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2015 GLOBAL KOREA SCHOLARSHIP

2015 GLOBAL KOREA SCHOLARSHIP

Korean Government Scholarship Program for

International Students for an Undergraduate Degree

1. Objective

The objective of the Korean Government Scholarship Program for an undergraduate degree is to provide international students with an 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 Number of Scholarships Available: 110 [from 64 countries]

   Only those who hold a citizenship of the countries below are eligible for the program.  

Country

Quota of

Scholarship

Country

Quota of

Scholarship

Country

Quota of Scholarship

Country

Quota of Scholarship

Afghanistan

1

El Salvador

1

Mexico

2

Singapore

2

Angola

1

Ethiopia

2

Mongolia

2

Sri Lanka

2

Azerbaijan

2

Gabon

2

Mozambique

1

Sweden

1

Bangladesh

2

Ghana

2

Myanmar

2

Tajikistan

1

Bolivia

2

Guatemala

1

Nepal

2

Tanzania

2

Brazil

2

India

1

Nigeria

2

Thailand

2

Brunei

1

Indonesia

2

Pakistan

2

Timor-Este

2

Bulgaria

2

Iran

2

Panama

2

Trinidad and Tobago

1

Butan

1

Iraq

1

Paraguay

2

Turkey

2

Cambodia

2

Japan

2

Peru

2

Uganda

1

Chile

2

Jordan

2

Philippines

2

Ukraine

2

Colombia

2

Kazakhstan

2

Poland

1

Uruguay

1

Congo(DRC)

1

Kenya

2

Romania

2

Uzbekistan

2

Dominican Republic

1

Kyrgyzstan

2

Russia

2

Venezuela

2

Ecuador

2

Laos

2

Rwanda

2

Vietnam

2

Egypt

2

Malaysia

2

Saudi Arabia

1

Yemen

2

 

3. Academic Programs: Undergraduate degree course (4 yrs.) after preliminary Korean Language course (1yr.)

※     Grantees should take a preliminary Korean language course at the institution designated by NIIED. The institution will be specified in a letter of invitation after the announcement of final successful candidates.

※     Grantees should reach level 3 in TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean)  after the completion of a one-year preliminary Korean language course ; otherwise, grantees are not allowed to take a bachelor’s degree course ; instead s/he may take an additional 6 month Korean language course WITHIN the scholarship period stipulated in a letter of invitation.

※      The grantees with level 5 or higher in TOPIK shall begin to take a bachelor’s degree course from 2014 spring semester without the preliminary Korean language course.

4. Eligible Universities and Fields of Study : 4-year undergraduate degree programs provided by the universities below

※     NOT Applicable : Fields of study which exceed 4 years(e.g. Medicine, dentistry, architecture, pharmacy)

※   Detailed information about the fields and majors offered by the listed eligible universities can be found in the University Information section on the GKS website(www.studyinkorea.go.kr). Applicants must choose their desired fields of study from the listed programs in the University Information section provided by participating universities.

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 

※ Both applicant and his/her parents must not be a holder of Korean citizenship

(2) Should be under 25 years of age as of March 1, 2015 (Should be born after March, 1, 1990)

(3) Have adequate health, both physically and mentally

※ The handicapped who satisfy the above (3) are also eligible for the program

   ※ NOT Eligible: those who are pregnant or who have a severe illness

(4) Have graduated or be scheduled to graduate from a high school as of March 1, 2015

   ※ NOT Eligible: those who have already obtained a bachelor’s degree or a higher degree

(5) Must possess above 80% (out of 100%) cumulative grade point average (C.G.P.A.), or must be within 20% (out of 100%) in the rank during their entire high school period

※    C.G.P.A. should be 2.64/4.0, 2.80/4.3, 2.91/4.5, 3.23/5.0 or higher [see Appendix 3]

※    If applicant’s high school evaluation criteria differs from the stated above, see 7-(2)-⑨

(6) Must not at any time have ever received a Korean government scholarship for an undergraduate course      

(7) Must not have enrolled in an undergraduate course in Korea before

NOT Eligible: those who have ever enrolled at a Korean university as a regular or an exchange student

(8) Must have no limitations in travelling abroad

(9) There may be preferential selection for applicants who have proficiency in Korean or English

6. Scholarship Benefits

(1) Scholarship Period: March 1, 2015 ~ February 28, 2020

(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.   

②        Monthly Stipend: 800,000 won per month

③        Tuitions: The tuition fee up to 5 million won is exempted by the Korean Government, and if any, the tuition fee exceeding 5 million won and the entrance fee for the first semester by the host university.

④        Settlement Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival

⑤        Repatriation Allowance: 100,000 won upon completion of studies

⑥        Korean Language Training Expenses: The full costs up to 1 year (NIIED pays directly to the language training institution)

⑦        Medical Insurance: The grantees will be provided with health insurance for major accidents and illnesses during their scholarship period.

⑧          The grantee who has level 5 or higher in TOPIK will receive 100,000 won per month after being enrolled at a university for his/her higher degree.

