1278 Korean Government Fully Funded Scholarship (Master and PhD and Research)

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Opportunity Details

  • Degree MasterPH.D
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • No. of Opportunity 1278
  • Fields of study Various Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 6 Months To 4 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction Korean
  • Opportunity ID 1319
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

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Each year, the Korean Government offers a great scholarship program named the Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) for students from all over the world to pursue their education in Korea.  1278 scholarships are available for students seeking to continue their master’s degree, PhD or Researchin Korea. KGSP are full scholarships that cover all expenses including travel, tuition fee, and other expenses.


  • Location: Korea
  • Scholarship name: Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP)
  • Level of studies:
    • PhD – 4 years including one year of Korean Language training
    • Master – 4 years including one year of Korean Language training
    • Research – 6 months

Important dates:

  • Application deadline: February- March. Varies by each Korean embassy
  • First Selection: April
  • 2nd round selection: April-May
  • Result: May 1,
  • 3rd round: May28-June 1
  • Mid-June: final result

Number of scholarships: 1378

  • 650 scholarships are applied and tracked by embassies that 606 of are for the candidates from 146 countries including Afghanistan, 20 of them for overseas Koreans and 30 Korean Language Teaching Professionals
  • 610 scholarships are applied and tracked by universities that applicants from 77 countries (not including Afghanistan) can apply to this scholarship.
    • 430 general candidates
    • 180 Science and Engineering majors of Regional University applicants
  • 5 Scholarships are for Research Program


The scholarship covers all expenses including the following

  • full tuition fee,
  • flight ticket,
  • Monthly allowance
  • Settlement allowance
  • Language training
  • Health insurance
  • Grant for degree completion

Who can apply

Applicants must adhere to the following eligibility requirements:

  • National of any country other than Korea
  • Obtained or expected to get their bachelor’s degree before 31.8.2021 for Master studies
  • Hold or expected to hold their master’s degree before 31.8.2020 for PhD studies
  • Have graduated  or expected to graduate their master’s degree before 31.8.2021 for research studies and received an invitation from the participating Korean university
  • Age under 40 on the start of the program – 01, September 2021,- born after 1.9.1981
  • 45 years applicants who are working as a professor in Afghanistan, Armenia, Belarus, Angola, Algeria, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Uzbekistan, Uganda, Syria, Tajikistan, South Africa, Indonesia, India, Nepal, Thailand, Pakistan and other countries that you can find the list on the application guideline linked below. They should be born after September 1, 1976
  • Holding a bachelor degree from Korean universities are not eligible
  • The Grade Point Average (GPA) must be 80 or higher
  • Be in good health and submit the Personal medical assessment when apply

The preference will be given to those who have English language proficiency score, natural science and engineering applicants and applicants from low-income families.

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Required document

The following documents are required to submit:

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Statement of purpose
  • Proof of citizenship
  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Personal medical assessment
  • Bachelor’s degree diploma and transcript
  • Master’s degree and transcript for research and PhD applicants
  • Research proposal for research applicants
  • Certificate of expected graduation time for those who are not graduated yet.

Note: the documents must be in Korean or in English

Note 2: here is the pre-announcement notice:

Dear Prospective Applicants of the 2022 GKS Graduate Program,

Starting from 2022 GKS-G program, NIIED will only accept apostilled or consular confirmed documents for part of the application documents. Please refer to the attached file for further information.

This notice is to provide prospective applicants with appropriate time to prepare the required documents since we are aware that certain documents require lead time to be authenticated in some countries.

The full set of application guidelines for 2022 GKS Graduate degree program will be released in February 2022. For now, please refer to 2021 application details for the time being.
2021 Application Guidelines of Global Korea Scholarship for Graduate Degrees
The application procedures are similar every year, but there may be slight changes in the country quota, application forms, eligibility, etc., so please read the updated 2022 application guidelines very thoroughly before you apply for the program.
For more details on the required documents and application form, check the application guideline

Application Procedure:

Applicants can apply via the embassy in their home country or directly to the universities. All information about universities in Korea, the fields and the application guideline can be found on the official Korean Government Scholarship Website

You can download the Application form, Frequently Asked Questions, and Application Guidelines.

Application form

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Official Scholarship Link 

You can visit our new website (Scholarships.af ) or the website of the Korean Embassy in Afghanistan or in your respective country for further details.

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