Korea Seoul National University Graduate Scholarship For Excellent Foreign Students (GSFS)

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Scholarships Highlights:

  • Host Country: Korea
  • Host Institute: Seoul National University
  • Department / Field: All Subjects
  • Course Level: Masters, PhD
  • Scholarships Language: English
  • Awards / Benefits: Fully Funded, Partial Funding
  • Number of  Scholarships: Check Details
  • Eligible Nationalities: International Students
  • Eligibility Criteria: Check Detail
  • Documents Required: Check Detail
  • Application Mode: Online
  • Application Deadline: check Detail

Scholarship Description:

Graduate Scholarship for Excellent Foreign Students (GSFS)

Eligibility

Asian students, excluding Japanese and Chinese nationals, who wish to study one of the designated graduate programs

* The programs eligible for this scholarship are subject to change, and different by applicants’ nationalities. The eligible programs list is announced every semester.

Number of Recipients

Approximately 20

Subsidies

Tuition fee: full tuition exemption for a maximum of 4 semesters

Living expenses: 500,000 KRW per month (different according to recipients’ majors)

Application Period

During admission period for international students every semester

Selection Procedure

Applicants who submit admission application to SNU’s Office of Admissions → Applicants submit scholarship application to SNU’s Office of International Affairs → Selection made by respective Colleges/Schools based on the admission documents → Decision noticed

Contact

SNU staff in charge: 82-2-880-2519, intlscholarship@snu.ac.kr

Silk-Road Scholarship

Eligibility

Applicants from the countries in the ‘Silk-Road’ region who want to study humanities or social sciences, including Korean language, history, culture, politics, and economics

Number of Recipients

About 5 new graduate students

Subsidies

Tuition fee: full tuition fee exemption for a maximum of 4 semesters

Living expenses: maximum of 600,000 KRW per month for 4 semesters

Airfare: maximum of 1 million KRW for one economy round trip

Korean language training fee: fee exemption at the Language Education Institute

Application Period

During admission period for international students every Fall semester

Selection Procedure

Applicants who submit admission application to SNU’s Office of Admissions → Applicants submit scholarship application to SNU’s Office of International Affairs → Selection made by respective Colleges/Schools based on the admission documents → Decision noticed

Contact

SNU staff in charge: 82-2-880-2519, intlscholarship@snu.ac.kr

Overseas Koreans Scholarship

Eligibility

Overseas Korean students who wish to earn graduate degrees at SNU

Subsidies

Full tuition exemption for a maximum of 4 semesters (when conditions are met)

Living expenses: 900,000 KRW per month 4 semesters (maximum)

Airfare for one economy round trip

Korean language training fee: fee exemption at the Language Education Institute for 6 months

Medical insurance subscription (private company)

Application Period

February or March (Once per year, Recruitment period is about one month)

Selection Procedure

Applicants submit applications (apply online and print) and other documents to Korean embassies in their countries → The embassies make the first selection → The Overseas Koreans Foundation make the second selection

Contact

SNU staff in charge: 82-2-880-2519, intlscholarship@snu.ac.kr

Overseas Koreans Foundation: 82-64-786-0274, scholarship@okf.or.kr

* The latest announcement on this scholarship can be found via the foundation’s website.

ReferenceKorean net website22th (2019) notice Link (Korean)

※ Scholarship packages are subject to change depending on the circumstances of the supporting organization.

Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP/GKS)

Eligibility

International students applying for SNU’s graduate programs

Number of Recipients

Approximately 40~60 every year

Subsidies

Full tuition fee: tuition exemption for 4 semesters for Master’s program and 6 semesters for Ph. D program

Living expenses: 1,000,000 KRW per month

Airfare: one economy round trip

Korean language training fee: for one year

* Korean language training is mandatory and when the student does not achieve TOPIK grade 3 within a year, she/he is not eligible to enter the degree program

Others: medical insurance, research fund, thesis printing fees, settlement and returning expenses

Application Period

February

Selection Procedure

※ Applicants choose one of the following application methods.

University Recommendation Program: Applicants submit applications to SNU’s Office of Admission → The National Institute for International Education make the selection

Embassy Recommendation Program: Applications submit applications to Korean Embassies in their countries → The National Institute for International Education make the selection

Contact

SNU staff in charge: 82-2-880-6971snuadmit2@snu.ac.kr

ReferenceStudy in Korea WebsiteAdmission Guide for SNU-KGSP

※ Scholarship packages are subject to change depending on the circumstances of the supporting organization.

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Korea Seoul National University Graduate Scholarship For Excellent Foreign Students (GSFS)

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