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South Korean Scholarship (KGSP 2023)

The Fully-funded Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) 2023-2024 is inviting online applications from international students and researchers. These Korean scholarships will enable the students to study undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. programs at any university of their choice.

The Korean scholarship is also meant to foster friendly relations between the citizens of Korea and other countries. Below are the full details of the KGSP 2023 scholarships:

Benefits/Value of the Korean Government Scholarship 2023: 

    • The KGSP scholarship will cover the airfare of the grantees.
    • It will provide the grantees with a relocation or resettlement allowance of 200,000 KRW.
    • KRW 20,000 per month will be given for covering living expenses.
    • KRW 20,000 monthly will go toward medical insurance.
    • KRW 800,000 every three months will be given for paying for the language course that every recipient has to take.
    • Tuition fee coverage (of maximum KRW 5,000,000 per semester)
    • An award for showing proficiency in the Korean language.
    • A grant for supporting the research expenses of up to KRW 240,000 (per semester)
    • A grant for printing the dissertation/thesis of 500,000 KRW – 800,000 KRW.
    • KRW 100,000 upon completion of the degree program.

Note: the grant for research and printing the thesis will only be given to those students to whom this expense is relevant, like students enrolled in a research-based program.

Eligibility Criteria of KGSP 2023:

To be eligible to apply for the KGSP Korean Scholarship 2023; you need to make sure that you fulfill all the basic pre-requisites required to apply for the Korean scholarship program as discussed below:

    • The applicant and his/her parents should be born in a country other than Korea.
    • The applicant must not have Korean citizenship.
    • Applicants must be healthy both physically and mentally to ensure their healthy stay in Korea for the entirety of their degree program.
    • Undergraduate students/applicants must be below 25 years of age.
    • Graduate students must be below 40 years of age at the time of entrance.
    • The undergraduate applicant must have successfully completed all of his/her education at the elementary, middle, and high school levels before arriving in Korea.
    • The graduate student must have completed his/her master’s or bachelors before arriving.
    • The applicant should have a CGPA of more than 80%. This CGPA or percentage will be from his/her last educational institution. 
    • The applicant must not have attended any Korean educational institution before applying and should not have attained a degree from there. (This means any bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. degree. High school education is not included).
    • Applicants who have a 90% result and who presently or formerly held a KGSP grant can apply again. They can apply directly through the university or they can opt for the university track.

How to apply for the Korean KGSP Scholarships 2023?

The procedure to apply for the South Korean KGSP scholarship 2023-2024 is to find a Korean University first that offers this scholarship and then you need to follow the process as specified by that particular university to submit an application for a KGSP scholarship and admission. Further details are as follows:

    • NIIED calls the Korean Embassy or the local university to recommend potential candidates. (The students can apply through the embassy or the university and they will be chosen through that platform).
    • Applicants will need to submit the documents required to the embassy in their home country or to the university they applied to.
    • The Korean university or the embassy will then send the documents to NIIED (only the shortlisted candidates’ documents will be sent). This is for verification purposes that the students chosen are indeed qualified for the scholarship.
    • NIIED will then evaluate the documents and notify the embassy or the university of the recipients. 
    • The applicants will know from the embassy or the university of their selection or rejection. The scholarship committee itself doesn’t notify the students directly.

Required Documents for Korean Scholarship (KGSP) application:

Prior to submitting an application for the KGSP scholarship; make the following set of documents available in order to avoid any further delay in submitting your Korean Scholarship Application:

Deadline to apply for KGSP 2023 Scholarships:

The last date to apply for the KGSP Scholarships is February 28, 2023. Also, every Korean university and embassy has its own deadline. The applicants are advised to contact the Korean embassy in their home countries to know about the deadline for applying for KGSP. For an application form and other details, visit the official website of the Korean government scholarship.

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  1. Hi am a Kenyan student I would like to apply for the South Korean scholarship for but unfortunately, I have not done my high school national exam because of the coronavirus. I will do the exam next year in April. What should I do in this situation?

  2. Hello dear Sir/Madam
    I’m from Ethiopia and want to pursue my Ph.D. program in Electric Power Engineering. Please would you indicate all processes?
    Thank you.

    1. Hello Sir/Madam
      I am from India and I wanted to apply for this scholarship but I don’t have any knowledge about Korean language. Am I still eligible?

