Do I need to mention that Korean scholarships are widely popular and taken into consideration by the world students? Let’s now fasten the belts to apply for the latest Global Korea Scholarship 2021, as they have now been announced to make applications for. Under this scholarship, 220 international students are invited to study there – meaning that these are 220 international scholarships for the international students offered by Korean Government Scholarship 2021. This GKS Scholarship program is for undergraduate students to proceed with fully funded undergraduate degrees at higher educational institutions in Korea. This scholarship has 2 tracks – embassy track and university track. Students can apply to both of these tracks.
Remember, 125 students will be chosen for embassy track whereas 95 students will be chosen for university track. There is no need to get worried about your academic field since all fields and majors are available. The duration of this Bachelor program is 5 years – 1 year for learning Korean language and 4 years to study in Bachelor program. This GKS Scholarship is fully funded and will cover all the expenses incurred on study.
Details for Global Korea Scholarship 2021
In order to be more informative for these much in demand scholarships of South Korea, the applicants need to contact the university or embassy to get details from where you will be informed about the application submission along with details of deadline, required documents, interview, etc. Mind you, application deadlines vary for university and each country’s embassy. Thus, the deadline should be around late September or early October. Let’s check out more details below:
- Country: South Korea
- Program: Undergraduate
- No. of Scholarships: 220
- Financial Benefits: Fully Funded
- Deadline: End of October 2020
Let’s Check GKS Scholarship Tracks
Let’s below check out the details of GKS Scholarship tracks:
Embassy Track Total: 115
For the students, who would like to apply for embassy track, they need to submit their applications along with required documents to the embassy of South Korea in their respective countries. They can apply to all the fields and majors offered by 38 designated universities.
University Track Total: 95
This track is only designated to Natural Science & Engineering Majors. Students, who are interested in this track, must submit their applications to the university of their choice. For this track, the applicants need to select the option ‘General’.
Available Universities for GKS Scholarship
Available Fields of Study
Below mentioned are the fields of study available in this scholarship:
- Natural Sciences
- Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
- Entertainment & Sports
For Global Korea Scholarship 2021, which is a fully funded scholarship, is for all international students to study in South Korean universities. Korean Government will cover the following expenditures:
- Air Tickets
- Resettlement Allowance
- Living Allowance
- Medical Insurance
- Language Courses
- Tuition Fees
- Award for Excellent Korean Language Proficiency
- Research Support
- Printing Costs (Dissertation)
- Completion Grant
Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship
Before you begin your application for this scholarship, you need to fulfill the eligibility. Let’s check out.
- Nationality: Candidates and their parents have to be the citizens of the GKS program’s partner countries which are invited to participate in this program. They must not be the citizen of Korea.
- Remember, the Korean citizens and dual citizenship holders (students who have Korean citizenship and hold citizenship of another country) do not fulfill eligibility criteria.
- Age: You need to be under 25 years of age as of March 1, 2021 (born after March 1, 1996).
- High School Graduates (or expected graduates): Students need to have high school diploma as of March 1st, 2021, or they should expect to be graduate by March 1st, 2021.
- Health: You need to be in good of health.
Documents You Require
You have to provide below documents to be considered for the scholarships.
- Application Form
- Personal Statement
- Study Plan
- Letters of Recommendation
- GKS Applicants Agreement
- Personal Medical Assessment
- Certificate of High School Graduation
- Proof of Citizenship
- Parents Proof of Citizenship
Note: If you are going for embassy track, you need to submit one set of original documents along with three sets of zerox copies of documents. For the students of University Track Applicants, do submit one set of original documents.
Deadline for Global Korea Scholarship 2021
It is different for each embassy and university. You need to check with embassy and the university for the same.
How to Apply
To apply for this scholarship, you need to check with your relevant embassy and the University of your Desire. And follow the below official link for more details and application procedure.