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2024 Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) For International Students

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October 15, 2023

Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) is offered to international students who want to pursue Bachelor, Masters and PhD degrees in Korean Universities.

In 2024, the Korean Government’s Global Korea Scholarship program aims to invite international students who wish to pursue undergraduate degrees in Korea.

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 to strengthen Korea-friendly networks worldwide.

Type: Undergraduate

Application Deadline:  October 15, 2023

Value & Duration of Award: Full Scholarship, Monthly Stipends, Accommodation, Airfare Ticket

  • Tuition
  • Stipend
  • Medical Insurance
  • Settlement Allowance
  • Completion Grants

Eligible Countries: All Countries

Eligibility: To be eligible for the Korean Government Scholarship:


  • Candidates and their parents must hold non-Korean citizenship.


  • KGSP-G: under 40
  • KGSP-U: under 25


  • 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.

How To Apply: Applicants can apply for the Korean Government Scholarship through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a participating Korean University.

Interested candidates should click on “Apply For This Scholarship” below

Selection Process:

  • Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partnering 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
  • The NIIED selection committee selects the successful candidates among those who passed the 1st round.
  • 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.

Source: https://www.studyinkorea.go.kr/ko/main.do?message=

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