Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP)
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)

North Korea,South Korea
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North Korea,South Korea

Scholarship Overview

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Korea invites applications for the Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) 2021 from Masters, Doctoral and Research programme applicants. The scholarship is designed to provide international students with the opportunities to study at the higher educational institutions in Korea which will further enhance international education exchange and make the mutual relationship shared between the 2 countries.   


The selected scholars will receive the following benefits: 

  • Airfare for entry into Korea at the commencement of the scholarship and return to the home country at the end of the scholarship.
  • A settlement allowance of KRW 200,000 (One-time, offered at the time of entry into Korea) 
  • A monthly allowance of KRW 900,000 to Master's and PhD program applicants and KRW 1,500,000 to research program applicants 
  • A research allowance of KRW 210,000 to Liberal Arts and Social Science majors and KRW 240,000 to Natural Science and Engineering majors
  • Full waiver of the fee for Korean Language Training for one year.
  • Full tuition fee waiver for degree program applicants 
  • Reimbursement of thesis printing fee up to a maximum of KRW 500,000 for Liberal Arts and Social Science majors and KRW 800,000 for Natural Science & Engineering and Arts, Music and Sports majors. 
  • Medical insurance of KRW 20,000 per month   
  • Korean proficiency grant of KRW 100,000 (one-time for applicants who have achieved the TOPIK level 5 or 6)
  • Degree completion grant of KRW 100,000 (one-time for applicants to return to their home country) 

Note: Korean proficiency grant, Korean language training fee, Degree program tuition, and Thesis printing fee is only given to scholars pursuing a degree. 


The following documents will be required: 

  • Mark sheets and certificate for Secondary Examination
  • Mark sheets and certificates for Higher Secondary Examination
  • Transcripts of the applicants higher qualifications 
  • Bachelors/Masters/Doctoral degree or equivalent 

Note: The size of any document shall not exceed 530 kb and should be in .pdf format, In case, the applicant is required to submit two documents in one option, the documents need to be scanned together as one and then submitted. 


This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by February, 2022. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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The eligibility requirements for the various study programmes are as follows:

  • Master's Program: 
    • The applicant must be less than 45 years of age as of 01.09.2021.
    • He/she must hold a bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree by 31.08.2021. 
  • Doctoral Program: 
    • The applicant must be less than 40 years of age as of 01.09.2021.
    • He/she must hold a master's degree or an equivalent degree by 31.08.2021. 
  • Research Program: 
    • The applicant must be less than 45 years of age as of 01.09.2021. 
    • He/she must hold an invitation from one of the National Institute of International Education (NIIED's) designated Korean university.
    • The applicants must have the following qualifications relevant to the proposed study: 
      • Post-doctoral Research Program: They must hold a doctoral degree or an equivalent level of education by 31.08.2021.
      • Professor Exchange Program: They must hold a masters degree or an equivalent level of education by 31.08.2021.
      • Program for Education, Science, Culture (International Professionals): They must hold a masters degree or an equivalent/higher level of education by 31.08.2021.

How To Apply

Step 1: Click on the "Apply Now" button below and read the scholarship details. 
Step 2: Fill in the application form with the relevant details carefully. 
Step 3: Attach the necessary documents.
Step 4: Submit the application.
Step 5: Download the prescribed application form.
Step 6: Fill in the application form with the necessary details carefully, attach all supporting documents and send it to - 

The Under Secretary (Scholarship), Ministry of Human Resource Development, 
Department of Higher Education, West Block - 1, 2nd Floor, Wing-6,
R.K. Puram, New Delhi - 110066