Want to study in South Korea and need funding? Take a look at the Global Korea Scholarship 2023-2024 for undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate degrees and research programs.
Studying at a South Korean university can open up many opportunities in today’s ever-growing competitive job market.
Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) is the most popular one of all the Korean scholarship choices. It offers bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D., and research programs to deserving candidates worldwide.
Let’s find out all the details.
Table of Contents
- Why Study in South Korea of all choices?
- What is the Global Korea Scholarship?
- Seats and Track
- Scholarship Benefits
- How to apply?
- Eligibility Criteria for GKS-UG 2023
- Eligibility Criteria for GKS-Graduate 2023-2024
- 5 Things Decide GKS Scholarship selection
Why Study in South Korea of all choices?
South Korea is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for students from all over the world. The reasons are self-evident.
Korea is one of the few nations that empower you to get a quality education with a rich cultural experience and flourishing student life!
There are many reasons to study in Korea, from internationally recognized degrees and hubs of innovation and technological advancement to affordable tuition fees and plenty of scholarships.
About 400 public and private universities offer undergraduate, graduate, and research programs in several areas of study.
There are several top-ranked universities in Korea. Seoul National University (SNU), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Yonsei University, Korea University (KU), Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), and Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), to name a few.
You can visit beautiful tourist destinations, enjoy delicious foods, and live a high-quality Korean life. You can also explore culture, Kpop, and much more.
Plus, you can improve your Korean language through the training program and immersion method and enhance your career prospects involving Korean.
What is the Global Korea Scholarship?
The Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) is a South Korean government initiative that provides students with scholarships. Before this, they referred to it as KGSP (Korean Government Scholarship Program).
The scholarship program allows students worldwide to study in South Korea. NIIED administers GKS on behalf of the Ministry of Education in Korea.
Each year, the Korean government organizes a competitive scholarship program called the “Global Korea Scholarship” to offer students more global opportunities.
The program allows students to complete undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees in the Republic of Korea.
Seats and Track
There are 200 scholarships available for GKS undergraduate programs for 2023-2024.
The embassy track and the university track are two different ways to apply. Through the embassy, they select 119, while 81 students are available to universities.
For the GKS graduates, research, and doctoral research, there are 1278 scholarships for 2023-2024. This includes 663 through the embassy and 615 for the university track.
(i) Total seats for India (Undergraduate courses)
There are 2 seats through the embassy track for Indian applicants in 2023-2024. For the university track, there are 55 scholars, and open to all participating countries.
There are also 9 seats for regional and 3 for associate, and open to 7 countries of southwest Asia (Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka)
(ii) Total seats for India (Postgraduate programs)
More seats have been allocated to India for GKS-G (master’s, doctorate, and research) than for bachelor’s programs. Here is the breakdown of quotas for Indian applicants for the 2023-2024 GKS graduate programs.
Under the embassy track, 22 seats are available for Indians in the general applicants’ category and 1 for Korean language teachers.
The research program has one seat reserved for India. There are also 5 seats open to Indians and 144 other participating countries.
Under the university track, 19 seats are for General majors and 11 for Science & Engineering majors of the Regional Universities. Thus, 30 seats are available for Indian students on the university track.
The university track also has 5 quotas for research programs. Indian nationals and citizens of 76 NIIED-listed countries are eligible.
To summarize, 54 (22+1+1+19+11) GKS graduate seats are available to India in 2023-2024. Indians can also apply for 10 additional quotas under both tracks for research programs. As per the final result for 2022, they selected 61 Indians.
Below is a detailed breakdown of the scholarship value:
- You don’t have to worry about the air tickets. They provide the actual cost of your airfare in economy class.
- There is an allowance of KRW 200,000 for resettlement.
- Undergraduate students receive a monthly living allowance of KRW 900,00.
- All candidates receive free national health insurance. This is given out twice a year at the start of the term.
- They cover the total cost of Korean language courses up to a maximum of 1,000,000 KRW per quarter.
- They cover the actual cost of tuition (no more than KRW 5 million per semester).
- Students who hold a valid TOPIK level 5 or 6 receive a monthly reward of KRW 100,000.
- After completing the degree, they give an amount of KRW 100,000.
The benefits can vary depending on the course, track, and university. Check the details on the official portal.
How to apply?
They accept applications only during certain months. They made an announcement about this on the government’s website. This varies from program to program.
The application period for undergraduate programs is usually September-October. For graduate programs, this period is usually February-March.
