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Global KU Scholarship

In celebration of its centennial in 2005, KU established Global KU Study Abroad Scholarship. This scholarship aims to support future global leaders around the world to study at KU. Only students in Student Exchange Program(SEP) and Visiting Student Program(VSP) are eligible for Global KU Scholarship.

Types

  • Admission Scholarship: Max. KRW 400,000 per month for the first semester (4 months).
  • KU Travel Scholarship: Designed to help students meet basic travel costs, a one-off payment of up to a maximum of KRW1,500,000 according to distance and currency rate.
  • Merit Scholarship: Awarded on the basis of academic merit of the first semester at Korea University, KRW300,000 per month for a second semester (4 months). Only applicable to exchange/visiting students who participate in one-year program.

Conditions

  • Admission and KU Travel Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit at the applicants’ home institutions.
  • Faculty/ Institution/ National quotas may apply.
  • Students who extend the duration of their study at Korea University from one semester to two semesters are eligible to apply for ‘Merit Scholarship’ at the time of approval on extension.
  • Funding for the scholarships is subject to availability.

Eligibility

To be eligible, SEP and VSP applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in an acknowledged institution outside of Korea, in a country that is recognized by the Korean government, as of December 1, 2004.
  • Have completed, or about to complete at least one year of study at their home universities at the time of applying.
  • Have an overall weighted average of at least 75% at their home institutions.
  • Have obtained a successful admission for SEP or VSP at Korea University.
  • Be fluent in either English or Korean.

Required Documents

  • Global KU scholarship application form
  • One passport-sized photograph
  • Academic reference

Important Notice

  • All documents must be written and provided in English. Please attach translations in English if the document are in any other language.
  • Documents submitted with the application will not be returned to the applicant.
  • Academic reference MUST be sent directly to Office of International Affairs from instructors.

Deadline

  • Semester 1 (Spring): January 30
  • Semester 2 (Fall): July 30

Application

What is U21?

Universitas 21 is an international network of 21 leading research-intensive universities in thirteen countries. Collectively, its members enrol over 650,000 students, employ over 130,000 staff and have over 2 million alumni. Their collective budgets amount to over US$13bn and there is an annual research grant income of over US$3bn. The network's purpose is to facilitate collaboration and cooperation between the member universities and to create opportunities for them on a scale that none of them would be able to achieve operating independently or through traditional bilateral alliances.

Eligibility

The U21 scholarship is given to either exchange students or study abroad students studying at Korea University per semester. U21 member universities are based on the U21 executive office's member institutions. Students don’t need to apply for the scholarship since it’s automatically provided.

Amount of scholarship

  • U21 member universities in Asia: ₩250,000
  • Other U21 member universities: ₩500,000

The List of member universities : ( www.universitas21.com)

What’s APRU?

APRU is a consortium of 42 leading research universities in the Pacific Rim. The consortium aims to foster cooperation in education, research and enterprise thereby contributing to the economic, scientific and cultural advancement of the Pacific Rim.

APRU aims to promote scientific, educational and cultural collaboration among Pacific Rim economies. In both its objectives and guiding principles, APRU embodies a commitment to global academic and research standards.

APRU recognizes that its activities can be powerful catalysts for expanding educational, economic and technological cooperation among the Pacific Rim economies. The association seeks to promote dialogue and collaboration between academic institutions in Pacific Rim economies so that they can become effective players in the global knowledge economy.

Eligibility

The APRU scholarship is given to either exchange students or study abroad students studying at Korea University per semester. APRU member universities are based on the APRU executive office's member institutions. Students don’t need to apply for the scholarship since it’s automatically provided.

Amount of scholarship

  • APRU member universities in Asia: ₩250,000
  • Other APRU member universities: ₩500,000

The List of member universities : ( www.apru.org)