Undergraduate timeline for 2020 scholarship year:

Announcement released in: September 2019.
Recommend candidates (Korean Embassies, designated universities) in: October & November 2019.
Results released in: January 2020.
Arrival in Korea in: Late February 2020.

Graduate timeline for 2020 scholarship year:

Announcement  will be released in: February 2020.
Recommend candidates (Korean Embassies, designated universities) in: March & April 2020.
Results released in: June 2020.
Arrival in Korea in: Late August 2020.


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(Fully  Funded)


Korean Government Scholarship Program.

To provide international students with opportunities to conduct advanced studies in undergraduate & graduate programs at higher educational institutions in the Republic of Korea in order to promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between countries.

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The Korean Government in her commitment to promote and support education is providing Korean Government Scholarship for Bachelors, Masters & Ph.D. for Developing Countries 2018-2019. Applicants who are from such countries are welcome to Apply for the 2018-2019 Korean Government Scholarships for Bachelors, Masters & Ph.D. for Developing Countries.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • All Specializations in the university are offered

Required Languages


  • Grantees are required to take Korean language training courses for 1 year at a language institution located on-campus of the domestic universities. (Those who have attained a Korean language fluency score higher than level 5 in TOPIK are exempt from this requirement.)

Eligible Countries


Program Period

 Undergraduate: 4 years.

 Master’s or Ph.D. : 2 years.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applicants should not hold Korean citizenship.
  • Both an applicant and his/her parents must be citizens of their country of origin.
  • Applicants should have adequate health, both mentally and physically, to stay in a foreign country for a long time.
  • Should be under 25 years of age at the date of entrance. (Undergraduate)
  • Should be under 40 years of age at the date of entrance. (Graduate)
  • Have finished or be scheduled to finish formal education of all elementary, middle, high school courses by the date of arrival. (Undergraduate)
  • Possess a grade point average (G.P.A.) above 80% from the last educational institution attended.
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree by the date of arrival. (Graduate)
  • Applicants who have previously achieved in any undergraduate program, master’s program, or doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program.
  • However, a former or current KGSP scholar who holds the overall grade of 90% or above can reapply to this program once either through the embassy or university track.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • Airfare
  • Resettlement Allowance: 200.000 KRW
  • Living Allowance: undergraduate 800.000 KRW , grduate 900.000 KRW
  • Medical Insurance: 200.000 KRW per month
  • Korean language course: 800.000 KRW per quarter
  • Tuition Fees: actual cost (no more than 5 million KRW per semester)
  • Research Support: 210.000 – 240.000 KRW per semester
  • Completion Grant: 100.000 KRW once

How to Apply

First Step:  Applicants must apply for the Korean Government Scholarship Program either through the Korean Embassy in their home country or one of the selected universities.

Second Step:  The Korean Embassy or the domestic university sends proper candidates to NIIED with the required documents.

Third Step:  NIIED evaluates potential candidates and notifies the Korean Embassy of the final selected KGSP grantees.

You can also read the Frequently Asked Questions about NIIED KGSP Scholarship Here

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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by” Mohamed Magdi Eweda / Egypt
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