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Korean Government Scholarships 2023 

Fully Funded Scholarship for International Student to work and study in Korea.

Applications are invited for the Korean Government Scholarships 2023. For the Global Korea Scholarship 2023, all international students from all corners of the world are eligible to apply. The Global Korea GKS Scholarship is an entirely funded scholarship for students wishing to pursue a master’s or PhD in South Korea. The Korean government is providing 1,278 international scholarships this year to students from 145 nations who want to study for a graduate-level degree (master’s or Doctoral) or do research in Korea. The scholarship is available for the 2023–2024 school year.

The Korean government provides opportunities for students to enroll in postgraduate degree programs at the leading Korean universities in almost all academic subjects and majors. The Government of Korea will pay for all costs.

One of the best scholarships in the world, the Korea Government Scholarship, enrolls a large number of students each year. For graduate degrees, the call will start in February; for undergraduate degrees, the call will open in September 2024.

Korean Government Scholarships Details

  • University: Korean Universities
  • Degree level: Masters, PhD, Research
  • Scholarship coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible nationality: All Nationalities
  • Award Country: South Korea
  • Last Date: Different for every country

Financial Coverage

  • Full Monthly Allowance for Tuition (KRW 1,000,000 – KRW 1,500,000)
  • Compensation for Relocation (KRW 200,000)
  • Health Insurance (KRW 20,000)
  • Research Assistance (KRW 210,000–240,000)
  • Round-Trip Flight Tickets
  • Prize for Outstanding Korean Language Proficiency in Language Courses Printing Expenses (Dissertation) (KRW 500,000–800,000)
  • Finishing Grant.

Available Study Fields

  • Under the Global Korea Scholarship from the Korean Government for Masters and PhDs, all academic fields and majors are offered.
  • The majors (fields of study) that applicants must select are those that are exclusively listed in the “University Information” file.

Korean Scholarship Duration

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

Eligibility Criteria

General standards:

  • All applicants must be in good physical and mental health.
  • All applicants must have maintained a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least the following:
  • CGPA: 2.64/4.0, 2.80/4.3, 2.91/4.5, 3.23/5.0
  • Age: Must score at least 80% on a scale of 100, or be in the top 20% of their class.


  • All applicants must be nationals of nations with the NIIED designation.
  • None of the applicants, including their parents, are Korean citizens.
  • Citizens of Korea and individuals with dual citizenship (those who possess both Korean and foreign citizenship) are ineligible to apply.

Age Criteria:

  • As of September 1, 2023, you must be younger than 40 years old (born after September 1, 1983)
  • Academic professors with citizenship of one of the Official Development Aid (ODA) beneficiaries indicated in the table below who will be under 45 as of September 1, 2023 (born after September 1, 1978) are eligible to apply.

Degree Requirements

  • For admission to a master’s program or a doctoral program, applicants must have, or be expected to have, a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree.
  • Research Initiative Candidates: Need an invitation from one of the NIIED-designated Korean universities, as well as a degree or level of education equivalent to or higher than a Master’s degree.
  • Those who are anticipated to graduate at the time of application must first present the anticipated graduation certificate.
  • English Language Certification or prerequisites

Application Deadline

The last date to apply for the Korean Government GKS Scholarship Varies.

How To Apply?

To apply and learn more about the Korean Government GKS Scholarship, it is important to visit the Scholarship’s official website.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get a full scholarship in Korea?

Must have a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 80 percent (out of 100 percent) or be in the top 20% (out of 100 %) of high school students. Both the applicant and his or her parents must be nationals of another country.

How to apply for the Korean Government Scholarship 2023?

A student can only apply through the Embassy or a specific university.
Korean University or the Embassy will forward the documents to NIIED.

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