Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) Summer Program 2020 for African Students


Application Deadline: Varying

The Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) Summer Program is designed to provide students from Africa and Latin America with an in-depth academic training as well as an opportunity to experience Korean culture in order to nurture future leaders who will contribute to the development of global society.PeriodJuly ~ August (5 weeks)Number of participants80 undergraduate students in total (40 from Africa, 40 from Latin America)Application ProceduresNIIED nominates universities for program management.

The designated universities recommend selected candidates to NIIED and NIIED selects the scholarship recipients
(* The program applicants must apply directly to the designated universities)


a. Be a citizen of African or Latin American countries
b. Be enrolled in the second to fourth year as an undergraduate student in the university/college in Africa and Latin America
c. Be fluent in English
* Priority will be given to the applicants with Korean fluency.
d. Be mentally and physically healthy
e. Have the ability and willingness to adapt to Korean culture and life in KoreaSelection CriteriaThe scholarship recipients will be selected based on grades (GPA), proficiency in English or Korean, personal statement, recommendation letters, and etc.Benefitsa. NIIED and/or the training institutions will be responsible for round trip air ticket, room and board during the duration of the program, and traveler’s insurance.
b. Participants will be responsible for transportation fare in his/her country, visa fee, etc.Program

OrientationIntroduction to the overall program
Networking with participants
LecturesSpecific field of study
Korean language, history and culture
Research Projects
(Lab, Seminar, etc.)
Conduct specific research projects along with mentoring
from Korean graduate students
Field TripRelated laboratories, research institutes and/or industrial sites
Cultural or historical sites
ClosingPresentation of research results
Awards to the outstanding performances
Formation of Alumni network

* Specific programs will vary according to the training institution

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) Summer Program 2020


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