4# Korean Scholarships (5000+ Scholarships Available):
The government of Korea has taken some significant measures to finance the higher studies of financially challenged students. Overseas applicants can now avail the golden chance to get financial aid via fully-funded KGSP & GKS scholarships for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degree programs.
KGSP, also known as Korean Government Support Program, is open for undergrads, Master’s, and postgrads students. However, academic and financial sponsorships will be provided by the KGSP, including; Airfares for Round Flights, Health and Medical Insurance of up to 20,000 won/ month, and a settlement allowance of 200,000 won that will be granted on arrival, and 500,000 won/ month as living expenses.
On the other hand, GKS (Global Korea Scholarship) covers the actual cost of air travel, KRW 200,000 as resettlement allowance, living expenses worth KRW 900,000 to KRW 1,000,000, a grant of KRW 800,000 for a free Korean language course, & medical premiums of KRW 20,000.
Meanwhile, tuition fee coverage includes KRW 5,000,000/per semester, an appreciation reward of KRW 100,000 for proficiency in the Korean language, an amount of KRW 500,000 – 800,000 for thesis printing, a research grant of KRW 210,000 -240,000 each semester, & lastly, a degree completion grant of KRW 100,000 will be awarded only once in the end.
There are no specific requirements for IELTS / TOEFL scores for KGSP & GKS scholarship programs. However, applicants must score above level 5 in the TOPIK test to show proficiency in the Korean language. Candidates with no TOPIK scores are bound to get enrolled in a one-year Korean language training course.
The application deadline for KGSP & GKS scholarship varies with each Korean University and Embassy in every country.