Students can now submit their online applications for the fully financed Scholarships Program (KGSP) of the Korean Government, sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Education (MOE), for the class of 2023–2024. The Republic of Korea is well recognized for a variety of things, such as the K-pop music business, which has recently conquered the globe, and the enormous global popularity of its K-dramas. You might not be aware, though, that Korea has one of the world’s top scholarship programs.
All of their scholarship programs have fantastic benefits that make it easier to maintain the standard of living and costs in Korea. Additionally, you gain a great deal of exposure and learn more about Korean culture. The Korean Government now offers a fantastic chance for international students like you to apply and study in Korea if you are seeking possibilities to study abroad or in Korea in particular. Online applications for the KGSP Scholarships 2023, often known as the Korean Scholarship, are now being accepted. You may thus submit an application for the KGSP.
The Korean Government Scholarship Program is known as the KGSP 2023. Scholarships are available through this fully financed program at the best Korean public and private colleges. Undergraduate, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees are the categories for the KGSP.
Benefit: The following advantages will be given to chosen students by the Korean Government Scholarship (GKS):
Covering flight costs from the home nation of the GKS scholar to Korea in economy class, round trip;
Monthly Allowance: 900,000 KRW; Resettlement Allowance: 200,000 KW
Grants for learning Korean: 100,000 KRW each month
Degree Completion Grants: 100,000 KRW (one-time offer); 1-Year Korean Language Training Charge: NIIED (1,000,000 KRW); University (amount greater than 1,000,000 KRW); National Health Insurance fee
Tuition fees: up to 5,000,000 KRW
Nationality: All candidates, from any nation, are eligible for this program. None of the candidates, including their parents, maybe Korean citizens. A candidate is unable to apply if he or she, or any of his or her parents, have dual citizenship (both citizenship in Korea and citizenship in another nation). Documentation demonstrating the renunciation of Korean citizenship is required from applicants and their parents who previously had Korean citizenship.
Education Level: An Associate degree program or a Bachelor’s degree program is open to applicants who have graduated from high school or who are anticipated to do so. Only applicants who have completed or are anticipated to complete an associate degree program are eligible to apply for bachelor’s degree programs. Students who anticipate receiving their diplomas by August 31st, 2022, must first apply.
Grades: All candidates must have maintained a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) from their prior degree program that is equal to or higher than ONE of the following. Application for an Associate Degree from a High School Candidates for a bachelor’s degree must have completed high school or an associate degree. A CGPA of at least 2.64/4.0, 2.80/4.3, 2.91/4.5, or 3.23/5.0 is required. The scoring percentage must be 80% or above on a scale of 100 points, or the student must place in the top 20% of their class.
A candidate must produce extra official documentation from their individual institution if their transcript does not contain information on CGPA or if they are unable to convert their grades into one of the recognized GPA scales (4.0, 4.3, 4.5, 5.0, or 100-point scale).
Health: To study in Korea for the entirety of the program, all applicants must be in good physical and mental health. In the last phase of selection, applicants will be dismissed if they are discovered to fit one of the following criteria: A candidate’s drug test results come back positive, a candidate with a significant disease that prohibits them from pursuing a degree or training in the Korean language abroad for an extended length of time, including the whole program.
Form 8 (Personal Medical Assessment) is a requirement for all candidates at the time of application. Candidates that make it through the second stage of selection are required to undergo a thorough medical examination and submit an Official Medical Examination provided by a licensed medical doctor.
Universities and Department open for the program
The list of South Korean universities having departments where applicants can pursue a bachelor’s or associate’s degree is provided below:
Bachelor’s Degree (8 Universities):
Ajou University: Software Engineering
Konyang University: Department of Cyber Security
Department of Medical Artificial Intelligent
Kookmin University: Software
Korea Polytechnic University: Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Korea University of Technology and Education (KOREATECH): School of Mechanical Engineering
School of Computer Science and Engineering
Pusan National University: Mechanical Engineering Industrial Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Nano Energy Engineering
Optics and Mechatronics Engineering
Sogang University: Electronic Engineering
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Soonchunhyang University: Big Data Engineering
Internet of Things
Computer Software Engineering
Information Security Engineering
Medical IT Engineering
Associate Degree (2 Universities):
Kyungbok University: Data Analysis
Yeungjin University: School of Computer Information School of AI Convergence Mechanical Engineering
How to Apply:
Applicants MUST check the deadline with the institution they intend to submit their application to.
NIIED receives applications from Korean Embassies or domestic universities that recommend potential candidates. Therefore, applicants must submit their applications with all required documents to partner universities in Korea.
Required Documents: Applicant Form (Form 1), Personal Statement (Form 2), Study Plan (Form 3), Single letter of Recommendation (Form 4), GKS Applicant Agreement (Form 5), Personal Medical Assessment (Form 6), Applicant’s Proof of Citizenship Document (birth certificates or family registrar, passport copy, etc.), Certificate of graduation (or expected graduation certificate), Transcript; Applicant’s Parent’s Proof of Citizenship Document (birth certificates or family registrar, passport copy, etc.), Proof of Age, Proof of Overseas Korean, Proof of Korean Citizenship Renunciation Document, Proof of Korean War Veteran’s Descendant, Awards and other certificates (Optional), Certificate of valid TOPIK score (Optional), Certificate of valid English Proficiency Test such as TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, etc. (Optional).
Deadline: Only once a year is the Korean government’s scholarship program offered.
There is no established start or end date. You must thus be careful to observe all deadlines. Every university has a different due date. Each degree program also has a different deadline. In order to find out the opening date and deadline, it is essential to get in touch with the university directly. If you are directly applying via the Korean embassy in your nation, you can go there and inquire about the deadline.
Please be aware that only undergraduate candidates are eligible for this application call. Please click on the Korean Government Scholarship for Masters and Ph.D. degree students. if you want to apply for master’s, Ph.D., or research programs.