Student Scholarships

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South Korea offers many scholarships that are provided by the Korean government as well as by other organizations. Some scholarships are meant for Indian students specifically while others are for international students in general. One may also go to the university websites directly to see the availability of scholarships for international students.


1. The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology offers government scholarships for higher education to Indian students. It covers tuition fee, monthly allowance, medical insurance and a round trip airfare. The notifications are announced in the Ministry of HRD, Government of India website.

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2. Samsung Electronics has created the Global Scholarship Programme for promising students in several counties including India with the aim of recruiting them into their company. SE provides two kinds of scholarships

a. GSP (MS Program) through Seoul National University

b. GSP (MBA Program) through Sung Kyun Kwan University

The Scholarship provides for tuition, monthly allowance, dormitory expenses, monthly allowance, and round trip airfare, internship in Samsung Electronics and employment in the company.

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Research Students

The RoK government provides scholarship to international graduate students for either one of the following courses:

1) Master's course: 3 years (1 year of Korean language course & 2 years of master's course) OR

2) Doctoral course: 4 years (1 year of Korean language course & 3 years of doctoral course) Scholarship Payment is as follows: (subject to change and actual contract)

-Airfare: A round-trip economy class ticket

-Monthly Allowance: 900,000 won per month

-Research Allowance: 210,000 won for students in humane and social sciences; 240,000 won for students in natural and mechanic sciences per semester

-Relocation Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival

-Language Training Fee: The full costs up to 1 year (NIIED pays directly to the entrusted language institution)

-Tuitions: The full entrance fee is exempted by the host institution. The full tuition is exempted by NIIED.

-Dissertation Printing Costs: Up to 500,000 won will be reimbursed for the costs related to a dissertation printing. (Up to 800,000 won for art or physical education course)

-Medical Insurance: 15,000 won per month

For application form and details please visit the website

Click on Korean Government Scholarship Students Link

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Other scholarships:

Korea – Jeju National University PhD Scholarships in Printed Electronics Field

Korea – 2009 Chonbuk National University Postgraduate and Postdoc Financial Aid

Asia – 2009 NUS Asian Graduate Student Fellowships

Korea – Korea Institute of Science and Technology IRDA Program for Master and PhD Students

Korea – Seoul National University Graduate Scholarship for Foreign Excellent Students Program

Korea – Gyeongsang National University Positions for MS Degree or PhD Candidates in the Control Area

Korea – Cheju National University PhD and MS Scholarships in Engineering

Korea – 2008 / 2009 Seoul National University POSCO Asia Fellowship for Master’s Program

Korea – 2008 AUN – GIST Scholarship on Science and Technology

Korea – Gyeongsang National University Graduate Students Positions in Robotics

Korea – Cheju National University MS Scholarship Leading to PhD at Department of Advanced Micro Mechantronics

Korea – 2008 Seoul National University Master’s Scholarship Program for International Students

Korea – Korea University Postdoc or Research Professor in Carbon Nanotube Research

Korea – 2008 KDI School of Policy & Management Master Scholarships for International Students

Korea – Samsung Electronics Undergraduate Scholarships in Business Administration, Art and Social Science

Korea – 2007 KAIST Undergraduate Scholarship for International Students

Korea – 2007 KDI School of Public Policy & Management Postgraduate Scholarships

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