Monday, 17 October 2016

Scholarship Offer from Korean Government for Students

The Republic of Korea, commonly known as South Korea or the Korea Republic is an East Asian country on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. To the north, it is bordered by North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), with which it was united until 1945. To the west, across the Yellow Sea, lies China and to the southeast, across the Korea Strait, lies Japan. Approximately one-half of South Korea's population lives in or near the capital Seoul, the second most populous metropolitan area in the world.

  • To provide international students with opportunities to conduct advanced studies in undergraduate & graduate programs at higher educational institutions in the Republic of Korea in order to promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between countries.
  • Both an applicant and his/her parents must be citizens of their country of origin.
  • Applicants should have adequate health, both mentally and physically, to stay in a foreign country for a long time.
  • Should be under 25 years of age at the date of entrance. (Undergraduate)
  • Should be under 40 years of age at the date of entrance. (Graduate)
  • Have finished or be scheduled to finish formal education of all elementary, middle, high school courses by the date of arrival. (Undergraduate)
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or a Master's degree by the date of arrival. (Graduate)
  • Possess a grade point average (G.P.A.) above 80% from the last educational institution attended.
Candidates will be given:
  • KRW 20,000(per month) on Medical Insurance
  • KRW 200,000 for Resettlement Allowance
Method for Scholarship Award 
  • NIIED invites the Korean Embassy in the invited country or a domestic university to recommend potential candidates.
  • Applicants should submit all documents related to their scholarship application to the Korean Embassy in their country of residence to or the domestic university concerned.
  • The Korean Embassy or the domestic university sends proper candidates to NIIED with the required documents.
  • NIIED evaluates potential candidates and notifies the Korean Embassy of the final selected KGSP grantees.
  • Applicants should not hold Korean citizenship.
  • Applicants who have previously enrolled in a university in Korea are not eligible to apply to the KGSP program. 
  • Specifically, an applicant who has previously enrolled in any undergraduate program, master’s program, or doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program. 
  • However, a KGSP scholar who has graduated can apply for this program again only via the embassy and only if he/she holds a TOPIK score of at least Level 4 and obtains another recommendation from the Korean Embassy of his/her respective country of origin (re-application is limited to one instance).
CLICK HERE to apply and for more information 

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