Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Korean Government Scholarship Program for Undergraduate Studies

National Institute for International Education (NIIED) invites 150 foreign students for the Undergraduate Scholarship Program in Korea from 72 countries.

Korean Government Undergraduate Scholarship

Applicants should be a citizen of the country to which this scholarship program is offered. (including applicant’s parents)
Applicants should not be a holder of Korean citizenship.
Applicants should be under 25 years of age as of March.
Have adequate health, both physically and mentally.
Have finished or be scheduled to finish formal education of elementary, middle, high school outside of Korea as of March.
Possess a grade point average (G.P.A.) above 80% from the last educational institution attended or have earned top 10% of G.P.A. among classmates.
Not at any time have received a Korean government scholarship for his/her undergraduate study before.
Not have enrolled in an undergraduate course in Korea before.
Preferential selection for applicants who are good at Korean or English.

Scholarship Period:
1 year of Korean language course and 4 years of undergraduate degree Course.

Scholarship Benefits:
Monthly Allowance: 800,000 won per month
Tuitions (an entrance fee and a registration fee): The full entrance fee are exempted by the host institution. The full tuition is exempted by NIIED.
Settlement Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
Repatriation Allowance: 100,000 won upon completion of studies in Korean Language Training

The full costs up to 1 year (NIIED pays directly to the entrusted language training institution)

Medical Insurance:
The grantees will be provided with health insurance during the period of their study program in Korea for major accidents and illnesses. (The medical fee will be reimbursed through the insurance company to the grantee after he/she pays first)

Required Documents:
One completed application form (on the prescribed form)
Two 4cm x 5cm color photos
One Copy of a high school diploma
One Copy of a high school grade transcript
Two recommendation letters (from the applicant’s teacher or principle of the school, academic advisor or the relevant chief of the organization)
One Self-introduction Essay (on the prescribed form)
One NIIED Pledge (on the prescribed form)
One Study Plan (on a prescribed form)
One personal medical assessment (on a prescribed form)
One Certificate of Health authorized by a doctor (only for those candidates who are filtered and recommended by Korean Embassy or Consulate)
One copy of a certificate of Korean proficiency or English proficiency (only applicable to those who have, In 2 years after he/she took the test).

Method of Application
Applicants who are interested in KGSP are requested to contact the Korean Embassy or consulate in their home countries.
Click "English" at the top corner of the page to open the site in english.