Global Korea Scholarship 2021 for Graduate Degrees is now its new call for the Scholarship in Korea. The Global Korea Scholarship or GKS Scholarship is previously known as the Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP). Korea Scholarship 2021 is for aspirants from all nationalities to study in Korea at Korean Universities with Fully Funded Korea Government Scholarship 2021.

Applicants can apply for the Master degree, PhD degree, Research and Postdoc positions at Korean Universities in any disciplines offered by the universities under GKS Scholarship 2021. Global Korea Scholarship is a fully-funded scholarship for international students to study in Korea. The Government of Korea Scholarship, GKS Scholarship is designed by the Government of Korea and Ministry of Education to enhance the educational collaboration with international students.

Global Korea Scholarship is designed to provide international students with opportunities to study at higher educational institutions in Korea at graduate-level degrees, which will enhance international education exchange and deepen mutual friendship between Korea and participating countries. As Korean Government Scholarship Programs have been integrated and branded as Global Korea Scholarship in 2010, the name is changed to GKS (Global Korea Scholarship)

Brief Description

  • Organization: Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) 2021
  • University: Universities of Korea
  • Areas/Major: All Programs (Maximum)
  • Course Level: Master/PhD/Research/Postdoc
  • Award:  Fully Funded
  • Access Mode: Online or Post
  • Number of Awards:  1276
  • Nationality: International (All Nationalities, 153 Countries)
  • The program can be taken in Korea
  • Application Deadlines; vary University to University

Eligibility Criteria

All Interested applicants to study in Korea with fully-funded scholarship, Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) 2021 must fulfill the following eligibility criteria;

  • Applicants should be International (All Nationalities except Korea)
  • For Master Applications, students should have the Bachelor (16 year) Education and under the age of 40 years
  • PhD applications, students should have the Master (18 year) education and under the age of 40 years.
  • For Research Programs, Students should have the degree above master`s level and must have the invitation from NIIED`s Designed universities of Korea
  • Postdoctoral Applications, Applicants should have the PhD degree at the time of application
  • Students who are currently enrolled and expected to graduate before August 2020 can apply for this scholarship by submitting the Expected graduation (Hope Certificate) proof.
  • Minimum Grades required to apply Global Korea Scholarship 2021 are given below;
  1. At Least 2.64 out of 4 Scale
  2. 2.8 out of 4.3 Scale
  3. 2.91 out of 4.5 Scale
  4. 3.23 out of 5 Scale
  • Students should be in good Medical and Physical Health
  • Language Requirement: Preferences will be given to the below language proficiencies
  • For Korean Proficiency: Student should able to demonstrate the Proficiency in Korean language (TOPIK)
  • Proficiency in English: Student should be able to submit proof of English Proficiency (IELTS, TOFEL or other Proof, English Proficiency letter will also be acceptable)

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Details of Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) 2021

Scholarship vacancies

  • Total Seats: 1276
  • Embassy: 650
  • University: 626

Degrees level

  • Master/Mphil
  • PhD
  • Research
  • Postdoctoral

Degree Programs

Students can apply in any field of study offered by the Korean Universities for Global Korea Scholarship 2021. There are several universities participating in GKS Scholarship in Korea for International students and they offer a wide range of degree programs. Applicants are encouraged to download the list of universities and available degree programs before starting the applications. But major areas and programs are given below in which you can apply

  • Life Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Humates and Arts
  • General Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Computer and related
  • So on….

Universities under Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) 2021

Almost all universities (Public, National, Private) of Korea (64 Universities) are considered for Global Korea Scholarship 2021. You can check the details with their offered programs by clicking below and download the list of universities information.

Click Below to Download the University List and their Programs

For Universities contact Please see the Appendix C in the given file below

Click Below to Download the Contact of Korean Universities

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How to Apply

Interested and eligible applicants are encouraged to apply for Global Korea Scholarship 2021 to pursue higher studies in Korea with fully funded scholarship by following the given procedure;

There are two tracks (you can apply for both to secure) to apply in Global Korea Scholarship 2021

  • Embassy Track
  • University Track

Embassy Track

Korean Embassies in your countries will announce the official Global Korea scholarship 2021 or KGSP and you have to submit your applications to Korean embassies.

Mostly Embassies announce Global Korea Scholarship in Feb-March

You can contact embassies or visit their official website to check the announcement of scholarship and details. Please check the Appendix B for embassies contact in this given file

Click Below to Download the GKS 2021 file

University Track

Step 1;

Find out the relevant professors from Korean Universities related to your Research Interest and Contact for Consent Letter and mention you are willing to apply for Global Korea Scholarship 2021. (this is not compulsory But can be helpful)

Click Below to Check the Universities and Programs

Step 2;

After getting the Consent letter, students need to submit the applications ( according to university admission procedure) to the university and mention his/her name in their application.

Application form of Global Korea Scholarship 2021 or KGSP

Click Below to Download the application Form

Documents Required

  • Application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Research Proposal
  • 2 Letter of Recommendation
  • Consent letter or Invitation Letter
  • Medical Report
  • Educational Documents (Degrees, Transcripts)
  • Proof of Citizenships (Passport, ID Card)
  • Language Proof (optional)
  • Other Supporting Documents (optional)


Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) 2021 or KGSP Scholarship is a fully funded scholarship, which will cover your all Educatioal Expenses, Airfare, Registration and Tuition fee, Accommodation, Monthly Stipend of (Degree Program) 1,000,000 KRW per month, (Research Program) 1,500,000 KRW, Research Allowance, Health Insurance and other support.

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Click Here to See the Official Announcement

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Muhammad Usman

Research & MEXT Scholar  at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) with Graduate Major in Global Engineering for Development, Environment and Society


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