Korean Government Scholarship Program

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Korean Government Scholarship Program

Anyoung haseyo (Hello)! Do you know the best part about Korea is the quality of living, vibrant culture, strong economy and most of it, the amazing education system of the place. Also, it ranks highly in personal safety for students to get a peaceful place to study. Are you interested in being a part of the Korean Government Scholarship Program? Here in this blog, we take a closer look at scholarship details, top universities, eligibility & other things for pursuing higher studies.

Korean Government Scholarship Program: Purpose

The Korean Government Scholarship Program is jointly designed by the Government of India and the Korean Government for international undergraduate or graduate students who wish to pursue a master’s degree, MBA, doctoral degree, or research program. The main aim is to promote international exchange in education.

Korean Government Scholarship Program: Scholarship Details

Below are the detailed description about the Korean government scholarship program: 

  • Qualifications & Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the following programs are as follows: 

Programs Offered Applicant’s Criteria (2021)
Master Program Less than 45 years
Bachelor’s or Equivalent Degree
Doctoral Program Less than 40 years
Master’s or Equivalent Degree
Research Program Less than 45 years
He/she must hold an invitation from one of the National Institute of International Education (NIIED’s) designated Korean university.
Post Doctoral Research Program Doctoral Degree or Equivalent Education
Professor Exchange Program Master’s Degree or Equivalent Education
Program for Education, Science, Culture(International Professionals) Master’s Degree or Equivalent Education
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Supporting Documents 

Below are the following documents required for the scholarship :

  • Mark sheets and certificate for 10th standard.
  • Mark sheets and certificates for 12th standard.
  • Transcripts of the applicants higher qualifications 
  • Bachelors/Masters/Doctoral degree or equivalent 

Important Note: The file size should be less than 530kb and should be in pdf format. In case of requirements of two documents, each of them must be scanned and shall be submitted as one. 

How to Apply?

Follow are the steps you need to follow to not to miss out on your application process:  

Step 1: Tap on the “Apply Now” button below and read the scholarship details. 
Step 2: Fill in the application form with the relevant details carefully. 
Step 3: Attach the necessary documents.
Step 4: Submit the application.
Step 5: Download the prescribed application form.
Step 6: Fill up the application form with the necessary details carefully, attach all supporting documents.

Apply the application online through the Sakshat portal of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development) or directly send it to – 
The Under Secretary (Scholarship), 
Ministry of Human Resource Development, 
Department of Higher Education, 
West Block – 1, 2nd Floor, Wing-6,
R.K. Puram, New Delhi – 110066

Scholarship Benefits 

NIIED is a government organization aimed to nurture and foster human resources of Korean in the age of globalization, and as a competent operation agency of the Republic of Korea, Ministry of Education. 

NIIED (National Institute for International Education) offers: 

Categories  Amount
Airfare  Actual Cost
Monthly Living Allowance Masters & PhD – KRW 900,000
Research Program – KRW 1,500,000
Settlement Allowance KRW 200,000 (One Time)
Korean Proficiency Allowance Award  KRW 100,000
Medical Allowance KRW 20,000 (Per Month)
Research Allowance Liberal Arts & Social Science – KRW 210,000
Natural Science & Engineering – KRW 240,000
Printing Fee Reimbursement  Liberal Arts & Social Science – KRW 500,000
Natural Science & Engineering – KRW 800,000
Tuition Fee  Up to KRW 500,000 per semester
Degree Completion  KRW 100,000
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Korean Government Scholarship Program: Korean Language Training

Students are required to take up the course of 1 year of Korean Language while they move out to study in the Republic of Korea. Students who acquire scores higher than 5 in TOPIK are given first preference. 