You can apply for the GKS through the embassy track or university track. Then, along with the application forms, submit the documents required by the university to the Korean embassy in your native country.
While you have to choose three universities for the embassy track, you can apply directly to a particular university.
Documents required for Undergraduate
Documents required for postgraduates
You can upload scanned copies at the time of online application at LINK
- Marks sheet of Secondary Examination (Class X).
- Marks sheet of Higher Secondary Examination (Class XII).
- Last Grade Card available (if you are an appearing candidate) or degree certificate if already passed candidates.
- Self-attested Proof of citizenship for self and parents (Voter ID card (apostille) / passport).
There are some more documents and requirements. For complete details, visit the Korean government site and check and verify all the details.
Getting a Visa
Before traveling to South Korea for your studies, you will need a student visa (D-2). One can get them from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in India, New Delhi, or the Consulate offices in Chennai or Mumbai.
Relaxation for the Indian students
Because of the time and expense required for Indian students, the Korean Embassy in India has decided to accept notarized documents.
This means you don’t need the consular authenticated or apostille-ed documents for the 1st round of selection. However, remember that this only applies to embassy track applicants.
Applicants must submit 1 set of application forms, certificates (notarized), and a recommendation letter sealed in one envelope.
Once you pass the interview round and are selected, you must re-submit 1 set of consular-authenticated (or apostilled) documents. This is valid for 2021 only. For 2023-2024, check with the concerned authority.
Eligibility Criteria for GKS-UG 2023
- You must be an Indian citizen.
- The candidates must be under 25 (born after March 1, 1998).
- Applicants must be high school pass out or expected to pass by February 28, 2023. In that case, you need to submit the certificate of expected graduation at the time of applying.
- Applicants need a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) similar to or higher than one of the following from their high school.
→ On a 100-point scale, one should score 80% or above, or one needs to rank within the top 20% of their class.
→ CGPA: 2.64/4.0 or 2.80/4.3 or 2.91/4.5, or 3.23/5.0.
- To study in Korea for the entire course duration, you must be in good physical and mental health.
Before applying for the Global Korea Scholarship 2023, you must carefully read the GKS guidelines and eligibility criteria.
Dates to Apply for GKS-UG in India
For the academic term 2023-2024, the process will start tentatively in September 2023
The candidates must submit the applications for undergraduates tentatively by October 2023 to the given address. They won’t accept it if received after the deadline.
- Ms. Cho Sunghee, Third Secretary, Political Affairs Department, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, 9, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri Extension, New Delhi-110021.
- Phone: 011-4200-7000
- For further information about the scholarship, visit the site → studyinkorea.go.kr
Eligibility Criteria for GKS-Graduate 2023-2024
The age limit is 40 for master’s and Ph.D. programs. Applicants need a minimum of 16 and 18 years of formal education to apply for PG and Ph.D. courses.
For proof of citizenship of applicants and parents, if you don’t have government certification like a birth certificate. Then, you can submit a voter ID card (apostille) or a passport copy. They don’t accept Aadhaar cards.
Applicants expected to graduate must submit an official certificate of the desired graduation that indicates the month and date of graduation.
You can submit a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) on one of the grading scales (4.0, 4.3, 4.5, 5.0, or 100-point scale). Plus, if one needs to convert the grades, you must provide supporting documents officially issued by the college or university.
Applicants interested in graduate (Masters, Research, R&D, and Ph.d. programs) can apply online on the Ministry of Education portal — LINK.
Dates to Apply for GKS-G in India
You can apply between 21 February 2023 to 09 March 2023 (exact dates not yet announced).
Applicants need to submit 4 copies of the 2023 GKS application form available on the Korean government website duly filled and the supporting documents by 11th March 2023.
Send to the Under Secretary (Scholarships), Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, 2nd Floor, Wing-6, West Block – l, R. K. Puram, New Delhi- 110066.
Applicants must mention their registration number generated during application submission on the Sakshat Portal of the Ministry of Education site. Put this on the Top of Envelop containing the physical application and related documents.
Apply online → Application form for GKS-G
They won’t receive the applications once the deadline is over.
For more information about this scholarship, please visit the noticeboard website.
5 Things Decide GKS Scholarship selection
Getting a scholarship isn’t that easy. Here are five top factors determining your chances of receiving the GKS scholarship. (These are my view).
- Your academic qualifications and achievements from school times till today and extracurricular activities.
- Recommendation letters from various educators who taught you in various institutions.
- How good you write your personal statement and SOP.
- Korean language, specially TOPIK certification. The higher level, the better!
