Friday, October 29, 2010

2011 Korean Government Scholarship Program for International Students for an Undergraduate Course


1. Program Objective

The objective of the Korean Government Scholarship Program for an Undergraduate Course is to provide international students with the opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea in order to promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between the countries.

2. Total Candidates for Selection: 100 people from 59countries
※ Only those who hold a citizenship of the countries in the attachment are eligible for the program.

Vietnam, Indonesia , Malaysia, Mongolia, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Azerbaijan , Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan,Nepal, Russia, Pakistan, Peru, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Angola, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Congo(DRC), Dominican Republic, East Timor, El Salvador, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Hungary, Iran, Japan, Kenya,, Lebanon, Mauritania, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Sweden, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine and Yemen

3. Academic Programs

Undergraduate degree courses for four years after successfully completing a one-year Korean Language Training.
※ University transferring is not allowed (e.g. Beginning from the 3rd year is not allowed.)

4. Fields of Study

4-year undergraduate courses provided by the universities designated by NIIED
※ Not applicable: fields the study period of which exceeds 4 years (e.g. medicine, dentistry, architecture)

5. Qualifications

Prospective applicant must meet the following qualification criteria:
(1) Must be a citizen of the country to which scholarships are offered, which is
also applied to his/her parents.
※ Applicant must not be a holder of Korean citizenship.
(2) Should be under 25 years of age as of March 1, 2011.
(3) Have an adequate health, both physically and mentally.
※ Persons who are pregnant or having severe illness may not apply.
(4) Have finished or be scheduled to finish formal education of elementary, middle,
high school as of March 1, 2011.
※ Exceptional acceptance for a person who will have finished high school as of September 1,
2011 and who will be able to have level 3 in TOPIK until then.
(5) Possess above 80% (out of 100%) in a grade point average (G.P.A.) of the whole school
years of the high school attended or within top 10% among graduates in the same year.
(6) Not at any time have received a Korean government scholarship for his/her undergraduate
study before.
(7) Not have enrolled in an undergraduate course in Korea before.
(8) Preferential selection for applicants who are good at Korean or English.

6. Submission of Required Documents

(1) Place of Submission : Visit or Post to the following address
Inha University Admission Team
253 Yonghyun-Dong, Nam-Gu, Incheon, 402-751, Korea.
Please write : "Application for the Korean Government Scholarship Program" on the Envelop
(2) Deadline of Submission: Nov. 1(Mon) 09:00 am ~ Nov. 19(Fri) 17:00 pm
The application documents will not be accepted after November 19 17:00 pm.
(3) Documents to be submitted
①One Completed Application Form (on a prescribed form: RD-1)
②One NIIED Pledge (on a prescribed form: RD-2)
③One Self-introduction Essay (on a prescribed form: RD-3)
④One Study Plan (on a prescribed form:RD-4)
⑤Two Recommendation Letters (from two different referees stated below, on a prescribed form: RD-5)
※Applicant's teacher or principal of the school, academic advisor or CEO of an organization, etc.
⑥One original Personal Medical Assessment (on a prescribed form: RD-6)
⑦ One original Certificate of Health authorized by a doctor (on a prescribed form: RD-7)
※Only applicable for candidates who have successfully passed through the selection procedure set
by the institution in charge of recommendation of candidates
⑧One original Copy of High School Diploma
⑨One original Copy of High School Grade Trans
⑩One original Copy of the Applicant’s Passport
※Application for issuance of a passport can be replaceable instead.
⑪The Certificates of Citizenship of the Applicant and his/her Parents
※A birth certificate or a copy of passport, etc.
⑫One original Copy of a Certificate of Korean or English Proficiency (if applicable)
※It should be issued within 2 years from as of March 1, 2011
(4) Notes
① Applicants can apply for the program through more than one institution in charge of
recommendation of qualified candidates, but s/he SHOULD BE RECOMMENDED by ONLY ONE
※In case that s/he will be recommended by more than one institution, his/her
application is to be rejected; if informed by more than one institution that s/he
is selected as one of their candidates, s/he should make a decision as to which
recommendation will be effective and let them know it.
①English Name Spelling in the application form MUST be exactly the same as in the passport.
※One copy of application for issuance of a passport is replaceable for a copy of passport.
②Application form and other program materials are to be filled out either in Korean or in
English. And all of the materials should be A4 sized; if smaller, attach the material to
an additional A4 sized paper; if bigger, fold it up to be an A4 sized one.
③Regarding a high school grade tran, it should prove that your academic achievement
satisfies 5-(5) above; otherwise, you should submit a certificate issued by the high
school, which should include either an official seal of the school or a school principal’s signature.
④The documents such as certificates or credentials issued in languages other than Korean
or English must include official notarized translation, which is to be put before the original.
⑥ Other documents except the ones written on a form prescribed by NIIED should contain their
numbers and names on the top right. (ex.⑧High School Diploma)
⑦When you submitting the documents to the institution in charge of selection of candidates,
the documents should be arranged in the order of the list of the required documents stated
above. Each document can be stapled, but all of the documents should be put together using
(a) clip(s): do not staple them altogether, or do not put them into a transparent file one by one.
⑧ Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant.
⑨ Incomplete or incorrect documents are subject to rejection by NIIED.

