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.

General Information

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)

8 Responses

  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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