Global Korea Scholarship by Korean Government 2022

International students are encouraged to apply for the Global Korea Scholarship 2022, which will allow them to study in Korea.

Global Korea Scholarship

Formerly known as Korean Government Scholarship Programs, it was merged and relaunched as Global Korea Scholarship in 2010. (GKS).

It is a government-sponsored initiative that provides financial assistance to overseas students.

The Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) is intended to give foreign students with the opportunity to study for academic degrees at higher educational institutions in Korea, enhancing international education exchange and deepening mutual goodwill between Korea and participating nations.

Scholarship Sponsor(s): Korean Government

Scholarship to be taken at: Korean Higher Institutions

Scholarship Type: Full Scholarships

Scholarship Worth: See scholarships benefits (below)

Scholarship Slots: 250+ Scholarships.

Study Level: Undergraduate

Nationality: International students


[Embassy Track]: The Korean government has invited 125 foreign students from 67 different nations to study in Korea for a bachelor’s degree. Any candidate must successfully complete the first screening procedure provided by the Korean Embassy in his or her place of origin in order to be accepted as a GKS recipient.

[University Track]: The Korean government is inviting 60 foreign students from 72 countries to study in Korea for a bachelor’s degree (Engineering or Natural Science majors) and 35 international students from 17 countries to study for an associate’s degree. Any candidate who wishes to be considered for a GKS grant must first pass the first screening procedure defined by the approved institutions.

[Embassy Track and Institution Track]: Please contact the first selection agency (embassy or university) to get specific information about the application submission, including the deadline, needed documents, interview, and so on. Each embassy or institution that performs the first round of selection may have a different application form and submission date; nonetheless, it is likely to be around late September or early October.

Please pay attention! Applicants for the Regional University Track may only apply for a major in the subject of Natural Science, Technology, or Engineering. Please see the attachments for further information (available departments).

Global Korea Scholarship Requirements

  •  All applicants and their parents must be citizens of GKS program’s partner countries that are invited to take part in this program and must not hold Korean citizenship.
  • Korean citizens and dual citizenship holders (one who have Korean citizenship and citizenship of another country) are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Applicants and their parents who had previously held Korean citizenship must submit the document that proves their renunciation of Korean citizenship.
  • Exception: For overseas Korean applicants holding Japanese citizenship, if their parents hold „Permanent Residency Permit‟ within Japan while holding Korean citizenship, are eligible to apply.
  1. Age
  • Must be under 25 years of age as of March 1, 2022 (born after March 1, 1997)
  1. High School Graduates (or expected graduates)
  • Must hold high school diploma as of March 1st, 2022 or must be expected to graduate high school by March 1st, 2022.
  • Applicants who are expected graduate of high school at the time of applying must first submit the certificate of expected graduation at the time of applying. The official high school graduation certificate and final high school transcript must be submitted by March 1st, 2022 at the very latest.
  • In case an applicant fails to submit the above mentioned document by March 1st, 2022 or does not fulfil the grade requirement, the applicant will forfeit his or her scholarship.


  • Airfare: from home country and return fare
  • Settlement Allowance: 200,000 KRW (offered once after entry to Korea) ○ Monthly Allowance: 900,000 KRW per month
  • 1-Year Korean Language Training Fee: Fully covered ○ Degree Program Tuition: Fully covered – Tuition amount covered by NIIED is maximum 5million KRW, and the amount that exceeds 5 million KRW will be covered by scholar’s university. – University Admission fees are waived for GKS scholars.
  • Medical Insurance: 60,000 KRW per month
  • Korean Proficiency Grants: 100,000 KRW per month – This special additional grant is given only to GKS scholars in the degree program who hold valid TOPIK level 5 or 6 for the period of exam validity.
  • Degree Completion Grants: 100,000 KRW (offered once) – Offered to GKS scholars who return to their home countries after completing their degree coursework under the scholarship program. – NOT offered to GKS scholars who decide to remain in Korea after completing their degree coursework.

Application for Global Korea Scholarship

How to Apply: To be considered for the fully funded Korean Government Scholarship 2022, you must first apply for admission to any Korean institution and complete the online application form.

  • STEP1: Select Course
  • STEP2: Select University and Major Study
  • STEP3: Fill in an Admission Application
  • STEP4: Upload Additional Documents
  • STEP5: Final Verification

To be appropriately guided in your application, please refer to the scholarship application guidance (accessible on the application website).

Application Deadline: Deadlines are set by embassies of applicants’ home countries

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