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Korean Government is offering 815 fully funded scholarships for international students from 167 countries commencing Master & Doctoral degree in 2016. The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) 2016 will be available at 66 universities in South Korea. The scholarship program will cover full tuition fees, settlement & monthly allowance, Korean language training, medical insurance, tickets, research allowance, etc. The application process will be divided into 2: by the embassies & the universities.

Level of Education

Scholarships available for Master & Doctoral degree only.

Subjects or Fields of Study

Scholarships available for a wide range of subjects offered at the 66 universities.

The 66 universities are: Ajou University, Chung-Ang University, Dongguk University, Ewha Womans University, Gachon University, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Hanyang University, Hongik University, Inha University, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Konkuk University, Kookmin University, Korea Polytechnic University, Korea University, Kyunghee University, Myongji university, POSTECH(Pohang University of Science and Technology), Sangmyung University, Seoul National University, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Sogang University, Sookmyung Women’s University, Soongsil University, Sungkyunkwan University, The Academy of Korean Studies, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, University of Science & Technology, University Of Seoul, Yonsei University, Busan University of Foreign Studies, Chonbuk National University, Chonnam National University, Chosun University, Chungbuk National University, Chungnam University, Daegu University, Donga University, Dongseo University, Gangneung-Wonju University, Gyeongsang National University, Hallym University, Handong Global University, Inje University, Jeju National University, Jeonju University, Keimyung University, Kongju National University, KOREATECH(Korea University of Technology and Education), Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Kyungpook National University, Kyungsung university, Namseoul University, Pai Chai University, Pukyong National University, Pusan National University, Semyung University, Silla Univerity, Soonchunhyang University, Sunchon National University, Sunmoon University, University of Ulsan, Wonkwang University, Woosong University, Yeungnam University.

Amount of Scholarships

This scholarship program will pay full tuition fees, Korean language training, living allowance, settlement allowance, medical insurance, research allowance, tickets, etc.

Duration of Scholarships

Scholarships available for the duration of your study:

  • 1 year Korean language training + 2 year Master program, or
  • 1 year Korean language training + 3 year Doctoral program


To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must meet all the eligibility criteria below:

  • Applicants are welcome from 167 countries outside South Korea and must hold foreign citizenship status.
  • Applicants must be under 40 years old.
  • Applicants must hold Bachelor degree for Master program, and hold Master degree for Doctoral program.
  • Applicants who have completed their degree in Korea, are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be in good health, both mentally and physically.
  • Applicants with certified scores in Korean (TOPIK) or English (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS) will be given preference.
  • Applicants in the field of engineering, technology, and natural science might be given preference.

Number of Scholarships Available

815 (eight hundred and fifteen) scholarships are available for this program.


Scholarships available for students from 167 countries outside South Korea. Please check their website for more detailed info.

Selection Criteria

Please take note on the above eligibility criteria carefully. More comprehensive list of the selection criteria are available on their website.

How to Apply

The application process is divided into 2: by the embassies and by the universities. Applicants must contact the local embassies in their country or contact the university for the application process.

Please check their website for further info and guidance on how to apply for this particular scholarship.

Application Deadline

The closing date for this scholarship is around March 2016. The embassies and the universities have their own deadline. Please contact them for more precise info on the deadline.

Please take note of the deadline. Late or incomplete submissions will not be entertained!

Result Notification

Please contact the embassies or the universities for further info regarding the result.

Important Notes

  • This scholarship program is for 815 international students from 167 countries outside South Korea.
  • Scholarships are available for full time Master & Doctoral program.

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