Korean Government Scholarships 2024/2025 Online Application Form

Last Updated on September 23, 2023

Korean Government Scholarships 2024

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.

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

Applicants must apply either to a Korean Embassy where they hold citizenship (embassy track) or directly to one of the designated universities (university track).

Please contact the first ground of selection organizations(embassy or university) to get detailed information regarding the application submission such as application deadline, required documents, interview and etc. Application submission deadline may differ by each embassy or university that conducts the first round of selection.

As for the application guidelines and FAQ, please refer to the attached files

Applications (Embassy, University) are expected from:

  • Undergraduate: Mid September 2023 to October 2023*
  • Graduate: Mid February 2024 to March 2024

Aim and Benefits of GKS Korean Government Scholarships

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

Global Korea Scholarship is designed to 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.

Requirements for GKS Korean Government Scholarships Qualification

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.

Interview date, Process and Venue for GKS Korean Government Scholarships


  • 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.

Application Deadline: Not Specified

How to Apply

  • 2024 GKS-U Application Guidelines (Korean).pdf [741878 byte]
  • 2024 GKS-U Application Forms.docx [102843 byte]
  • 2024 GKS-U FAQ.pdf [478282 byte]
  • 2024 GKS-U University Information.zip [32663055 byte]
  • 2024 GKS-U Promotion Poster.pdf [14929460 byte]

Application submission deadline may differ by each embassy or university that conducts the first round of selection.

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

For more details, visit GKS website

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