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 Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) for Exchange Students

Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) for Exchange Students


An applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • A full-time undergraduate student of SNU Student Exchange Partner Universities
  • Completed 1 year of studies at home university
  • Good academic performance
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English and/or Korean
  • Prepared to live in another culture in local conditions

Details of the Award

  • Application Period : January for spring semester, July for fall semester
  • Number of Recipients : To be announced
  • Amount and Duration of Award
GKS for Exchange Students
Period Amount
Living Expenses Every end of the month during the exchange period 500,000 KRW / per month
Medical Insurance Awarded semesters 20,000 KRW / per month
Settlement Allowance Upon arrival 200,000 KRW / once upon arrival
Airfare Upon arrival Round trip airfare(Maximum payable amount will be announced to the appointed student)

Scholarship packages may be subject to change depending on the circumstance of the supporting organization (National Institute for International Education)

How to apply

The scholarship opportunity is open to students from partner universities. Applicants must be nominated by their universities and application package should be sent by the university, along with a formal nomination letter for the GKS scholarship. SNU does not accept any application sent by individual students. Only Among those nominated applicants, National Institute for International Education (NIIED) will select successful candidates.

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