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  • 2012 Korean Government Scholarship Program

    Guideline for International Students

    Enrolled in Graduate Programs

    1. Program Objective

    The Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed to provide higher education in Korea for

    international students, with the aim of promoting international exchange in education, as well as

    mutual friendship amongst the participating countries.

    2. Total Number of Grantees : 345

    o 2012 KGSP Allocations by respective Korean Embassies : 145 candidates (from 90 nations) Among the 145 candidates, 15 (from 10 nations) overseas Korean adoptees are included. Their quotas are

    allotted to 10 Korean embassies, and are separate from general candidate quotas.

    o 2012 KGSP Allocation for the Designated Korean Universities : 200 candidates (from 82 nations)

    QuotaNo. of

    NationsName of Countries

    15 1 The United States

    7 1 Turkey

    5 3 Cambodia, Japan, Vietnam

    4 8 Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uzbekistan

    3 15Brazil, Ecuador, Egypt, India, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria,

    Pakistan, Romania, Russia, Ukraine

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    Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Germany,

    Hungary, Iran, iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Singapore, Tanzania, Taiwan,

    The United Kingdom, Uganda

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    Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bhutan, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Costa

    Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Dominica, Guinea, Georgia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Lebanon, Libya,

    Lithuania, Nicaragua, Panama, Rwanda, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sudan, Tajikistan, Venezuela,

    Yemen, Zambia

    Total 82 200 candidates

    Among the 200 candidates allocated to the Designated Korean Universities, 10 will be allotted into two outstanding

    specialized universities separately.

    3. Available Fields of Study

    o Available Fields of Study at Hanyang University

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    Field Program


    Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning,

    Natural Resources & Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and

    Computer Engineering, Information System, Material Science and Engineering, Chemical

    Engineering, Organic Nanotechnology, Bio Engineering, Energy Engineering, Mechanical

    Engineering, Mechanical Design & Mechatronics, Nuclear Engineering, Industrial Engineering,

    Automotive Engineering, Architectural Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering,

    Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Fine Chemical Engineering,

    Industrial & Management Engineering, Bionanotechnology


    Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Applied Mathematics, Marine and

    Environment Sciences, Applied Chemistry, Applied Physics, Interior Design, Clothing and

    Textiles, Food and Nutrition

    Medicine Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy

    Fine Arts and Sports

    Music(Voice, Composition, Piano, String and Wind Instrument, Korean Traditional Music),

    Design(Textile Design, Metal Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design),

    Theater and Film, Dance, Physical Education, Life Sports and Well-Being, Life Dance Art

    Humanities and

    Social Sciences

    Korean Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, German Language and

    Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Japanese language and

    Literature, French Language and Literature, Cultural Anthropology, English course and Materials

    development, Political Science and Diplomacy, Public Administration, Sociology, Tourism,

    Journalism & Mass Communication, Advertising & Public relations, Law, Economics and

    Finance, Business Administration(International Business, Marketing, Finance, Strategic

    Management, Operation and Service Management, Management Information System),

    Accounting, Applied Economics,

    Management Consulting, Strategic Management, Insurance & finance, Education, Educational

    Technology, Applied Art Education, English Education, Korean Education



    Urban & Real Estate Development, Information Display Engineering, Intelligent Robotics,

    Nanoscale Semiconductor Engineering, Nano Solar Energy Engineering, Health Management,

    Mass Media & Scenario Contents, Child Psychotherapy, Museum Education, Digital Culture


    Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Technology, New Drug Development, Convergence Nanoscience,

    Transnational Humanities

    International Studies Korean Studies, American Studies, Russian Studies, Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies


    Science and


    Biomedical Science, Biomedical Engineering, Translational Medicine

    Underlined programs are offered at ERICA campus

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    o Available Courses : Masters programs and Doctoral programs

    4. Main Notes for the 2012 Selection

    o Applicants have to apply for this program via either an embassy or a designated university. Overseas

    Korean adoptees have to apply only via an embassy if their countries are allotted the adoptee quotas.

    o The selection process for applicants will proceed in three steps. Firstly, applicants must be selected

    by the institution he or she is applying through (a Korean embassy, or a designated university).

    Secondly, applicants who passed the first round must be selected by the NIIED Selection

    Committee. Finally, applicants who passed the second round must gain admission from a university.

    o Institutions accepting applications: 90 overseas Korean embassies or 51 designated Korean universities.

    * Applicants who submit applications to more than one of the aforementioned institutions will be

    disqualified immediately.

    o Selection Procedure

    - 1st

    Selection: Hanyang University will draft a selections standard based on the criteria provisioned

    by NIIED, and recommend the best applicants according to its respective standards.

    - 2nd

    Selection: The NIIED Selection Committee will select the most successful candidates from the

    pool of applicants recommended by the 1st

    selection institutions.

    - 3rd

    Selection: Only the candidates who were recommended by a Korean embassy and passed the


    selection successfully will be evaluated for admission by the 3 universities to which they

    applied; each candidate has to gain admission from at least one university.

    * Applicants who were recommended by a designated university will automatically be granted

    admission to said university that recommended them, upon the condition they are selected as a

    successful candidate in the 2nd

    Selection. Subsequently, once they pass the mandatory medical

    examination, they will join the ranks of the final successful candidates.

    5. Duration of Scholarship

    o Masters (01.09.2012 ~ 31.08.2015) : 1 yr. of Korean language + 2 yrs of Masters

    o Doctoral (01.09.2012 ~ 31.08.2016) : 1 yr. of Korean language + 3 yrs of Doctoral

    * (Important) After the Korean language course, the scholarship period of degree course (2 years of

    masters or 3 years of doctoral) cannot be extended beyond the designated duration.

    * In the case that a scholar possesses a TOPIK Level that is higher than 5, he or she is exempted from

    the Korean language course; the exempted period will be deducted from the total scholarship period

    (2 years for masters or 3 years for doctoral).

    6. Korean Language Course

    o All scholars, unless exempted, must take one year of Korean language course in the designated

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    language institution.

    o Exemption from the Korean language course requirement: Korean proficiency at TOPIK Level 5 or 6

    (with certification).

    * Scholars who have surpassed TOPIK Level 5 and want to start their degree course without the

    Korean language course should obtain permission from NIIED in advance.

    * Scholars who are exempted from taking the Korean language course may take their degree course

    starting from September 1st, 2012 or March 1

    st, 2013.

    o Only the scholars who will have passed at least Level 3 of TOPIK (the Test of Proficiency in Korean)

    after one year of Korean language course are permitted to start their masters or doctoral program.

    o Scholars who do not pass at least TOPIK Level 3 after one year of Korean language course should

    complete an additional six-month coursework in the Korean language.

    o Language Institution : the NIIED has designated five language institutions for the Korean language


    7. Application Requirements

    o The applicant and his/her parents must have foreign citizenships.

    * Applicants who hold Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.

    o Applicants should be in good health, both mentally and physically, to stay in Korea for an extended

    period of time.

    * Applicants must submit the Personal Medical Assessment (included in the application form) when

    he/she apply for this program, and then submit an Official Medical Examination Report issued in a

    hospital to NIIED after passing the NIIED Selection Committee (the 2nd

    Selection). A serious illness

    reflected in the examination results will be the main cause of disqualification from the scholarship.

    * NOT Eligible : those who are pregnant

    o Applicants must be unde


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