2014 Korean Government Scholarship Program for International Graduate Students in Korea

Applications are invited for Korean Government Scholarship program for graduate students. The applicant and his/her parents must have foreign citizenship. Up to 880 scholarships will be awarded for pursuing master and PhD studies at participating Universities in Korea as designated by NIIED. After the Korean language course, the scholarship period of degree course (2 years of master’s or 3 years of doctoral) cannot be extended beyond the designated duration. The selection process for applicants will proceed in three steps. Applicants must be selected by the institution he or she is applying through (a Korean embassy or a designated university).. The Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed 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..  Scholarships are available for pursuing master and PhD degree at Participating Universities in Korea.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? The applicant and his/her parents must have foreign citizenship. Applicants who hold Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.
· Applicants should be in good health, both mentally and physically, to stay in Korea for an extended period of time.
· Applicants must submit the Personal Medical Assessment (included in the application form) when he/she apply for this program, and when it’s orientation, an Official Medical Examination will be done by NIIED. A serious illness (For example, HIV, Drug, etc) will be the main cause of disqualification from the scholarship.
· The handicapped who satisfy the above are also eligible for the program.
· Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of Sep. 1st, 2014 (born after Sep. 1st, 1974).
· Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of August 31st, 2014.
· Applicants who apply for the Master’s program must hold a Bachelor’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than a Bachelor’s degree.
· Applicants who apply for the Doctoral program must hold a Master’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than a Master’s degree.
· Applicants who are expecting to obtain the relevant required degree or diploma by August 31st, 2014 must submit a certificate of degree or diploma expectation, and submit the official certificate of degree or diploma to NIIED by August 31st, 2014. (If not, disqualified for this program).
· 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.
· If an applicant does not satisfy the above GPA criteria, he/she will be disqualified from applying to this program.
· If the transcript is not indicated in grades/marks/scores format, or is difficult to convert into percentages, attachment of official explanation from the attended institution is required.
· Applicants who have Korean proficiency or English proficiency may be given preference.
· Applicants who apply for natural science and technology program may be given preference.
· Applicants who are university professors currently in the developing countries may be given preference.
Benefits of the scholarship: Korean Government Scholarship Program for graduate students will include: -Airfare: Round-trip economy class ticket. -Airfare for entry will not be provided to scholars who already currently live in Korea for academic study or employment. -The fees for domestic travel within a scholar’s home country and for travel insurance to and from Korea will not be provided. -Scholars from China and the Czech Republic will not be provided airfare by NIIED, but by their country of origin according to the mutual agreements. -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). The tuition is paid by NIIED. -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). -Special funding for scholars who are proficient in the Korean language (TOPIK Level 5 or 6): 100,000 won per month (commencing from the degree program)
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  The duration of Korean Government Scholarship Program for graduate students is as follows: -Master’s (01.09.2014 ~ 31.08.2017): 1 yr. of Korean language + 2 yrs of Master’s -Doctoral (01.09.2014 ~ 31.08.2018): 1yr. of Korean language + 3 yrs of Doctoral After the Korean language course, the scholarship period of degree course (2 years of master’s or 3 years of doctoral) cannot be extended beyond the designated duration. In the case that a scholar possesses a TOPIK Level that is higher than 5, he or she is exempted from the Korean language course; the exempted period will be deducted from the total scholarship period (2 years for master’s or 3 years for doctoral). In the case that a scholar possesses a TOPIK Level 5 or 6, he or she must be exempted from the Korean language course and must start his/her academic course of Master or Doctoral degree; the exempted period will be deducted from the total scholarship period (2 years for master’s or 3 years for doctoral).
Number of scholarships:  Up to 880 scholarships will be awarded.

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