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The following is the scholarship programs offered for graduate applicants. Students may apply for the programs before or during the admission application period. The annual announcement will be posted on this website http://en.snu.ac.kr/apply/info.

Graduate Scholarship for Excellent Foreign Students (GSFS)

Eligibility
  • Asian students, excluding Japanese and Chinese nationals, who wish to study one of the designated graduate programs
    * The programs eligible for this scholarship are subject to change, and different by applicants’ nationalities. The eligible programs list is announced every semester.
Number of Recipients
  • Approximately 20
Subsidies
  • Tuition fee: full tuition exemption for a maximum of 4 semesters
  • Living expenses: 500,000 KRW per month (different according to recipients’ majors)
Application Period
  • During admission period for international students every semester
Selection Procedure
  • Applicants who submit admission application to SNU’s Office of Admissions ⇒ applicants submit scholarship application to SNU’s Office of International Affairs ⇒ Selection made by respective Colleges/Schools based on the admission documents ⇒ decision noticed
Contact

Silk-Road Scholarship

Eligibility
  • Applicants from the countries in the ‘Silk-Road’ area who want to study humanities or social sciences, including Korean language, history, culture, politics, and economics
Number of Recipients
  • About 5 new graduate students
Subsidies
  • Tuition fee: full tuition fee exemption for a maximum of 4 semesters
  • Living expenses: maximum of 600,000 KRW per month for 4 semesters
  • Airfare: maximum of 1 million KRW for one economy round trip
  • Korean language training fee: fee exemption at the Language Education Institute
Application Period
  • During admission period for international students every Fall semester
Selection Procedure
  • Applicants who submit admission application to SNU’s Office of Admissions ⇒ applicants submit scholarship application to SNU’s Office of International Affairs ⇒ Selection made by respective Colleges/Schools based on the admission documents ⇒ decision noticed
Contact

 

SNU President Fellowship (SPF)

Eligibility

An applicant must be both

  • a faculty of major universities WITHOUT Ph.D. degree from developing countries in Asia, Africa, South America etc.
  • admitted to SNU as a Ph.D. student for the given semester
Priority

Priority is given to applicants doing exceptional work in engineering, medicine, public health, agriculture, developmental studies, Korean studies, etc.

Number of Recipients

To be announced

Subsidies

For first 3 years of Ph.D. program,

  • Tuition fee: full tuition exemption
  • Living expenses: 2,000,000 KRW per month
  • 2 evening sessions of Korean Language Training per year
  • Medical insurance for awarded semesters
  • Round trip airfare (Economy seat)
Application Period
  • June for fall admission, December for spring admission
Required Documents
  • A SPF Application Form (including Study Plan)
  • A Certificate of Employment
  • A Certificate of Graduation (both Bachelor's and Master's degree)
  • Recommendation Letter from the Dean of Affiliated College at SNU
Contact

 

Overseas Koreans Scholarship

Eligibility
  • Overseas Korean students who wish to take graduate degrees at SNU
Subsidies
  • Full tuition exemption
  • Living expenses: 800,000 KRW per month for 4 semesters
  • Insurance fees: approximately 30,000 per month
  • Settlement expenses aid upon initial arrival: 500,000 KRW (one-time payment)
  • Airfare for one economy round trip
  • Language training expenses: for 2 semesters
Application Period
  • March and September
Selection Procedure
  • Applicants submit applications to Korean embassies in their countries ⇒ the embassies make the first selection ⇒ the Overseas Koreans Foundation make the second selection
Contact

Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP)

Eligibility
  • International students applying for SNU’s graduate programs
Number of Recipients
  • 325
Subsidies
  • Full tuition fee: tuition exemption for 4 semesters for master’s program and 6 semesters for Ph. D program
  • Living expenses: 900,000 KRW per month
  • Airfare: one economy round trip
  • Korean language training fee: for one year
    * Korean language training is mandatory and when the student does not achieve TOPIK grade 3 within a year, she/he is not eligible to enter the degree program
  • Others: medical insurance, research fund, thesis printing fees, settlement and returning expenses
Application Period
  • February
Selection Procedure

※ Applicants choose one of the following application methods.

  • University Recommendation Program: applicants submit applications to SNU’s Office of Admission ⇒ the National Institute for International Education make the selection
  • Embassy Recommendation Program: applications submit applications to Korean Embassies in their countries ⇒ the National Institute for International Education make the selection
Contact
Reference
※ Scholarship packages are subject to change depending on the circumstances of the supporting organization.

Last updated in 2015

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