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1. Program Objective:

The Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students, with the aim of promoting international educational exchanges as well as mutual friendship amongst the participating countries. Students graduated from a renowned college with good academic qualifications will have a higher possibility to be selected for the KGSP.


2. Duration of Scholarship
  • Master’s : 1 year. Korean language + 2 yearrs. Master’s program
  • Doctoral : 1 yearr. Korean language + 3 yearrs Doctoral program

 

3.Qualifications

Prospective applicant must meet the following qualification criteria

  • 1) The applicant and his/her parents must have foreign citizenships.
    • * Applicants who hold Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program.
  • 2) Applicants should be in good health, both mentally and physically, to stay in Korea for an extended period of time.
    • * Applicants must submit the Personal Medical Assessment (included in the application form) when he/she apply for this program, and when it’s orientation, an Official Medical Examination will be done by NIIED. A serious illness (For example, HIV, Drug, etc) will be the main cause of disqualification from the scholarship.
    • ※ The handicapped who satisfy the above are also eligible for the program
    • ※ NOT Eligible: those who are pregnant
  • 3) Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of Sep. 1st
  • 4) Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of September 1st
  • ※ Prospective applicants who have attained a Bachelor's, Master's, or a doctoral degree in Korea are NOT eligible to apply
    • Exception : Overseas Korean adoptees and GKS scholars
    • * Applicants who apply for the Master’s program must hold a Bachelor’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or
      higher than a Bachelor’s degree.
    • * Applicants who apply for the Doctoral program must hold a Master’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or
      higher than a Master’s degree.
    • * Applicants who are expecting to obtain the relevant required degree or diploma by August 31st, must submit a
      certificate of degree or diploma expectation, and submit the official certificate of degree or diploma to NIIED by
      August 31st,
      • - Applicants must maintain a grade point average (G.P.A.) of at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4.3 scale, 2.91 on
        a 4.5 scale, or grades/marks/score of 80% or above on 100 point scale or be ranked within the top 20%within one's class
      • If an applicant has a CGPA below the minimum grad requirement, the applicant will be disqualified and application will be disregarded
    • * If the transcript is not indicated in grades/marks/scores format, or is difficult to convert into percentages, attachment
      of official explanation from the attended institution is required.
      • - Applicants who have Korean proficiency or English proficiency may be given preference
      • - Applicants who apply for natural science and technology program may be given preference


 

5. Fields of Study in Ajou University

a. Graduate School

 

College Department Field of Study Master Ph.D Intergrated Course English Classes
College of Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering O O O X
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering O O O X
Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering X X X X
Environmental and Safety Engineering Environmental and Safety Engineering X - - X
Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering O O O X
Material Science and Engineering Material Science and Engineering X X X X
Architecture Architecture X X X X
Architecture Engineering Architecture Engineering X X X X
Department of Smart Convergence Architecture Architecture O O O O
Architectural Engineering O O O O
Systems Engineering Systems Engineering O O O O
Civil Systems Engineering Civil Systems Engineering O O O X
Transportation System Engineering Transportation System Engineering X X X X
Urban Development Urban Development X X X X
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering O O O O
Systems Biomedical Informatics Systems Biomedical Informatics X X X X
Molecular Science and Technology Applied Chemistry O O O O
Biological Engineering O O O O
Medical Science O O O O
Pharmaceutical Science O O O O
College of Information Technology Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering O O O O
Computer Engineering Computer Engineering O O O O
Digital Media Digital Media X X X X
Space Electronics and Information Technology Space Electronics and Information Techno X X X X

Military Digital Convergence

(Former NCW)

Cyberwarfare O O O X
IT Convergence O O O X
Knolwedge Information Security Industrial Security X - - X
Life Media Media Contents X X X X
Media Science and Psychology X X X X
College of Natural Sciences Mathematics Mathematics O O O O
Physics Physics O O O O
Chemistry Chemistry O O O O
Applied Biotechnology Cosmetic Science O O O O
Applied Biotechnology X X X X
Biological Science Biological Science O O O O
School of Business Business Administration Strategic Management O O O O
Marketing O O O O

MS/OM

(Management Science/Operation Management)

O O O O
OB-HRM O O O O
Accounting O O O O
Finance X X X X
Mangement Information System
Mangement Information System(MIS) O O O O
Financial Engineering Financial Engineering O O O O
School of Social Sciences Economics Economics X X X X
Psychology Social psychology, etc. X X X X
Applied Social Science Applied Social Science O O O X
Public Administration

Public Administration

(TOPIK level 6 or above)

