Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

My university, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), is participating in the Korean Government Scholarship Program (KGSP), which offers full scholarships including living expenses, airfare, for graduate students to take a one year Korean language course followed by 2-3 year graduate course in an applicable major. Applications for KGSP through Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and other Korean universities are now available. It really is a great opportunity for a student with an interest in Korea and Northeast Asia to experience it firsthand, obtain Korean language skills, and get a Masters or PhD all in one go.

The applicable majors they are referring to are fairly broad, but need to slot into one of these three categories (which shouldn’t be too hard). Certain Korean universities will host certain majors, with many of the Language/International Studies/Korean Studies/Regional Studies ones coming to my university.

  • Humanities and Social Sciences (인문사회계열)
  • Natural Sciences and Technology (자연공학계열)
  • Arts and Physical Education (예체능계열)

General Information

  • National Institute for International Education (http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr)
  • Scholarship Period: One year Korean Language (September 2014 – August 2015) followed by two to three year Master/Ph.D Program (September 2015 ~ )
  • Benefits: Full-tuition, Living allowance, Airfare, and more
  • Application Deadline: March 21st, 2014
  • For questions regarding the program please contact Heesung Park (Main Coordinator for KGSP) at hspark87@hufs.ac.kr / 02-2173-2387
  • Or, if you are interested, please feel free to contact me as well at @mseangallagher (Twitter) or here in the comments section. Happy to walk anyone interested through the application procedure.

Documents and Applications

Embedding a few documents here which give more background on the program. There is a bit of documentation, but nothing that should prove too difficult for anyone who has applied to university before (letter of introduction, study plan, etc.).

Background Information (including which countries can participate)

Documentation Required/Application Form

Applicable Majors (specifically for Hankuk University of Foreign Studies; other universities will host other majors)

By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

8 thoughts on “Full Graduate Scholarships to Study Masters/PhD in Korea”
  1. Hi Michael,

    I’d like to talk to you about the KGSP program at HUFS.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.


  2. Hello Michael,

    Was the application deadline extended by any chance? I have only discovered this today and apparently the deadline is already over, right?

    Thank you for your help,

    1. Hello there, Ana,

      I haven’t heard anything about an extension, but I do suggest contacting them to ask. I imagine they would be more than willing to accept an application from a qualified candidate after the deadline as they are just starting this program. If you have any more questions, let me know!

  3. Hi Michael,

    So glad to find your posting about KGSP program at HUFS.
    I’m planning to apply one next year taking English Translation and interpretation.
    I’ve sent some emails to some people yet i haven’t got any replies. Just wondering if you could help me on it.

    Bunch of thanks,

    Nur Fatiha

    1. Hi! I was wondering how your application went because I also want to apply for the Master in translation and Interpretation thanks:)

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