Korean Scholarships for International Students

You might be Korea’s next scholarship grantee!

Little did we know, South Korea has been generously giving foreigners academic scholarship grants to study in some of their most prestigious universities. Whether it may be from the government or private companies, South Korea has sent hundreds of foreigners to aid their education expenses and experience the culture. Most scholarship programs also offer an allowance, dorm, and medical insurance. Here’s the list of some of Korea’s best scholarship programs.

Art Major Asian plus Scholarship by Korea National University of Arts

Apply here: https://www.karts.ac.kr/en/karts/ama.do

Benefits: Airfare : The grantees will receive an airplane ticket between their country and Korea economy class, for entrance and graduation, Monthly Allowance : 800,000won(KRW) per month, Korean Language Training : 3-month intensive language training before entrance-full coverage, Tuitions : Full coverage(regular semesters only) ,Medical Insurance : Limited coverage

Korea Scholarship Foundation for Future Leaders

Apply here: http://www.kosffl.or.kr/english/sub/scholaship?ckattempt=1

POSCO TJ Park Foundation

Apply here: http://www.postf.org/en/page/asia/scholar.do

Eligibility: Asians that earned bachelor’s degree who have the potential to grow as a leader in their respective country ※ Excluding : dual nationality or Korean citizenship

Benefits: Tuition and Living expenses for 4 semesters during master’sㆍdoctorate course in Korea (Living expenses : Approx. USD 900/month)

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

Apply here: http://www.koica.go.kr/koica_en/3470/subview.do

Global Korea Scholarship (GKS)

Apply here: https://www.studyinkorea.go.kr/en/sub/gks/allnew_invite.do

Benefits: Airfare Actual cost Resettlement Allowance KRW 200,000, Living Allowance 900,000 KRW ~ 1,000,000 KRW, Medical Insurance KRW 20,000 (per month), Language Courses KRW 800,000 per quarter, Tuition Fees Actual cost (No more than 5 million KRW per semester) Award for Excellent Korean Language Proficiency KRW 100,000, Research Support KRW 210,000 – 240,000 (per semester), Printing Costs (Dissertation) KRW 500,000 – 800,000, Completion Grant KRW 100,000 (Once)

Korea Student Aid Foundation (KOSAF)

Apply here: https://educationusa.state.gov/scholarships/dream-scholarship-korea-student-aid-foundation-hangugjanghagjaedan

Benefits: School’s entire tuition fee + pocket expenses

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