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2012 KGSP Guideline for International Students Enrolled in Graduate Program
Date2012-02-10Date 3142

2012 KGSP(Korean Government Scholarship Program) Guideline for International Students Enrolled in Graduate Program

Introduction of KGSP Program

  • Program Objective
    - The Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students, with the aim of promoting international exchange in education, as well as mutual friendship amongst the participating countries.
  • Major Related Institution
    - NIIED(National Institute For International Education) in Korea

Scholarship Details

  • Scholarship Period : same as the period of invitation.
    - Master's (01.09.2012 ~ 31.08.2015) : 1 yr. of Korean language + 2 yrs of Master's
    - Doctoral (01.09.2012 ~ 31.08.2016) : 1 yr. of Korean language + 3 yrs of Doctoral
  • Payment
    - Airfare : Round-trip economy class ticket.

※ Airfare for entry will not be provided to scholars who already presently live in Korea for academic study or employment.

※ The fees for domestic travel within a scholar's home country and for travel insurance to and from Korea will not be provided.

※ Scholars from China and the Czech Republic will not be provided airfare by NIIED, but by their country of origin according to the mutual agreements.

  • Monthly Allowance : 900,000 won (KRW) per month.
  • Research Allowance : 210,000 won for scholars in the humanities and social sciences; 240,000 won for scholars in natural and mechanic sciences, per semester.
  • Relocation (Settlement) Allowance : 200,000 won upon arrival
  • Language Training Fee : Full coverage
  • Tuitions : All admission fees are waived by the host institution (university).
    The tuition is paid by NIIED.
  • Dissertation Printing Costs : 500,000 ~ 800,000 won, depending on the actual costs.
  • Medical Insurance : 20,000 won per month will be provided
  • Special funding for scholars who are proficient in the Korean language(TOPIK Level 5 or 6): 100,000 won per month (commencing from the degree program)

Main Notes for the 2012 Selection

  • Applicants have to apply for this program via either an embassy or a
    designated university. Overseas Korean adoptees have to apply only via an
    embassy if their countries are allotted the adoptee quotas.
  • The selection process for applicants will proceed in three steps. Firstly,
    applicants must be selected by the institution he or she is applying through (a
    Korean embassy, or a designated university).
    Secondly, applicants who passed the first round must be selected by the NIIED
    Selection Committee. Finally, applicants who passed the second round must
    gain admission from a university.
  • Institutions accepting applications:
    90 overseas Korean embassies or 51 designated Korean universities.

※ Applicants who submit applications to more than one of the aforementioned
institutions will be disqualified immediately.

  • Selection Procedure
    - 1st Selection:
    Each 1st selection institution will draft a selections standard based on the criteria provisioned by NIIED, and recommend the best applicants according to its respective standards.

    - 2nd Selection:
    The NIIED Selection Committee will select the most successful
    candidates from the pool of applicants recommended by the 1st selection

    - 3rd Selection:
    Onlythecandidateswhowererecommendedbya Korean embassy
    and passed the 2nd selection successfully will be evaluated for admission by
    the 3 universities to which they applied; each candidate has to gain
    admission from at least one university.

    ※ Applicants who were recommended by a designated university will automatically be granted admission to said university that recommended them, upon the condition they are selected as a successful candidate in the 2nd Selection. Subsequently, once they pass the mandatory medical examination, they will join the ranks of the final successful candidates.



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