Korean Government Scholarship 2020 for Undergraduate Students is one of the best and competitive scholarship programs in the world. The 2020 Global Korea Scholarship is offered in almost every field of study. This is one best opportunity to study free in South Korea. The good thing about this scholarship is that there is no obligation to return back to your country. You can start working in South Korea after the completion of your bachelor’s degree. 


Korean government invites 60 international students from 72 countries who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Korea. The 2020 GKS is a fully-funded international scholarship and is previously called Korea Government Scholarship Program (KGSP). 

The Korean Government Scholarship Program for undergraduate degrees is designed to provide international students with opportunities to study at higher educational institutions in Korea for Bachelor-level degrees, which in turn will contribute to promoting the international exchange in education and to deepening the mutual friendship among countries.


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Korean Government Scholarship 2020 Details:

Host Country:

  • South Korea

Course Level:

  • Undergraduate Degree Scholarship

Fields of Study:

  • Almost all academic fields are available.  

Note: Any degree program which takes more than 4 years to complete is NOT AVAILABLE under this scholarship program. All applicants cannot choose such degree programs (Examples: medicine, dentistry, architecture, and pharmacy) 

Korean Scholarship Duration:

Scholarship Value:

The KGSP 2020 is a fully-funded scholarship in South Korea. The South Korea Scholarship covers:

  • Airplane Ticket or Airfare
  • Monthly Stipend
  • Tuition
  • Settlement Allowance
  • Scholarship Completion Grants
  • Korean Language Training:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Korean Proficiency Grants
  • Research Support
  • Printing Costs (Dissertation)

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How to Apply for Korean Government Scholarship 2020?

There are two ways to apply for Korean Scholarships in 2020. You can choose either one of the following two ways to apply. 

Embassy Track:
  1. You can apply for any field of study or major available in Korean Universities. You can not apply for Medicine, Dentistry, Architecture, Pharmacy. 
  2. You can get all the guidelines and application procedure from the Korean embassy in your country.
  3. Go to the Korean Embassy in your country or call them or email them for the application procedure. 
  4. The Korean Embassy will send your nomination to the NIIED. The final selection will be done by NIIED. 
  5. The deadlines will be before 1st November 2019. All the Korean embassies have to send their nominations to NIIED before this date. 
University Track:
  1. Students can apply only for Engineering and Natural Sciences majors except for Medicine, dentistry, architecture, pharmacy
  2. You need to select the Korean university from the universities list of Global Korea Scholarships 2020. After selecting a university, Apply in it.
  3. The University will nominate you as a scholarship candidate and will send the names of the nominated students to NIIED and then NIIED will do the final selection.
  4. The application deadline for international scholarships in Korea varies from university to university. All the universities have to send their selected students nominations to NIIED by 1st November 2019.

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Application Deadline:

  • Deadline varies from university to university. All the Korean universities and embassies must have to send their final nominations to NIIED before Ist November 2019.