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 Spring Semester, 2018. 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
Admission Scholarship Subject to Change Max. KRW 7,586,000 Newly admitted Korean Students Entrance score applied for 1st semester  
Academic Scholarship for Excellence 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 GPAS South East Asian Studies Scholarship Approx. 4 (subject to change) Max. KRW 5,000,000 Korean Students who wish to Study South East Asian Studies The notice of selection will be posted on the GSIS Website during the first week of each semester.
After document screenings and interviews, the results will be informed to individuals.
 
KIEP GPAS KEEP Project Scholarship Approx. 6 (subject to change) Max. KRW 7,000,000  
KIEP GPAS Internship Scholarship Approx. 3 (subject to change) Max. KRW 4,000,000 Korean Students who wish to do an internship in International organizations  
KIEP GPAS Overseas Research Scholarship Approx. 4 (subject to change) Max. KRW 1,500,000 Korean Students who wish to Study South East Asian Studies  
CAMPUS Asia Scholarships Approx. 5 (subject to change) Max. KRW 6,000,000 Korean Students who wish to study in Kobe or Fudan University The notice of selection will be posted on the GSIS Website.  
Research/ Teaching/ Administration Assistant Scholarship Approx. 30 (subject to change) Around KRW 800,000 per month Depending on circumstances Vacant positions on GSIS website  
KU GSIS International Student Scholarship A/B 1. International students admitted to GSIS
2. As for the subsequent semester, the international students who meet the relevant qualifications
1. KU GSIS Int’l Students Scholarship A : 100% of the tuition (including Admission Fee)
2. KU GSIS Int’l Students Scholarship B : 50% of the tuition (including Admission Fee)
1. Your previous semester GPA has to be at least 3.75 in order to be considered as a candidate of a scholarship recipient.

2. You cannot take a semester off.

1. Entrance score is applied for 1st semester
2. As for the subsequent semester, scholarship type (A/B) will be decided based on the previous semester’s GPA ranking among KU GSIS 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 to the Korea Foundation for selection LINK
POSCO Asia Fellowship Decided by POSCO every 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 
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.
LINK
KOICA Scholarship 20 per year Full Tuition fee, Monthly Stipend, Round trip Airfare, and Dormitory Fee 1. Foreign students who are a government officials in developing countries with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
2. Must 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 to GSIS
2. As for the subsequent semester, the international students who meet the relevant qualifications
1. KU GSIS Int’l Students Scholarship A : 100% of the tuition (including Admission Fee)
2. KU GSIS Int’l Students Scholarship B : 50% of the tuition (including Admission Fee)
1. Minimum Condition: International Students with GPA 3.75 and above
2. Cannot take semester off
1. Entrance score is applied for 1st semester
2. As for the subsequent semester, scholarship type (A/B) will be decided based on the previous semester’s GPA 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.