Fully Funded GKS Korean Government Scholarship

  • PHD, Master
  • Full tuition waiver + other benefits
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In short, the GKS stands for Global Korea Scholarship formally known as Korean Government Scholarship.

It is a Fully Funded Scholarship Program by the Korean government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Korea makes this one of the Largest Scholarship programs in the world.

This is a scholarship by

Korean Government

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  • Applicants can apply from all around the world. The Scholarship is open.
  • Applicants must be physically fit and in good health.
  • Applicant should Maintain a minimum CGPA requirement: 2.64/4.0, 2.80/4.3, 2.91/4.5, or 3.23/5.0.
  • In percentage: 80% or higher on a 100-point scale, or be in the top 20% of their class.
  • All applicants and their parents must not hold Korean citizenship.
  • Must be under 40 years of age as of September 1, 2023 (born after September 1, 1983). (For Masters, Ph.D.)
  • Applicants should have completed and hold a bachelor’s Degree program or be expected to hold a bachelor’s degree.
  • Students in the final year and waiting for results can also apply. (In this case, you have to submit a certificate of expected graduation at the time of applying.

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The GKS Scholarship is a Fully Funded Scholarship Opportunity for all International students. It Covers:

Full Tuition Fee

Monthly Allowance (KRW 1,000,000 – KRW 1,500,000)

Resettlement Allowance (KRW 200,000)

Medical Insurance (KRW 20,000)

Research Support (KRW 210,000 – 240,000)

Round Airfare Tickets

Language Courses

Award for Excellent Korean Language Proficiency

Printing Costs (Dissertation) (KRW 500,000 – 800,000)

Completion Grant


The Deadline is set by each country and it is different.

The application process for the Korean Government Scholarship Program is also different for each country.

The process is set by each country and it is best to Visit the Official website where they have mentioned all the details about the Scholarship Application.

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