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Get Paid $900 To Study In Korea: NIIED Korean Government Scholarship

Get Paid $900 To Study In Korea: NIIED Korean Government Scholarship

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Every Year, the Korean government – National institute of international education (NIIED) – at the Ministry of education sponsors foreigners who wish to study in Korea. Simply put, undergraduate students get $900 stipend monthly and graduate students get $1,200 every month. It’s really that simple.



According to the program, the Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) “supports the future global leaders and promotes the international cooperation in education by inviting talented international students to Korea for an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea.”

Benefits

  • Full economy ticket to Korea and back if you wish to return to your home country upon completion of your program
  • $200 settlement allowance upon arriving Korea
  • $900 monthly stipend for undergraduate programs
  • $1,200 monthly stipend for graduate programs

Eligibility

  • You MUST be a foreign national and hold a non-Korean passport to be eligible to apply
  • Your parents MUST hold a foreign citizenship as well, with a non-Korean passport
  • Korean adoptees who are citizens of a foreign country are also eligible to apply

Qualifications

Undergraduate

  • You must have completed high school or expected to graduate before March, spring semester
  • You must be incredibly smart, must possess 80% of your entire GPA and must be within the top 20 in your high school
  • Applicants and their parents must hold a non-Korean citizenship.

Graduate

  • Applicants must have completed, or expected to complete an undergraduate program, masters or a doctoral program
  • Applicants who completed their undergraduate, masters or doctoral program in Korea are ineligible to apply
  • Applicants must have a GPA more than 2.64 out of a 4.0 GPA, 2.80 out of a 4.3 GPA and a 2.91 out of a 4.5 GPA
  • Applicants overall grades must be 80% or higher
  • Applicants and their parents must hold a non-Korean citizenship.
  • Applicants must be 40 years old or younger at the time of application


Required documents

Undergraduate

  • Application Form
  • Letter of Self-introduction
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Applicant's parents’ proof of citizenship - birth certificate or a sworn affidavit
  • Applicant’s proof of citizenship - birth certificate or a sworn affidavit
  • Letter of invitation
  • Certificate of valid English proficiency test- Korean adoptees only
  • Certificate of valid TOPIK result - Korean adoptees only

Graduate

  • Application Form
  • Letter of Self-introduction
  • Statement of purpose
  • Research proposal
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Letter of invitation
  • Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) applicant pledge
  • Original copy of master’s diploma or certificate of degree - doctoral program applicants only
  • Original transcripts
  • Bachelors degree certificate - original copy
  • Medical assessment documents
  • Letter of invitation
  • Applicant's parents’ proof of citizenship - birth certificate or a sworn affidavit
  • Certificate of valid English proficiency test- Korean adoptees only
  • Certificate of valid TOPIK result - Korean adoptees only

Downloads

Application guidlinesUniversity informationApplication form

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Unfortunately, the 2017 application period isn’t listed on their website yet. To find out about application period and more information, call the program at +82-02-3668-1389.

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