Inbound Programs

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.


Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) for Exchange Students


Officially accepted exchange student participants

  • Selection Procedure
NIIED informs the number of students SNU can nominate
SNU selects candidates who will be offered a chance to apply
Selected candidates submit required documents for screening
SNU screens documents through internal evaluation, selects final nominees
SNU sends final nominee list to NIIED
NIIED evaluates and informs SNU with final recipient list

Details of the Award

  • Application Period : December for Spring semester, June for Fall semester
  • Number of Recipients : To be announced
  • Duration : 4 months or 10 months (depending on student’s exchange period)
  • Scholarship Amount
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)

Contact Information

September 3, 2020