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Korean Government Scholarships 2020/2021 Form Portal Updates

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Korean Government Scholarships 2020/2021 Form Portal Updates

Korean Government Scholarships 2020: Are you an international student? Do you which to further your education in Korea? If yes,. please note. There is good news. This is for international students who intends to further their education. The Korean Government Scholarships 2020 (KGSP) is available. Also, it’s available to international students. This article shall give you the necessary information needed to grab this scholarship.

Also, in this article, you shall read about:

Korean Government Scholarships 2020/2021 Form Portal Updates

Why You Need to Study in Korea

There are many reasons you should study in Korea. It’s important you know that Korea has about 250 national universities. Also, including public and private universities. And, they welcome both Korean and international students. Korea currently top the World’s Chart of the Best World Study Abroad Destination. Most of their scholarships are fully sponsored. And students’ visa requirements are very easy to meet up.

Also, graduate education in Korea holds a high reputation. Furthermore, Korean schools have notable research programs. Also, they have distinguished faculty. And state-of-the-art research facilities. Additionally, Korea charges all students the same tuition. Whether you’re Korean nationals or international students.

Also, many Korean universities provide assistance. This comes with employment for international students. Also, their scholarship provides international students great opportunities. Like: To conduct advanced studies in a higher education.

How Korean Government Scholarship is Carried out

The Korean government scholarship program (KGSP) is carried out through NIIED. NIIED is an executive agency. Also, it’s under the Ministry of Education.

And, it plays a leading role in strengthening national competitiveness. This is by developing international human resources among overseas Koreans. And exchanging students under national government scholarship programs. Also, by providing educational administrative services.

Benefits of Korean Government Scholarships 2020

Please take note of this information. The Korean Government Scholarships 2020 is a fully funded scholarships.  Also, it takes care of student Airfare. And, it takes care of Tuition Fee. Also, Settlement Allowance and lots more. Some of the benefits of Korean Government Scholarships 2020 are:

CategoriesAmount (KRW)
AirfareActual cost
Resettlement AllowanceKRW 200,000
Living AllowanceUndergraduate: 800,000 Graduate: 900,000
Medical InsuranceKRW 20,000 (per month)
Language CoursesAnd KRW 800,000 per quarter
Tuition FeesActual cost  (No more than 5 million KRW per semester)
Award for Excellent Korean Language ProficiencyKRW 100,000
Research SupportAlso, KRW 210,000 – 240,000 (per semester)
Printing Costs (Dissertation)KRW 500,000 – 800,000
Completion GrantAnd, KRW 100,00 (Once)

Other Benefits for Undergraduates

Below are some other benefits of Korean Government Scholarships 2020:

  • Airplane Ticket or Airfare

Please take note of this information. This is one of the benefits of Korean Government Scholarships 2020. It covers an economy class flight. This is with the shortest route between a scholar’s country and Korea.

Also, students receive a one-way ticket to Korea. This is at the beginning of the scholarship program. And, students who complete their studies under the scholarship program receive another one-way ticket from Korea.

  • Monthly Stipend

Also, students are given 800,000 KRW per month

  • Tuition

Also, NIIED covers the tuition fee of up to 5 million KRW. However, sometimes the host university covers the exceeding amount. This is in the case where the tuition is higher than 5 million KRW. Also, the university covers the university entrance fee.

  • Settlement Allowance

Also, students are given 200,000 KRW upon arrival

  • Scholarship Completion Grants

Also, students are given 100,000 KRW upon completion of studies

  • Korean Language Training

NIIED and the language institution covers the full cost for the 1-year training.

  • Medical Insurance

Also, health insurance covers students for major accidents and illnesses during their scholarship period.

  • Korean Proficiency Grants

Scholars with level 5 or 6 on TOPIK receive 100,000 KRW per month. This is during the degree program.


Other Benefits for Graduates 

Other Benefits for Graduates 

Graduate students for the Korean government scholarships 2020 will get the following benefits:

  • Entry to Korea. This is an economy class flight ticket to Korea.
  • And return flight. This is an economy class flight ticket. It’s from Korea to KGSP scholars’ home country.
  • Also, the flight tickets for the Chinese and Czech KGSP scholars will be prepared and provided. This will be by the Chinese and the Czech governments. And it is according to the agreements with the Korean government.
  • Also, students receive settle allowance of 200,000 KRW.
  • And there is monthly allowance. Degree program (Master’s or Doctoral) receives 900,000 KRW. While research program receive 1,500,000.
  • Also, there is research allowance.
  • And there is language training fees.
  • Furthermore, there is degree tuition.
  • Also, there is dissertation printing fee reimbursement.
  • Additionally, there is medical insurance.
  • And, there is Korean Proficiency Grants.
  • Also, there is Scholarship Completion Grants.

