Scholarship Opportunities in South Korea

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In doing its part in contributing to education globally, the government of South Korea has designed several scholarship schemes that offer partial or fully-funded scholarships to international students from various countries. In addition to this, many Korean universities, colleges, and institutes offer a wide range of scholarships, grants, and tuition waivers to their students in different programs and at different levels.

Further information concerning institution-specific scholarship opportunities will be made available to our applicants as they begin their application. Foreign students who require some or full funding for their education in South Korea must indicate at the start of their application as all scholarship decisions are made alongside the student acceptance decision.

Additionally, other private organizations, corporations, and companies reward high-flying international students from other countries with scholarship and funding opportunities towards their academics or research pursuits. Exams, quizzes, and competitions are also carried out at university-levels for students who demonstrate strong capabilities in tech, or science during their studies in South Korea.

Korea Global Scholarship Program KGSP/GKS

This is a scholarship program funded by the National Institute for International Education (NIIED) in South Korea. This scholarship is offered not only to international scholars (Non-Korean) all over the world but also for Koreans who are overseas under certain criteria.

  • International scholars – Undergraduate (not more than 25 years of age);
  • Masters and Ph.D. (not more than 40 years of age)
  • Overseas Koreans – Under specific conditions

If you are a student who just finished high school or undergraduate and even graduate studies you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship offers several benefits to its awardees, it covers 100% education expenses and monthly stipends towards their living expenses. It also covers travel expenses, provides a settlement allowance for new students, and covers the student's insurance throughout their studies in South Korea.

Interestingly, international students who wish to take up classes to learn the Korean language can do so without worrying about the costs as this is covered by the scholarship. Studying in South Korea is a great opportunity and can open up new opportunities in the future as well

Application Schedule – twice a year

September (of each year): For undergraduate applicants only
February (of each year): For graduate and post-graduate applicants only.
All the information and the application form can be found scholarship website ‘’ or contact us to assist you in this regard.

Ways to apply

You can apply for this scholarship via two means;

  • Embassy Track (via Korean embassy of your respective country)
  • University Track (directly via the university you are applying to)


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