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825 Korean Government Scholarships 2021/2022 (Bachelors, Masters & PhD) for Developing Countries

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Twice in the year, Korean government invites 125 undergraduate/700 graduate international students from 156 countries, for degree(Undergraduate, Master’s & Doctoral) and non-degree research programs in Korea through the Korean Government Scholarship. 

Application Deadline: Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partnering universities in Korea.

Applications (Embassy, University) are expected from:

  • Undergraduate: 1st September 2020 to October 2020
  • Graduate: 1st February 2021 to March 2021

Offered annually? Yes

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

Eligible Countries: The Korean Government Scholarship is 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.

Korean government invites 125 international students from 67 countries who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Korea. To be selected as a GKS grantee, any applicant should successfully pass through the 1st selection process set by the Korean Embassy of his or her country of origin.

[University Track]
Korean government invites 60 international students from 72 countries who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree(Engineering or Nature Science majors) and also 35 international students from 17 countries who wish to pursue an associate degree in Korea. To be selected as a GKS grantee, any applicant should successfully pass through the 1st selection process set by the designated universities.

※ Attention! The Regional University Track applicants can only apply for a major that is considered as Natural Science, Technology and Engineering field. please refer to the attached files(available departments).

[Embassy Track and University Track]
Please contact the 1st selection organizations(embassy or university) to get detailed information regarding the application submission such as application deadline, required documents, interview and etc. Application submission deadline may differ by each embassy or university that conducts the first round of selection; however, it is expected to be around late September or early October.

As for the application guidelines and FAQ, please refer to the attached files.

Wish you all the best!

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Korean Government Scholarship:

Citizenship

  • Candidates and their parents must hold non-Korean citizenship.

Age

  • KGSP-G: under 40
  • KGSP-U: under 25

Health

  • Candidates must be physically and mentally healthy for their studies in Korea.

Degree Requirements

  • KGSP-G: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • KGSP-U: High school diploma

Grades

  • 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.

Number of Scholarships

  • KGSP Undergraduate: around 170 grantees will be awarded annually
  • KGSP Graduate: around 700 grantees will be awarded annually

Scholarship Benefits: Flight | Tuition | Stipend | Medical Insurance | Settlement Allowance | Completion Grants

Selection Procedure:

Korean Government Scholarship Selection Procedure

1st Selection: Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partering 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 applications 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.

Duration:

  • 1 year Korean language course +2 year Associate degree
  • 1 year Korean language course + 4 year Bachelors degree
  • 1 year Korean language course+ 2 years of Master’s degree
  • 1 year Korean language course + 3 years of Doctoral degree

To be taken at: Korean Universities.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply for the Korean Government Scholarship through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a participating Korean University.

Visit Links below

2021 GKS-U Application Guidelines (English).pdf [1426246 byte]
2021 GKS-U Application Guidelines (Korean).pdf [573856 byte]
2021 GKS-U-FAQ.docx [52937 byte]
2021 GKS-U Application Form.docx [133914 byte]
2021 GKS-U Available Department.zip [630006 byte]
2021 GKS-U Overview of Universities.zip [14155454 byte]
poster.zip [2109695 byte]

Visit Scholarship Webpage for Details about this scholarship

45 Comments
  1. Dominic Ezemenaka says

    check it up….but the duration is kinda long.

  2. maria goreti asongwe. says

    check

  3. Abdella says

    how can apply to this program?

  4. Fenatanesh Yemata says

    I am happy to seen your scholarship programe nut how can I apply it?

  5. Shimelis Om says

    where is the application form?

  6. Alwaysyoni Eyob says

    how is that?

  7. Alwaysyoni Eyob says

    how is that?

  8. Andela Funjea says

    PLEASE AFTER FILLING THE APPLICATION FORM SHOULD L EMAIL IT OR POST.

  9. Belete Fola says

    How could I get application form? Is it possible to apply now on-wards?

  10. Thompson Ampomah says

    can someone who completed high school in 2005 apply

  11. Samson says

    I have called to the embassy but they don’t have any information about the scholarship mentioned in here! Who is the responsible person then?????????????? Is this a Fake?????

