ADMISSIONS
Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition Fee

Tuition Fee Admission Fee
Master’s KRW 6,352,000 KRW 1,234,000
Doctoral KRW 6,352,000 KRW 1,234,000

* As of Fall Semester, 2016. Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

GSIS students may pursue scholarships and funds provided under the auspices of the central and local governments as well as the private sector. GSIS also extends partial financial support to students in selective cases to meet costs of extramural intensive academic training and internship programs. In GSIS, many international students will be awarded scholarships (50 to 100 percent of tuition fee) based on their academic performance. In addition, the school also offers a special international scholarship sponsored by other institutions such as POSCO, one of the world’s leading steel companies. Korean students, on the other hand, can be granted research/ teaching assistantships or KIEP scholarships awarded through our school’s Graduate Program in Area Studies (GPAS). Please contact the admissions officer for details.

Scholarship for Master students

Type of
Scholarship
Number of Students Amount per Semester Qualifications Selection
Process
Homepage
Scholarship for Excellence Approx. 33(subject to change) From KRW 1,000,000 to 5,000,000 depending on the number and grade of students(subject to change) 1. Incoming Korean students who show outstanding academic potential
2.Distinguished students with outstanding grades during the previous semester
3. Scholarships will not be granted for those who take the following semester off and will expire
Granted by GPA ranking each semester
KIEP South East Asian Studies Scholarship From 3 to 4 (subject to change) Partial scholarships and financial aids for overseas training(subject to change) Korean Students who wish to study in Area Studies track (Major in South East Asia) Selected during the application process
Summer Program Scholarship Approx. 20 (subject to change) Between KRW 300,000-2,000,000 depending on programs Summer Program participants Open registration via GSIS Website, Spring semester
Research/ Teaching/
Administration
Assistant
Scholarship
25 Around KRW 800,000
per month
Depending on
project
Vacant positions on GSIS website
KU GSIS International Students Scholarship A/B 1 .International
students admitted by GSIS (Subject to change)
2. As for the consecutive semester, the international students who meet the following qualifications
(For Students Admitted AFTER 2016)
1. KU GSIS Int’l Students Scholarship A (Top 25% ranked, outstanding grades among KUGSIS Int’l Students): 100% of the tuition (including Admission Fee)
2. KU GSIS Int’l Students Scholarship B (Top 26% ~ 75% ranked, outstanding grades among KUGSIS Int’l Students) : 50% of the tuition (including Admission Fee)
(For Students Admitted BEFORE 2016)
1. KU GSIS Int’l Students Scholarship A (Top 50% ranked, outstanding grades among KUGSIS Int’l Students): 100% of the tuition (including Admission Fee)
2. KU GSIS Int’l Students Scholarship B (Lower than 50% ranked, outstanding grades among KUGSIS Int’l Students) : 50% of the tuition (including Admission Fee)
1. Minimum Condition: International Students with GPA 3.75 and above
2. can not take semester off
1. Entrance score is applied for 1st semester
2. As for the consecutive semester, scholarship type (A/B) will be decided based on the previous semester GPA’s ranking among KUGSIS int’l students.
Korea Foundation Fellowship Decided by Korea Foundation every year Offered by Korea Foundation-Monthly stipend: 900,000 Won-Tuition Foreign students specializing in Korean Studies Directly apply for the Korea Foundation and selected by Korea Foundation LINK
POSCO Asia Fellowship 5 Students per year 100% of the tuition for four semesters and monthly stipend of KRW 1,000,000 1. Asian students(foreign students only)
2. maintain GPA 3.0
1. Only applicable starting fall semester 2009
2. Apply for KU GSIS Master Program -> KU Admission committee review and recommend the candidates to POSCO foundation -> POSCO foundation select the fellow
NIIED Scholarship (Korean Government Scholarship) Decided by NIIED, every year Full Scholarship and Monthly Stipend on a semester basis 1. Foreign students
2. Academic grades from the last educational institute attended must be within the top 20%.
NIIED selects recipients
through
Korean
Consulate
offices
overseas.
KOICA Scholarship 20 per year Full Tuition fee and Monthly StipendRoundtrip airfare 1. Foreign students who are a government official or employee in the public sector or researcher in a state institute working in his/her home country with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
2. Be nominated by his or her Government
KOICA(Korea International Agency) select recipients through KOICA offices overseas.

Scholarship for Doctoral students

Type of
Scholarship
Number of Students Amount per Semester Qualifications Selection
Process
Homepage
KU GSIS International Students Scholarship A/B 1 .International students admitted by GSIS (Subject to change)
2. As for the consecutive semester, the international students who meet the following qualifications
1. KU GSIS Int’l Students Scholarship A (Upper 50% among int’l students): 100% of the tuition (including Admission Fee)
2. KU GSIS Int’l Students Scholarship B (Lower 50%, rest of int’l students : 50% of the tuition (including Admission Fee)
1. Minimum Condition: International Students with GPA 3.75 and above
2. can not take semester off
1. Entrance score is applied for 1st semester
2. As for the consecutive semester, scholarship type (A/B) will be decided based on the previous semester GPA’s ranking among KUGSIS int’l students.

Research/ Teaching Assistantship

The research/ teaching assistantship serves as an excellent opportunity to work closely with the faculty members and gain valuable research experience. The assistantship provides financial remuneration to selective students.

Other Support

Financial Support: GSIS offers limited financial support to students who participate in international conferences and workshops abroad.
Student Welfare: GSIS runs the Computer-Aided Instruction (CAI) laboratory to facilitate students’ computer works. Also, the Career Development Center (CDC) aids students seeking internship and/or post-graduate employment at international organizations, international NGOs, and national public and private sector firms. For those who pursue further study, CDC provides specific information about Ph.D. programs worldwide.