- How did you perform in the interview (Your knowledge of South Korea, your skills, aim, and reasons for going to Korea, to name a few)? They may, after all, ask whatever they want.
Remember, these aren’t official selection criteria, but my guesswork is based on various reasons, hearsay, feedback, and understanding. So, take only suggestions and not hard facts.
Namaste gentleman i got 74.67 in 10th and 88 in 12th [pcb]
1. I am eligible or not as study criteria.
2. how many fields and in which subject like music, medicine, technology, socio…. etc. gks had?
please give reply.
You can apply. You should choose only one field.
sir i just got 78.8% in 10th exam now I come in 11th class i will get 80 plus percent in 12th so can i apply for gks scholarship
I wanted to inquire about the scholarship that are we needed 11th class grades /marksheet for undergraduate program as well along with 10th and 12th, cause I kinda messed up my grades in 11th standard.
Hoping for your reply
You need final 10th and 12th grade certification.
I’ll apply this year for gks ug and I got 95.8% in class 10 and 94.8% (PCM) in class 12. I also had given a SAT and achieved 1070 score. Is it is good to apply or not. Should I send SAT scores or not. I also want to know that ielts or tofel scores are must or not. Can I apply without ielts or tofel scores? And can I send my school certificates from lower classes? I also achieved course completion certificate from ISRO, should I send this? Course completion certificate is beneficial or not? I also have some certificates digitally or their pdf how can I send these too?
You can apply this year. While SAT score is not required, you can mention it in your personal statement and SOP. English and Korean language tests add some points and boost your prospects. You only submit what is required, though you can mention some personal achievements and skills in extra-curricular activities.
Sir, please suggest me some extracurricular activities which will add value to my profile.
That is difficult to say as it depends on your interest and feasibility. For example, paintings, learning languages, being excellent in musical instruments, and writing something awe-inspiring, to name a few.
Good morning sir,
I am studying in 12th class and my session is 2023-24, I am preparing for my board exams. I will make sure to get above 90 or 95% in my exams. If i make it can i apply for gks? and from where i submit the documents. What about TOPIK level? I shall be grateful to you for the information. Please reply fast.
Scores in 12th are just one of the many criteria. There are many requirements, and selection is based on many factors. You can find all information in the GKS-UG document published in September every year or on this page itself.
I completed my 10th in 2019 (scored 90%) and 12th (science) in 2021 (scored 95%). I have been preparing for govt exam for last 2 yrs and currently pursuing B.Sc. Nursing( openly). Can I apply for this scholarship having 2yrs gap after my 12th? Pls reply fast sir. Thankyou
I’m in Second year of BBA I want to apply gks for MBA in 2024 but my degree certificate comes in June and July so is any option for that. I don’t want 1 year gap because it not gives 100 percent chances to qualify in gks. So plzzz help me.
If your result comes in June/July, you can only apply in February next year. Appearing students are not eligible to apply according to their guidelines. Also, do check if your desired MBA course is available or not.
Sir yesterday my result came and i got 61% in 12th. Which I know is not a good percentage but I have come on top 1 to 20 rank. so can I still get the gks scholarship??
No. You need to be official in the top 20% of your class.
No. You need to be officially in the top 20% of your class.
Sir I have a question that i scored 81.8 percent in class 10th and I scored 71 percent in 6 subjects and my best of 5 subject marks is 75 percent. I am not in the top 20% of students. Can I still apply for GKS scholarship or not? Please guide me.
I am afraid, No.
I’m in 4th year of my BA LLB and my 5th-year final exams will be over in May 2025. When should I apply for my master’s degree gks scholarship so I can start the academic year properly over there?
You can apply in Feb 2026 for the available stream and universities as per your eligibility.
Sir, If I apply for the ug program and get selected, Will I have to come back to India after completing the ug program or i can do my master’s through the scholarship??
You have to return to India after the UG program, as the scholarship is only valid for a particular course and duration.
Hello sir, today the result of 12th board exam were announced and I got 66% but I got 81% in 10th. Can I still try to apply for gks-ug ?
No. You need 80% or more in 12th for GKS-UG!
1. Sir, I got 80 percent in 10th grade but did not get a good percentage in 11th grade, which was an average 55 and recently, I have given my 12th boards, and i hoping to get at least 75 to 80 percent. And I am also giving my ielts exam next month, and I’m sure that I can get a 7.5 to 8 band. I also contacted with Korean culture center and got 2 certificates from there. Will this help me to get gks scholarship?