X X X X
Political Science and Diplomacy Political Science and Diplomacy O O O X
College of Law Law Law X X X X
School of Humanities Korean Language and Literature Korean Language and Literature O O O X
Teaching Korean as Foreign Lanaguage O - - X
English Language and Literature Interpretation and Translation O O O O
History History X - - X
Archeology X - - X
Korean History X
Culture and Contents Region Contents O - - X
Contents Industry O - - X
Digital Humanities and Convergence Digital Humanities O - - X
Medical Humanities & Psychoanalysis O - - X
School of Medicine Medical Sciences Clinical Medicine O O O O
Public Health and Social Medicine O O O O
Medical Sciences of Healthy Aging O O O O
Integrative Biomedicine O O O O
Biomedical Sciences Molecular Medicine O O O O
Neuroscience O O O O
Cancer Biology O O O O
Biomedical Informatics O O O O
Convergence Medicine O O O O
College of Nursing Nursing Science Nursing X X - X
Advanced Nurse Practioner course X X - X
School of Pharmacy Pharmacy Pharmacy O O O O
- Energy System Research Applied Physics O O O O
Applied Chemistry O O O O
Energy Chemical Engineering O O O O
Energy Materials Science and Engineering O O O O
Energy O O O O
Energy Energy(E) O O O O
Energy(H) O O O O
Education Lifelong education and HRD Program - - - X
Curriculum and Evaluation Program - - - X
Educational Counselling and Psychology - - - X
AI and Data Science AI and Data Science - - - -

 

b. Graduate School of International Studies

Graduate School
Division Department Field of Study Remarks
Master's Doctoral
Graduate
School of
International
Studies
International
Business
International
Business
- crhee@ajou.ac.kr
International
Trade
International
Trade
- jungho@ajou.ac.kr
NGO Studies NGO Studies - shingookang@ajou.ac.kr
International
Development
and Cooperation
International
Development
and Cooperation(*)
- shingookang@ajou.ac.kr

※ GSIS provide full English courses and all the students in GSIS are international students. [http://gsis.ajou.ac.kr]

※ The e-mail addresses are the chief's of the each department.

※ If you have general questions about admission procedure and required documents , then  please do not contact to the professor but contact to the coordinators of each graduate school (gsis@ajou.ac.kr)
 

6. Scholarship

1) Scholarship period : same as the period of invitation.

2) Scholarship Benefits


Scholarship Benefits
Airfare Round-trip economy class ticket
Monthly Allowance Graduate : 900,000 KRW/month
Research Allowance Human and Social Sciences : 210,000 KRW/semester
Natural and Mechanic Science : 240,000 KRW/semester
Settlement Allowance 200,000 won(once) upon arrival
Korean Language Training Costs* Full tuition fee for Korean Language up to one year
Tuition The tuition fee up to 5 million won is exempted by the Korean Government, and if any, the tuition fee exceeding 5 million won and the entrance fee for the first semester by the host university.
Dissertation Printing Costs Cost : 500,000 or 800,000 KRW depending on the actual costs
Medical Insurance 20,000 KRW/month(limited coverage)
Special Fund for Students Proficient in Korean Language (TOPIK level 5 or 6) 100,000 KRW/month(commencing from the main program)


7. Selection Procedure
Selection Procedure
Quota Ajou University Embassy
Submission of Required documents University in Korea
Until March 16th, 2015(by post)
Embassy in your country
(Each embassy has its own deadline)
1st Screen Until early April 10th, 2015 Until early April 10th, 2015
2nd Screen NIIED - Until end of April, 2015 NIIED - Until end of April, 2015
3rd Screen - University
- Until end of May, 2015
Announcement of Final Successful Candidates NIIED
Until June 16th, 2015
VISA Issue and Air Ticket Purchase Until end of July, 2015
Entry into Korea Late August, 2015
NIIED Orientation & Korean Language Course September 1st, 2015 ~ August 31st, 2016
Enter University September 1st, 2016


The guideline, application form, and university information will be available at the website of GKS (www.studyinkorea.go.kr), Korean Embassies, and designated domestic universities.


For applicants (including Korean adoptees) who apply for KGSP via Korean Embassies

  • - (1st Selection) Korean Embassies make its own selection schedule and plan based on the criteria provided by NIIED,
    and accept the applications. They select 1.5 times as many candidates as their quota from the pool of applicants and
    recommend them to NIIED.
    • * Applicants from China and the Czech Republic should submit their applications to the Ministry of
      Education (or equivalent institution) in their respective country of origin, in accordance with the
      mutual agreements between Korea and those countries.
    • * Only Korean adoptees who have foreign citizenship can apply for this program via a Korean Embassy if their
      countries of origin are allotted the adoptee quota. They are selected through a separate procedure; general applicants
      cannot be accepted through this application category.
  • - (2nd Selection) NIIED Selection Committee selects as many successful candidates as each embassy quota amongst
    the pool of candidates recommended by the Embassies.
  • - (3rd Selection) NIIED submits the documents of successful candidates to their 3 universities of indicated preference,
    and requests admission examination of the candidates into their master’s or doctoral programs.
    The universities have to notify the result of examination to the candidates and NIIED by the designated date.
    The candidates who gain admission from more than one university will have to make a final selection, and notify their
    respective local Korean Embassy and NIIED by the designated date. Only the candidates who gain admission
    within the 3rd Selection period can be accepted as official KGSP scholars.

