The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is offered to international students who want to pursue Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Korean Universities. The scholarship is aimed to provide international students with an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea, to develop global leaders and strengthen Korea-friendly networks worldwide.


To be eligible for the Korean Government Scholarship

  • Citizenship Candidates and their parents must hold non-Korean citizenship.
  • For the KGSP-Graduate applicants must be under age 40 while for KGSP-Undergraduate applicants must be under 25
  • Must possess a CGPA of 80% or above from last institution attended
  • Have finished or be scheduled to finish formal education formal education of all elementary, middle, high school courses by the date of arrival(undergraduate)
  • Health;Candidates must be physically and mentally healthy for their studies in Korea.
  • Accepted Subject Areas are the courses offered at one of the 60 participating Korean higher institutions

Degree Requirements

KGSP-G: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
KGSP-U: High school diploma

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Application Deadline:

Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partnering universities in Korea.

Applications (Embassy, University) are expected from:

  • Undergraduate: September 2018 to October 2018 (To open in September 2018)
  • Graduate: February 2019 to March 2019 (To open in February 2019)

Application Process

  • Applicants should submit all documents related to their scholarship application to the Korean embassy 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

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