Korean Government Support Program for Foreign Exchange Students

Valid until 31st December 2017

Korean Government Support Program for Foreign Exchange Students

The Exchange Student Support Program offers financial support for selected international exchange students at partnering universities in Korea. The grants cover the expenses for accommodation, transportation,

To provide meaningful experiences for exchange students regarding Korean culture and education; to strengthen the global competence of Korean universities.

Support period
4 months (one term) or 10 months (two terms)

Support size
About 200 foreign students (approximately)

Scope of support
Category Living Expenses Reserve Fund Roundtrip Airfare Medical Insurance
Amount 500,000 won per month 200,000 won per year 1,700,000 (on average) 15,000 won per month
(paid by each university)

Requirements for application
- Must not have enrolled a Korean university (in the case of undergraduate program only)
- Those who have already benefited by a 4-month (one term) scholarship cannot extend or renew their terms.
- Must possess above 80% (out of 100%)
- Must have completed at least two semesters
- Must register for regular courses (language courses are not considered regular courses)
- Must not have been sponsored by Korean government
- Must hold foreign citizenship (dual citizenship holder—those holding both Korean citizenship and another nationality--cannot apply)
- Must choose only one university
- Must take a Korean language or culture class (at least one class/ two credits)
Selection process
- NIIED selects the universities for the above mentioned program
- The selected universities recommend talented exchange students to NIIED

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