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 Korean Government Scholarship Program (KSGP)

Korean Government Scholarship Program (KSGP)


The Ministry of Education offers a scholarship program for international students from countries that have concluded a bilateral cultural agreement with Korea. Foreign scholarship students are actively making contributions for increasing ties and amity in throughout the world in numerous fields such as education, diplomacy and enterprise.

Scholarship Period

  1. Master's Degree: 1 year Language Courses + 2 year Degree Courses
  2. Doctoral Degree: 1 year Language Courses + 3 year Degree Courses


  1. The applicant and his/her parents must hold foreign citizenships.

    Applicants with the Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.

  2. Applicants must be under 40 years of age of the selection year.
  3. Applicants must hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree as of September 1st of the selection year.

    Applicants who have completed an undergraduate program, a master's program, or a doctoral program in Korea are ineligible to apply for the program.

  4. The academic achievement of the applicants must meet one of the followings:
    • The grade point average (GPA) must be no less than 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4.3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale; or
    • The overall grades must be no less than 80% out of 100%

Selection Procedure

  1. Applicants submit their applications either to the Korean Embassies around the world or to the partner universities in Korea. The embassies and universities select the successful candidates among the applicants in the 1st round of selection. The applicants of the successful candidates will then be forwarded to NIIED.
  2. The NIIED selection committee selects the successful candidates among those who passed the 1st round.
  3. Among the successful candidates who have passed the 2nd round, the applicants of those who applied through the Korean Embassies will be reviewed by universities for admission. Successful candidates must get admission from at least one of the universities.

Scholarship Benefit

Round Trip Airfare, Monthly Allowance, Research Allowance, Settlement Allowance, Language Training Fee, Tuition, Dissertation Printing Costs, Medical insurance, etc.

Contact Information

Before the Admission:
Overseas Study Support Division
Dept. of Planning & Management
Korean Embassy
  • Korean Embassies around the world
Office of Admissions
After the Admission:
Office of International Affairs