2018/2019 Korean Government Scholarships for Bachelors, Masters & PhD for Developing Countries


The Korean Government in her commitment to promote and support education is providing Korean Government Scholarships for Bachelors, Masters & PhD for Developing Countries 2018/2019. Applicants whom are from such countries are welcome to utilize this opportunity.

The Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) is offered to international students who want to pursue Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Korean Universities. 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 strengthen Korea-friendly networks worldwide.

Level: Bachelors, Masters and PhD

Institution: Korean  Government

Scholarship Benefits: Flight | Tuition | Stipend | Medical Insurance | Settlement Allowance | Completion Grants

Applications (Embassy, University) are expected from:

  • Graduate: February 2017 to  March 2017
  • Undergraduate: September 2017 to October 2017 (To open in September 2017)


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Accepted Subject Areas: Courses offered at one of the 60 participating Korean higher institutions

Eligible Countries: The scholarships are open to students from the following countries:

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


Eligibility Criteria


  • 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.

To be taken at: Korean Universities.

How to Apply: Applicants can only apply for the scholarships through the Korean Embassy in their home country or a participating Korean University.

Application Deadline: Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partnering universities in Korea.

Visit Scholarship Webpage for Details about this scholarship. Also check here and here

Sponsors: The Korean Government, National Institute for International Education (NIIED)



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