Beyond Limit | KANGWON UNIVERSITY NATIONAL

GKS Scholarship

  • Purpose
    • To provide international students with the opportunity to conduct advanced studies of undergraduate & graduate programs at higher educational institutions in the Republic of Korea in order to promote international exchange in education mutual friendship between countries
  • Available fields universities
    • Undergraduate course:4-year courses at designated universities
      * University transferring is not allowed. (e.g. Starting studies at the junior year is not allowed.)
    • Graduate course: Master's Ph.D. courses at general graduate schools of Korean universities
  • Total Candidates for Selection in 2015
    • 155 persons (undergraduate course), 718 persons (graduate course)
  • Korea Language Training
    • Grantees are required to take Korea language training courses within 1 year at the language institution placed on the domestic universities.(Except for those who reach a certain level of Korean language fluency.)
  • Qualifications
    • Both the applicant his/her parents must possess the citizenship of the country of origin.
      *Applicants should not be a holder of Korean citizenship.
    • Applicants should have adequate health ,both mentally physically, to say in a foreign country for a long time.
    • Applicants who have never enrolled in the same KGSP course.
    • Should be under 25 years of age as of the date of entrance.(Undergraduate)
    • Should be under 40 years of age as of the date of entrance.(Graduate)
    • Have finished formal education of elementary, middle high school courses as of the date of arrival.(Undergraduate)
    • Hold a Bachelor degree, a Master's degree as of the date of arrival.(Graduate)
      *Person who have already registered at a Korean university can not apply.
    • Possess a grade point average(G.P.A) above 80% from the last educational institution attended have earned top 10% of G.P.A among classmates.(undergraduate)
    • Possess a grade point average(G.P.A) above 80% from the last educational institution attended.(Graduate)
  • Procedure for the Scholarship Award
    • NIIED requests the Korea Embassy in the invited country the domestic university concerned to recommend candidates.
    • Applicants should submit all documents related to their scholarship application to the Korean Embassy in their country of residence to the domestic university concerned.
    • The Korean Embassy the domestic university concerned sends proper candidates to NIIED with required documents.
    • NIIED evaluates proper candidates the Korean Embassy of the final KGSP grantees.
  • Application Procedure

    Application Procedure
    Contents Undergraduate Graduate
    Announcement Before Dec. of the previous year Jan. Feb. of the year
    Recommendation
    (Embassy, University)
    Jan. of the year April~May of the year
    Result release Jan.~ Feb. of the year June of the year
    Arrival in Korea Late March of the year Late August of the year
  • Scholarship Benefit

    Application Procedure
    Divison Monthly
    allowance
    Research
    allowance
    Settlement
    allowance
    Repatriation
    allowance
    Air fare Tuition Language
    Training
    fee
    Dissertation
    Printing
    costs
    Medical
    insurance
    Allowance
    for
    excellence
    in Korean
    Course common Master's
    Ph.D.
    Common Common Common Common Common Master's
    Ph.D.
    Common Common
    Amount
    (KRW)
    Undergraduate: 800,000
    Graduate: 900,000
    Humanities Social Sciences: 210,000
    Natural Sience: 240,000
    200,000
    (once at arrival)
    100,000
    (once at departure)
    Actual Amount (flight ticket only) 2,400,000
    (4 semester)
    Full amount 500,000
    ~
    800,000
    (actual amount) (once)
    15,000
    (per month)
    100,000
    (per month)
    Payment time Beginning Of each month Beginning Of each semester
    (twice a year)
    Within 30 days after arrival Within 15 days before departure First Arrival Last depature Beginning of Mar., Jun., Sep., Dec. Feb.~Mar. Aug.~Spe.
    (twice a year)
    In time with thesis completion - Only given to applicants who apply after acquiring appropriate Qualification (beginning of each quarter)