Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) for International Graduate Students

Study in Korea2018 KGSP Korean Government Scholarship Program For Graduate Degrees

Program Objective
The Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students with the aim of promoting international exchange in education, as well as mutual friendship amongst the participating countries.

Total Number of Grantees: 780

  • KGSP Quota Reserved for the Embassy Track: 470 Candidates (General + Korean Adoptees, Overseas Koreans).
  • KGSP Quota Reserved for the University Track: 305 Candidates from 80 Countries.
  • Research Program: 5 Candidates

Eligible Universities and Fields of Study
Available Universities: 64 universities or institutions designated by NIIED

  1. Academy of Korean Studies
  2. Chung-Ang University
  3. Dankook University
  4. Dongguk University (Seoul Campus)
  5. Ewha Womans University
  6. Gachon University
  7. GIST
  8. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
  9. Hanyang University
  10. Inha University
  11. KAIST
  12. KDI School
  13. Konkuk University
  14. Kookmin University
  15. Korea University
  16. Kyunghee University
  17. Myongji University
  19. Sangmyung University
  20. Seoul National University
  21. Seoul Tech
  22. Sogang University
  23. Sookmyung Women’s University
  24. Soongsil University
  25. Sungkyunkwan University
  26. UNIST
  27. University of Seoul
  28. Yonsei University
  29. Chonbuk National University
  30. Chonnam National University
  31. Chosun University
  32. Chungbuk National University
  33. Chungnam National University
  34. Daegu University
  35. Dong-a University
  36. Dongguk University (Gyeongju Campus)
  37. Dongseo University
  38. Gangneung-Wonju National University
  39. Gyeongsang National University
  40. Hallym University
  41. Handong Global University
  42. Hannam University
  43. Hoseo University
  44. Jeju National University
  45. Jeonju University
  46. Keimyung University
  47. Kongju National University
  48. Konyang University
  49. Korea Tech
  50. Kumoh National Institute of Technology
  51. Kyungpook National University
  52. Kyungsung University
  53. Namseoul University
  54. Pai Chai University
  55. Pukyong National University
  56. Pusan National University
  57. Semyung University
  58. Silla University
  59. Soonchunhyang University
  60. Sunchon National University
  61. Sunmoon University
  62. University of Ulsan
  63. Wonkwang University
  64. Yeungnam University

Available Fields of Study

  • For, detailed information on majors (fields of study) offered by the universities listed above, refer to the “University Information” file attached under the GKS Notice post in our Study In Korea website (www.studyinkorea.go.kr).
  • Applicants must choose their majors (fields of study) that are only listed in the “University Information” file.
  • Night School, Short-term seasonal programs, online and distant-learning programs are not available to apply.

Available Courses :

  1. Doctoral Degree
  2. Master’s Degree
  3. Research Program
    • Postdoctoral Research Program
    • Professor Exchange Program


  1. Nationality
    • Applicants and their parents must hold non-Korean citizenship.
    • Korean citizens and dual citizenship holders (one who have Korean nationality and nationality of another country) are NOT eligible to apply.
    • Applicants and their parents who had previously held Korean citizenship must submit the proof document of their renunciation of Korean citizenship.
  2. Age
    • Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of September 1, 2018 (born after September 1, 1978).
    • An applicant who qualifies ALL conditions below is eligible to apply as long as he or she is under 45 years of age as of September 1, 2018(born after September 1, 1973)
      • He or she must be working as a professor at the time of applying; and
      • He or she is a citizen of one of the countries below: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  3. Degree Requirements
    • Applicants must hold or must be expecting to hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s or a Doctoral degree by August 31st, 2018.
      • Doctoral Program Applicant: Must hold a Master’s degree or a diploma equivalent to or higher than a Master’s degree.
      • Master’s Program Applicant: Must hold a Bachelor’s degree or a diploma equivalent to or higher than a Bachelor’s degree.
      • Research Program Applicant: Must hold a degree or a diploma equivalent to or higher than a Master’s degree and must have received invitation from a Korean university that participates in our program
        • Postdoctoral Research Program: Must hold a doctoral degree or a diploma equivalent to a doctoral degree
        • Professor Exchange Program: Must hold a Master’s degree or a diploma equivalent to or higher than a Master’s degree
    • An applicant who is expected to obtain the degree must first submit the certificate of expected graduation at the time of applying. The official degree certificate or diploma must be submitted by August 31 st , 2018
    • An applicant who has completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or a doctoral degree in Korea is NOT eligible to apply. (Exception: Applicants who are overseas Korean Adoptees, Former and current KGSP Scholars).
    • An applicant who has been enrolled in a Korean university as an exchange student is eligible to apply.
    • A former or current KGSP scholar who is holding or is expected to hold the degree as of August 31 st , 2018 is eligible to apply under following conditions:
      • Must apply through the Embassy Track or the University Track
      • Can only re-apply for the higher degree once (Bachelor’s→ Master’s, Master’s→ Doctoral).
  4. Grades
    • An applicant must maintain the overall grade point average (CGPA) equivalent to or higher than any ONE of the followings:
      • 2.64 on a 4.0 scale;
      • 2.80 on a 4.3 scale;
      • 2.91 on a 4.5 scale; or
      • Score percentile: 80% or above (Exception: A former or current KGSP scholar must hold the grade of 90% or above)
    • Any application with a GPA below the minimum requirement mentioned above will be considered disqualified and disregarded.
    • An applicant must submit an official document issued by the applicant’s alma mater describing the university’s grade system and an applicant’s academic performance if:
      • An applicant’s transcript does not include information on GPA, marks or score percentile; or
      • The grades on an applicant’s transcript are difficult to be converted into any one of the GPA criteria mentioned above.

Access to the Scholarship Information Available at the following:

  • Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) Website: www.studyinkorea.go.kr
    • Application guidelines
    • Application forms
    • University information
  • Embassies of the Republic of Korea.
  • Universities in Korea.
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