7. Scholarship Payment

(1) Scholarship Period: March 1, 2011 ~ February 28, 2016
(2) Scholarship Benefits
① Airplane ticket or airfare: The grantees will receive an airplane ticket or be paid an
economy class airfare of the shortest route between their country and Korea when they come to
Korea, and, thereafter, when they leave Korea after completion of their study.
②Monthly Allowance: 800,000 won per month
③Tuitions: The full tuition is exempted by NIIED and the entrance fee for the first
semester by the host university.
④Settlement Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
⑤Repatriation Allowance: 100,000 won upon completion of studies
⑥Korean Language Training Expenses
※The full costs up to 1 year (NIIED pays directly to the language training institution)
⑦Medical Insurance: The grantees will be provided with health insurance for major accidents
and illnesses during their scholarship period.
(3) Notes
① NIIED does not compensate fees for the domestic travel both in the grantee’s country
and Korea.
②Airfare for entry into Korea will not be provided to a grantee that has been staying
in Korea for between the confirmation date of selection of scholarship students and
the designated entry due (February 28, 2011).
③NIIED does not compensate fees for insurance of traveling to and from Korea.
④The medical fee is to be reimbursed through the insurance company to the grantee after
s/he pays first
⑤ Any grantee who gives up his/her study during the scholarship period will not receive
airfare and allowance for repatriation except for the cases approved by NIIED such as
severance of diplomatic relations, war or other natural disasters.
⑥ Any grantee who quits the program in 3 months after one’s entrance into Korea, should
refund all scholarship fees (The airfare of arriving Korea, settlement allowance, monthly
allowance, Korean language training expenses, etc.).

Available Universities for 2011 KGSP grantees

Ajou Univ. Cheongju Univ. Chonnam National Univ. Chosun Univ. Chungbuk National Univ. Chungnam National Univ. Daegu Univ. Daejeon Univ. Dong A Univ. Dongguk Univ. Dongseo Univ. Ewha Womans Univ. Gyeongsang National Univ. Hanllym Univ. Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies Hannam Univ. Hanyang Univ. Hongik Univ. Inha Univ. Jeju National Univ. Jeonju Univ. KAIST Kangwon National Univ. Keimyung Univ. Kongju National Univ. Konkuk Univ. Konyang Univ. Kookmin Univ. Korea Univ. Kyonggi Univ. Kyunghee Univ. Mokpo National Univ. Myongji Univ. Pai Chai Univ. Pukyong National Univ. Pusan National Univ. Seoul National Univ. Sogang Univ. Sookmyung Women’s Univ. Soon Chun Yang Univ. Sung Kyun Kwan Univ. Sunmoon Univ. Ulsan Univ. Woosuk Univ. Woosong Univ. Yeungnam Univ. Yonsei Univ.


(1) Question for application & submission of required documents
- Related to the admission : +82-32-860-7204
Inha University Admission Team (
- About the program +82-32-860-7034 Inha University International Center (
(2) For others except the above
NIIED Website:


Please kindly mention when applying for this scholarship

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