Korean Government Scholarships for international students is open now. Hurry up to apply for Fully Funded Korea Scholarships in the categories of Masters scholarships, graduate scholarships, postgraduate scholarships, doctoral scholarships, Ph.D scholarships.

Korean Government Scholarships 2021

Korean education is a single tracking system based on 6-6-3-4 formula, which includes six years of primary school, three years of middle school, three years of high school and four years of university graduation. There are nine years of compulsory education, including 6years of primary education and 3 years of secondary school. There are two semesters in the academic year, the 1st semester is from March to August and the 2nd from September to February.

Summer vacations are available from July to August in summer and in December during winter. Korea is internationally recognized for its outstanding performance in the field of education. Korea is ahead of the OECD countries in terms of academic achievement and academic competition. In 2021, the Korean Government Global Korea Scholarship Program aims to invite many international students from 153 departments who want to pursue a master's or doctoral, or research degree in Korea.

To be selected as a GKS (KGSP) scholar, the applicant must successfully pass the first round of selection conducted by the Korean Embassy, ​​where he/she is a citizen or a Korean university nominated by the NIIED. Please refer to "2021 GKS-G Application Guidelines", "2021 GKS-G University Information" first and learn about your programs, qualifications, current universities and seniors, countries invited to participate in the application process etc. The deadline would be set by an institution or office that accepts application documents, for example, the Korean Embassy, ​​Korean Education Center or Korea University.

Korean Government Scholarship 2021 Details:

Financial Aid: Fully Funded

Country: Korea

Host University:  Many highly recognized universities in Korea

Offered By:  Korean Government

Degree Level:  Master and Ph.D. Degree Programs in all Fields.

Categories: Masters scholarships, graduate scholarships, postgraduate scholarships, doctoral scholarships, Ph.D scholarships

GKS Scholarship Duration Period:

There are different duration periods specified for GKS Scholarship. The detail is given below:

  1. Doctoral Degree Program: 4 years 
    1.  1 year of the Korean language program
    2.  3 years of the regular degree program
  2. Master’s Degree Program: 3 years 
    1. 1 year of the Korean language program
    2. 2 years of a degree program
  3. Research Program: 6 Months 


Available Majors and Fields:

The Korean Government Scholarship 2021 is a fully-funded scholarship that will be awarded to international students so that they can easily complete their Masters and doctoral programs on Masters scholarships, graduate scholarships, postgraduate scholarships, doctoral scholarships, Ph.D scholarships

Study in Korea is a great opportunity for international students to prepare themselves academically.

A  number of academic fields are available for these Korean scholarships. Its all depends upon applicant's choice in which subject he/she wants to study.  Almost all the fields are available for the coming international students.

Alternatively, you can check all the information regarding subjects HERE

Participating Universities:

The following list is given for your convience in which you can see the number of list that are participating in Korea Government Scholarships:

  1. Ajou University
  2. Busan Univ. of Foreign Studies
  3. Chonnam National University
  4. Chung-Ang University
  5. Chungbuk National University
  6. Chungnam National University
  7. Daegu University
  8. Daejeon University
  9. Dong-A University
  10. Dongguk University
  11. Dongseo University
  12. Duksung Women's University
  13. Ewha Womans University
  14. Gangneung-Wonju National University
  15. Gyeongsang National University
  16. Handong Global University
  17. HUFS_GS
  19. Hannam University
  20. Hanyang University
  21. Hongik University
  22. Inje University
  23. Jeju National University
  24. Jeonbuk National University
  25. Jeonju University
  26. KAIST
  27. Kangwon National University
  28. KDI School of Public Policy and Management
  29. Keimyung University
  30. Kongju National University
  31. Konkuk University
  32. Konyang University
  33. Kookmin University
  34. Korea Polytechnic University
  35. Korea University
  37. Kumoh National Institute of Technology
  38. Kyung Hee University
  39. Kyungpook National University
  40. Mokwon University
  41. Namseoul University
  42. National Korea Maritime & Ocean University
  43. Pai Chai University
  44. Pohang University of Science and Technology
  45. Pukyong National University
  46. Pusan National Universit
  47. Semyung University
  48. Seoul National University
  49. Seoul National University of Science and Technology
  50. Silla University
  51. Sogang University
  52. Sookmyung Women's University
  53. Soonchunhyang University
  54. Sun Moon University
  55. Sunchon National University
  56. Sungkyunkwan University(SKKU
  57. UNIST
  58. Yeungnam University
  59. Yonsei University

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Financial Aid Coverage: 

Korean Government Scholarships is helping many international students so that they can pursue their Graduate and post graduate studies on Masters scholarships, graduate scholarships, postgraduate scholarships, doctoral scholarships, Ph.D scholarships.

These scholarships would help the individuals to remain easy from their financial problems. If you have a dream to study in Korea on Fully Funded Korea Scholarships then this is the right chance for you. So hurry up to apply before you lose this chance.

Expenses that would be covered by Korean Government Scholarships 2021:

  1. Airfare

  2. Settlement Allowance: 200,000 KRW

  3. Monthly Allowance: 900,000 KRW per month

  4. Research Support Fee

  5. Language Training Fee ( 1-year)

  6. Tuition

  7. Thesis Printing Fee

  8. Medical Insurance: 20,000 KRW / month

  9. Korean Proficiency Grants

  10. Degree Completion Grants: 100,000 KRW / program

Eligibility Criteria:

A very detailed Eligibility Criteria which can be seen on their official website HERE, after opening the website you have to go to the attached file section and also click on application guidelines(English).pdf file. Some of the criteria are also given below


  1. Applicants belonging to any part of the world are eligible to apply except applicants with Korean citizenship.
  2. Korean citizens and dual citizenship holders (The one with Korean citizenship and and the other of another citizenship) are NOT eligible to apply.
  3. Those applicants and their parents who had previously held with Korean citizenship must submit the document that will prove their renunciation of Korean citizenship.


  1. Applicants should be under 40 years of age
  2. Academic professors who are under 45 years of age

Degree Requirements

  1. Applicants should have or must be expected to hold a Bachelor's, Master's or a Doctoral degree
  2. Doctoral Program Applicants: Applicants for doctoral scholarships / Ph.D scholarships should have masters degree to apply for bachelors degree
  3. Master‟s Program Applicants: Applicants for Masters scholarships should have an undergraduate degree to apply for masters degree
  4. Research Program Applicants: Such applicants should hold a degree or a level of education equivalent to or higher than a Master‟s degree and also should have received an invitation from one of NIIED‟s designated Korean universities.
  5. Applicants should have good academic performance


The application deadline is set by each Korean embassy or the university. All interested applicants should check the deadlines of application submission by contacting the desired university directly or the relevant embassy.
By visiting the official website
HERE, you should visit the attached file section and click on application guidelines(English).pdf file. After downloading the relevant file go to Appendix B and also Appendix C or the “University Information” file which is also available on the same webpage(attached to GKS-G Announcement post) to see more detail about the deadline.

Required Documents:

The following documents you have to prepare in soft form:

  1. Recommendation letters
  2. Attested transcripts
  3. Statement of Purpose
  4. Awards
  5. Published books
  6. Certificate of Proficiency
  7. Medical Assessment form

How To Apply for Korean Government Scholarships 2021:

All the applying procedure for this Korean scholarship is different for every university. You should go to the official site and see all the relevant information before applying.

ScholarshipsTree Network wishes you good luck for your future success!

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