A Helpful Guide To Global Korean Scholarship 2022

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A Helpful Guide To Global Korean Scholarship 2022

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If you can not stop thinking about walking the busy streets of South Korea and living the student life that you have only seen in K-Dramas, follow in the footsteps of your favourite content creators like Sonal Yadav, Shivani (Indian Unnie), and Piyusha to make your South Korean education dream come true. And we are here to help you with the answers to all your questions about the Global Korean Scholarship 2022.


What is GKS?

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Global Korean Scholarship, previously known as Korean Government Scholarship Program ( KGSP ), offers students from all over the world a chance to study in South Korea. The scholarship program was an initiative introduced by the government to help students get the best education has to offer without the financial struggle. 


With the affiliation of NIIED, the South Korean Government launched this program to promote international cultural exchange among the youth.


NIIED - A South Korean Government organisation that promotes and cultivates Educational resources globally with its education fairs and programs such as ‘Study Korea Project’ as well as organises TOPIK worldwide.


What are the benefits of GKS?

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Scholarship

Airfare

Settlement Allowance

Monthly Allowance 

Korean Proficiency Grants

Degree Completion Grants

Language Training Fee

Tuition

Medical Insurance

Benefits

Economy class flight ticket (actual expense)

200,000 KRW

(Rs.12,460)

900,000 KRW/month

(Rs.56,073)

100,000KRW/month

(Rs.6,230)

100,000 KRW

(Rs.6,230)

NIIED:

1,000,000 KRW

(Rs.62,303)

University: Amount that exceeds 1,000,000 KRW

NIIED: up to 5,000,000 KRW

(Rs.3,11,518)

University: Amount that exceeds 5,000,000 KRW Admission Fee

National Health Insurance Fee

Time

At the time of initial entry/final departure

At the time of initial entry

Beginning of each month

Beginning of each month

At the time of final departure

Beginning of each quarter

Beginning of each semester (twice a year)

Beginning of each semester (twice a year)

Procedure

NIIED — Universities— GKS Scholars

NIIED — Universities



Cumulative Grant - Rs. 5,73.813 (Yearly) + Flight Tickets 


Who Can Apply?


  • Nationality
  1. Applicants must have a citizenship of NIIED designated countries invited for participation in the GKS program.
  2. Both applicants and their parent(s) must not hold Korean citizenship or dual citizenship unless the parent(s) hold different citizenship and applicants have the citizenship of the NIIED designated countries. 

  • Education -
    1. Applicants who have graduated or are expecting to graduate high school are eligible to apply for a Bachelor’s or Associate degree program.
    2. Associate degree graduates are eligible to apply for a Bachelor’s degree program only.

     * Applicants that are expecting to graduate before 28th February 2022, must submit the required documents for credentials before the deadline to GKS Center, NIIED.


  • Grades -
    1. Applicant must have maintained a CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) equivalent to or higher than or equal to -
    1. A percentage of 80% or above on a scale of 100 or hold a rank of the top 20% in the class.
    2. CGPA: 2.64/4.0, 2.80/4.3, 2.91/4.5, 3.23/5

    * Only for applicants applying for Associate or Bachelor’s degree programs.


    • Age -

    Must be under 25 years of age.


  • Health -
    1. All applicants must be in good mental and physical health.
    2. Applicants must submit Form 6. Personal Medical Assessment along with their application.
    3. GKS scholars are subject to having their scholarship reverted if any serious medical illness is found in the medical checkup upon arrival in South Korea.

    Application

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    Here is a list of all the documents you need for your application


    • Form 1 (Application Form)
    • Form 2 (Personal Statement)
    • Form 3 (Study Plan)
    • Form 4 (Single Letter of Recommendation)
    • Form 5 (GKS Applicant Agreement)
    • Form 6 (Personal Medical Assessment)
    • Proof of Citizenship
    • Certificate of Graduation
    • Transcript
    • Proof of Age
    • Proof of Overseas Korean (Only for relevant applicants)
    • Proof of Korean Citizenship Renunciation Certificate (Only for relevant applicants)
    • Proof of Korean War Veteran’s Descendant (Only for relevant applicants)
    • Certificate of Korean or English Proficiency Test
    • Copy of awards and other certificates
    • Applicant’s Passport Copy

    Application Period

    • Embassy Track - The date and deadline for application will be decided by the Embassy itself.
    • University Track - The date and deadline for the application will be decided by the Universities. Applications will be open until October 20th.

    Selection Process

    • Embassy Track 

    1st Round of Selection —Recommendation for candidates —NIIED —2nd Round of Selection (Embassy Track Candidates) —3rd Round of Selection (Embassy Track Candidates) — Announce of 2022 GKS-U Scholars

    • University Track

    1st Round of Selection (University)  —Recommendation for candidates —NIIED —2nd Round of Selection (University Track Candidates)-------------------- Announce of 2022 GKS-U Scholars


    Here is the link to the official guidelines and application for GKS - 2021 GKS-G Application Guidelines (English).pdf


    The information provided above has been updated on 14/01/22 and is subject to change accordingly with the Universities’ and Embassy’s updates.


    As hectic as the entire procedure might sound at first, working for your dream is always a rush like no other. From our entire team, HWAITING! We hope this helps you get a step closer to your dream. Tune in next Wednesday for more updates from us.


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