(3) NOTES

①        NIIED does not compensate expenses for the domestic travel both in the grantee’s country and in Korea.

②        Airfare for entry into Korea will not be provided to a grantee that has been staying in Korea as of the date of announcement of successful candidates    

③        NIIED does not compensate expenses for insurance for traveling to and from Korea.

④        The medical fee is to be reimbursed through the insurance company to the grantee after s/he pays first. However, the expense for dental clinic or chronic disease will not be covered.

⑤        Any grantee that quits the program within 3 months after s/he entering Korea, should refund all scholarship; airfare for coming into Korea, settlement allowance, monthly stipend, Korean language training expenses, etc.

⑥       Any grantee who gives up his/her study in the half way during the scholarship period will not receive airfare and allowance for return to his/her country.

7. Required Documents

(1) Required Documents: 1 set of the original documents below, and 3 sets of the photocopied ones

①        One Completed Application Form (Form 1)

②        One NIIED Pledge (Form 2)

③        One Personal Statement (Form 3)

④        One Study Plan (Form 4)

⑤          Two Recommendation Letters (from two different recommenders stated below, Form 5)

※ Applicant's high school teacher or principal, or academic advisor, etc.

⑥        One Personal Medical Assessment (Form 6)

⑦        One Graduation Certificate of High School

※     Expectant graduate: One Provisional Graduation Certificate of High School

⑧        One High School Grade Transcripts (including a description of the school grading system)

⑨        Certificates of Citizenship of the Applicant and his/her Parents (A Birth Certificate, a Certificate indicating Parent-child Relationship, Parents’ Passport, etc.)

⑩        One Certificate of Korean or English Proficiency (if applicable)

⑪        One Certificate of Health authorized by a medical doctor (Form 7, only for candidates who successfully pass through the 2nd  round of selection)

⑫          One Copy of the Applicant’s Passport (only for candidates who successfully pass through the 2nd round of selection)

(2) NOTES

①     1 set of the original documents and 3 sets of the photocopied ones should be placed in a separate envelope. Recommendation letters should be submitted as sealed by the recommenders without being disclosed.

②     Original documents should be submitted. However, should they be available, copies must be authenticated by the issuing institution that they are the same with the originals.

③     English Name Spelling in the application form MUST be exactly the same as in the passport.

④     If there is any inconsistency in the applicant’s name or birth date on submitted documents, further evidential document to verify it should be attached.

⑤     Those applicants who submits a Provisional Graduation Certificate of High School as an expectant graduate during the application period should submit his or her Graduation Certificate of High School upon arrival in Korea

⑥     When submitting the documents, the documents should be arranged by the checklist order in the FORM 1. Each document can be stapled, but do not staple all the documents together, or do not put them into a transparent file one by one.

⑦     Application form and other materials should be filled out either in Korean or in English. The documents such as certificates or credentials issued in languages other than Korean or English MUST include official notarized translation.

⑧     All of the materials should be A4 sized ones; if smaller, attach the material to an additional A4 sized paper; if bigger, fold it up to be an A4 sized one.

⑨     A high school grade transcript should contain a description of the school grading system. And if the applicant class rank or percentile is not stated in the transcript, you should submit an additional official certificate issued by your high school to prove that your academic achievement satisfies 5-(5) above.  

⑩     Other documents except the ones written on a form prescribed by NIIED should contain their numbers and names on the top right. (ex). Graduation Certificate of High School  

⑪     Mailing address should be stated in full including postal-code.

⑫     Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant. So please make and keep photocopies of all application packages.

⑬     Incomplete or incorrect documents may lead to application rejection or failure in the selection procedures.

8. Application Deadline: Set forth by the Korean Embassy [see Appendix 1]

※     As for detailed information on application deadline and submission of required documents, applicants should contact the APPROPRIATE KOREAN EMABASSY (or Korean Education Center) in the country of applicant’s origin (or in the neighboring country), the organization in charge of the 1st round of selection.

※     Applications DIRECTLY FROM AN APPLICANT or THROUGH FOREIGN EMBASSIES IN KOREA without recommendation of the organization in charge of the 1st round of selection are NOT accepted. 

9. Selection Procedures

Period

Selection Procedures → Application Procedures

~ September

[1st ROUND] Korean embassy (hereafter KE) announces its plan of selection of candidates

Applicants check the KE plan [*Application deadline is to be decided by KE]

September ~ October

KE selects qualified candidates

Applicants submit the required documents and have an interview according to the KE plan

The qualified candidates who successfully pass through the 1st round of selection submit their application through on-line according to the KE’s instructions.

~ November 14

KE recommends the qualified candidates to NIIED

November 27

[2ND ROUND] It is done by NIIED Selection Committee.