2. Can we attach a co-circular certificate which 3 to 4 years old? Like one from 9th grade?
It will help, but you need a minimum of 80% on the 12th to be eligible to apply. You can use old authentic extra-curricular certifications, but the latest one is preferred.
Good Evening Sir
1) Sir, when I was in 10th class there was COVID. So we have given 100% marks in 10th. Is this okay? But I’m sure I will score more than 95% marks in the 12th standard. Will the 10th class percentage will affect it?
2) Also as it is now April and the scholarship will start in September. So I’m thinking of giving a try for IELTS for more chances of acceptance. Should I try?
3) Also, for embassy track, is it necessary to get documents apostilled or will notarize also work?
4) We have to write sop in online mode and then get it print out or with a pen?
1. Yes, it’s okay. 12th marks matter more, but the score is just one of the many criteria.
2. You may if you want to boost your chance. It will cost a decent amount, though.
4. Write with a pen and print it out.
Hello sir Can I get this scholarship for I.T. education?
You can try if you find IT courses and are eligible to apply.
Sir, I am in the 12th class and my exam is in 2024. When can I apply for GKS? When can PG students apply? Sept or Oct or Feb or March? Please reply, sir.
You can apply in Sept-Oct 2024. PG, i.e., GKS-G applicants, can apply in Feb-Mar every year.
Hello sir, as you have mentioned, for the undergraduate kgsp scholarship form, we have to submit 10th and 12th marks. In 10th I got excluding my additional subject 76% and considering the top 5 subjects it is 83%. In 12th I have 6 subjects as well, and I expect to get around 78% excluding my additional subject and over 82% including my top 5. So it would be very much appreciated by me if they will see my top 5 marks and whether I meet the requirement of 80% or above required for applying to the scholarship. Sir, please do reply if possible.Thank you
I hope they consider the best 5.
Hy sir, I’m currently in 11th STD 2023 my exams will end in April only. I’ll attend my 12th exams in 2024 Feb or March. So, when should I apply for gks scholarship even if I apply in 2024 the application form comes in. Sept but here in India, the graduation admission starts after the 12th results come if I’ll wait for gks scholarship then I will waste time if i took graduation in India n then in Sept 2024 I apply for gks will it be possible that I can still apply for gks like it wouldn’t cause any mess? Plz rply me.
If you are giving 12th in Mar 2024, you can only apply in Sept/Oct 2024. Alternatively, you can take admission elsewhere in India in July/August.
Hey sir! Actually, I got only 67% in 10th but I think I will score 90% + in the 12th boards. Will my class 10th exams affect my chances of getting selected?
Yes, to some extent. Still, you can give try your best!
I am pursuing class 12 as of now. The form will come in Sept 2023 for undergraduates. Am I eligible for that or not as of Sept 2022, it is not. It can change or not. Please, sir let me know coz I need to do preparation for that.
If you are going to give 12th in 2024, then you can apply for GKS in Sept 2024 only.
Hello sir I’m Shagun. I completed my board exams and I’m gonna apply for gks this year in sep. Sir I have many questions pls help me with them…
1. Sir do we have to add 10th and 12th only or 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, or the average of these classes. Also sir I couldn’t give my one exam due to some family problem in the 12th class I’m going give an improvement exam for that, so will this affect the scholarship
2. I’m gonna give cuet too…can we add the results of the exam too.
3. I don’t have a passport yet….by god’s grace if I got the scholarship then is there any way we can have a passport in less time usually, it takes a month…
4. Do we have to write sop and study plan online mode or by pen…
5. About the cgpa our school doesn’t provide this so if I convert my percentage into cgpa form by any tool so is it necessary to have a school stamp on that …..
6. If I didn’t get 80% in my 12th and also my 10th percentage is 72 but I’m in 20% of the class toppers then can I apply for it?
Please help me with these
1. 10th & 12th only 2. No 3. Get a tatkal passport in less time. 4. Offline like Pen/Print out 5. You can search online; many tools are there 6. You can but difficult to get shortlisted because of high competition.
Sir, if I do not get 80%, then I will not get a scholarship, but what is the meaning of getting a 20% rank? And if I get 80% then when can I fill out the gks scholarship form in 2023?
If not 80%, you need to be in top 20% of the class as stated in the document. Fo GKS-UG, you can apply in Sept-Oct.
If I have my graduation next year and if I want to do graduation again in medicine, then what can I do?
Same like any 12th passed does. But do check if your choice of stream is available or not.
