About the scholarship The Global Korea Scholarship is a scholarship program funded by the Korean government. The scholarship program helps international students to come and study at the best universities in the Republic of Korea. Through the exchange of students, the program also intends to foster friendly relations between Korea and other countries. The scholarship is exclusively meant for international students and researchers only. Those who are born in Korea or have Korean citizenship cannot avail of it. A range of courses from undergraduate to Ph.D. level can be opted by the students at the designated universities. A total of 220 students for undergraduate studies and 1080 for postgraduate studies can avail the benefit of these scholarships.
Benefits of the Global Korea Scholarship Following are the benefits of this scholarship program.
Thus it can be seen that the Global Korea Scholarship is a fully-funded scholarship program that takes care of every expense of the international student. As per current exchange rates one Indian Rupee (INR) equals to approx. 16 South Korean Won (KRW).
Eligibility criteria The following criteria should be fulfilled by every applicant while applying for the scholarship.
Proficiency in the Korean language It is essential for every student studying in Korea to have a Korean language proficiency score of more than level 5 in TOPIK. As such every international student has to enrol for a Korean language course of one-year duration at a language institute located within the premises of the university itself. Those who already have the required proficiency of level 5 or above are exempted from taking the language course.
How to apply To apply for the Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) by the Korean government, the aspirants will have to first search for a Korean University, where they can avail of this offer. Once the university is identified, the university guides the applicant through the application process.
At the same time, NIIED, which stands for National Institute for International Education, a regulatory authority in Korea, also scouts for eligible students by inviting the Korean embassy in the countries concerned and also the local universities in Korea.
Applicants can then apply either at the Korean embassy in their respective countries or they may directly apply at the university where they are interested to take admission. Along with the application, all the supporting documents are also to be submitted. The Korean embassy or the university concerned shortlists the applications, which are then sent to NIIED for final approval. NIIED evaluates the applications for the suitability of the students for the scholarships and accordingly notifies the embassies and the universities of the final selections.
The details of the selections and other guidelines can be obtained from the notice board available on the GKS website.
Application datelines The undergraduate and the graduate programmes have different datelines as given below.
For details of the scholarship program, the applicants can go through the link: Global Korea Scholarship
For other international scholarship programs, prospective students can go through the study abroad section of this website.
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