The Global Korea Scholarship GKS Scholarship 2019 is a Korean scholarship for all the countries in the world. Global Korea Scholarship GKS Fully Funded Scholarship is designed to provide international students with opportunities to study at higher educational institutions in Korea for graduate-level degrees, which will enhance international education exchange and deepen mutual friendship between Korea and participating countries. The Korean scholarship aims to provide scholarships aims to provide the scholarships to all countries citizen and they can study in Korea free of cost.

About Global Korea Scholarship 2019

The Global Korea Scholarship GKS Scholarship 2019 provides every year Korean scholarship for all the students from the world. The Global Korea Scholarship 2019 is for Masters and Doctoral program. Previously The GKS scholarship was known as Korean Government Scholarship Programs but the name have been integrated and branded as Global Korea Scholarship in 2010, the name is changed to GKS (Global Korea Scholarship).

Host Country:

South Korea

Total Number of Scholarship:

The Total number of expected grants is for 840 Candidates


Available Universities:

  • Academy of Korean Studies,
  • Ajou University,
  • Chung-Ang University, Dankook University,
  • Dongguk University (Seoul Campus),
  • Ewha Womans University,
  • Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST),
  • Hanyang University,
  • Incheon National University,
  • Inha University,
  • Konkuk University,
  • Kookmin University,
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST),
  • Korea Development Institute (KDI School),
  • Korea Polytechnic University,
  • Korea University,
  • Kyung Hee University,
  • Myongji University,
  • Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH),
  • Sangmyung University,
  • Seoul National University,
  • Seoul National University of Science and Technology (Seoul Tech),
  • Sogang University,
  • Sookmyung Women’s University,
  • Soongsil University,
  • Sungkyunkwan University,
  • Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST),
  • University of Seoul, Yonsei University
  • Andong National University,
  • Busan University of Foreign Studies,
  • Chonbuk National University,
  • Chonnam National University,
  • Chosun University,
  • Chungbuk National University,
  • Chungnam National University,
  • Daegu University,
  • Daejeon University,
  • Dong-a University,
  • Dongguk University (Gyeongju Campus),
  • Dongseo University,
  • Hallym University,
  • Handong Global University,
  • Hannam University,
  • Hanseo University,
  • Inje University,
  • Jeju National University,
  • Jeonju University,
  • Kangwon National University,
  • Keimyung University,
  • Kongju National University,
  • Konyang University,
  • Kumoh National Institute of Technology,
  • Kyungpook National University,
  • Kyungsung University, Namseoul University,
  • Pai Chai University, Pukyong National University,
  • Pusan National University,
  • Semyung University,
  • Silla University,
  • Soonchunhyang University,
  • Sunchon National University,
  • Sun Moon University,
  • University of Ulsan,
  • Woosuk University,
  • Yeungnam University

Fields of Study

You can check the field of study from the above universities sites

ELIGIBILITY for Global Korea Scholarship 2019

  • All applicants and their parents must not hold Korean citizenship.
  • Must be under 40 years of age as of September 1, 2019 (born after September 1, 1979)
  • Applicants must hold or must be expected to hold a Bachelor’s, Master’s or a Doctoral degree by August 31st, 2019
    • Doctoral Program Applicants: Must hold a Master’s degree or a level of education equivalent to a Master’s degree
    • Master’s Program Applicants: Must hold a Bachelor’s degree or a level of education equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree
    • Research Program Applicants: Must hold a degree or a level of education equivalent to or higher than a Master’s degree and must have received an invitation from one of NIIED’s designated Korean universities.
  • Applicants who have previously studied in a Korean university as an exchange or visiting students can apply to this program.
  • All applicants must have maintained the overall grade point average (CGPA) equivalent to or higher than any ONE of the following from their respective universities:
    • 2.64 on a 4.0 scale
    • 2.80 on a 4.3 scale
    • 2.91 on a 4.5 scale
    • 3.23 on a 5.0 scale
  • All applicants must be in good health, both mentally and physically, to study in Korea for the full duration of degree or research programs.
  • All applicants must submit Form 6 or the “Personal Medical Assessment” at the time of applying
  • Prospective applicants who have attained a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or a doctoral degree in Korea or any Korean Scholarship are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Applicants who received outstanding scores for their proficiency in Korean or English may be given preference. Some examples include the followings:
    • Proficiency in English: TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS Academic (TOEFL ITPs are NOT acceptable)

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FOR 2019 Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) for Doctoral and Master’s Degree

2019 GKS-G Application Guidelines(English).pdf

Official scholarship link