Hello Sir, I want to ask you that my 10th board exam was canceled, after which I was given 54% marks from schools, and I am giving my 12th final board examination, but I don’t think my 80% marks. Will find still have a chance that I can get GKs scholarship.?? And When will the date of GKs scholarship be after February and March 2023?
Without getting 80% or more, it is difficult to get GKS scholarship. For GKS-UG, the process will begin in September.
Sir, my 12th results will only be released in the month of April and the application date for undergraduate is in September. If I join college for the next 4 months here in India, can i still get the scholarship and renew my college in Korea again? Sir, please reply. It’s urgent.
You can apply, but there is no concept of renewing. College sessions usually start in India in August/September. Also, September is when the application process starts, the college session in Korean will start around March 2024.
Sir, my 10th exam was canceled, due to which my percentage was 54, and now I am giving the final exam for the 12th, which will be completed on 31st march, and the result will come by June July but I don’t think I will get 80%, but still what are my chances of getting the scholarship?
Unfortunately, not possible.
Do gks provide mbbs course?
Not that I am aware of
Sir, I am currently in 11th std as we are Indians we will complete 12th std only by April or May. So do we have to wait till next September to apply for it or can we apply it before we complete 12th std? If yes they say we have to submit mark sheet by Feb? pls reply fast pls guide me then the next doubt is if we got the scholarship after moving to Korea do we have some guide to advise us?
You can only apply in September 2024. They have the guidelines with all details once you get the scholarship.
Which class academic qualifications and achievements certificate required?
It is mentioned in their list of requirements in the document.
Sir I want to know something. I think you know that government school papers start in February and results will come june /july, but the last submite date of the form is in February. How can I apply tell me?
As per the latest 2023-24 guidelines, applying as an appearing candidate is not possible. They won’t even accept provisional degrees and the graduation date must be prior 28h February 2023.
Sir how can i apply as an appearing candidate please tell me
As per the latest 2023-24 guidelines, applying as an appearing candidate is not possible. They won’t even accept provisional graduation degrees and graduation date must be before 28h February 2023.
Sir, I want to know that in gks application surname is important to write because in my any document, I didn’t use my surname I use only my single name. Please tell me
Do as per your certificate name.
Please reply me
Hello sir, I am a student from Gujarat. Gujarat students has on no cGpa so I can apply? Aanswer me.
Yes, you can convert it into the required ones. There are many sites and tools that can help you in that regard.
What is the last date to submit the application for Indian students for gks 2023 for master’s degree?
3rd March 2023 (Friday).
Is it required to register on the sakshat portal for undergraduate applications or only for graduates?? is it mandatory?
I am applying for gks 2023 can I still submit notarized documents (as appostiled documents are only needed after 1st round of selection)
You need apostilled. Check their guidlines.
Hii sir I am a private student this year I will give my 12 exam in February. So I am eligible to apply gks scholarship for under graduate please tell me sir?
Sir, do have the option to choose pharmacy as a major undergraduate for the gks scholarship ?? Plzzz reply, sir it would be really helpful.
I do not track available courses as there are quite a few and keep changing every year. You can check the entire list.
I have a transcript with a CGPA of 10 point scale. So, should I need to convert my CGPA into CGPA on 5 point scale?
Yes, as per one of the recommended conversion options.
How are you sir? I’m studying in 11 with biology main, and I want to study in South Korea so can I apply for gks later with biology and study with gks? And I just aim to study in korea so I can study any subject and take in degree in it. One more question Is gks available for other medical fields. Sir, please guide me I will be very thankful to you
You have to check the available optionst. Many subjects, including some of the Medical, IT, Fashion, Business, etc., are unavailable.
Sir. I am applying for the GKS-G program from the University track is it apostille is needed or not? When does the gks scholarship date come?
Yes, apostilled is needed. Soon within a few weeks.
Hello sir actually I’m in 10th! I want to apply for this scholarship in 12th ending maybe it would take 2025! Is this scholarship will be available in that upcoming year? To take CSE in university
Difficult to say what will happen after 2.5 years. Hopefully, yes.
Gks scholarship support MBBS field?? I am a 12th student plz.
Not all courses are available under GKS, including most of the medical related.
Sir, I’m in 11th my 10th percentage is 67%. Am I able to apply gks, or may I apply for 12th please reply to me fast.
You can apply for GKS-UG if you have 80% or more in 12th. But 10th marks also matter in the overall assessment.
I got 58% in high school in 2022, and I am currently in 11th standard. So my question is, Am I able to take the GKS scholarship???
It would be difficult based on 10th marks.
