Korean Government Scholarship Programme (Bachelors, Masters & PhD) for Developing Countries 2016


    Korean government invites 780 international students from 156 countries, for degree(Master’s & Doctoral) and non-degree research programs in Korea through the Korean Government Scholarship. 

    Application Deadline: Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partnering universities in Korea.

    Applications (Embassy, University) are expected from:

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    • Undergraduate: September 2018 to October 2018 (To open in September 2018)
    • Graduate: February 2019 to  March 2019 (To open in February 2019)

    Offered annually? Yes

    Accepted Subject Areas: Courses offered at one of the 60 participating Korean higher institutions

    Eligible Countries: The Korean Government Scholarship is open to students from the following countries:

    China, Japan, Russia, Cambodia, Mongolia, Vietnam, Mexico, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Chinese Taipei, Uzbekistan, Turkey, USA, Ethiopia, Colombia, Nepal, Senegal, Bangladesh, Ukraine, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Azerbaijan, El Salvador, Egypt,Tanzania, Germany, France, Dominica, Chile, Iran, Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Pakistan, Gabon, Romania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Czech, Guatemala, Ecuador, Algeria, Yemen, Uganda, Belize, Honduras, Italy, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Ghana, Georgia, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Republic of South Africa, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Rwanda, Libya, Lithuania, Moldavia, Bahrain, Barbados, Bahamas, Venezuela, Bolivia, BurkinaFaso, Brazil, Brunei, Serbia, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Slovenia, Armenia, Argentina, Haïti, Ireland, Afghanistan, Angola, Oman, Austria, Uruguay, Iraq, Israel, Zambia, Cameroon, Qatar, Kenya, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Panama, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Fiji, Hungary, Australia, Jordan

    About Scholarship: The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is offered to international students who want to pursue Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Korean Universities. The scholarship is aimed to provide international students with an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea, to develop global leaders and strengthen Korea-friendly networks worldwide.

    Eligibility: To be eligible for the Korean Government Scholarship:


    • Candidates and their parents must hold non-Korean citizenship.


    • KGSP-G: under 40
    • KGSP-U: under 25


    • Candidates must be physically and mentally healthy for their studies in Korea.

    Degree Requirements

    • KGSP-G: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
    • KGSP-U: High school diploma


    • The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) must be 80% or higher; or
    • The CGPA must be 2.64/ 4.0, 2.80/ 4.3, 2.91/ 4.5, or 3.23/ 5.0 or higher.

    Number of Scholarships

    • KGSP Undergraduate: around 170 grantees will be awarded annually
    • KGSP Graduate: around 800 grantees will be awarded annually

    Scholarship Benefits: Flight | Tuition | Stipend | Medical Insurance | Settlement Allowance | Completion Grants

    Selection Procedure:

    1st Selection: Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partering universities in Korea. The embassies and universities select the successful candidates among the applicants in the 1st round of selection. The applicants of the successful candidates will then be forwarded to NIIED

    2nd Selection: The NIIED selection committee selects the successful candidates among those who passed the 1st round.

    3rd Selection: Among the successful candidates who have passed the 2nd round, the applications of those who applied through the Korean Embassies will be reviewed by universities for admission. Successful candidates must get admission from at least one of the universities.


    • 1 year Korean language course +2 year Associate degree
    • 1 year Korean language course + 4 year Bachelors degree
    • 1 year Korean language course+ 2 years of Master’s degree
    • 1 year Korean language course + 3 years of Doctoral degree

    To be taken at: Korean Universities.

    How to Apply: Applicants can only apply for the Korean Government Scholarship through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a participating Korean University.

    Visit Scholarship Webpage for Details about this scholarship. Also checkhere

    Sponsors: The Korean Government, National Institute for International Education (NIIED)




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