2012 Korean Government Scholarship Program

Dear Fellas,

2012 KGSP has opened! Anyone who wants to pursue Master/Doctor Degree can participate in this program.  I have downloaded the guideline but unfortunately I can’t copy all the things here. For Indonesia: Embassy Quotas: 2 & Designated Univ Quotas: 4. You can choose 51 universities to be attended.

Selection Procedure:

–      1st Selection: Each 1st selection institution 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 2nd 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.

Duration of Scholarship

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

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 master’s 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 master’s or 3 years for doctoral).

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 under 40 years of age as of Sep. 1st, 2012 (born after Sep. 1st, 1972).

o Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of September 1, 2012.

 * (Important) Applicants who have ever enrolled in a university in Korea will be disqualified from applying to the KGSP program. Specifically, an applicant who has previously enrolled in an undergraduate program, a master’s program, or a doctoral program in Korea cannot apply for this program.

However, a KGSP scholar who has graduated or will graduate from a Korean university as of August 31st, 2012 can apply for this program again only via the embassy if only he/she holds at least TOPIK Level 4 and obtain another recommendation within the allotment from the Korean Embassy of his/her respective country of origin (re-application is limited to one instance).

* Applicants who apply for the Master’s program must hold a Bachelor’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than a Bachelor’s degree.

 * Applicants who apply for the Doctoral program must hold a Master’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than a Master’s degree.

* Applicants who are expecting to obtain the relevant required degree or diploma by August 31st, 2012 must submit a certificate of degree or diploma expectation, and submit the official certificate of degree or diploma to NIIED by August 31st, 2012.

o Applicants must maintain a grade point average (G.P.A.) of at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4. 3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previously attended institution. If an applicant does not satisfy the above GPA criteria, he/she will be disqualified from applying to this program.

* If the transcript is not indicated in grades/marks/scores format, or is difficult to convert into percentages, attachment of official explanation from the attended institution is required.

o Applicants who have Korean proficiency or English proficiency may be given preference.

o Applicants who apply for natural science and technology program may be given preference.

Scholarship

o Scholarship Period : same as the period of invitation.

o Payment:

-Airfare : Round-trip economy class ticket.

* Airfare for entry will not be provided to scholars who already presently live in Korea for academic study or employment.

* The fees for domestic travel within a scholar’s home country and for travel insurance to and from Korea will not be provided.

* Scholars from China and the Czech Republic will not be provided airfare by NIIED, but by their country of origin according to the mutual agreements.

-Monthly Allowance : 900,000 won (KRW) per month.

-Research Allowance : 210,000 won for scholars in the humanities and social sciences; 240,000 won for scholars in natural and mechanic sciences, per semester.

-Relocation (Settlement) Allowance : 200,000 won upon arrival

-Language Training Fee : Full coverage

-Tuitions : All admission fees are waived by the host institution (university). The tuition is paid by

NIIED.

-Dissertation Printing Costs : 500,000 ~ 800,000 won, depending on the actual costs.

-Medical Insurance : 20,000 won per month will be provided (limited coverage).

-Special funding for scholars who are proficient in the Korean language (TOPIK Level 5 or 6): 100,000 won per month (commencing from the degree program)

NOTES

  – NIIED does not compensate fees for the domestic travel both in the grantee’s country and Korea.

  – Airfare for entry into Korea will not be provided to a scholar that has been staying in Korea for his or her study, work, etc. as of the date of announcement of successful candidates

 – NIIED does not compensate fees for insurance for traveling to and from Korea.

 – The medical fee is to be reimbursed through the insurance company to the scholar after s/he pays first. However, the expense for dental clinic or chronic disease will not be covered.

 – Any scholar who gives up his/her study during the scholarship period will not receive airfare and allowance for repatriation.

– Any scholar that quits the program within 3 months after s/he entering Korea, should refund allscholarship fees (The airfare of arriving Korea, settlement allowance, monthly stipend, Korean language training expenses, etc.).

Selection Procedure Details

o The guideline, application form, and university information will be available at the website of GKS http://www.gks.go.kr or http://www.niied.go.kr , Korean Embassies, and designated domestic universities.

See you guys! Annyeonghaseyo 🙂

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2 thoughts on “2012 Korean Government Scholarship Program

    1. thomhertsiadari says:

      maaf ya baru balas. iya, rekomendasi dari dosen kampus.
      professor disini tuh maksudnya dosen gt. tp ya kalo bisa gelarnya udah tinggi juga. kalo bisa ya S3. tapi S2 jg ga masalah.

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