For applicants who apply for KGSP via designated domestic universities

  • - (1st Selection) Each designated university will draft its own selection schedule and plan based on the criteria
    provided by NIIED, and accepts the applications. Each designated university will select up to 20 candidates from
    all of the quota-assigned countries and recommend them to NIIED. They cannot recommend more than 3 candidates
    from a single country.
  • - (2nd Selection) NIIED Selection Committee selects as many successful candidates as each country’s quota from all of
    the candidates recommended by the universities. The candidates who are selected in the NIIED Selection Committee
    will be accepted to the university which recommended them, and will be finally accepted as official KGSP scholars upon
    a successful comprehensive medical examination.


8.Selection Criterion

All documents, including transcript, self-introduction, study plan, certificates of language proficiency (Korean and English), recommendation, published papers and awards etc., will be evaluated.



9.Required Documents

Place of submission

  • NIIED and Foreign embassies in Korea are not 1stSelectionInstitutionsanddonotacceptapplications.
  • NIIED accepts and judges only the candidates recommended by the 1st Selection Institutions. They are:
    • For applicants (including overseas Korean adoptees) applying via a Korean embassy : the Korean embassy in the country of origin.
  • Korean Educational Institutes affiliated with the local Korean embassies may accept applications, and select and recommend candidates in place of embassies in some countries.
    • For applicants applying via a domestic university : One of the 60 designated universities

Deadline of Submission : The date set forth by the 1st Selection Institutions(Ajou University) within March 16th 2015.

  • Address : Sanghyun Lee, No.305, Yulgok Hall, Ajou University, 206, Worldcup-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, 443-749, Korea (Tel : 82-31-219-2302)

Required documents : One original document(placed in a separate envelope) and 3 extra copies.

  • Documents not in English or Korean must be accompanied by a complete English or Korean translation authenticated by the issuing institution or notarized by a notary’s office.

Check List for Application Documents
Check List for Application Documents Master's Doctoral
01. Personal Data (Attachment #1)
02. Self-Introduction or Personal Statement (Attachment #2)
03. Study Plan (Attachment #3)
04. Letter of Recommendation (Attachment #4)
05. Pledge (Attachment #5)
06. Personal Medical Assessment (Attachment #6)
07. Diploma or certificate of graduation from undergraduate institution
08. Official transcript of previously attended undergraduate institution(s)
09. Diploma or certificate of graduation from graduate institution -
10. Official transcript of previously attended graduate institution(s) -
11. Certificate of TOPIK score (original copy), if applicable 
12. Certificate of TOEFL or IELTS score (original copy), if applicable 
13. Published papers, if applicable 
14. Awards, if applicable 
15. Copy of passport (possible to submit after selection)
16. Certificate of citizenship of applicant and his/her parents: birth certificate, passport, certificate of nationality expatriation, etc. 
17. Adoption documents (*only for overseas Korean adoptees)

* Application Forms - refer to attachment (Guideline download)
 

Note

  • * Selection for successful candidates will be done strictly by the NIIED Selection Committee.
    Therefore, appropriate documents should be submitted by the deadline.
    • - Dual applications are not accepted. Applicants must apply for this program via only one institution.
    • - Documents should be presented in their original form.
    • - Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicants.
    • - Incomplete or incorrect documents may lead to application rejection or failure in the Selection Committee, and
      scholarship revocation even after entry into Korea.
    • - In case of submitting photocopied documents, applicants must submit the original to the 1st Selection Institution and
      have the original one and the photocopied one collated. The confirmation of collation should be indicated in the
      photocopied documents.
    • - Applicants who are expected to graduate from their respective home undergraduate/graduate institutions by August 31st,
      2015, should submit the certificate (or letter) of expected graduation issued by said institutions when they apply;
      the official certificate of graduation should be received by NIIED by August 31st,2015.
    • - Applicants must accurately complete the health checklist truthfully. All successful candidates must take a comprehensive
      medical exam when its’ orientation. In accordance with the requirements of the Korea Immigration Service and
      the KGSP Program, the candidates who are judged to be physically unfit for this program will not be accepted.
    • - Applicants may submit the copies of published papers, if available.
    • - Applicants may submit the copies of awards, if available.
      • * Applicants must submit all the documents by the checklist order. (Checklist for the application documents should be on
        the front page, followed by the required documents, stapled and attached.)
      • * Transferring to a different university after confirming the host university is not permitted in any cases. In regards to
        changing majors, it would be permitted only under the mutual agreement of the departments concerned only
        within the same university, with the scholarship period unchanged. (2 years of Master’s, or 3 years of doctoral, in total).
        However, quitting a program and applying for a new one is not permitted.


