870 Korean Government Scholarships 2021/2022 (Bachelors, Masters & PhD)for Developing Countries

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Korean Government Scholarships 2021/2022 (Bachelors, Masters & PhD) for Developing Countries.




About Korean Government Scholarships: 

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.

Twice in the year, Korean government invites 170 undergraduate/700 graduate international students from 156 countries, for degree (Undergraduate, Master’s & Doctoral) and non-degree research programs in Korea through the Korean Government Scholarship.


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




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 700 grantees will be awarded annually



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, GuineaGuinea-BissauNigeriaRepublic of South Africa, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, RwandaLibya, Lithuania, Moldavia, Bahrain, Barbados, Bahamas, Venezuela, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Brunei, Serbia, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Slovenia, Armenia, Argentina, Haïti, Ireland, Afghanistan, Angola, Oman, Austria, Uruguay, Iraq, Israel, ZambiaCameroon, Qatar, Kenya, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Panama, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Fiji, Hungary, Australia, Jordan

Korean Government Scholarships Benefits: 

Scholarship benefits includes: Flight ticket, Tuition, Stipend, Medical Insurance, Settlement Allowance, and Completion Grants

Selection Procedure:

1st Selection: Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partnering 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 for the Korean Government Scholarships: 

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

Application Deadline: 

All applicants should submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies in their home countries or to the partnering universities in Korea.

Applications (Embassy, University) are expected from:

    • Undergraduate: 1st September 2020 to October 2020


    • Graduate: 1st February 2021 to March 2021



Official Website

For More Information Visit Scholarship Webpage HERE


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