Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Hi everyone , specially to those whoare looking for further studies in South Korea , the Korea Government Scholarship Program is out. Please do not miss the chance but read carefully before you apply.I am putting here some of the neccessary information regarding the application eligiblity as well as some do's and don't.

or you can visit the website of KGSP.( )

Korean Government Scholarship Program for Graduate Students "KGSP Guidelines for the Year 2010"
1. Program Objective

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.
2. Total number of Applicants for Selection : 600 persons

o Korean Embassy(Consulate) : 365 persons
※ 2010 KGSP Places Allocation for Korean Embassies (Consulates)

o Korean University : 200 persons

※ 2010 KGSP Places Allocation for Domestic Universities

Available fields : All majors of general graduate schools

* 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.
o Available course : Master’s Program, Doctoral Program and integrated Master’s & Doctoral Program.
o Integrated Master’s & Doctoral Program
* Applicants are only eligible to apply for the Integrated Master’s & Doctoral Program Scholarship if they apply for and are accepted into an Integrated & Master’s and Doctoral Program from the start of the scholarship period. Applicants who are applying for a Master’s Program and plan to apply for or switch to an Integrated Master’s & Doctoral Program in the future are ineligible for this scholarship.

* Very few schools offer Integrated & Doctoral Program. Applicants are responsible for connecting the university/universities they wish to apply for to find out whether or not such programs are offered.

* An applicant who applies for 5 year Integrated Master’s & Doctoral Program especially can get scholarship for 4 years only.

4. Main Notes for 2010 Selection
o Organizations accepting applications: Korean Embassies (Consulates), adoption association, and Domestic Universities in Korea
* Applicants may not be recommended by more than one organization. Every applicant recommended by more than one organization will be disqualified automatically.
o Selection Procedure : Students recommended by a Korean Embassy (Consulate) or domestic
university will be evaluated separately.
o Obtain Admission From the 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.
o Exemption of Korean language course: TOPIK level 5 or 6 certificate holder

6. Korean Language Course
o After 1 year of Korean language training, Master's or doctoral program will be followed.

o Duration : 1 year (Scholarship students who still don’t get a TOPIK level 3 or above certificate after completing the language course should take an additional language course and can enter only after getting TOPIK level 3 or above)

o Institution :
- Applicants recommended by a Korean Embassy (Consulate) and overseas Korean adoptees will study at 1 of the 5 applied universities.
- Applicants recommended by the universities in Korea will study at the same university.

7. Application Qualifications

o Both applicant and his/her parents must be citizens of the foreign country.
* Applicants cannot have Korean citizenship.
o Applicants should be in good health, both mentally and physically, to stay in Korea for a long period of time.
o Should be under 40 years of age as of September 1, 2010
o Hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of September 1, 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.

o Should have a grade point average (G.P.A.) at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a * If the grade is difficult to convert to percentage, official explanatory documents from the attended university are required.
8. Scholarship Payment
o Scholarship Period : same as the period of invitation
o Payment

-Airfare : A round-trip economy class ticket
* Airfare for entry will not be provided to one who is staying in Korea on account of the study (Korean language course, undergraduate or graduate school) or employment as of the confirmation date of selection of scholarship students.
* Fees within domestic travel, as well as insurance while travelling to and from the Republic of Korea, will not be provided.
-Monthly Allowance : 900,000 won(KRW) per month

9. Selection Procedure
o "KGSP Guidelines for the Year 2010" including the application form will be on at the website of NIIED, GKS.(, the Korean Embassy (Consulate), and domestic universities.
o For applicants recommended by the Korean Embassy (Consulate)
- Korean Embassy (Consulate) may recommend 1.5 times their quota to NIIED
- Evaluation on the applicant’s eligibility by NIIED
- NIIED entrusts the applicants to the desired universities (in order of choice)

10. Selection Criterion
o All documents including the transcript, self introduction, study plan, language proficiency (Korean and English), recommendation, papers and awards etc.
11. Required Documentation
o Place of submission :
- For applicants recommended by a Korean Embassy (Consulate) : Korean Embassy (Consulate)
- For applicants recommended by a domestic university : the same domestic university
- For overseas Korean adoptees : Korean Embassy (Consulate) or Adoption Associations in Korea

Deadline of Submission : The date set forth by the Korean Embassy (Consulate) in the country of origin or universities in Korea.

* Deadline for recommendation to NIIED is May 14, 2010.

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