South Korea, in recent years has become hugely popular with international university students not only from China, Vietnam and Japan but also Europe and the U.S. As per available figures between 2007 to 2017 there was an increase of 40 percent and the number of foreign students reached 123,000. Today, this number is considerably higher.
Options and essentials
There are a total of 170 Scholarships for undergraduates and 700 for graduates students being awarded under the program.
This link provides you with complete details.
It is essential for those selected that they shall undergo a one year course in Korean language at one of the designated universities. There is an exemption for those who are already fluent in Korean and have a score of above 5 at TOPIK.
Selected candidates are awarded resettlement allowance, living allowance, medical insurance, tuition fees to the limit of 5 million KRW per semester which works out to 3732 Euros at the current rate of exchange. There are also fringe amounts towards printing costs, research support etcc
For more information visit their website.
Photos: Shutterstock / edited by: Martina Advaney
All your donations will be used to pay the magazine’s journalists and to support the ongoing costs of maintaining the site.