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Study in Korea: Korean Government providing Scholarship for Master’s & PhD

Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India is now inviting applications from Indian Nationals for the prestigious Korean Government Scholarship for the year 2016.

What is the scholarship?

The scholarship is for Indian nationals to study at any Korean University or Institution (as designed by NIIED) from September, 2016. The scholarship will be awarded on the following studies-

  1. Korean Language
  2. International Relations (including Korean Studies)
  3. Bio-Technology
  4. Electronic Engineering

Eligibility criteria-

  • Age- Applicants must be below 40 years of age as of September 1st, 2016
  • Educational Qualification- Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.

Scholarship amount-

Monthly Allowance 900,000 won (KRW) per month
Research Allowance Humanities & Social Sciences=210,000 won/semester

Natural &Mechanic Sciences= 240,000 won/semester

Relocation (Settlement) Allowance 200,000 won
Language Training Fee Full Coverage
Tuitions All admission fees have been reduced by the Host University/Institution. Tuition fee is paid by NIIED
Dissertation Printing Costs 500,000 won to 800,000 won depending upon the cost
Medical Insurance  20,000 won per month will be provided (its limited coverage)
Special Funding Special Funding of 100,000 won is provided to scholars who are proficient in Korean Language (TOPIK Level 5 or 6)

Airfare- NIIED, Government of Korea will pay for tickets of a scholar’s economy class round-trip. Any kind of travelling allowance will not be made by the Government of India.

Duration of the scholarship-  

Degree Duration Detailed Duration
Master’s Degree 3 years (1st September, 2016-31st August, 2019) 1st year will be of Korean Language + 2 years of Master’s
Doctoral Degree 4 years (1st September, 2016-31st August, 2020) 1st year will be of Korean Language + 3 years of Doctoral

 How to apply for this Scholarship?

Applications have to be submitted online here. However, applicants are advised to visit the official Korean Government Scholarship Portal (KGSP) before applying. Click here to visit KGSP.

Note: Candidates who have already received Korean Scholarship will not be eligible.

Documents to be uploaded-

  • Copy of the Marksheet of Bachelor’s Degree (to apply for Master’s) and copy of the marksheet of Master’s Degree (to apply for Doctoral).
  • Transcript from University/Institution.
  • Proof of Date of Birth-either Birth Certificate or Class X Admit Card.

Last Date- 11th March, 2016

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