Hello sir the questions I wanted to ask are.
1. I am pursuing BTech so my question is I have 6 mark sheets for each semester. Does every semester’s marksheet have to contain the previous all semester’s marks? So do I need to apostille all of them, or the last mark sheet will work?
2. Because we need to fill the 10th,12 th and last semester mark sheet on shakshat portal so do we need to send hard copies of the 10th, and 12th mark sheets to MHRD as well or only the college mark sheet. I am confused in this.
I have called to the embassy as well but they didn’t reply me. Please help me
1. Apostilled for final result and transcript, and not semester-wise.
2. They ask for documents of last qualification, and not all. Even if they do, apostilled not required.
But I’m confused in question 1 because my seniors have apostilles there on all semester mark sheets. But they don’t have mark sheets like mine. My mark sheet contains all previous semester CGPA BUT not subjects’ name or Mark.
Example:- My 6 semester contain 1,2,3,4,5, and 6th semester CGPA not subjects till 6th sem. If they need all batchelor transcript apostille? BCz it is confirmed I have to send all My bachelor semesters marksheet as an expected graduation student. But I’m only confused into which one I have to apostille last one or all semesters?
Plz confirm it.
I may not understand it correctly. But in a nutshell, one requires apostilled for final markshete covering all semesters along with transcript. For specific thing, you need to check with university and GKS gudilines.
Hello sir, I want to ask that my high school didn’t go well. My Xth mark was 48%, but my 12th mark is 90+ %. Also, if my IELTS score is good, then am I eligible to apply an undergraduate scholarship?
You can apply, but one needs to tick lots of boxed to get selected.
I am currently studying in 11th and will be passed out in march 2024. I want to study a pharm d course at SNU. Will i get the scholarship i mean is the scholarship open for pharmacy students? Please reply.
Not all courses and universities are available under GKS. So, you have to check the list of options that you can apply when the process starts. Also, they make some changes in the list every year.
Hello sir. I want to ask if getting selected for a scholarship is possible to not join a regular University. Since I want to become a trainee in the entertainment industry, it’s hard to go to university daily, please reply, sir.
Unfortunately no. The scholarship is only available for regular courses at certain Korean universities.
Sir, are business-related courses like bcom BBA available on scholarship?
Usually not, but you can take a look at the lists under GKS to see what’s available.
l want to complete my graduation from Korean Universities. l got to know about GKS for a very long but didn’t aware of too much so l didn’t do anything. l am financially unstable and if any money is required for it please let me know yes l know it’s hard to middle-class people but l my studies are true and trustworthy please let me know about the process of applying and the needed requirements.
The full details including requirement, how and when to apply is mentioned in this article. You have to spend a few days to understand every aspect of it. And GKS is 100% Korean government funded scholarship.
l want to complete my graduation from Korean Universities. l got to know about GKS can l apply for it after the 12th? l am financially weak, but my education skills are not. What are the things needed for this scholarship what is the process of three parts please tell me.
Yes, you can apply after the 12th. This article contains all the details, including requirements, how, and when to apply. Unfortunately, to understand every aspect, you need to read and research for a few days on it.
Hello sir thank you for the information. I have a few doubts it would be great if you could help me out.
1) As I am an appearing student who will graduate by June 2023 and get a provisional certificate, and il be applying through expected graduation so can I submit my provisional certificate by 31 august, or it has to be a convocation certificate as in Mumbai we get it after 8 to 9 months! And as for the expected graduation certificate, should it be apostilled too?
To my knowledge, you need to submit the final apostilled Bachelor’s degree and its transcript before 31st Aug. Not sure about the convocation certificate. You can reconfirm with them.
Can I apply in gks after 12 having a one year gap?
1) For Ph.D., do we have to apostille both B.Tech and M.Tech certificates?
2) Do we have to enter both B.Tech and M.Tech grades in the application form?
3) For Ph.D., SSC and Intermediate also have to do apostille?
I am not sure, but I guess you only need apostil to M.Tech, and not 10th, 12th, and B.Tech. You can verify the exact requirement when the process starts soon. Yes, you may need to enter grades in the form.
Hello sir, since I am from Mumbai university, our grades are in 10 pointer CGPA, but according to the conversion formula of the university 10 CGPA is 86%, and there are no 100% marks, my CGPA stands at 8.9 which is 75% out of those 86%. What do I do in this case?
There are many websites that help you to convert on a scale of 4, 100%, and different required ones. And once done, check the CGPA egibility of 2.64/4.0 or 2.80/4.3 or 2.91/4.5, or 3.23/5.0.
