Approved Korean Government Scholarship Grants for Undergraduate 2022

This article contains an Approved Korean Government Scholarship Grants Update for Undergraduate Students. The application is accessible for the academic year 2021/2022. The fully funded educational opportunity is available for all students. Carefully go through the article to know the requirements and how to apply for this Study grant.

Description of the Korean Government Scholarship

The Korean Government, through the National Institute for International Education (NIIED) provides the Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) for undergraduate programs (KGSP-U) at approved schools.


The scholarship program assists future global leaders and promotes international cooperation in education by inviting talented international students to Korea.

Also, they are invited for an opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea.

The Government of Korea welcome all international students who intends to undertake an undergraduate degree course in Korea to apply for the Korean Government Scholarships (Undergraduate program)

Eligibility for the Approved Korean Government Scholarship Grants for Undergraduate 2022

The interested aspirants must meet the following qualification criteria:

  1. Applicants must be a citizen of the country to which they offer scholarships, which also applies to the applicant’s parents. Note: Both applicant and his/her parents must NOT be a holder of Korean citizenship.
  2. Have graduated or be scheduled to graduate from high school as of March 1st of the invitation year.
  3. Must have above 80% (out of 100%) cumulative grade point average (CGPA), or must be within the top 20% (out of 100%) in rank in high school.

There may be preferential selection for applicants who have proficiency in Korean or English.

Acceptable Countries for the Scholarship

Residents of over 62 countries across the world (please see official website for specific countries)

  1. China, Japan, Russia, Cambodia and Mongolia.
  2. Vietnam, Mexico, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines and Kazakhstan
  3. Myanmar, Chinese Taipei, Uzbekistan, Turkey, USA, Ethiopia, Colombia and Nepal.
  4. Senegal, Bangladesh, Ukraine, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Morocco and Azerbaijan
  5. El Salvador, Egypt, Tanzania, Germany, France, Dominica, Chile, Iran and Canada
  6. Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore
  7. Pakistan, Gabon, Romania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Slovakia, United Kingdom and Czech
  8. Guatemala, Ecuador, Algeria, Yemen, Uganda, Belize, Honduras, Italy and Tunisia.
  9. United Arab Emirates, Poland, Ghana, Georgia, Greece, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau
  10. Nigeria, Republic of South Africa, Netherlands, Nicaragua and Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  11. Rwanda, Libya, Lithuania, Moldavia, Bahrain, Barbados, Bahamas, Venezuela and Bolivia.
  12. Burkina Faso, Brazil, Brunei, Serbia, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden and Slovenia.
  13. Armenia, Argentina, Haïti, Ireland, Afghanistan, Angola, Oman, Austria, Uruguay and Iraq.
  14. Israel, Zambia, Cameroon, Qatar, Kenya, Costa Rica and Cote d’Ivoire.
  15. Croatia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Panama and Paraguay.
  16. Papua New Guinea, Peru, Fiji, Hungary, Australia and Jordan.

Criteria for Scholarship

  • Nationalities: Applicants and their parents must hold non-Korean citizenship.
  • Age: KGSP-G: under 40 KGSP-U: under 25
  • Health: Applicants 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
  • Grades: 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 Available:
    • KGSP Undergraduate: they will award annually around 170 awardees
    • KGSP Graduate: they will award annually around 800 Recipients.

Scholarship Merits

The undergraduate scholarship covers:

  1. Airfare: Round-trip economy class ticket
  2. Monthly Allowance: 800,000 KRW per month
  3. Settlement (i.e. Relocation) Allowance: 200,000 KRW upon arrival
  4. Language Training Fee: Full coverage
  5. Tuition: the host institution (university) waives all admission fees. NIIED and the university covers the tuition.
  6. Medical Insurance: 20,000 KRW per month (limited coverage)
  7. Korean Proficiency Grants: 100,000 KRW per month for scholars with TOPIK Level 5 or 6.

Selection Basis

1st Selection: Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partnering universities in Korea.

The embassies and universities choose the successful candidates among the applicants in the 1st round of selection. They will then forward the applicants of the successful candidates 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, universities will review the applications of those who applied through the Korean Embassies for admission.

Successful candidates must get admission from at least one university.

Tenure of Scholarship

1year Korean language course +2year Associate degree

1year Korean language course + 4year Bachelor’s degree

1year Korean language course + 2 years of Master’s degree

1 year Korean language course + 3 years of Doctoral degree

To be taken at Korean Universities.

Application Procedure for Korean Government Scholarship

Applicants can only apply for the scholarships through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a participating Korea University.

Click Here to go through the Official Website

Application Deadline:

  • Graduate: February 2022 to March 2022.
  • Undergraduate: September 2022 to October 2022

Candidates can submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partnering universities in Korea.

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