2017/2018 Korean Government Scholarships for International Students

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Korean Government Scholarships

The Korean Government Scholarship Program for undergraduate degrees is designed to provide international students with opportunities to study at higher educational institutions in Korea for Bachelor-level degrees, which in turn will contribute to promoting the international exchange in education and to deepening the mutual friendship among countries. 

Sponsor: The Korean Government

Scholarship Benefits

  • Airplane Ticket or Airfare
  • Monthly Stipend of 800,000 KRW per month
  • Tuition
  • Settlement Allowance of 200,000 KRW upon arrival
  • Scholarship Completion Grant of 100,000 KRW upon completion of studies
  • Korean Language Training
  • Medical Insurance
  • Korean Proficiency Grants


November 4, 2016


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must…

  • Alongside your parents be a citizen of eligible country
  • Be under 25 years of age as of March 1, 2017 (Should be born after March, 1, 1992)
  • Be in good health physically and mentally (Those with disabilities, but in good mental and physical health, are eligible to apply ; but those with severe illness are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply)
  • Have graduated or be expected to graduate from a high school as of March 1, 2017
  • (Those who have already achieved a Bachelor’s degree or a higher degree are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply and those who have graduated or are expected to graduate from a high school in Korea are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply)
  • Either have the cumulative grade point average (C.G.P.A.) of 80% (out of 100%), or be ranked within the top 20% throughout the entire high school period.
  • Never have been awarded with any scholarship programs from Korea for an undergraduate degree program
  • Have no limitations in travelling abroad


To apply for the Korean Government Scholarships 2017/2018, you’re required to note the following:

  1. You must be ready to provide the following documents: (1 set of the original documents and 3 sets of the photocopies of the original)
  • Completed Application Form
  • NIIED Pledge
  • Personal Statement
  • Study Plan
  • Two Recommendation Letters
  • Completed Self Medical Assessment
  • Graduation Certificate of High School
  • High School Grade Transcript (including a description of the school’s grading system)
  • Certificates of Citizenship of the Applicant and Parents
  • Official Test Results on Korean or English Proficiency (Optional)
  • Certificate of Health
  • Copy of the Applicant’s Passport
  1. Application form and all other materials should be filled out either in Korean or in English. Any document issued in languages other than Korean or English MUST include official notarized translations.
  2. All documents submitted must be A4 sized. If the document is smaller, attach it to A4 sized paper; if bigger, fold it to make it A4 sized.
  3. The high school grade transcript must contain a description of the school’s grading system. In case the transcript does not have information on the applicant’s rank or percentile score, an applicant must submit an additional official certificate issued by the high school, confirming that the applicant’s academic achievement meets the requirement written on 5-(5) above.
  4. All documents must be numbered and labeled on the top right corner. (Example, Graduation Certificate of High School)
  5. Mailing address should be stated in full including the postal-code.
  6. Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant. The applicants are advised to make their own copies of all application documents.
  7. Incomplete or incorrect documents will result in the disqualification of an applicant.
  8. Click here for the application procedure

Note that it’s important to read guidelines on application thoroughly before you apply.

For more information: Check Scholarship Official Page.


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