I’m currently working as a full-time associate for a company, so I was wondering whether if I should get a recommendation letter from my managers? can I submit it as LOR?
You need recommendation from higher authroity of your previous educational institutions where you studied in the past.
Alright, LORs from my current high school would work, right? but then, Is it okay if I submit a LOR written by my manager?
Your high school will work but only if written within a year. Professional recommendation at workplace is not required.
I have some questions:-
1. Do I need to apostille my expected graduation certificate?
2. I don’t have my birth certificate but I and my parents have passports and voter id, so voter ID will work as citizenship proof?
3. In all of my documents my father’s surname is JANGID, but on his all documents, he has his surname JANGIR which is considered in India as JANGID. I only need his 2 documents- 1. Passport and voter ID, which have JANGIR.
All my documents have the same spelling, but if I compare my mark sheet to his only R is different, and only his surname is not in mine.
1. Yes 2. Yes 3. Not sure. Maybe you need an affidavit, or one of the two documents will do.
Thank you so much for your reply. I’ve forgotten. I’ve 2 questions. I’ve 87% in 10th, 73.20% in 12th, and I’m in my final year right now, but till now, I’ve 88.9%. So can I apply for GKS-G 2023? I hope you give +ve me reply.
If you get overall 80% or more in your graduation, you can apply for it. Having higher scores in 10th and 12th boost your prospects, but not a strict limitation of not getting qualified.
Can you tell me if we can apostille the expected graduation certificate as per my knowledge,, you cannot apostille the expected graduation certificate? Because the expected graduation certificate is issued by the institute, and it’s not considered an authorized and official document like government or University/board documents.
I guess you need the final degree and its transcript to apostille. I’m not aware if expected graduation can be apsotilled as you rightly mentioned.
Hello sir. I will be applying for gks graduate 2023 as I have just completed my 5 semesters and the result is yet to be announced. Plus, I will be graduating in June 2023. So, please could you tell me what transcript I should provide as I am an expected graduation student.
The final academic transcript, i.e., graduation transcripts. You need to submit later if you get selected.
Hello sir I’m in 12th right now my board exams are held in Feb and my 12th result will come out around June July. Will i be able to apply for gks ug 2023 program?
GKS UG 2023 is already over. You can apply for GKS-UG 2024 in September/Oct next year.
Hello Sir, I got 6.78 / 10 in my Bachelor’s degree on 4 scale of 2.71 / 4, and in guidelines mentioned that for a scholarship, 2.64 / 4 is required, so I just want to confirm that Am I am eligible to apply for a scholarship.
Well, if you fulfil the requirements, you are eligible to apply. Do check if its 80% and more, and as per required CGPA!
I have 86.88 percentage in M.com but 76.85 percentage in Bcom then can I apply for the PhD in accounting at gks ?
I am a final year student of Mumbai university preparing for GKS-G 2023, and my examinations will be held in May 2023. So though I will get a provisional graduation certificate for the admission process, I won’t be able to get the Degree Certificate before 31st August, as mentioned in the guidelines. What can be done in this case? Can I still be eligible for this year’s GKS?
You need final mark sheet before your departure if in case you are selected. If you feel you won’t get, apply in 2024 only.
Hello sir, I completed engineering with 75%. Is there any chance for me to do a master’s with a scholarship?
Difficult since at least 80% is required to be eligible to apply.
Hello sir, I want to apply for gks scholarship through the university track. Can you tell me which university provides scholarships for global MBA?
I am not aware of GKS affiliated college offering global MBA. You can check the available colleges and its programs.
Hello sir, I went through your article on the GKS scholarship & I had some queries regarding it :
1. I completed my 12th in 2016 with Commerce background & scored 42%.
2. I have a year’s diploma certificate in fashion design, which I received in 2017.
3. Due to personal family issues, I had to do a job in a BPO from August 2018 to April 2019.
4. I finally completed my BA with my major in English Literature in 2022 (started in 2019), where I scored 75.08% (overall) in my score was – The first year – 89.25, Second year – 78.75, and the Third year – 57. 25.
5. My 10th GPA was 6.2 and 11th % was 54.
6. Due to the lockdown, I never got the chance to participate in extracurricular activities as my college conducted/ offered nothing.
7. But during my school days, I’ve participated in many competitions & programs that the school offered, and I have each & every certificate for those times.
8. As my university told me before that they won’t be able to provide me my bachelor’s degree or a date by which I will receive my degree/result, I have already failed to apply for the GKS-G 2023-24 as I don’t have all my documents, including bachelors degree.
