정부초청장학지원 프로그램


< 2021 Global Korea Scholarship for Graduate Degrees(GKS-G)>


1. Program Objectives

Global Korea Scholarship is designed to provide international students with opportunities to study at higher educational institutions in Korea at graduate-level degrees, which will enhance international education exchange and deepen mutual friendship between Korea and participating countries.


2. Total Number of Grantees in the USA :


21 candidates including 4 for Overseas Korean adoptees, 2 for Research Program


3. Available Universities : 59 universities in Korea designated by NIIED


4. Available Degree Program : Doctoral Degree, Master's Degree, Research Program


5. Eligibility

  • Nationality : Applicants and their parents must hold non-Korean Citizenship.

  • Age : Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of September 1, 2021.

  • Degree Requirements : Applicants must hold or must be expecting to hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree by August 31, 2021.

  • Grades : An applicant must maintain the overall grade point of average(CGPA) equivalent to or higher than any ONE of the followings; [2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4.3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, 3.23 on a 5.0 scale, or score percentile(80% or above)]

  • Health : An applicant must be in a good health, both mentally and physically, to study in Korea for the full duration of degree.

  • Preferences

- An applicant who has attained certified scores in TOPIK for their proficiency in Korean may be given preference.

- Descendents of the Korean War veterans will receive additional 5% of the total marks during the selection reviews.

- Applicants who apply for the majors in the field of Natural Science and Engineering may be given preference.


6. Required Documents

  • Applicant Form (Form 1)

  • Personal Statement (Form 2)

  • Statement of Purpose (Form 3)

  • Research Proposal (Form 4) ONLY applicable for Research Program applicants

  • Two letters of Recommendation (Form 5)

  • Letter of Invitation (Form 6) ONLY applicable for Research Program applicants

  • GKS Applicant Agreement (Form 7)

  • Personal Medical Assessment (Form 8)

  • Bachelor's/Master's Diploma or Certificate of Degree

  • Bachelor's/Master's degree Transcript

  • Applicant's Proof of Citizenship

  • Parents' Proof of Citizenship

* Please refer to the attached application guidelines for some other documents for relevant applicants to submit.

** Applicants must submit 1 set of original application documents and 3 sets of photocopies, identical to the original set. For sealed documents, such as transcripts, applicants must submit 4 identical documents, each sealed in a separate envelope. However, recommendation letters (1 original and 3 copies) can be put into one envelope as far as it is sealed.

*** Applicants in NY, NJ, CT, DE, PA should submit the required application documents to the Korean Education Center of New York (460 Park Ave FL 9, New York, NY 10022)

**** Current students refer to the states according to enrolled college/university, and others to the states of residence.)


7. Contact Information : nykoredu@mofa.go.kr / 646-674-6051, 6022


8. Timeline of Application Procedure

  • Application Submission Deadline: March 12, 2021 (Friday), 5 PM EST

**All the required documents must be arrived by 5 PM (EST) on March 12th to Korean Education Center of New York (460 Park Ave FL 9, New York, NY 10022) and any applications which arrive later will be discarded.


9. Please refer to the attached guidelines for detailed information.

정부초청 외국인 대학원생 장학생(GKS-G) 모집공고

국립국제교육원에서 주관하는 2021년도 한국 정부초청 외국인 대학원 장학생 모집과 관련하여 미국 지역의 모집 관련 사항을 아래와 같이 알려드리오니, 관심있는 분들의 많은 지원을 바랍니다.

1. 목적

   o 외국인 학생의 국내 초청 고등교육기관 수학 기회 제공으로 국제교육교류 촉진 및 국가 간 우호 증진

2. 모집 인원 

   o 총 15

3. 모집 과정

   o (석사과정) 총 3년 (한국어연수 1년 + 학위과정 2년)

   o (박사과정) 총 4년 (한국어연수 1년 + 학위과정 3년)

4. 지원 자격

  o (국적) 지원자 및 부모 모두 외국 국적을 가진 외국인

  o (연령) 40세 미만(1981.9.1. 이후 출생자)

  o (학위) 박사과정(석사학위 취득자), 석사과정(학사학위 취득자)

  o (성적) 최종학교 전 학년 성적 평균 평점이 기준 이상인 자 또는 동등 이상의 성적이

    인정되는 자  * 2.64/4.0, 2.80/4.3, 2.91/4.5, 3.23/5.0 이상인 자

  o (우대사항) 한국어능력시험 (TOPIK) 우수자, 이공계 지원자, 한국전쟁참전용사 후손, 

     사회 경제적 배려 대상자 등

5. 장학금 내역

  o 항공료, 등록금, 생활비, 정착지원금, 의료보험료, 연구비, 논문인쇄비, 귀국준비금 등

6. 제출 서류

  o 지원서, 자기소개서, 학업계획서, 추천서(2부), 서약서, 자가건강진단서, 학위증명서 및 성적표, 지원자 및 학부모 국적 증빙서류

   *  해당자만 제출 : 입양 증명서류, 유효한 TOPIK 인증서 원본, 출간된 서적, 논문, 수상내역 등

   ** 붙임 모집요강을 참고하여 모든 서류를 제출하되 모든 서류는 원본 1부와 복사본 3부를 제출하여야 함

   *** 추천서처럼 봉인된 서류는 봉인된 채로 4부를 제출하여야 함

7. 제출 기한 및 방법

  o 제출 기한 : 2021.3.12(금) 5PM EST

  o 제출 방법 :

     - 재학생 : 대학 소재지 공관/교육원

     -  졸업생 : 현 거주지 공관/교육원

     -  미국 외 거주자 : 대사관/워싱턴한국교육원 제출이 원칙, 

          본인 편리에 따라 공관/교육원 선택 지원 가능

   o 제출처 Korean Education Center in New York

                  460 Park Ave, 9th New York, NY 10022

    o 문의사항 : 전화) 646-674-6051/6022, nykoredu@mofa.go.kr

8. 미국내 연락처 및 관할 지역

  Korean Education Center in 202.939.5681/5680, education.office@mofa.go.kr

     (VA, MD, WV, Washington DC)

  Korean Education Center in New York 646.674.6051/6022/6047, nykoredu@mofa.go.kr

     (NY, NJ, CT, PA, DE)

  Korean Consulate General in Los Angeles 213.385.9300ext202), 213.736.6527, siypark17@mofa.go.kr

     3243 Wilshire Blvd #204 Los Angeles CA 90010

     (CA, NV, AZ, NM)

  Korean Education Center in Chicago 847.777.8830/8831/8832, kec.chicago@gmail.com

    (IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MI, NE, ND, SD, OH, WI)

  Korean Education Center in Houston 713.961.4104, hkecsec@gmail.com

    (TX, OK, AR, LA, MS)

  Korean Education Center in San Francisco 415.590.4058/4057, sfkcgedu@mofa.go.kr

     (CA, UT, CO, WY)

  Korean Education Center in Atlanta 770.686.3949, educenteratl2017@gmail.com

     (GA, FL, AL, NC, SC, TN)

  Consulate General of the Republic of KoreaBoston) 617.641.2830, kcgboston@mofa.go.kr

     (MA, NH, RI, ME, VT)

   Consulate General of the Republic of KoreaSeattle) 206.441.1011~4, seattleedu@mofa.go.kr

     (WA, OR, AK, ID, MT)

  Consulate General of the Republic of KoreaHonolulu)  808.595.6109, consulatehi@mofa.go.kr







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