South Korea Scholarship

List of 10 Korean Scholarships – list of 10 South Korean Universities

List of 10 South Korean Scholarship
Written by Muhammad Yousaf

Korea has many reputable and excellent universities that offer scholarships to international students.  This article will discuss a list of top ten offered scholarships giving their descriptions, general information, scholarship amount and application dates. There will also be links that can help in getting more information about the Korean scholarship you are interested in applying. University of Science and Technology (UST) South Korean scholarships are also a good option for international students to apply for’ twice a year.

The provided list of Scholarships in Korea is not comprehensive and therefore constant updates are made to keep at par with the latest scholarship information. The application dates of each scholarship the article has not updated might be slightly changed and therefore very vital to check the scholarship official website so as to get accurate information on the dates. Also, bear in mind that the scholarships are renewable every year and therefore the application dates are similar every year.

List of Korean Government Scholarships:

  1. The Undergraduate Korean Government Scholarship
  2. Seoul National University for graduates and undergraduates
  3. Yonsei University for Undergraduate program
  4. Korea University for Graduate and undergraduate program
  5. KAIST for Undergraduate and graduate
  6. Hanyang University
  7. Kung Hee University
  8. Hankuk University for Foreign Studies
  9. Sogang University
  10. Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)


  1. The Undergraduate Korean Government scholarship

The Korean government offers this scholarship to international students where the scholarship covers all the tuition expenses as well as their expenses during their stay in Korea. The primary objective of this scholarship is to attract interested and talented international students to study and positively impact the Korean society.  The eligible students are allowed to study in any Korean university affiliated with this program. Any student who receives the Korean Government scholarship has a chance of studying in an excellent university in Korea. The Scholarship awards:

  • Flight tickets
  • Tuition fees
  • Monthly allowance
  • Medical insurance
  • Language training cost
  • Settlement allowances

Application dates and Application procedure:

The application dates for the undergraduate is open from October- November every year.

The application dates for graduates is open from March- April every year.

Interested students can apply through the embassy or university track.  Application through the embassy track is highly recommended. To get more information on application procedure, and other specific details, you can visit the undergraduate Korean government scholarship website.

2. Seoul National University for graduates and undergraduates

It is one of the top league universities in Korea known as the sky and categorized with other two; Korea University and Yonsei University. It is one of the most prestigious universities in Korea where most students dream to attend.  There is a tough competition for this program and those eligible are fully funded for their Ph.D., masters or undergraduate program.  The awards take place every year.

Application dates and procedure

  • Undergraduate -open from 9th January- 16th February, 5th June- 13th July
  • Ph.D. and Masters- 20th February- 30th March, 7th August to 39th August

If you are interested in getting the Seoul National University Scholarship, you can have a look at Seoul National University site to get more information.

3. Yonsei University for Undergraduate program

As mentioned earlier, Yonsei University is among the ivy league universities in Korea and is unique by the fact that it has an international college for the undergraduate international students known us the Underwood international college. The professors and students in this college hail from all over the world. Eligible students are given a fully funded scholarship.

Application dates and procedure

  • 26th June-25th August
  • 10th October- 16th November
  • 10th January – 22nd March

To get more information on the scholarship and how to apply, visit Yonsei university site for more details.

4. Korea University for Graduate and undergraduate program

The university is located in South Korea and offers fully funded scholarship and students to the international students. Although their STEM majors take the leads among other universities, it is also well known for their non-STEM majors such as political science, business, and humanities.

Application dates and procedure

  • Undergraduate: 17th August- 12th October, 21st February- 20th April
  • Graduate: 20th August-30th September, 20th February to 31st March

More information on application procedure is found on Korea university for graduate and undergraduate program site.

5. KAIST for Undergraduate and graduate

KAIST is one of the best universities in science and technology sector in the world. It was established less than 50 years ago as the first research university in Korea.  The success of research carried out in KAIST is greatly enhanced by funds supplied by the Korean government and companies such as Hyundai and Samsung.  Every student admitted to KAIST is fully funded be if they are domestic or international students.  The classes are conducted in English to id in better communication and thinking in the global aspect.

Application dates and procedure

Graduate: 23rd August- 20th September, 20th March- 12th April

Undergraduate: 1st September-25th October, 1st November- 5th January

KAIST site provides more information on the application process.

6. Hanyang University

It offers both undergraduate and graduate programs.  It is located in the capital city of Korea, Seoul and offers a lot of major courses for thousands student who attends the university.  The school is known for its excellence and has produced alumni such as the CEO OF Hyundai and the chairman of Hyundai motors.

The scholarship offers 70% tuition fee for the undergraduate and fully funded for the masters and Ph.D. programs.

Application dates and procedure

  • 11th September – 22nd September
  • 9th April- 20th April

For more guidelines and information on how to apply, visit Hanyang university link for details.

7. Kung Hee University

It offers full scholarship programs for both undergraduate and graduate.  It is well known for its excellence in the medical school and has produced alumni such as MOON Jae-in the current Korean president.

Application dates and procedure

Graduates: March-June, September- December

Undergraduates: 4th September -15th September

More information on the application is found here on Kung Hee university portal

8. Hankuk University for Foreign Studies

It offers full tuition for the eligible undergraduates. It is best known for its excellence in international law, languages and international relations. It also teaches business, engineering, and natural sciences.

Application dates and procedure

  • 16th August -2nd September
  • 10th October – 28th November

See this Hankuk university site for more details

9. Sogang University

It offers a fully funded scholarship for both undergraduate and graduate foreign students with great potential. The application dates are open from November – December, and April- May. More information on the application is explained on Sogang university website.

10. Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)

It was founded in 2007, a science and technology devoted institute that has grown to be among the best competitive universities In Korea.  It offers a fully funded scholarship for the graduate and undergraduate students.

Application dates and procedure

Graduates: 22nd August – 7th September

Undergraduates: 8th August -21st September

Visit Ulsan national institute of science and technology site for more information on the application process.

11. Inha University

It was founded by the president of Korea and offers a fully funded scholarship for both graduates and undergraduate students.  It is ranked among the top universities that excel in the engineering program.

Application dates and procedure

Graduates: 10th April- 7th May, 10th October-30th October

Undergraduates: 4th October -2nd January, 19th  April-30th June

Inha University website provides more information on application forms and procedure.

How to apply for Korean Scholarships

  • Research on each Korean scholarship available and come up with a list of your suitable universities.
  • You can also apply for UST South Korea scholarship for master and doctoral degree courses.
  • Research on each university’s application guidelines and selection criteria.
  • Make considerations on the difficulty of admissions and include safety, match and reach schools for your scores.
  • Your documents should be presented as recommended by the application guidelines.
  • Some universities ask for online recommendation letters, the procedure for online recommendation letter is explained by us already.

•    You can submit your South Korean scholarship application using your preferred method; email or online.

About the author

Muhammad Yousaf

Muhammad Yousaf is mentoring new students to win scholarships for a long time. He realized the fact that it is essential to create a platform where students can find authentic opportunities to apply for and ask questions regarding any relevant matters.

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