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Brief Information

The primary aim of the Global Korea Scholarship is to provide international students with the opportunity to pursue academic degrees at higher education institutions in Korea, fostering greater international educational exchange and bolstering the connections between Korea and the participating countries.

GKS Benefit Includes:

  • Airfare: Economy class flight ticket (actual expense)
  • Settlement allowance at 200,000 KRW
  • Monthly Allowance: 900,000 KRW 
  • Korean Proficiency Grants: 100,000 KRW
  • Degree Completion Grants: 100,000 KRW
  • Medical Insurance (standard amount set by NIIED)
  • Language Training Fee: 1.3 Million KRW
  • Tuition Fee: up to 5 Million KRW

For more information, such as grant procedure and timeline, click here.

The application deadlines vary for each embassy and university, so applicants are advised to verify the specific deadlines with the respective institutions before submitting their applications.

1- Nationality

All applicants must hold citizenship of NIIED designated countries that are invited to take part in the GKS program.

2- Education

  • Bachelor’s degree program is for applicants who graduated (or are expected to graduate) from a high school or from an associate degree program
  • Associate degree program is for applicants who graduated (or are expected to graduate) from a high school

    Note: Applicants who are expected to graduate must first submit a certificate of expected graduation at the time of application. If such applicants pass the first round of selection, they must submit a graduation certificate (or a degree certificate) by December 31, 2023

3- Score (GPA)

The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of the entire curriculum from the previous (degree) program must meet one of the two conditions below;
– Score percentile should be 80% or above on a 100-point scale or be ranked within the top 20% within one’s class
– CGPA must be equal to or above 2.64/4.0, 2.80/4.3, 2.91/4.5 or 3.23/5.0

4- Age

Must be under 25 years of age (born after March 1, 1999)

5- Health

All applicants must be in good health, both mentally and physically, to study in Korea for the full duration of the program

Note: Applicants who have a bachelor?s degree cannot apply. Applicants who have associate degree can only apply to a bachelor?s program


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