Korean Government Scholarships for Bachelors, Masters & PhD for Developing Countries, 2017/2018

Application Deadline: 30th March, 2017.

Brief description: The Korean Government is offering Bachelors, Masters and PhD Scholarships for International Students to study at various Korean Universities and Higher Institutions 2016/2017. Korean Government Scholarships is Offered annually.

Scholarship Benefits: Flight | Tuition | Stipend | Medical Insurance | Settlement Allowance | Completion Grants

Scholarship To be taken at: Korean Universities.

Accepted Subject Areas: All Courses offered

About Scholarship: The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is offered to international students who want to pursue Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Korean Universities. The scholarship is aimed to provide international students with an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea, to develop global leaders and strengthen Korea-friendly networks worldwide.

Eligible Countries
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

Eligibility Criteria
  • Citizenship: Candidates and their parents are also advised to hold non-Korean citizenship certificate.
  • Age: KGSP-G: under 40 and KGSP-U: under 25
  • Health: Candidates must be physically and mentally healthy for their studies in Korea.

Degree Requirements
  • KGSP-G: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • KGSP-U: High school diploma
  • The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) must be 80% or higher; or
  • The CGPA must be 2.64/ 4.0, 2.80/ 4.3, 2.91/ 4.5, or 3.23/ 5.0 or higher.
Number of Scholarships
  • KGSP Undergraduate: around 10,000 grantees will be awarded annually
  • KGSP Graduate: around 20,000 grantees will be awarded annually

Selection Procedure:
Korean Government Scholarship Selection Procedure
  • 1st Selection: Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partering universities in Korea. The embassies and universities select the successful candidates among the applicants in the 1st round of selection. The applicants of the successful candidates will then be forwarded to NIIED
  • 2nd Selection: The NIIED selection committee selects the successful candidates among those who passed the 1st round.
  • 3rd Selection: Among the successful candidates who have passed the 2nd round, the applications of those who applied through the Korean Embassies will be reviewed by universities for admission. Successful candidates must get admission from at least one of the universities.

  • 1 year Korean language course +2 year Associate degree
  • 1 year Korean language course + 4 year Bachelors degree
  • 1 year Korean language course+ 2 years of Master’s degree
  • 1 year Korean language course + 3 years of Doctoral degree

Note: Applicants can also submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partnering universities in Korea.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for more details about this scholarship.

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Sponsors: Korean Government and NGOs.


  1. Hello, I am Jacob G. Dolo from Liberia, West (South Sahara) Africa. I want to know as to whether Liberians are eligible to apply for this Scholarship. I checked the list of eligible countries but Liberia was not mentioned and you are offering the scholarship to Developing Countries. I am interested and want to apply.


  2. Am Dut Dut Chol from south Sudan, I don't know whether south Sudanese are eligible to apply...

    1. Dut Dut Chol, Go through the information in this post, you will see guidelines to apply.

  3. So, someone who his/her cgpa is 2.2 can't apply.

    1. You can apply dear
      Go through the information in this post, you will see guidelines to apply.

  4. I want on what the qualifications for Zambian undergraduate students are because we don't graduate with a high school diploma but a high school certificate?

    1. Clayton Lufunda use the certificate you have and apply.
      Go through the information in this post, you will see guidelines to apply.

  5. I have not found the application form up to now,please send me the specified link of the form thank you.

    1. You are welcome dear.
      Go through the information in this post, you will see guidelines to apply.


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