Fully Funded Global Korea Scholarship for Undergraduates

International students can apply for the Global Korea Scholarship for Undergraduates provided by the South Korean government for undergraduate study.

Host CountrySouth Korea
Host InstituteNIIED approved universities in South Korea
Eligible NationalityInternational
Fellowship TypeFully Funded
BenefitsLiving allowance, airfare, tuition fee etc.
Duration5-7 years
Application DateApplications will open in Sep. 2024
Summary of Global Korea Scholarship for Undergraduates
Global Korea Scholarship for Undergraduates
Global Korea Scholarship for Undergraduates

The purpose of Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) is to give foreign students access to undergraduate and graduate programs at Korean higher education institutions. The scholarship program seeks to augment global education interchange while fortifying friendships between Korea and the participating nations.

Benefits of Global Korea Scholarship for Undergraduates

Following are the benefits of the Global Korea Scholarship for Undergraduates:

  • Round-trip Airfare,
  • Settlement Allowance,
  • Monthly Allowance,
  • Language Training Fee,
  • Tuition,
  • Medical Insurance Fee,
  • Degree Completion Grants
  • Korean Proficiency Grants: 100,000 KRW per month for scholars who have valid TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean) level 5 or 6

Period of Scholarship

  • Bachelor’s Degree Program: 5-7 years
    • 1 year of Korean language training + 4~6 years of degree program
  • Associate Degree Program: 3-4 years
    • 1 year of Korean language training + 2~3 years of degree program

No. of Scholarships

Under the GKS Scholarship 2024, 262 students from all over the world will be invited to apply for the Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs this year. 176 of the 262 applicants will be chosen through the University Track, while 86 will be chosen through the Embassy Track.

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Eligibility Criteria

Citizens of NIIED-designated nations that are invited to participate in the GKS program are the only acceptable citizenship for applicants.

  • Applicants for this program may not be Korean citizens or Koreans with dual citizenship.
  • Candidates must not have turned 25 on March 1st of the year they are invited to apply.
  • The applicants ought to be high school graduates.
  • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree who completed their high school education in Korea are not eligible to apply for the program.

In their previous degree program, applicants must have maintained a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 80%.

Eligible Fields

At participating Korean universities, the scholarship usually covers a wide range of subject areas. These may include engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, and others.

Documents/Material Required to Apply

Following documents are required to apply for Global Korea Scholarship for Undergraduates:

  • Application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Study Plan
  • One letter of Recommendation
  • GKS applicant agreement
  • Personal medical assistant
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Academic certificates
  • Copy of passport
  • Score report of TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean) or English proficiency test(TOEFL, IELTS)

Deadline for Global Korea Scholarship for Undergraduates

The application deadlines for each university and embassy vary, so candidates should confirm with the specific institution before submitting their application.

Application Procedure

Candidates can send their applications to Korean universities that have been approved by NIIED or to Korean embassies in their home nations. Based on the NIIED selection criteria, each embassy and university chooses the successful candidates from the pool of applications.

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