KGSP Korean Government Scholarship Program 2023: Online Form, Benefits

We all are aware of the increasing craze for Korean culture in our country so if you are a student who is pursuing a master’s degree internationally then you will be highly benefited from KGSP Korean Government Scholarship Program 2023 available through the Korean and Indian Governments in collaboration. Given below are the details regarding the new scholarship scheme presented by the Indian and Korean governments for international students. You can check the eligibility criteria, educational criteria, and the step-by-step procedure to fill up the online form for the scholarship given below in the following article. 

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KGSP Korean Government Scholarship Program 2022
KGSP Korean Government Scholarship Program

About KGSP Korean Government Scholarship Program

The Government of India and the Korean Government have started a new scholarship program specially available for international undergraduate or graduate students who are currently pursuing a master’s degree or any research program. The main motive of this scholarship scheme is to increase and encourage the international exchange of education between Korea and India. It will make the relationship between the two countries stronger academically. Anyone who is eligible for this scheme can apply for it by filling out the application form. 

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Details Of Korean Government Scholarship Program

Name KGSP Korean Government Scholarship Program 2023
Launched byGovernment of India and the Korean Government 
Objective  increase and encourage the international exchange of education between Korea and India
Beneficiaries International students
Official siteKGSP

KGSP Important Dates

  • The last date to apply for the scholarship scheme will update soon.

KGSP Program Eligibility

Given below is the table indicating the details of the program and the eligibility criteria that the candidates must follow to be eligible for this scheme:-

Programs OfferedApplicant’s Criteria (2021)
Master ProgramLess than 45 years bachelor’s or Equivalent Degree
Doctoral ProgramLess than 40 years master’s or Equivalent Degree
Research ProgramLess than 45 years He/she must hold an invitation from one of the National Institute of International Education (NIIED’s) designated Korean universities.
Post Doctoral Research ProgramDoctoral Degree or Equivalent Education
Professor Exchange ProgramMaster’s Degree or Equivalent Education
Program for Education, Science, Culture(International Professionals)Master’s Degree or Equivalent Education

Documents Required 

The following documents must be submitted by the candidates to apply for this scholarship:-

  • Mark sheets and certificate for 10th standard.
  • Mark sheets and certificates for the 12th standard.
  • Transcripts of the applicant’s higher qualifications 
  • Bachelor/Masters/Doctoral degree or equivalent 

Benefits Of The Scholarship

The following benefits will be provided in this scholarship scheme:-

Categories Amount
Airfare Actual Cost
Monthly Living AllowanceMasters & PhD – KRW 900,000Research Program – KRW 1,500,000
Settlement AllowanceKRW 200,000 (One Time)
Korean Proficiency Allowance Award KRW 100,000
Medical AllowanceKRW 20,000 (Per Month)
Research AllowanceLiberal Arts & Social Science – KRW 210,000Natural Science & Engineering – KRW 240,000
Printing Fee Reimbursement Liberal Arts & Social Science – KRW 500,000Natural Science & Engineering – KRW 800,000
Tuition Fee Up to KRW 500,000 per semester
Degree Completion KRW 100,000
Selection Criteria

The applicant will be selected based on the following selection procedure:- 

  • Shortlisting of applicants on the basis of the application
  • The application screening and evaluation will be based on the following criteria-
    • Academic transcript
    • Personal statement 
    • Statement of purpose or research proposal 
    • Letters of recommendation 
    • Certificates of language proficiency, publications, awards, etc.  
    • Comprehensive medical examination
  • The merit list will be drawn out by giving weightage to Centrally Funded Educational Institutions (CFEI’s), Institutions of National Importance, and NAAC-accredited institutions from where the applicant has completed his/her qualifying examination. 
Terms and Conditions

You must follow the following terms and conditions to be eligible for this scholarship:-

  • Employed applicants must obtain a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from their previous employer and in the case of a government employee, a cadre clearance is mandatorily required. 
  • Stating false facts in the application form or purposely hiding facts will lead to disqualification. 
  • The subject fields included in the program are-
    • Korean Language and Literature 
    • International Relations (including Korean Studies) 
    • Biotechnology 
    • Electronic engineering
  • A total of 15 applicants will be selected out of which ten students will be awarded the scholarship by the Government of the Republic of Korea. 
  • There are 3 levels of study available through the scholarship constituting the Master’s, Doctoral and Research level studies. 

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Application Procedure KGSP Korean Government Scholarship Program 2023

To apply for the scholarship you will have to follow the simple procedure given below:-

  • Go to the KGSP website of the Sakshat portal of the Ministry of Human Resource Development 
  • The home page will be displayed on your screen.
Korean Government Scholarship
KGSP Korean Government Scholarship Program Official Website
  • You have to click on the option for the Korean Government Scholarship 2021
  • The details of the scholarship will be displayed on your screen 
  • You have to click on the Apply Online button 
  • The application form will be displayed on your screen. 
  • Fill up the application form.
  • Take a printout of the application form.
  • Attach all of the documents.
  • You can also send your application form directly to this address-
    • The Under Secretary (Scholarship), 
    • Ministry of Human Resource Development, 
    • Department of Higher Education, 
    • West Block – 1, 2nd Floor, Wing-6,
    • R.K. Puram, New Delhi – 110066

Contact Details

  • 191, Jeongjail-ro, Bundang-gu,
  • Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do,
  • Korea, Zip Code: 13557
  • Phone: 02-3668-1490,1491
  • Email: 
Important Points

The applicant must keep these points in mind before applying for any scholarship program.

  • First of all, check the eligibility of the scholarship program.
  • Avoid the last date for submission of the application form.
  • Check details carefully before final submission.
  • Link your bank account with your mobile number.
  • Do not use mobile phones for Online submission of the application form.
  • Provide details in the application form as per the educational certificate details.

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