Exactly one year ago, I submitted my application for KGSP (Korean Government Scholarship Program). I remembered I was 1 of the 20 chosen candidates of Seoul Tech University to get a Masters in their Technology and Engineering Department. I was planning to push through a Masters Degree in Computer Science, btw, though unfortunately the Korean Government was focusing more on their Culture and Traditional aspect hence those who were taking a Masters degree related Language/Asian studies were chosen instead.
So for the benefit of those who would like to try their luck with the program, I will post here in my site everything that I submitted to them which had me chosen on the 1st Selection Process.
First off, the objective of the Program is to provide higher education in Korea for international students, with the aim of promoting international exchange in education, as well as mutual friendship amongst the participating countries. They will grant 880 scholarships to 157 nations. The Philippines were given 5 slots, along with other Asian countries like India and Malaysia.
The grantees will have 1 yr of Korean Study Language + 2 yrs of Master’s.
– The applicant and his/her parents must have foreign citizenships.
– You should be in good health, both mentally and physically, to stay in Korea for an extended period of time.
– You must be under 40 years of age.
– You must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
– Applicants must maintain a grade point average (G.P.A.) of at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4. 3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previously attended institution.
The Scholarship covers the following:
– Airfare: Round-trip economy class ticket going to/from South Korea.
– Monthly Allowance : 900,000 won (KRW) per month.
– Research Allowance : 210,000 won for scholars in the humanities and social sciences; 240,000 won for scholars in natural and mechanic sciences, per semester.
– Relocation (Settlement) Allowance : 200,000 won upon arrival (only for scholars from their own country, not for scholars who already currently live in Korea)
– Language Training Fee : Full coverage
– Tuitions : All admission fees are waived by the host institution (university).
– Dissertation Printing Costs : 500,000 ~ 800,000 won, depending on the actual costs.
-Medical Insurance : 20,000 won per month will be provided (limited coverage).
For more info, you can visit this website: Study in Korea
Application deadline may differ from one country to another so better yet check the website for the Application guideline.
Wishing everyone a very good luck!