2024 Global Korea Scholarship
  • Fully Funded Scholarship
  • Bachelor
  • South Korea
  • 28 Sep 2023

2024 Global Korea Scholarship


About the Scholarship

Global Korea Scholarship is designed for provide international students with opportunities to study at higher educational institutions in Korea in pursuit of academic degrees, which will enhance international education exchange and deepen mutual friendship between Korea and participating countries.


To be eligible for this scholarship, applicant must

  • Hold citizenship of NIIED designated countries that are invited to take part in the GKS program
  • Bachelor’s degree program is for applicants who graduated (or are expected to graduate) form high school or from an associate degree program
  • Associate degree program is for applicants who graduated (or are expected to graduate) form a high school
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of the entire curriculum from the previous degree program must meet one of the two conditions below
    1. Score percentile should be 80% or above on a 100-point scale or be ranked within the top 20% within one’s class
    2. CGPA must be equal to or above 2.64/4.0, 2.80/4.3, 2.91/4.5 or 3.23/5.0
  • Be under 25 years of age
  • Have no grounds for disqualification (e.g, Criminal history) for overseas travel
  • Be in good health, both mentally and physically, to study in Korea for the full duration of the program
  • Check additional restrictions or eligibility set by each degree university
    1. Please check if there is any additional eligibility or any specific enrollment period set by each university/department

Scholarship Benefits

The scholarship will cover airfare, settlement allowance (200,000 KRW), monthly allowance (900,000KRW/month), Korean proficiency grants (100,000 KRW/month), medical insurance, language training fee and tuition fee (up to 5 million KRW).


Bachelor degree

  • Software Engineering
  • Cyber Security
  • Medical Artificial Intelligent
  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Nanoenergy Engineering
  • Nanomechatronics Engineering
  • Optics and Mechatronics Engineering
  • Biological Sciences
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • AI and Big Data
  • Internet of Things
  • Medical IT Engineering
  • Information Security Engineering
  • Computer Software Engineering

Associate Degree

  • Big Data
  • Computer Information
  • AI Convergence Mechanical Engineering

List of documents to submit

Documents to complete

  1. Application form
  2. Personal statement
  3. Study plan
  4. One letter of recommendation
  5. GKS Applicant Agreement
  6. Personal Medical Assessment

Required certificates

  1. Proof of citizenship (applicant and parents) and proof of family relationship
  2. High School Graduation Certificate (or certificate of expected graduation)
  3. Academic transcript of high school curriculum
  4. Graduation certicate (or certificate of expected graduation) of associate degree program
  5. Academic transcript of associate degree
  6. Proof of Overseas Korean Document
  7. Proof of Korean Citizenship Renunciation Document
  8. Proof of Korean War Veteran's Descendant

Other documents

  1. Score report of valid TOPIK (original) or English Proficiency Test (copy)
  2. Copy of awards and other certificates, etc (copy)
  3. Applicant's Passport (copy)


There are three rounds of selection:

1st round: Selection by Korean Embassy

2nd round: NIIED Selection

3rd round: University Selection

How to Apply

Applicant must drop their application at Korean Embassy security office. You can't submit documents by email, please visit the embassy.

Application Period

Application deadline is on 28 September 2023.

 For more information: Official Website

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