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KOREAN Scholarship Info

The objective of the Korean Government Scholarship Program for Undergraduate Students is to provide international students with the opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea in order to promote international exchange in education and mutual friendship between countries.

The Government of the Republic of Korea is offering scholarship for six Malaysian students in order to support their undergraduate studies in Korea. The scholarship serves to promote education exchanges and friendship between Malaysia and Korea. Last year, the Korean government awarded scholarship to seven Malaysians for undergraduate degree course and forty two for graduate degree course.

The scholarship covers five-year-studies in Korea comprising one year of Korean language course and four years of undergraduate course. benefits of the scholarship include roundtrip airfare, monthly allowances (about RM2,500), settlement allowance, repatriation allowance, language training expenses, medical insurance as well as full tuition fees.

Scholarship Name
Korean Government Scholarship

Field Of Study
4-year undergraduate courses which are provided by designated universities.


Applicants should be a citizen of the country to which this scholarship program is offered. (including applicant’s parents). Applicants should not be a holder of Korean citizenship.
Applicants should be under 25 years of age as of March 1, 2009.
Have an adequate health, both physically and mentally. Persons who are pregnant or having severe illness may not apply.
Have finished or be scheduled to finish formal education of elementary, middle, high school outside of Korea as of March 1, 2009.
Possess a grade point average (G.P.A.) above 80% from the last educational institution attended or have earned top 10% of G.P.A. among classmates.
Not at any time have received a Korean government scholarship for his/her undergraduate study before.
Not have enrolled in an undergraduate course in Korea before.
Preferential selection for applicants who are good at Korean or English.
Scholarship Value

Airplane ticket or airfare : The grantees will receive an airplane ticket or be paid an economy class airfare of the shortest route between their country and Korea when they come to Korea, and, thereafter, when the grantees leave Korea after the completion of their study. 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 grantee who already arrived and has been staying in Korea as of the confirmation date of selection of scholarship students.
Monthly Allowance : 800,000 won per month.
Tuitions (an entrance fee and a registration fee) : The full entrance fee are exempted by the host institution. The full tuition is exempted by NIIED.
Settlement Allowance : 200,000 won upon arrival.
Repatriation Allowance : 100,000 won upon completion of studies.
Korean Language Training Expenses : The full costs up to 1 year (NIIED pays directly to the entrusted language training institution).
Medical Insurance: The grantees will be provided with health insurance during the period of their study program in Korea for major accidents and illnesses. (The medical fee will be reimbursed through the insurance company to the grantee after he/she pays first). NIIED does not compensate fees for insurance of traveling to and from Korea.

Any grantee who gives up one’s study during the scholarship period will not receive airfare and allowance for repatriation except for the cases approved by NIIED such as severance of diplomatic relations, war or other natural disasters. Any grantee who quits the program in 3 months after one’s entrance into Korea, should refund all scholarship fees (The airfare of arriving Korea, settlement allowance, monthly allowance, Korean language training expenses, etc.).

How to apply

The due date for the application is 5 February 2009. To obtain further information and an application form, please visit Korean Government scholarship.