NIIED announces the result of the 2nd round of selection(www.studyinkorea.go.kr)

Candidates who successfully pass through the 2nd round of selection submit a copy of their visa and a health certificate(FORM 7) to KE by December 17, 2014

December ~

January 9, 2015

[3RD ROUND] Application for admission to a university

- NIIED sends candidates’ documents to the relevant universities: December 5, 2014

- Each university takes the following procedures and announces its successful applicants:

~ January 2, 2015

Candidates confirm their acceptance of the university that they receive admission to: January 9, 2015

January 16, 2015

NIIED announces the final successful candidates

Early February

KE notifies the grantees of their entry itinerary

Grantees check their entry itinerary and make preparations to enter Korea

Late February

Grantees enter Korea

(1)     NOTES (regarding application for admission to a university)

-        Applicants should follow the guidelines for application for admission to a university set by NIIED.

-     Applicants should choose up to 3 preferred universities in filling out FORM 1, FORM 4 and FORM 5; make sure to pick ONLY ONE department (or major) for a preferred university. (see ‘University Information’)

-     Before choosing the preferred universities and departments (or majors), it is advised that you contact the universities the programs of which you are interested in to gather the detailed information on them.[see Appendix 1-2]

-     After the announcement of the result of the 2nd round of selection, NIIED will forward the candidates’ documents to the PREFERRED UNIVERSITIES as written in the application forms when they apply for this scholarship program. So make sure that your choice of the preferred universities and departments (or majors) is RIGHT and CORRECT when filling out the application forms.

-     Regarding the required documents for application for admission, some other materials may be required, according to the policy of the specific colleges or departments in relation to fine arts, music or physical education. In such case, applicants should submit the required documents upon the relevant university’s request.

-     If candidates do not receive admission from any of their three university choices they will be disqualified from receiving a KGSP scholarship.

-        Transferring to a different university is NOT allowed after confirming his/her final choice of a university.

-        Regardless of university admission, the grantee should reach level 3 in TOPIK upon completion of the preliminary Korean language course, before starting to take a bachelor’s degree course. Otherwise, s/he cannot start his/her degree course; s/he may take an additional 6 month Korean language course WITHIN the scholarship period stipulated in a letter of invitation.   

10. Other Important things

(1) Entry

①        Grantees must arrive in Korea by late February, 2015. In case a grantee does not enter Korea by the designated date without any special reason, his/her scholarship will be canceled.   

②        Prior to arrival, grantees should acquire some knowledge about Korea and Korean culture, etc. In particular, it is advisable that grantees learn as much Korean as possible as most classes at a Korean university are conducted in Korean. (Please visit the KOSNET site below for on-line programs to learn Korean) And as there may be some courses for which students use English textbooks, grantees need to check it and try to improve their English proficiency. 

▪ Korean Language Study                   

http://www.kosnet.go.kr

 

▪ Korean Universities                                            

http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr

 

▪ Korean Culture                   

http://korea.net/

 

▪ The Korean Embassy abroad                           http://www.mofa.go.kr

▪ Entry & Residence                                               http://immigration.go.kr.

(2) Housing  

①      Grantees will reside in a university dormitory.

②      The dormitory fee will be deducted out of the monthly stipend by the university.

(3) Cancellation and Temporary suspension of Scholarship

①     Cancellation of Scholarship: If a grantee is found engaged in any of the following activities during his/her stay in Korea, his/her scholarship will be suspended and then will be disqualified from a grantee position.

-        When any documents of the scholarship application has been found false

-        When the grantee violates the NIIED regulations s/he has pledged to keep

-        When the grantee doe not abide by the guidelines and regulations set by NIIED

-        When the grantee is punished by the university s/he belongs to

-        When the grantee exhibit behavior that negatively impacts the reputation of the scholarship and/or the relevant institutions

-        When the grantee does not reach level 3 in TOPIK after the completion of the additional 6 month Korean language course

-        When the grantee has not earned at least 2/3 of the registered credit courses of the semester

-        When the grantee goes to his/her country of origin or to another country for the purpose of joining an exchange program operated by the university s/he belongs to

-        When the grantee has not notified NIIED of re-enrollment without any proper reasons after the period of ‘leave of absence from school’ has ended

-        When the grantee gets more than three warnings

-        When the grantee has given up his/her studies half way

②    Temporary suspension of Scholarship

-        While taking a preliminary Korean language course, grantees may stay out of Korea for up to 2 weeks during semester; for up to 4 weeks within the period of vacation during vacation with permission from the Korean language institute they belong to. However, the scholarship for the period of absence will not be paid

-        While taking a bachelor’s degree course, grantees may stay out of Korea for up to 60 days at one departure, with permission from the university they belong to. However, the scholarship for the period of absence exceeding 30 days per semester (including vacation) will not be paid   

11. Contact

(1)     For application & submission of required documents: The APPROPRIATE Korean Embassy or Education Center in the country of applicant’s origin (or in the neighboring country) [see Appendix 1]

(2)     For university admission: 50 Korean universities [see Appendix 2]

(3)     For others except the above:

-        http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr (NIIED Website: http://www.niied.go.kr)

[English version: Global Korea Scholarship – NOTICE] 

-        e-mail : kyjkids@moe.go.kr

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