Graduate Scholarships at Seoul National University

In this post, I have listed all the scholarships available for prospective graduate students at Seoul National University:-

Graduate Scholarship for Excellent Foreign Students (GSFS)

GSFS is offered to graduates from universities in East, Southeast, and Central Asia to help them continue their studies at SNU. 1 to 4 students from various colleges of SNU, for a total number of every semester, are selected. Recipients are exempted from paying tuition for 2 to 4 academic years, and accommodation (in the Gwanak campus dormitory) is optional. Award decisions are based on the applicants’ academic achievements and potential, as well as their personal accomplishments. Records of past studies, a study plan, personal statement, and letters of recommendation and other achievement records, as well as specific qualifications such as language proficiency, are all taken into consideration. The appropriateness of an applicant’s academic goals and suitability of preparation for the proposed program of studies are also assessed. Interviews, examinations, and/or additional documents may be required from the applicant. The Office of International Affairs (OIA) will assist the application and registration procedure. 

Download GSFS Guideline and Application Form for 2012 Spring Semester

Contact Information

The Office of International Affairs

Silk-Road Scholarship

The Silk-Road Scholarship is to promote cultural exchanges in the ‘Silk-Road’ area by supporting graduate students from those countries. It provides selected students with tuitions and living expenses for two years. Students who are seeking master’s or doctoral degrees in humanities, social sciences or cultural studies are eligible to apply. Applicants should be citizens of among of these countries: Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, Afghanistan, India, Bangladeshm, Pakistan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Yemen, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Ethiopia, Hungary, and Russia.

Download Silk-Road Scholarship Info for 2011 Fall 
Download Application Form

Contact Information

Office of International Affairs Office
Emily Kyunghwa Hong
Tel. 82-2-880-8638
Email [email protected]

Samsung Global Scholarship Program at SNU

This program is funded by Samsung Electronics Co. (SEC) in an effort to cultivate global leaders for research and development in the field of Computer, Electronics, and Communication Engineering.

The Scholarship

Selected international students are sponsored for a 2-year master’s program at SNU’s school of EECE with the following scholarship package:

  • Tuition (including entrance and enrollment fees)
  • On-campus housing
  • Medical insurance
  • Living expenses (₩800,000 or US$750 per month)
  • Two round-trip airplane tickets to his or her home country (tickets are provided once a year)
  • Internship at SEC during summer/winter vacations


Conditions of the Program


  • Upon completion of studies at EECE, the scholarship recipient is required to work at SEC (in Korea) for 2 years in an appointment related to his or her major.
  • After 2 years of employment at SEC, he or she may continue to work at SEC Korea or return to his or her home country to work for a local subsidiary of SEC, upon mutual agreement between him or her and SEC.




  • The applicant’s academic achievement should be superior; he or she must place in the top 30% of his/her class at a prestigious university in his or her home country.
  • The applicant should be able to work at SEC in Korea for 2 years after completion of his/her studies at SNU.
  • The applicant’s major must be in the field of Electrical, Electronics, Communication, or Computer Engineering; Science; Physics; or Mathematics.


Important dates
  • Application deadline l February
  • Interview l February
  • Notification of admission l May
  • Admission to SNU l September 1st
Required Documents
  • An English resume
  • Academic records of previous studies
  • Two letters of recommendation (in English)
  • A letter of self-introduction (in English)
Seoul National University Contact Information

Seongwoo Seo, Ph. D. / Associate Professor
School of Electrical Eng & Computer Science
Tel. 82-2-880-8418
Fax: 82-2-880-8201
Email [email protected]

Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. Contact Information

Seoul : Ms. Jamie Lee
Email [email protected]
Tel. 82-2-2255-7384

Russia: Mr. Brian Choi
Email [email protected]
Tel. 7-495-645-4780

IRO (International Recruitment Officer) Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd.
China: Mr. Han Kwan Lee
Email [email protected]
Tel. 86-21-6278-5180 (Ext.210)

India: Mr. Stan Kim
Email [email protected]
Tel. 91-80-532-177

Scholarships from Korean Government

Korean government offers various scholarships for foreign students

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology runs Korean Government Scholarship Program for Graduate Students to which any graduate students in any field who belong to one of the countries under diplomatic relations with Korea.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism has Art Major Asian Scholarship which grants fixed money to the recipients.

For more information on scholarships from Korean government, please visit this website.

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  1. Chandan Kumar Karmhe says

    Dear Satish,
    I have written my last semester paper of Korean Language from Delhi University and now waiting for the results. As soon as I complete my language course, I want to get some scholarship so that I can do master in Korean from Korea. unfortunately, I could not apply for NIIED but now want to get a scholarship.
    If you have any information please let me know so that I can follow it up.
    I would be thankful for your help.

    Chandan Kumar Karmhe

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