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GKS-G (Global Korea Scholarship for Graduate Degrees)


1. Program Objectives

    Global Korea Scholarship is designed to provide international students with opportunities to study at higher educational institutions in Korea at graduate-level degrees, which will enhance international education exchange and deepen mutual friendship between Korea and participating countries.


2. Period of Scholarship

◦ Master’s: 1 yr. of Korean language + 2 yrs of a degree program

◦ Doctoral: 1 yr. of Korean language + 3 yrs of a regular degree program


3. Eligibility

  o Nationality: Applicants and their parents must not hold Korean Citizenship.

  o Age: Applicants must be under 40 years of age.

  o Degree Requirements: Applicants must hold or must be expecting to hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree 

  o Grades: An applicant must maintain the overall grade point of average(CGPA) equivalent to or higher than any ONE of the following;

   [2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4.3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, 3.23 on a 5.0 scale, or score percentile(80% or above)]

  o Health: An applicant must be in a good health, both mentally and physically, to study in Korea for the full duration of the program.

  o Preferences

 - An applicant who has attained certified scores in TOPIK for their proficiency in Korean may be given preference.

 - Descendents of Korean War veterans will receive an additional 5% of the total marks during the selection reviews.

 - Applicants who apply for the majors in the field of Natural Science and Engineering may be given preference.

4. Required Documents

  o Applicant Form (Form 1)

  o Personal Statement (Form 2)

  o Study Plan (Form 3)

  o Research Proposal (Form 4) ONLY applicable for Research Program applicants

  o One letter of Recommendation (Form 5)

  o Letter of Invitation (Form 6) ONLY applicable for Research Program applicants

  o GKS Applicant Agreement (Form 7)

  o Personal Medical Assessment (Form 8)

  o Consent to Collect and Use Personal Information (Form 9)

  o Bachelor's/Master's Diploma or Certificate of Degree

  o Bachelor's/Master's degree Transcript

  o Applicant's Proof of Citizenship

  o Parents' Proof of Citizenship


5. Place of Submission for the Midwest USA applicants: The Chicago Korean Education Center,  9810 Capitol Drive, Wheeling, IL 60090

6. GKS-G official website: -> Scholarships -> GKS Notice

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