Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) for Exchange Students

Incoming exchange student from developing countries

Number of Recipients
The National Institute for International Education (NIIE) announces the number of nominees per university each year


  • Tuition fee waiver: exchange students are exempted from SNU tuition fee
  • Living expenses: 800,000 KRW per month
  • Airfare: one round trip airfare cost within the limited range of each country
  • Settlement aid: 200,000 KRW (one time)

Medical insurance
Period: one semester or one year

Selection Period
During the exchange student application period each semester

Selection Procedure
Applicants receive recommendations by their own universities officially partnered with SNU ⇒ applicants submit the recommendations along with applications to SNU’s Office of International Affairs ⇒ the National Institute for International Education make the final selection

SNU staff in charge: 82-2-880-8633,