  12. Bubacarr Njie says

    My Country , The Gambia in not in the list of countries eligible.

  13. Enid Joy Nyendwoha says

    I have seen my country Uganda on the list of the eligible countries, I clicked on the web page but it was not available. I need Phd Scholarship. Thank you.

  14. Dhamy Adebesin says

    How do i get the application form?

  15. Kasonde Bwalya says

    Good infor…

  16. Hayford Goffah says

    its good

  17. Bekunda Alex says

    How can i get application form for scholarship

  18. Bekunda Alex says

    How can i get application form for scholarship

  19. Mrinal Bhusal Sharma says

    Kindly give the application form for 2015 for undergraduate scholarship

  20. Aloysius Gabriel Cooper says

    Why Liberia is not included in such scholarship scheme?

  21. Arif Hussain says

    As part of efforts to supporting Nigerian Students who are faced with financial difficulty in paying their tuition fee, Scholarship Offer is inviting eligible student to apply for their 2nd edition of the scholarship offer scheme Sponsored by HCMEI.

    All application has to be done online by filling the form at the websites http://scholarship.hcmei.com/ .

  22. Baba Adamu says

    hw can i get the form

  23. Michael Coomber says

    I was so excited about this but unfortunately my country Liberia is not among the list.Do you have any plan to include Liberia for this opportunity in the future?

  24. Anonymous says

    how to apply for this program?,,,,,,,,,,,,,please i need infromation about this scholarship programe…….

  25. Sahibzada Salman says

    from where i can get the application form

  26. Francis Musiime says

    I am interested to peruse masters in the fields of monitoring and evaluation, statistics or economic from S. Korea. How can I apply for admission, scholarships and which training institutions?

  27. Salihu Darboe says

    I am interesting to furthering my education at your noble institution, to peruse masters in the fileds of Islamic comparative religious studies and English Language

  28. Salihu Darboe says

    my post address is Mr.Salihu Darboe University of The Gambia, p.o. Box 3530. Birkama Campus

  29. Aubrey Silupya says

    I need help in terms of scholarships for 2016 for masters in the fields of Public management and policy analysis.

  30. Aubrey Silupya says

    I need help in terms of scholarships for 2016 for masters in the fields of Public management and policy analysis.

  31. Getachew Zumburo Gadasha says

    I am from Ethiopia. I need fully funded Scholarship

  32. Namayamja Aisha says

    Hi i am interested but i can’t find the application form on the website, how can we apply. thank you

  33. Elizabeth Ignas says

    Hello.
    Im from Tanzania, i want to apply for Korean government scholarship program, i would like to ask how i will apply in this year?

    1. jihad says

      i think u should just fill out the online form and gather the required documents. ill be applying soon after i finish my motivational letter

  34. NHIMIYIMANA Jean Claude says

    Thx,now i am in senior 6,how will i apply?

  35. ısaac okene says

    can ı download the application form online and filled it and later submit to the embassy in my country for master?
    PALEAS REPLY

  36. Randolph Mambia says

    Why is it that my country Liberia is not included in list of eligible countries participating in this scholarship program? Please try to include us because we need to benefit too as an African Nation.

  37. senesa says

    Okay well!! why African countries are written in black bold? hahahaha fake scholarship to attract Africans……!!

  38. CHE ERIC says

    Perfect opportunity worth considering, but i can’t fine the application form

  39. Kingsley says

    how do i apply for this program?
    where is the application form?
    I am from Ghana.

  40. ahmedie says

    thank you for your brief description but how can I get the application form

  41. Bawoke says

    wow nice opportunity!

  42. jihad says

    i think u should just fill out the online form and gather the required documents. ill be applying soon after i finish my motivational letter

  43. Ameh Omakiche says

    Can someone who finished high school in 2012 apply??

  44. HAFSA ATIQUE says

    Anneong assoyo. Hope you all are fine , I’m in search of fashion designing üniversity and need scholarship for my bachelor degree. I m also good in other activities like sketching, poetry, etc. Am also bronze medalist in quiz of HRCA . And also I have art certificate of HRCA. I’ll join in 2021 . Am from Pakistan. I really hope you’ll help me for this .
    Thank you.

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