Korean Government Scholarship 2021/2022 for International Students

The Korean Government Scholarship Program 2021/2022 has been announced. The scholarship aims to provide international students with opportunities to conduct advanced studies in undergraduate & graduate programs at higher educational institutions in the Republic of Korea in order to promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between countries. 170 persons (undergraduate course) and 700 persons (graduate course) will be selected this year.



Korean Government Scholarship Program

The Global Korea Scholarship previously known as 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.

Korean Government Scholarship Program Eligibility

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.

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

Eligible Countries for Korean Government Scholarship Program

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

Number of Scholarships

  • KGSP Undergraduate: around 170 grantees will be awarded annually
  • KGSP Graduate: around 800 grantees will be awarded annually

Scholarship Benefits: 

  • Flight
  • Tuition
  • Stipend
  •  Medical Insurance
  • Settlement Allowance
  • Completion Grants

Selection Procedure:

Korean Government Scholarship Selection Procedure

1st Selection: Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partering 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

How to Apply for Korean Government Scholarship Program

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

Application Deadline: Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partnering universities in Korea.

Applications (Embassy, University) are expected from:

  • Undergraduate: September 2020 to October 2020 (To open in September 2020)
  • Graduate: Mid February 2021 to March 2021

For more information, visit the Korean Government Scholarship. Also, check here


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  6. I am from Ethiopia and serving as government official in my country and my Cumulative GPA is 2.4. Can I apply for the scholarship of KGSP.

  7. Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am a medical physicist and have M.Sc. in medical radiation engineering from Iran. With all respect,
    I would like to ask you that if I can apply for PhD in Korea or not?

  8. I am from Ethiopia and I want to apply for phd scholarship, please could you let me know your link through my email written below to fill the form and apply. thank you in advance.

  9. Hi, i’m from Mauritius and i want to apply for this scholarship so i just wanted to know whether Mauritian International Students are eligible for this scholarship or not? Thanks in advance.

  10. Hi, the application form is mainly gotten from the korean embassy in your country or from participating Korean universities and not really downloaded from the internet. I hope your question has been answered.

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