Number of Awardees of Korean Government Scholarships 2020

The total number of Awardees worldwide is 870. This is for both Undergraduates, masters and Ph.D. Students.


Requirements for Korean Government Scholarships 2020

International students applying for the Korean Government Scholarships 2020 must meet the following requirements:

  • Both applicant and his/her parents must be citizens of their country of origin.
  • Also, should not hold Korean citizenship.
  • And, should have adequate health. Both mentally and physically.
  • Also, should be under 25 years of age. This is at the date of entrance for Undergraduates. Or under 40 years of age at the date of entrance for Graduates.
  • Also, must have finished or be scheduled to finish formal education. This is of all elementary, middle, high school courses by the date of arrival.
  • And must possess a grade point average (G.P.A.) above 80%. This is from the last educational institution attended.
  • Also, must hold a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree. By the date of arrival for graduates.
  • Applicants who have previously achieved in any undergraduate program, master’s program, or doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program.

However, a former or current KGSP scholar who holds the overall grade of 90% or above can re-apply to this program once. This is either through the embassy or university track.

Eligible Country for the Korean Government Scholarship 2020

Eligible Country for the Korean Government Scholarship 2020

The eligible countries for the Korean government scholarships 2020 are:
  • China, Japan, Russia, Cambodia, Mongolia, and Vietnam.
  • Also, Mexico, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos and Malaysia.
  • And, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Myanmar and Chinese Taipei.
  • Furthermore, Uzbekistan, Turkey, USA, Ethiopia and Colombia.
  • Also, Nepal, Senegal, Bangladesh and Ukraine.
  • Additionally, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Azerbaijan and El Salvador.
  • And, Egypt, Tanzania, Germany, France and Dominica.
  • Also, Chile, Iran, Canada and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • And, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.
  • Also, Pakistan, Gabon, Romania, Belarus and Bulgaria.

Other eligible countries for the Korean government scholarships 2020 are:

  • Slovakia, United Kingdom, Czech, Guatemala and Ecuador.
  • And Algeria, Yemen, Uganda, Belize, Honduras and Italy.
  • Also, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Ghana and Georgia.
  • And, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria.
  • Also, Republic of South Africa, Netherlands and Nicaragua.
  • Furthermore, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and Rwanda.
  • Also, Libya, Lithuania, Moldavia, Bahrain, Barbados and Bahamas.
  • Also, Venezuela, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Brazil and Brunei.
  • Additionally, Serbia, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden and Slovenia.
  • Also, Armenia, Argentina, Haïti, Ireland and Afghanistan.
  • Furthermore, Angola, Oman, Austria, Uruguay, Iraq and Israel.
  • And, Zambia, Cameroon, Qatar, Kenya and Costa Rica.
  • Also, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Panama.
  • Additionally, Paraguay and Papua New Guinea.
  • And lastly, Peru, Fiji, Hungary, Australia and Jordan.

How to Apply for Korean Government Scholarship 2020

Applying for the Korean government scholarships 2020 is easy. You can apply for the scholarships through the Korean Embassy. This is in your home country. Or a participating Korean University.

However, please note. Submit all documents related to your scholarship application to the Korean Embassy in your country of residence. Submit to the domestic university concerned.

Meanwhile, note. The Korean Embassy or the domestic university will send proper candidates to NIIED. This is with the required documents. NIIED then evaluates potential candidates. And then notifies the Korean Embassy of the final selected KGSP grantees.



Below are some important FAQs:

1. Who Can Apply for the Korean Government Scholarships 2020?


International Undergraduate students under 25 years of age. And graduate students under 40 years of age. Also, those who are not citizens of South Korea.

2. How Many Students will be Awarded the KGSP Scholarship?


The Korean Government awards 870 international students this scholarship. And this is yearly. And, in the proportion of 170 undergraduates and 700 graduates.

3. Is GPA Required for the Korean Government Scholarship?


Yes. The Korea Government Scholarships 2020 requires a GPA. As such, you to have a GPA of above 80%. This is from the last educational institution you attended.

4. How Can I Apply for the Korean Government Scholarship?


To apply for the Korean Government Scholarship, note. You’ll need to get an application form from the Korean Embassy in your host country. Or, from a Korean University, or a Domestic University in your host country that can send you as their best candidate.

When you’re done filling the application form, please note. Submit it and all documents related to your application. You’re to submit to either the Korean Embassy in your country or the domestic university concerned.

Other FAQS

1. What is the Timeline for the KGSP Scholarship?


The application starts September every year. This is for undergraduates. And February for graduates. Also, the Korean Embassies send list of recommended candidates from October to November yearly. This is for undergraduates. And March to April for graduate students.

The Results will be released during January of the new year of study. This is for Undergraduates. And June in the new year of study for graduate students. Finally, undergraduate students are expected to arrive in Korea by Late February. While Graduate Students are expected to arrive in Korea in late August.

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