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Global Korea Scholarship 2022

Global Korea Scholarship for the 2022 academic year is open for applications from international students globally. Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) is the changed name of the Korean government scholarship. This GKS scholarship provides an undergraduate or bachelor’s degree and associate degree to all the students who apply and got selected for this scholarship program. 

The Global Korea Scholarship is designed to provide international students with opportunities to study at higher educational institutions in Korea for academic degrees, which will enhance international education exchange and strengthen the mutual friendship between Korea and participating countries

Duration of Scholarship:

For Bachelor’s Degree: a total of 5 years which includes 1 year of a Korean language program and 4 years of degree program while for Associate Degree: 2-4 years which includes 1 year of a Korean language program and 2-3 years of the Associate degree program.

Benefits of the Global Korea Scholarship:

  • Fully funded Korean Scholarship
  • Free flight ticket from home country to Korea
  • Settlement allowance of 200,000 KRW
  • Monthly allowance of 900,000 KRW
  • Free training in the Korean language for 1 year
  • Admission fee waiver of Korean Universities
  • Medical insurance of 60,000 KRW per month
  • Korean proficiency grants of 100,000 KRW per month
  • Degree completion grants of 100,000 KRW (provided once)

Eligibility Criteria for the Global Korea Scholarship:

  • An applicant must be a citizen of the country listed in the Global Korea Scholarship program.
  • An applicant must not be a permanent resident of Korea.
  • An applicant does not have dual citizenship.
  • An applicant must be under 25 years of age.
  • An applicant must hold a high school diploma as of March 1st, 2021, or must be expected to graduate high school by March 1st, 2021.
  • An applicant must have a GPA of 80% for this Global Korea Scholarship Program.
  • An applicant must be physically and mentally fit and have a clearance medical report. 

How to Apply for the Global Korea Scholarship

Application for the Korean Government Scholarship is in two ways, the Embassy track and the University track.

#1 Embassy track:

125 highly talented and motivated students from 67 countries will get admission in an undergraduate degree through the embassy track by successfully completing the 1st selection process of their respective countries.

#2 University track:

Korean government grants the Global Korea Scholarship committee permission to recruit 72 international students from 72 countries for a bachelor’s degree and 35 international students from 17 countries for an associate degree; to select for this scholarship program, an applicant must pass through the 1st selection process proposed by the respected university as well.

The Korean government will give preference to applicants with the following criteria:

  • An applicant who received TOPIK level 3 or above will get 10% more additional points during the selection process.
  • Descendants of Korean War veterans will get 5% more marks during the selection process.
  • Applicants who passed the English proficiency test like IELTS will be preferred.
  • An applicant who has a proficiency certificate in any language will have preference over other applicants.
  • Applicants who applied in the fields of natural sciences or engineering through the embassy track will be preferred.
  • Applicants who applied for an associate degree and have a winning certificate of the national or international level will be preferred.
  • Applicants who belong to low-income families or underprivileged areas will be preferred over other applicants.

Requirements for the Global Korea Scholarships

  • GKS Scholarship Application form (form-1)
  • Personal statement (form-2)
  • Study plan (form-3), or Research Proposal
  • 2 letters of recommendation (form-4)
  • GKS applicant agreement (form-5)
  • Personal medical assessment (form-6)
  • Certificate of high school graduation (or expected graduation certificate)
  • High school grade transcripts
  • Applicant’s proof of citizenship document
  • Applicant’s parent’s proof of citizenship document
  • Awards and other certificates (optional)
  • Certificate of valid TOPIK score (optional)
  • Certificate of valid English proficiency test (optional)
  • Proof of Korean war veteran’s descendants (only for Korean war veteran’s descendants)
  • Proof of overseas Korean document (only for overseas Korean)
  • Proof of Korean citizenship renunciation document (only for previous Korean citizenship holder

Visit the official website to access the application form

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