Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2012 Korean Government Scholarship Program for International Students: Graduate Programs

The National Institute for International Education (NIIED) is now accepting applications for the 2012 Korean Government Scholarship Program for Graduate Studies. I'm also under the same scholarship.This scholarship is said to be the most prestigious scholarship in Korea for foreigners so why don't you give it a try!

Duration of the Scholarship
o Master’s (01.09.2012 ~ 31.08.2015) : 1 yr. of Korean language + 2 yrs of Master’s
o Doctoral (01.09.2012 ~ 31.08.2016) : 1 yr. of Korean language + 3 yrs of Doctoral
Benefits
-Monthly Allowance : 900,000 won (KRW) per month.
-Research Allowance : 210,000 won for scholars in the humanities and social sciences; 240,000 won for scholars in natural and mechanic sciences, per semester.
-Relocation (Settlement) Allowance : 200,000 won upon arrival
-Language Training Fee : Full coverage
-Tuition : All admission fees are waived by the host institution (university). The tuition is paid by NIIED.
-Dissertation Printing Costs : 500,000 ~ 800,000 won, depending on the actual costs.
-Medical Insurance : 20,000 won per month will be provided (limited coverage).
-Special funding for scholars who are proficient in the Korean language (TOPIK Level 5 or 6): 100,000 won per month (commencing from the degree program)
Requirements
o The applicant and his/her parents must have foreign citizenship.
o Applicants should be in good health, both mentally and physically, to stay in Korea for an extended period of time.
o Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of Sep. 1st, 2012 (born after Sep. 1st, 1972).
o Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Masters degree as of September 1, 2012.
o Applicants must maintain a grade point average (G.P.A.) of at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4. 3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previously attended institution.
o Applicants who have Korean proficiency or English proficiency may be given preference.
o Applicants who apply for natural science and technology program may be given preference.

For detailed guidelines please download the links below.

39 comments:

  1. Thank you for the information ^^ like your blog so much ^^

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  2. Hello Dude,

    The objective of the Korean Government Scholarship Program for an undergraduate degree is to provide international students with an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions inin order to promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between the countries. Thanks for sharing it!

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  3. Hi! can I ask what university from the Philippines are you from? I'm from UP and I don't know how to convert my CWA to GPA. hehe. btw! do you use the GWA or CWA in computing? :) Thanks! :)

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    1. Hi.You can ask the OUR regarding conversions. I'm sure they know. I mean they should know.^^

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  5. Korean scholarship indeed a nice opertunity for students to get higher studies as wel as to know about the great culture of Korea..

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  6. I want to ask you, where are we can submit our application?
    tahnk you..

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    1. Please check the attached links and download the guidelines. Specific instructions are written there.

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  7. Its just very good programm, Im in Korea under the same program and they let you extend one more semester if you don't manage to finish your studies within 4 semesters. I dont know maybe they change rules again but it was in my case.

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  8. Thank you so much. It is a very useful information. I am planning to go to South Korea soon for my studies.

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  9. Hi,until when is the submission?

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    1. Hi Please check KGSP website and the files attached especially the guidelines

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  10. Hello,i'm interested to futher my undergraduate study in Korea.Currently,i have been doing foundation in science in one of the private university in Malaysia.May i know how to apply for korean government scholarship for undergraduate for fall 2012 session?

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    1. Hi ^^ please check the attached guidelines. Fighting!

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  11. Hi hi, i am currently a working adult which holding only diploma but with 5 years working experiences. Do you know any scholarship that I can apply in order to further my studies in Korea? (I am no illegible for this scholarship as i do not hold a bachelor degree). Would appreciate more information from you, thx :)

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    1. Maybe you could apply for undergrad programs...or you can check this http://jmsupercuteinkorea.blogspot.com/2011/12/gyeongju-university-international.html

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  13. Hi,

    I am currently studying in Korea for a master course and i will graduate next Feb(2013), Can i apply for Government Korea scholarship for my Phd course?

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    1. of course you can as long as you were not a recipient of KGSP before. I have friends who've done it ^^ goodluck!

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  14. 40 years is the age limit for Korean government scholorship. This is funny! Why cant I compete for the same being at 44.

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  15. what are the questions they might ask in the interview? I would like to apply for graduate studies in next year...I am not sure if I can pass all the interview or not...kind of challenging...mind to share?

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