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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)
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
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
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,
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
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
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,
International Studies Korean Studies, American Studies, Russian Studies, Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies
Biomedical Science, Biomedical Engineering, Translational Medicine
Underlined programs are offered at ERICA campus
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
o Selection Procedure
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.
Selection: The NIIED Selection Committee will select the most successful candidates from the
pool of applicants recommended by the 1st
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
o Exemption from the Korean language course requirement: Korean proficiency at TOPIK Level 5 or 6
* 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
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