      1. Zahira mam…

        Im physiotherapist doctor from Pakistan… I want to do MS from korea… May i apply for this… I have 65% marks in my Doctoral degree…

  3. Iam a B.A 2nd year student and wanted to apply for the KGSP scholarship .Iam very interested to study in korea.Please let me know how can I apply ?.I can drop my honours if I get the chance.what should I do now??someone guide me.

    1. I suggest you to complete your 16 years of education first; in order to apply for the KGSP MS Scholarship. Else, you can consider applying for KGSP scholarship for bachelors after high school education.

  4. Hey I want to do masters in agricultural engineering I have completed my in agricultural engineering….in Korea is this stream available….

  5. Hello ma, I’m a Nigerian, I graduated with a 2.2 gpa (Second class lower division). Can I still apply for this scholarship ?

  6. Hi there…I’m from kerala…i dont know about the PhD scholarships..can anyone help me out..I’m doing majors in physics (university of Kerala)..When should we apply for this scholarship??
    knowing korean is must??
    Where’s the location of exam and interviews??

  7. hi am a Kenyan student and my national exams are later this year and I would like to apply for a scholarship for next intake. What should I do?

  8. hello am a ugandan and I possess a honors degree in biological science, I want to apply for MS in microbiology, come next year, we use English as our official language do I need toefel/ITEL for the scholarship, what should I do?

  9. I got kgsp scholarship while I was exchange student in Korea in my bachelors degree. Later I came back to Korea and did my masters on local government scholarship. In both bachelors and masters I have above 90% marks. Can I apply for Phd and get KGSP scholarship for it?

  10. Hi I’m Rubab and I am from Pakistan and i am interested in studying in Korean and i am 23 Years old and I only did my high school complete.

  11. Greetings
    Do international students have to have TOPIK score?
    If I studied in Korea as an exchange student before, can I apply?

  12. I want to join korean University and m graduate student..i want to do my masters in psychology can i also apply for this

  13. Ma’am, the recent last date was missed for the KGSP Scholarship application submission. So what should I do now, will I get a chance in the next session of KGSP or is there any way…… Please help.

  14. My name is Moges Ambaw, I am from Ethiopia. I want to pursue my Ph.D. program in Development Economics. Please would you indicate all processes?
    Thank you.

  15. Mam I’d I’ve done my masters in film production which is a professional track. I’ll do PHD in Korea. Am I eligible to do that ?
    Furthermore, how many words should be there in a research proposal?

  16. Hello mam,
    I am from India and wanted to apply for scholarship for my master’s in South Korea.
    Right now I am working in banking sector and I have 4 years for working experience.
    Please guide for scholarship

  17. Hello! I’m from Malaysia, can i apply for the scholarship using my trial SPM results? not the actual result?

  18. Hi mam. I’m a pakistani student and I want to apply for scholarship but I got 75% marks in Intermediate coz we didn’t prepare well for the exams due to coronavirus. Can I apply for scholarship or in low cost in any university of South Korea? Can u plzzz guide me

  19. I am from Ethiopia and I’m an undergraduate in the feild of sociology and I want to continue this field in south Korea and I don’t know where to apply and which university can provide me this subject, Thank you.

  20. Hello every one, can I get a scholarship and do the requirements even it’s end of the deadline? Even it’s too late???

  21. Hi. I am from Cuba. In my country there is no Korean embassy, but Cuba is among the countries that can apply for this scholarship program. I don’t know where should I go to clarify my doubts… Any information you give me will be valuable.

  22. What is the application period for kgsp for fall semester for undergraduates because on the official website for Universities it is shown only for spring semester.

  23. Currently, i am studying in 11th grade. And I will be applying for the Global Korean scholarship this year. According to the guidelines, i should submit the certificate from the school that I m expected to graduate (high school) by the 28th February this year but as per the CBSE date sheet, the final exam is to be conducted in March this year itself.
    So how is it possible to apply for the undergraduate scholarship in October this year?
    Even if i apply in October session.
    It will create a huge gap of nearly 1 year to apply for the scholarship

  24. Hey, hope you doing well.
    My Bs will get completed in June, so my application would be acceptable with the hope letter?
    Thank you.

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