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Global Korea Scholarship 2024: A Fully Funded Opportunity to Study in Korea

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Are you an international student who wants to pursue your undergraduate, master’s or PhD degree in Korea? If yes, then you should apply for the Global Korea Scholarship 2024, also known as the Korean Government Scholarship. This is a fully funded scholarship that covers all the expenses of your study and living in Korea, such as tuition fees, monthly allowance, accommodation, medical insurance, and airfare. You can choose from over 300 universities and 600 programs in Korea, and enjoy the rich culture and history of this dynamic country.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Global Korea Scholarship 2024, you must:

  • Be a citizen of one of the 155 countries that have diplomatic relations with Korea
  • Have a high school diploma or a bachelor’s or master’s degree (or expected to graduate by August 2024)
  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 80% or higher from the last educational institution attended
  • Have a good command of English or Korean language
  • Not be a holder of Korean citizenship or dual citizenship
  • Be in good health, both physically and mentally

Application Process

There are two tracks for applying for the Global Korea Scholarship 2024: the embassy track and the university track. You can apply for only one track, and the application deadline and process may vary depending on the track and the country. Please refer to the application guidelines and the official website for more details.

  • Embassy track: You need to submit your application documents to the Korean embassy or consulate in your country by the deadline set by them. The embassy will screen and nominate the candidates and send their applications to the National Institute for International Education (NIIED) in Korea. The NIIED will conduct the final selection and announce the results in June 2024.
  • University track: You need to submit your application documents to the university of your choice in Korea by the deadline set by them. The university will screen and nominate the candidates and send their applications to the NIIED. The NIIED will conduct the final selection and announce the results in July 2024.

FAQs

  • Q: How many scholarships are available for the Global Korea Scholarship 2024?
  • A: The total number of scholarships is 2,200, of which 1,700 are for the embassy track and 500 are for the university track.
  • Q: What are the benefits of the Global Korea Scholarship 2024?
  • A: The scholarship covers the following expenses:
    • Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket
    • Settlement allowance: 200,000 KRW (approximately 170 USD)
    • Monthly allowance: 900,000 KRW (approximately 760 USD) for undergraduate students, 1,100,000 KRW (approximately 930 USD) for master’s students, and 1,300,000 KRW (approximately 1,100 USD) for PhD students
    • Tuition fees: Up to 5 million KRW (approximately 4,200 USD) per semester
    • Language training fees: Full coverage
    • Medical insurance: 20,000 KRW (approximately 17 USD) per month
    • Research allowance: 210,000 KRW (approximately 180 USD) for humanities and social sciences students, and 240,000 KRW (approximately 200 USD) for natural and engineering sciences students
    • Thesis printing fees: 500,000 KRW (approximately 420 USD) for master’s students, and 800,000 KRW (approximately 680 USD) for PhD students
    • Completion grant: 100,000 KRW (approximately 85 USD)
  • Q: What are the required documents for the Global Korea Scholarship 2024?
  • A: The required documents are:
    • Application form
    • Personal statement and study plan
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Certificate of graduation or expected graduation
    • Transcript of academic records
    • Certificate of Korean or English language proficiency
    • Certificate of citizenship and family relations
    • Copy of passport
    • Medical examination form
    • Portfolio or research proposal (if applicable)
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