Inbound Programs

The Office of International Affairs (OIA),
as SNU's headquarter for developing and promoting its international programs and initiatives,
welcomes all students and scholars to SNU's vibrant intellectual community.

Scholarships Graduate Scholarship for Excellent Foreign Students (GSFS)

Graduate Scholarship for Excellent Foreign Students (GSFS)


Asian students in under-privileged regions (i.e., students in China and Japan are not eligible) in specified graduate programs (subject to change every semester)

Details of the Award

  • Application Period : During the admission application period for international students every semester
  • Number of Recipients : 20 new graduate students
  • Amount and Duration of Award
Tuition 4 semesters maximumnote Full Tuition Fee
Living Expenses 500,000 KRWnote monthly

Please note that the amount of living expenses and the duration of award may vary depending on the individual colleges.

Required Documents

Applicant need to submit the required documents in hard copies before the designated time period to International Scholarships Officer at OIA

Contact Information


"Thank You Notes from Scholarship Recipients

I am much thankful to all the person who is directly and indirectly involved in providing such wonderful Scholarship to a foreigner like me. The GSFS scholarship I received has fulfilled my dreams to study in one of the prestigious University here in Korea and provided me all the financial support to pursue my academic career. I am enjoying my time, study and stay here at SNU freely without having financial burden and all the credit goes to the Scholarship that I have been receiving from past few months.

Pallavi Kunwar College of Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering Department (Fall 2018) GSFS Scholarship (Fall 2018~Fall 2020)

Undergraduate Program

Growing up in a less privileged community usually offer financial and academic challenges. Thanks to the generous contribution of GSFS scholarship programme for providing the deserved candidate with good education in a world top academic institution.

Muhammad Zahid Anwar College of Engineering (Spring 2015 ~ ) GSFS (Spring 2018- Spring 2020)

Undergraduate Program

It is an honor for me to have an opportunity to study at Seoul National University (SNU) with the GSFS scholarship in 2017. I really appreciate your generosity and support, which helped me ease the burden of finance and allowed me to focus more on studying and doing research. I hope this scholarship would be continued to encourage international students to pursue academic degrees in SNU.

Thien Dao College of Pharmacy (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018) GSFS (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)

Undergraduate Program

I express my sincere gratitude to OIA and the committee for selecting me as a recipient of the GSFS scholarship. I am very happy and honored to have received the GSFS Scholarship. By awarding me the GSFS scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning, and research. I will work hard and I hope to give back the support which I have received to the society as well. Thank you again for your generosity and support.

Vignesh Saravanan College of Engineering / Department of Aerospace Engineering (Fall 2017 ~ ) GSFS (Fall 2017 ~ Spring 2019)

Undergraduate Program

January 25, 2019