10. Contact Information

KGSP Coordinators

  • Graduate School
    • - Tel : +82-31-219-2304
    • - Fax : +82-31-214-1500
    • - E-mail : grad.ajou.ac.kr
    • - Webpage : http://grad.ajou.ac.kr
    • Address : The Office of Graduate School, #305, Yulgok Hall, World cup-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Rep. KOREA
  • Graduate school of International Studies


11. Notes

Detailed qualifications, required documents, schedule and scholarship can be changed a little year by year, so you should visit official website of KGSP ( http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr, http://www.niied.go.kr) to get more detailed information before application.


 

12. Guideline
  • - University Information download
  • - Guideline download
  • - FAQ download
  • - Regulation download
  • - Application form
College Department Field of Study Master Ph.D Intergrated Course English Classes
College of Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering O O O X
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering O O O X
Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering X X X X
Environmental and Safety Engineering Environmental and Safety Engineering X - - X
Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering O O O X
Material Science and Engineering Material Science and Engineering X X X X
Architecture Architecture X X X X
Architecture Engineering Architecture Engineering X X X X
Department of Smart Convergence Architecture Architecture O O O O
Architectural Engineering O O O O
Systems Engineering Systems Engineering O O O O
Civil Systems Engineering Civil Systems Engineering O O O X
Transportation System Engineering Transportation System Engineering X X X X
Urban Development Urban Development X X X X
Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering O O O O
Systems Biomedical Informatics Systems Biomedical Informatics X X X X
Molecular Science and Technology Applied Chemistry O O O O
Biological Engineering O O O O
Medical Science O O O O
Pharmaceutical Science O O O O
College of Information Technology Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering O O O O
Computer Engineering Computer Engineering O O O O
Digital Media Digital Media X X X X
Space Electronics and Information Technology Space Electronics and Information Techno X X X X

Military Digital Convergence

(Former NCW)

Cyberwarfare O O O X
IT Convergence O O O X
Knolwedge Information Security Industrial Security X - - X
Life Media Media Contents X X X X
Media Science and Psychology X X X X
College of Natural Sciences Mathematics Mathematics O O O O
Physics Physics O O O O
Chemistry Chemistry O O O O
Applied Biotechnology Cosmetic Science O O O O
Applied Biotechnology X X X X
Biological Science Biological Science O O O O
School of Business Business Administration Strategic Management O O O O
Marketing O O O O

MS/OM

(Management Science/Operation Management)

O O O O
OB-HRM O O O O
Accounting O O O O
Finance X X X X
Mangement Information System
Mangement Information System(MIS) O O O O
Financial Engineering Financial Engineering O O O O
School of Social Sciences Economics Economics X X X X
Psychology Social psychology, etc. X X X X
Applied Social Science Applied Social Science O O O X
Public Administration

Public Administration

(TOPIK level 6 or above)

X X X X
Political Science and Diplomacy Political Science and Diplomacy O O O X
College of Law Law Law X X X X
School of Humanities Korean Language and Literature Korean Language and Literature O O O X
Teaching Korean as Foreign Lanaguage O - - X
English Language and Literature Interpretation and Translation O O O O
History History X - - X
Archeology X - - X
Korean History X
Culture and Contents Region Contents O - - X
Contents Industry O - - X
Digital Humanities and Convergence Digital Humanities O - - X
Medical Humanities & Psychoanalysis O - - X
School of Medicine Medical Sciences Clinical Medicine O O O O
Public Health and Social Medicine O O O O
Medical Sciences of Healthy Aging O O O O
Integrative Biomedicine O O O O
Biomedical Sciences Molecular Medicine O O O O
Neuroscience O O O O
Cancer Biology O O O O
Biomedical Informatics O O O O
Convergence Medicine O O O O
College of Nursing Nursing Science Nursing X X - X
Advanced Nurse Practioner course X X - X
School of Pharmacy Pharmacy Pharmacy O O O O
- Energy System Research Applied Physics O O O O
Applied Chemistry O O O O
Energy Chemical Engineering O O O O
Energy Materials Science and Engineering O O O O
Energy O O O O
Energy Energy(E) O O O O
Energy(H) O O O O
Education Lifelong education and HRD Program - - - X
Curriculum and Evaluation Program - - - X
Educational Counselling and Psychology - - - X
AI and Data Science AI and Data Science - - - -

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