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 (KGSP)

Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP)


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

Korean language course(up to 1 year) + Bachelor's degree course requirements(4 years)


Prospective applicants must meet the following qualification criteria.

  1. Must be a citizen of the country to which the scholarship is offered, which also applies to the applicants' parents
  2. Have graduated or will be scheduled to graduate from high school as of March 1st of the invitation year
  3. Must possess above 80% (out of 100%) cumulative grade point average (CGPA), or must be within the top 20% (out of 100%) in rank in high school.

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