Monday, September 21, 2020

[Bachelor and Associate Degree] Global Korea Scholarship Undergraduate Degrees (Embassies and University Track) 2021, South Korea (Fully Funded)


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.

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea is pleased to announce that 2021 Global Korea Scholarship Program for Undergraduate Degrees  is now open for application. Please read the attached guideline thoroughly and submit the required documents correctly.


Available Program
  • (Bachelor's Degree) A total of 5 years (1 year of Korean language program + 4 years of Undergraduate degree)
  • (Associate degree) A total of 3 or 4 years (1 year of Korean language program + 2~3 years of Associate degree)

  • Airfare
  • Settlement Allowance: 200,000 KRW (offered once after entry to Korea)
  • Monthly Allowance: 900,000 KRW per month
  • 1-Year Korean Language Training Fee: Fully covered
  • Degree Program Tuition: Fully covered
    • Tuition amount covered by NIIED is maximum 5million KRW, and the amount that exceeds 5 million KRW will be covered by scholar‟s university.
    • University Admission fees are waived for GKS scholars.
  • Medical Insurance: 60,000 KRW per month
  • Korean Proficiency Grants: 100,000 KRW per month
    • This special additional grant is given only to GKS scholars in the degree program who hold valid TOPIK level 5 or 6 for the period of exam validity.for the period of exam validity.
  • Degree Completion Grants: 100,000 KRW (offered once)
    • Offered to GKS scholars who return to their home countries after completing their degree coursework under the scholarship program.
    • NOT offered to GKS scholars who decide to remain in Korea after completing their degree coursework
  • Nationality
    • All applicants and their parents must be citizens of GKS program‟s partner countries that are invited to take part in this program and must not hold Korean citizenship.
    • Korean citizens and dual citizenship holders (one who have Korean citizenship and citizenship of another country) are NOT eligible to apply.
    • Applicants and their parents who had previously held Korean citizenship must submit the document that proves their renunciation of Korean citizenship.
    • ※ Exception: For overseas Korean applicants holding Japanese citizenship, if their parents hold „Permanent Residency Permit‟ within Japan while holding Korean citizenship, are eligible to apply.
  • Age
    • Must be under 25 years of age as of March 1, 2021 (born after March 1, 1996)
  • High School Graduates (or expected graduates)
    • Must hold high school diploma as of March 1st, 2021 or must be expected to graduate high school by March 1st, 2021.
    • Applicants who are expected graduate of high school at the time of applying must first submit the certificate of expected graduation at the time of applying. The official high school graduation certificate and final high school transcript must be submitted by March 1st, 2021 at the very latest.
      • - In case an applicant fails to submit the above mentioned document by March 1st, 2021 or does not fulfill the grade requirement, the applicant will forfeit his or her scholarship..
  • Grades
    ※ GPA: Grade Point Average, CGPA: Cumulative (overall) Grade Point Average
    • All applicants must have maintained the overall grade point average (CGPA) equivalent to or higher than any ONE of the following from their respective universities:
      • Bachelor‟s Degree Applicant: 80% or above on a 100 point scale or be ranked within the top 20% within one‟s class
      • Associate Degree Applicant: 75% or above on a 100 point scale or be ranked within the top 25% within one‟s class
    • Refer to Appendix A for the GPA Conversion table
    • If an applicant has a CGPA below the minimum grade requirement, the applicant will be disqualified and application will be disregarded.
    • If an applicant holds a transcript that does not include information on grade point average or is unable to convert his or her grades into any one of the GPA criteria mentioned above, then applicant must submit an official document issued by the applicant‟s university describing the university‟s grade system.
  • Health
    • All applicants must be in good health, both mentally and physically, to study in Korea for the full duration of degree or research programs.
    • All applicants must submit Form 6 or the “Personal Medical Assessment” at the time of applying.
    • All applicants who pass the 2nd round of selection must receive comprehensive medical checkup and submit the “Certificate of health” form and medical examination result issued by a medical doctor or a licensed physician.
    • If an applicant is found to be in one of the following conditions, the applicant will be disqualified in the final round of selection:
      • An applicant is tested positive on drug tests;
      • An applicant who owns serious illness that may prevent him or her to study abroad for long period of time including the full duration of degree in Korea.


  • The application deadline is set by each Korean embassy or university that accepts the application.
  • All applicants must check the deadline of application registration by contacting the relevant embassy or desired university directly.

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