GKS Scholarship (KGSP) - GKS Scholarship 2024

The Korean Ministry of Education is offering the Global Korea Scholarship (KGSP) 2024, a fully-funded opportunity to pursue your academic dreams in Korea. This prestigious scholarship is open to students from all fields of study and aims to build cultural bridges and friendships between Korea and participating countries. If you have a strong academic record and are between the ages of 25 (undergraduate) or 40 (master's), don't miss out on this chance to immerse yourself in Korean culture and education!

GKS Scholarship 2024: Benefits for Students

These are the benefits of the GKS Scholarship:

  • Airfare Settlement: Economy class flight ticket (actual expense).
  • Settlement Allowance: 200,000 KRW (12,680 INR).
  • Monthly Allowance: 900,000 KRW/month (57,000 INR).
  • Korean Proficiency Grants: 100,000 KRW/month (6,300 INR).
  • Degree Completion Grants (UG Students): 100,000 KRW (6,300 INR) standard amount set by NIIED.
  • Medical Insurance: Amount set by NIIED
  • Language Training Fee: 1 million KRW (63,400 INR) by NIIED, additional amount by the university if it exceeds 1 million KRW.
  • Tuition Benefits: Up to 5 million KRW (3.17 lakhs INR) by NIIED, additional amount by the university if it exceeds 5 million KRW.
Scholarship Type Merit-Based
Offered by Government bodies
Organization The National Institute for International Education
Application Deadline Yet to be announced
No. of Scholarships 1300
Amount Variable
Renewability One Time Payment
International Students Eligible Yes

Eligibility Criteria

GKS Scholarship 2024: Undergraduate

The students can apply for undergraduate programs under the Global Korea Scholarship for fully funded education in the top ranked universities in Korea.

GKS Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must hold citizenship of NIIED designated countries invited to participate in the GKS program.
  • The program is open to applicants who have graduated (or are expected to graduate) from high school or an associate degree program.
  • Applicants should have a score percentile of 80% or above on a 100-point scale or rank within the top 20% within their class.
  • Applicants must be under 25 years of age, born after March 1, 1999.
  • All applicants must have no grounds for disqualification, such as a criminal history, for overseas travel.
  • All applicants must be in good mental and physical health to study in Korea for the full duration of the program.

Documents Required

  • Application, Personal statement, Study plan, Letter of Recommendation, Application agreement, Personal medical assessment (form 1~6)
  • Certificate of (expected) graduation, academic transcript, proof of citizenship, proof of Overseas Koreans, etc.

GKS Scholarship 2024: Postgraduate

The Global Korea Scholarship (KGSP) offers admission to universities for postgraduate programs like Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Architecture, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business Administration, and International Relations. The application begins in February for postgraduate courses.

GKS Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • All applicants holding citizenship of NIIED designated countries can apply to the GKS program.
  • Level of Education:
    • Master's Degree Program: Bachelor's Degree
    • Doctoral Degree Program: Master's Degree
    • Research Program: Postdoc Doctoral Degree
    • Exchange Professor Program: Master's Degree
  • Score percentile should be 80% or above on a 100-point scale or be ranked in the top 20% of one's class or CGPA must be equal to or above 2.64/4.0, 2.80/4.3, 2.91/4.5, or 3.23/5.0.
  • Must be under 40 years of age (born after September 1, 1983). For academic professors in one of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) recipients, the age limit is under 45 years of age (born after September 1, 1978).
  • All applicants must be in good health, both mentally and physically, to study in Korea for the full duration of the program.

Documents Required

The number of documents to submit may vary and is set by each embassy or university.:

  • Application, Personal Statement, Study Plan, Research Proposal (for research program applicants), Letter of Recommendation, Letter of Invitation (if applicable), Applicant Agreement, Personal Medical Assessment (form 1~9), Consent to Collect and Use Personal Information (form 1~9)
  • Required Certificates: Graduation Certificate, Academic Transcript, Proof of Citizenship, Proof of Overseas Koreans (if applicable), Other relevant certificates as required by the specific scholarship program or university.

Application Process

Attention Indian students! Apply for the Global Korea Scholarship (KGSP) through the Sakshat Portal on the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) website (https://www.education.gov.in/). Submit your completed application and required documents online in the portal.


  • Download and fill the application form from the "Study in Korea" website (https://www.studyinkorea.go.kr/).
  • Send the hard copy of the application with required documents by post to:

Ms. Cho Sunghee, Third Secretary, Political Affairs Department Embassy of the Republic of Korea 9, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri Extension, New Delhi-110021 Phone: 011-4200-7000


  • Confirmation mail will be sent by Seoul National University.
  • Results will be announced on the NIIED website.
  • Guidelines for application are available on "Study in Korea" website.

Choose the application method that suits you best and apply now!

Selection Process

The GKS Scholarship selection committee carefully reviews applications, looking for top talent. They'll check your citizenship, education level, grades, and more

You'll be evaluated through document review and an oral interview. Ace both, and you're golden! Bonus points are awarded for:

  • Korean language proficiency (TOPIK level 3 or above): Get a 10% boost!
  • Descendant of a Korean War veteran: Earn an extra 5% with this special connection.

Stand out from the crowd: The committee welcomes applications from:

  • Overseas Koreans: Share your unique heritage!
  • Underprivileged backgrounds: We value your perseverance.
  • English language aces (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS): Showcase your communication skills.
  • Science & engineering applicants in regional universities: Dive into innovation!
  • Technical Skills Competition winners (associate degree): Your talents shine!

The GKS Scholarship unlocks your potential:

  • Study for free in Korea: Tuition and accommodation are covered!
  • Immerse yourself in Korean culture: Discover its richness and diversity.
  • Pursue diverse fields: Choose from fine arts, music, agriculture, and more (60+ universities!).
  • Boost your Korean language skills: Intensive training prepares you for future opportunities.

Applications open annually, so don't miss out! Join a vibrant learning community and launch your academic journey in Korea.

This prestigious program covers your tuition and accommodation, letting you focus on excelling in a wide range of fields like fine arts, music, engineering, and more. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Korean culture while studying at one of nearly 60 participating universities. Plus, gain valuable Korean language skills through intensive training, boosting your employability in Korea after graduation. Applications open annually, so don't miss your chance to be part of this life-changing experience!




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