Fully Funded Korean Government’s Global Korea Scholarship Program 2023

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The Global Korea Scholarship, which is also referred to as the Korean government scholarship, is now accepting applications for 2023. This scholarship provides fully-funded opportunities for international students to pursue master’s, doctoral, and research degrees in Korea. Foreign students have the chance to study in Korea for free through the GKS Scholarship 2023.

More than 153 students from various regions can benefit from the Korean Government’s Global Korea Scholarship program, which offers a total of 1276 scholarships for higher education in 2023. This scholarship covers all expenses, including tuition fees, for graduate degree students. It is considered one of the top Korean university scholarships for international students.

In order to be chosen as a recipient of the Global Korea Scholarship (KGSP), an applicant must pass the initial selection round conducted by the Korean embassy in their home country or by the universities designated by NIIED, provided that they are citizens of Korea.

Scholarship Summary:

  • Country: South Korea
  • Course Level: Undergraduate, Master’s or Doctoral or Research
  • Financial Coverage: Fully Funded

Nationality Criteria:

  • Applicants and their parents must not hold Korean citizenship.
  • Korean citizens and individuals with dual citizenship (Korean citizenship and citizenship of another country) are not eligible to apply.

Applicant Age Criteria:

  • Applicants must be under the age of 40 as of September 1, 2020, meaning they were born after September 1, 1980.
  • Academic professors who are citizens of one of the beneficiaries of Official Development Assistance (ODA) and under the age of 45 on September 1, 2020 (born after September 1, 1975) are also eligible. Please refer to the table below for the list of ODA beneficiaries.

Graduation Requirements:

  • For enrollment in a master’s degree program, applicants must possess or expect to obtain a bachelor’s degree. For enrollment in a doctoral program, applicants must possess or expect to obtain a master’s degree.
  • Candidates applying for the research program must have a diploma or education level equivalent to or higher than a master’s degree and must have received an invitation from one of the designated NIIED Korean universities.
  • Applicants for the postdoctoral research program must possess a doctorate degree or an equivalent level of education.

English Language Requirements/Certificate: Applicants are required to provide an English language proficiency certificate

Scholarship Coverage:

The Korea Global Scholarship, also known as the Korean Government Scholarship, is a fully-funded scholarship offered by the Korean government for international students to study in Korea. All expenses associated with the scholarship will be covered by the Korean government.

  • Round air tickets
  • Resettlement Grant (KRW 200,000)
  • Living allowance (KRW 900,000)
  • Medical insurance (KRW 20,000)
  • Language courses
  • Full tuition fees
  • The prize for his excellent command of the Korean language.
  • Research support (KRW 210,000 – 240,000)
  • Printing costs (dissertation) (KRW 500,000 – 800,000)
  • Grant of Completion

Duration of Scholarship:

  • Doctoral Degree Program: 4 years
    •  1 year of the Korean language program
    • 3 years of the regular degree program
  • Master’s Degree Program: 3 years
    • 1 year of the Korean language program
    • 2 years of a degree program
  • Research Program: 6 Months

Courses Offered:

  • Engineering
  • Natural Science
  • Liberal Arts & Social Science
  • Entertainment & Sports

Documents required:

  • Application Form
  • Personal Statement
  • Study Plan
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • GKS Applicants Agreement
  • Personal Medical Assessment
  • Certificate of High School Graduation
  • Transcripts
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Parents’ Proof of Citizenship

How to Apply:

The official website link is provided below. It is strongly recommended that you verify calls to GKS 2023 applications announced separately by the relevant institutions or offices.

Click Here To View the Official Source

Application Deadline:

Varies from Country to Country

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