority when they acquire the identical marks with different candidates.

Academic professors retaining citizenship of creating countries, specifically ODA recipients, are

given precedence when they acquire the identical marks with different candidates.

Descendants of Korean War veterans will get hold of an extra 5% of the whole marks.

Applicants from low-income households or underprivileged backgrounds will be given preference.

Applicants who are validated to be the „third-generation‟ or „post-third generation‟ overseas

Koreans will be given preference


You can follow in it via solely one of the two ways

Embassy track

Applicants should pick THREE favored universities and accessible fields of learn about among

67 universities listed in part III.

Applicants that omit the 2nd spherical of decision will go thru college admission in the

3rd spherical of decision (Refer to “4. Selection Procedure” below).

You will locate the time limits of functions for KGSP from the embassy of Korea in your country

University Track

Applicants should pick out a important and ONE favored college amongst sixty four universities.

For the listing of universities and fields of learn about that are reachable to apply, please refer to the

“University Information” file connected alongside with the GKS-G announcement post.


Applications will be reviewed by way of every round’s determination committee.

Each determination committee will reflect on consideration on a variety of elements when screening purposes such as the


Academic Transcript

Personal Statement

Statement of Purpose or Research Proposal

Letters of recommendation

Certificates of Language Proficiency (Korean or English), publications, awards, and etc.


The software cut-off date is set through every Korean embassy or university.

All candidates have to test the cut-off date of software submission with the aid of contacting their relevant

embassy or favored college directly.

Please refer to the following for contact information

Korean Embassies in overseas countries

Korean Universities

Application time limits may additionally range from one united states of America to some other or via every university; it is predicted to be round mid or late March. We tremendously advocate you to make certain to take a look at the calls for 2020 GKS functions one by one introduced by way of applicable establishments or offices.