Korean Government Scholarship Program

Holland Scholarship for Non-EEA International Students
September 13, 2018
MOFA Taiwan Scholarship
September 18, 2018

To provide international students with opportunities to conduct advanced studies in undergraduate and graduate programs at higher educational institutions in the Republic of Korea in order to promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between countries.

Available Options in Universities

  • Undergraduate course: 4-year courses at designated universities
  • Transferring between universities is not allowed. (e.g. Starting studies at the junior year is not allowed.)
  • Graduate course: Master’s or PhD courses at general graduate schools of Korean universities

Total Candidates to be Selected
170 persons (undergraduate course), 700 persons (graduate course)

Korea Language Training
Grantees are required to take Korean language training courses for 1 year at a language institution located on-campus of the domestic universities. (Those who have attained a Korean language fluency score higher than level 5 in TOPIK are exempt from this requirement.)

Application procedure
Announcement released:

  • For the Undergraduate- September in the year prior to planned studies in Korea
  • For the Graduate- February in the year of planned studies in Korea

Recommend candidates (Korean Embassies, designated universities):

  • For the Undergraduate- October-November in the year prior to planned studies in Korea
  • For the Graduates- March-April in the year of planned studies in Korea

Results released:

  • For the Undergraduate- January in the year of planned studies in Korea
  • For the Graduates- June in the year of planned studies in Korea

Arrival in Korea:

  • For the Undergraduate- Late February in the year of planned studies in Korea
  • For the graduates- Late August in the year of planned studies in Korea.

Scholarship Benefit
Following amount will be provided for the scholarship:

  • Airfare- Actual cost will be given
  • Resettlement Allowance- KRW 200,000
  • Living Allowance-
  • Undergraduate: 800,000
  • Graduate: 900,000
  • Medical Insurance- KRW 20,000 (per month)
  • Language Courses- KRW 800,000 per quarter
  • Tuition fees- Actual cost (No more than 5 million KRW per semester)
  • Award for excellent Korean Language Proficiency- KRW 100,000
  • Research support- KRW 210,000-240,000 (per semester)
  • Printing costs (Dissertation)- KRW 500,000-800,000
  • Completion grant will be KRW 100,000 (once)




  • Both the applicant and his/her parents must be citizens of their country of origin.
  • Applicants should not hold Korean citizenship.


Eligibility Criteria


  • 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)
  • Possess a grade point average (G.P.A.) above 80% from the last educational institution attended.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree by the date of arrival. (Graduate)
  • Applicants who have previously received in any undergraduate program, master’s program, or doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program.


However, a former or current KGSP scholar who holds the overall grade of 90% or above can reapply to this program once either through the embassy or university track.

Procedure for the 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.


For the recent updates about the scholarship, please visit http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr/en/main.do

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