[Blueboard] 2016 Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) for ASEAN countries’ ScIence and Engineering Students

Sarah Jane O. Domingo sdomingo at ateneo.edu
Wed May 4 16:54:01 PHT 2016

WEBSITE: http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr/en/sub/gks/asean.do

The Korean Government invites outstanding students who are majoring in the
fields of science and engineering in universities and colleges of the 10
ASEAN countries. This training program is designed to provide students with
an in-depth academic training in the science and engineering fields and
invaluable experience in Korea.

Period : July 4th (Monday) ~ August 12th (Friday) 2016 (6 weeks)

Number of participants : 24 undergraduate students in total

Host organization : National Institute for International Education (NIIED),
Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea


1. Be a citizen of one of the 10 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia,
Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and
2. Be enrolled in the second to fourth year as an undergraduate student who
major in science or engineering in any university/college based in one of
the 10 designated ASEAN countries
3. Be fluent in English (Priority will be given to the applicants with
Korean fluency.)
4. Be mentally and physically healthy
5. Have the ability and willingness to adapt to Korean culture and life in

*Training Institutions and Training Fields: Electrical and Electronics

Application/ How to Apply:
Choose one of the 5 designated Korean universities according to your major
(Chonbuk National University, Chung-Ang University, Chungnam National
University, Dankook University, Gyeongsang National University). You can
choose only one of the five universities for your application. You are not
allowed to apply to more than one university. Multiple applications will be
excluded during the final selection process.
If you pass the document screening, you will be invited for an interview
from your application office. Interviews will be conducted by either Skype
or phone

Application Deadline : May 9th
* Applications will be processed on the first come first serve basis.

*Required Documents
① Completed Application Form
② Self Introduction and Research Plan
③ A Letter of Recommendation from an Academic Source
④ A Copy of the Passport Information Page
⑤ Proof of Enrollment from Currently Enrolled University
⑥ Original Sealed Transcript from Currently Enrolled University
* Note : Additional documents may be required from the university you apply
to. For documents ①, ②and ③, you should use the provided template.

1. NIIED and/or the training institutions will be responsible for round
trip air ticket, room and board during the duration of the program, and
traveler’s insurance.
2. Participants will be responsible for transportation fare in his/her
country, visa fee, etc.
3. Program
-Introduction to the overall programNetworking with participants
-Specific field of studyKorean language, history and culture
-Conduct specific research projects along with mentoringfrom Korean
graduate students
-Field Trip (Related laboratories, research institutes and/or industrial
sites, Cultural or historical sites)
-Presentation of research results, awards to the outstanding performances
Formation of Alumni network

※Specific programs will vary according to the training institution.

-The program will be offered in English.
-Students will stay in university dormitories (2~3 persons per room, mostly
Korean food will be provided).
-The program staff will be with students during the whole program.
-All lectures/events for this program will be mandatory.
-Participation during the weekend may be required.
-It is desirable that students make efforts to understand Korean language,
education, culture and etc. by visiting our website (www.studyinkorea.go.kr)
before their arrival in Korea.
-For further information, please contact one of the application offices in
the 5 designated Korean universities.
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