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The Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students in order to promote international exchange in education and mutual friendship between the participating countries.

Host Institution(s):
61 Universities (or Institutes) designated by NIIED:
Ajou University , Catholic University of Korea, Cheongju University , Chonbuk Nat’l University, Chonnam Nat’l University, Chosun University , Chung-Ang University , Chungnam Nat’l University, Daegu University , Daejeon University, Donga University , Dongguk University, Dongseo University , Ewha woman’s University, Gangneung Wonju National University, Gyeungsang Nat’l University, Hallym University, Handong Global University, Hankuk university of Foreign studies, Hannam University, Hanyang University , Hongik University , Inha University , Jeonju University, Kangwon nat’l University, Keimyung University , Kongju national University, Konkuk University , Konyang University, Kookmin University , Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST), Korea Aerospace University, Korea Development Institute (KDI), Korea Polytechnic University, Korea University , Korea university of Technology and Education, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Kyunghee University , Kyungpook Nat’l University, Kyungsung University, Mokpo Nat’l University, Myongji University Pai Chai University, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pukyong Nat’l University, Pusan National University, Seoul Nat’l University, Seoul National University of Technology, Silla University , Sogang University , Sookmyung womens University, Sungkyunkwan University , Sunmoon University , The Academy of Korean Studies, University of Ulsan , University of science and technology, Wonkwang University , Woosong University, Woosuk University , Yeungnam University , Yonsei University

Fields of study:
Approved fields and majors offered by the participating institutions. You can find detailed information about the fields and majors of the applicable universities on the website of NIIED.

Specialized or professional graduate school programs such as law school program, medical school program, GSIS program, etc. are also eligible on the condition that the university covers all tuition over the initial 5 million won(KRW)/semester.  Night schools, Seasonal schools, and schools through Internet are not allowed.

Number of Scholarships: 600
Sponsor: Korean Government
Degree: MS/PhD Degree
Deadline: April-May 2010 (annual)
Study in: Korea
Course starts  September 2010

Target group:
The scholarships are 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, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Republic of South Africa, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Rwanda, Libya, 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, Zambia, Cameroon, Qatar, Kenya, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Panama, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Fiji, Hungary, Australia, Jordan

Scholarship value/inclusions:
•  Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket
•  Monthly Allowance: 900,000 won(KRW) per month
•  Research Allowance: 210,000 won for students in human and social sciences; 240,000 won for students in natural and mechanic sciences per semester
•  Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
•  Language Training Fee : The full costs up to 1 year
•  Tuition: All admission fees are waived by the host institution. The full tuition is paid by NIIED.
•  Dissertation Printing Costs: 500,000 ~ 800,000 won for the costs related to a printing dissertation
•  Medical Insurance: 15,000 won per month(limited insurance coverage) will be provided to the university for students.
•  Special fund for students proficient in Korean language (TOPIK level 5 or 6): 100,000 won per month(Commencing from the main program)

•  Both applicant and his/her parents must be citizens of the foreign country.
•  Applicants cannot have Korean citizenship.
•  Applicants should be in good health, both mentally and physically, to stay in Korea for a long period of time.
•  Should be under 40 years of age as of 1 September 2010.
•  Hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of 1 September 2010.
•  Applicants who are enrolling or have already enrolled in the same academic program in Korea as the one they are applying for will not be admitted.
•  For Master’s program (or Integrated Master’s & Doctoral program): students who hold a Bachelor’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than Bachelor’s degree
•  For Doctoral program: students who hold a Master’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than Master’s degree.
•  Applicants who are expecting the adequate diploma should present their diploma by September 1, 2010 before entry.
•  Should have a grade point average (G.P.A.) 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 previous attended institution.
•  If the grade is difficult to convert to percentage, official explanatory documents from the attended university are required.

Application instructions:
Applicants can apply for the scholarships through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a Korean University.
Applicants must obtain admission from a University before entry to Korea.  Applicants recommended by a Korean Embassy (Consulate) or overseas Korean adoptees must apply and gain admission into 1 of 5 universities out of the 61 designated universities. Applicants recommended by a university in Korea should enter the same university.

The deadline for recommendation to NIIED is 14 May 2010.  The deadline of submission will be earlier and will vary per country depending on the deadline set forth by the Korean Embassy (Consulate) in the country of origin or the  universities in Korea.
It is important to read the scholarship guidelines and visit the official website (links found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:
KGSP Team, National Institute for International Education Development (NIIED)
Address: 43 Ewhajanggil, Jongno-gu,
Seoul, 110-810,
Republic of Korea
Phone:  +82-2-3668-1448 (in English),
Fax: +82-2-743-4992

See the websites of Korean Embassy (Consulate) in your own country or the  universities in Korea in which you want to study in.

KGSP Guidelines and Application Form for the Year 2010 (Graduate Students).doc

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