Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP) at Seoul National University.

The following are the scholarship programs offered for undergraduate applicants. Students can apply for programs before or during admission. Applicants can find program details on this website or from supporting organizations.

Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP)


International applicants who wish to apply to SNU’s 4-year undergraduate programs.

* Those who wish to study in programs of more than 4 years, such as medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy and architecture, cannot apply for this scholarship.

Number of receivers

About 20-40 each year


Full tuition fee: Tuition exemption for 8 semesters

Living expenses: 900,000 KRW per month

Airfare: an economical round trip

Korean language tuition fee: one year

* Korean language study is compulsory and if a student does not reach TOPIK Level 3 within one year, he/she cannot enter the degree program.

Other: health insurance, billing and reimbursement costs

Application deadline: September

Selection Procedure

Applicants apply to Korean embassies in their home countries for this program → Embassies make first selection → National Institute of International Education makes final selection


SNU officials: 82-2-880-6971, snuadmit2@snu.ac.kr


Download EDUCATION 2017 KGSP Manual on KOREA website

Scholarship for Koreans Abroad


Overseas Korean students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree at SNU


Full study exemption for a maximum of 8 semesters (Only if conditions are met)

Living expenses: 900,000 KRW per month for 8 semesters (maximum)

An economy round-trip air ticket

Tuition fee for Korean language: 6 months fee waiver at Language Education Institute

Health insurance subscription (private company)

Application period

February or March (Once a year, Recruitment period is about one month)

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Selection Procedure

Applicants submit application (online application and printout) and other documents to Korean embassies in their home country → Embassies make first choice → Overseas Koreans Foundation makes second choice


SNU officials: 82-2-880-2519, intlscholarship@snu.ac.kr

Overseas Koreans Foundation: 82-64-786-0274, scholarship@okf.or.kr

* The latest announcement about this scholarship can only be obtained from the website of the foundation.


Korea Network 22th (2019) Notification Link (Korea)

※ Scholarship packages are subject to change depending on the circumstances of the sponsoring organization.

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