Korean Government Scholarship Program: Application Track

TimeLine Procedure Undergraduate  Graduate
Applications Released  September (One year prior) February (One year prior)
Recommendation October – November (One year prior) March – April (One year prior)
Results  January (Planned year) June (Planned year)
Arrival in Korea February End (Planned year) August End (Planned year)

Terms and Conditions

Following are the terms and conditions for the applicant planning up to take Korean government scholarship program: 

List of Top Korean Scholarships

The Republic of Korea is one of the advanced countries in the field of technology and education. If you want to explore, below are the best top 10 universities providing Korean Government Scholarship program: 

  1. The Undergraduate Korean Government Scholarship
  2. Seoul National University for graduates and undergraduates
  3. Yonsei University for Undergraduate program
  4. Korea University for Graduate and undergraduate program
  5. KAIST for Undergraduate and graduate
  6. Hanyang University
  7. Kung Hee University
  8. Hankuk University for Foreign Studies
  9. Sogang University
  10. Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)
  11. Inha University     

This was the detailed guide on the Korean Government Scholarship Program. We hope you find this useful. For more expert advice regarding higher studies or international relocation, follow Leverage Edu.

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  1. Can I get this scholarship for mba as well ?Do tell whether I need to study korean before and also tell me about the preparation for the scholarship.Hoping for your reply….

  2. How can I get scholarship with 71% in 12th class and is there any exam that a student have to give if he/she doesn’t have 80% above marks, just to got scholarship? Plz reply I want to pursue bba in south Korea but I only got 71% marks in my high school.

    1. HI, Garima!
      Hope you have been through the article and understood the eligibility criteria.
      You can also ring us at 1800 57 2000 for more information.

  3. What is the basic requirement in terms of marks to apply for a master’s program. Does it depend in terms of subject to subject?

    1. HI, Sanchita!
      It depends upon if you meet the eligibilty requirements and how well you perform.
      Ring us at 1800 57 2000 for more help.

  4. I am in class 12(2021-22). I want to know that will sat score or ielts required to get scholarship. Also, when can I fill the form for this scholarship. Please tell, I am confused.

  5. hlw i am a researcg fellow from india.can i pursue my phd in your country.may i know the procedure.i have secured 8.34 CGPA in masters and was a topper of my university.

    1. Yes, you definitely can! Meanwhile, try considering pursuing your PhD from abroad as it will open the door to a plethora of new opportunities for you! If struggling to make a decision, reach out to our experts at 1800572000 and let them assist you with this!

    2. I’m having 7.18 CGPA in B.A course.
      Can i get a scholarship for any technical study what can help me to find a job in korea and settle in there ?

    1. Hi, Manmeet! Look at the following grades carefully you would need to be eligible for the KGSP. For masters, doctoral or research programs, you will need over:
      overall CGPA of 2.6 on a 4.0 scale,
      overall CGPA of 2.8 on a 4.3 scale,
      overall CGPA of 2.9 on a 4.5 scale,
      overall CGPA of 3.2 on a 5.0 scale,
      or an overall score of a percentage of 80% or above!
      You can also checkout our blogs on: South Korean Education System
      Study in South Korea for Indian Students
      For more information and expert guidance, reach us on 1800 57 2000! If you are interested to be a part of a Korean university, get a chance to talk to our mentors and begin with your application process!

  6. Hi, I want to apply for KGSP but I want some help in the procedure. For example to review the SOP, Personal Statement and Recommendation letters. How can I get help for this?

    1. Hi Prerna! We have study abroad experts who can help you with correct guidance and information. Call us at 1800-572-000 and book your first counselling session for FREE now.

  7. Hi, I just completed my diploma in INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY from INDIA after 10th and I want to apply for GKS scholarship am I eligible to fill the application form and I am also learning and preparing for TOPIK level 3.

    1. Hi Kashish!
      If you are planning to pursue a course in Information Technology, then our experts at Leverage Edu can find you the right ones and guide you through the entire application process. To get a free consultancy session you can call us any time at 1800 572 000. Hope this helps! 🙂

  1. Can I get this scholarship for mba as well ?Do tell whether I need to study korean before and also tell me about the preparation for the scholarship.Hoping for your reply….

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