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Scholarships in Korea 

 February 4, 2020

By  Satish Satyarthi

Scholarships from Universities

Many Korean universities run a variety of scholarship programs for foreign students. Most universities support foreign students for 30~100% of their tuition depending on their academic results. See the website for guidance on scholarships from universities: www.studyinkorea.go.kr

Scholarships from the Korean Government

Various Ministries of the Korean Government run scholarship programs for foreign students and are gradually increasing their quotas. At present, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade run scholarships for foreign students.

Korean Government Scholarship Program for Graduate Students

Announcement: KGSP Scholarship – 2014

Eligibility Countries under Diplomatic Relations with Korea
Fields supported All the Fields
Period of support 2 years for Masters, 3 years for Ph. D, 6 months~1 year for Research
(6 months~1 year for Korean language study, if required)
Support provided Round trip air fare, Tuition fees, living costs of 900,000 Won per month, research expenses of 420,000 Won per year for humanities fields and 480,000 Won per year for science fields and medical insurance.
Quota 000people
Application dates Late-November ~ February
Scholarship Provider National Institute for International Education (NIIED), Ministry of Education, T. 82-2-3668-1389  https://www.niied.go.kr [email protected]
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Korean Government Scholarship Program for Undergraduate Students

Eligibility Countries under Diplomatic Relations with Korea
Fields supported All the Fields
Period of support 4 years for Undergraduate, 1 year for Korean language study provided separately
Support provided Round trip air fare, Tuition fees, living costs 800,000 Won per month, medical insurance.
Quota 000 people
Application dates Late-November ~ February
Scholarship Provider National Institute for International Education (NIIED), Ministry of Education,  T. 82-2-3668-1357www.niied.go.kr [email protected]
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Supporting Excellent Self-supporting Foreign Students – NIIED

Eligibility foreign students
Fields supported All the Fields
Period of support 1 year
Support provided Living expenses: 500,000 won per month
– Career counseling and participation in culture experience camp
Quota 400 foreign students
Application dates January
Scholarship Provider National Institute for International Education T. 82-2-3668-1356 https://www.niied.go.kr [email protected]

Supporting Exchange students – NIIED, Ministry of Education

Eligibility Supporting Exchange students
Fields supported All the Fieldes
Period of support 6 months (one term) or 12 months (two terms)
Support provided Living Expenses(800,000 won per month),
Reserve Fund(200,000 won per year)
Roundtrip Airfares(1,700,000 won on average),
Medical Insurance Premium(15,000 won per month)
Quota About 500 foreign students
Application dates January & August
Scholarship Provider National Institute for International Education T. 82-2-3668-1380 https://www.niied.go.kr[email protected]

Art Major Asian (AMA) Scholarship – Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism

Eligibility Excellent Artists from various Asian countries
Fields supported Arts fields (music, dance, fine arts, film, drama, traditional arts)
Period of support 4 years undergraduate, 2~3 years postgraduate
Support provided 18 million won per year for undergraduate, 18 million won per year for postgraduate
Quota 20 people
Application dates June~July
Scholarship Provider Korean National University of Arts T. 82-2-958-9073,https://www.knua.ac.kr [email protected]

The International Scholar Exchange Fellowship – Korea Foundation

Eligibility University professors and researchers from Asian countries
Fields supported Humanities/Social Sciences, Energy, Telecommunications
Period About 1 year
Support provided 2.2 million Won research expenses, entry expenses, return airfare and insurance
Quota About 50 people
Application dates Deadline February 15
Scholarship Provider Korea Foundation for Advanced Studieshttps://www.kfas.or.kr
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