Global Korea Scholarship 2024| Fully Funded

The South Korean government offers the Global Korea Scholarship for Undergraduates, which is open to international students wishing to pursue undergraduate studies.

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Global Korea Scholarship Summary

Host CountrySouth Korea
Host InstituteNIIED approved universities in South Korea
LevelNIIED-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
Global Korea Scholarship Summary

Giving international students access to undergraduate and graduate studies at Korean higher education institutions is the goal of the Global Korea Scholarship (GKS). The scholarship program aims to strengthen ties between Korea and the participating countries while promoting international education exchange.

Benefits of Global Korea Scholarship for Undergraduates

The advantages of the Global Korea Scholarship for Undergraduates are as follows:

  • Round-trip airfare, monthly allowance, settlement assistance, tuition, language training costs, health insurance premiums, and degree completion grants
  • Korean Grants for Proficiency: For students who possess a valid TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) level 5 or 6, the monthly payment is 100,000 KRW.

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.

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

The 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.

Read application guidelines before applying for the Global Korea Scholarship for Undergraduates.

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