9. Also, my uni is not a central university or doesn’t fall under NAAC, INI, or CFTI, but it comes under NIRF, which is MHRD approved & is eligible to receive Central assistance, as per UGC Act 1956.
But the thing is that as per GKS-G guidelines, under the “Criteria for nomination” column, they said candidates who passed from NAAC, INI, CFTI & Central university would get the priority. Also, there is a statement – “NIRF ranking/ marks obtained in graduation to be used as a tie-breaker in making nominations.” Which I don’t understand at all.
Please Sir, based on my overall report, please tell me that now, as I’m trying to upgrade my profile by giving TOPIK, TOEFL & internships in marketing & management courses, please tell me that I still have even a slight chance of getting the scholarship for MBA in 2024-25. Please let me know the meaning of this university criteria as well.
Please help me.
I appreciate your effort and zeal to get GKS, but unfortunately since you got less than 80% in graduation as well as 12th (though less important), you won’t be eligible to apply. Rest of the things matter only if you have 80% or more overall.
Thank you so much for the response sir, but sir I’ve seen YT vids of prior successful applicants who revealed that they managed to get the scholarship even with a percentage like 60 or 65 & with low cgpa as well.
According to them, their updated profile & a clear vision of the benefit of the scholarship in terms of their future helped them a lot. And, even I have a clear picture of why exactly I want the scholarship. It’s not only because of the Hallyu wave, (it did help me discover the scholarship, though) but it’s just that some real serious family issues affected my educational consistency. But now as things are finally settled & I am back to focus on my career, all I want is to achieve my biggest dream.
So will the percentage really gonna take my chances away?? Even if I had a perfect study plan & upgraded profile which showcases my capabilities & skills. Even if I ended up making my profile closest to what they’re looking for??
I won’t say “exactly like that” because I don’t believe in the existence of perfection. But sir, should I really stop trying just because I’ve a lesser percentage??
80% or more is mandatory, so not possible. Even if one apply, chances of selections are low considering thousands of applicants with over 90% apply each year for only a few seats.
I can’t seem to find the comment section. I had a question I will be graduating in 2023 around June or July, not sure, but as of now I’m done with 4 semesters, and I’m giving my fifth semester now, but the results are going to be out around mid-February, and the gks application it starts around the first or second week of Feb, so I was wondering If I can still apply for the scholarship with my past few semesters results?
You can apply in Feb 2023 if you expect to get final result by Aug 2023. Otherwise, you can only apply in 2024.
Alright, understood however, I’m done with only 4 semesters? would that be fine I mean, can I apply for the scholarship with my 4 semesters?
Yes as an appearing student.
My overall CGPA is 9.10 would I be able to make it?
You can apply. Getting scholarships depends on several factors.
Sir I am from India and I am currently doing my GNM nursing. Can I study post-basic BSc nursing in South Korea through GKS after completing my GNM? Can I apply for it?
Check if that course is available under GKS. And if you fits the requirement criteria, you can apply later.
Sir, I graduated recently and I scored 73.5% in my bachelor’s degree so am i eligible to apply for masters scholarship?
I am afraid, No.
sir, I am recently graduated BBA in the 2022 batch with 88%, am I still able to fill out the form & grab this scholarship opportunity?
Yes, you can apply next year if you fits the other criteria.
Hello Sir. Can I apply for GKS 2023 undergraduate because my 12th result will come by nov 2022?
The process of GKS 2023 UG application form will begin in Sept-Oct 2023.
I am final year Engineering student and i am in my first semester. Can i apply for GKS in FEB 2023?? Because my second semester will finish in JUN 2023 and then apply for GKS I have to wait for FEB 2024.
You can apply in Feb 2023 as an appearing student if you expect to get final result by Aug.
1. I’m currently in my final year of graduation. In my university we have only 1 semester per year and do not provide marksheet each year, it’ll be a combined marksheet at the time of graduation. That means i do not have any documents regarding my graduation while applying for gks. What should i do?
2. My parent’s identity documents don’t have any middle name in their documents but in mine they do have a middle name. Will it be a problem?
1. You must be getting yearly semester marks/certification in 2nd year. 2. No, as long as it matches with official documents.
I am in the 12th standard and want my future education to be in South Korea. Can I apply? and How?
You can try your luck with scholarship program in Sept 2023. Alternatively, if you can afford, you can apply without that too.
Hello sir, I want to apply for gks scholarship through the university track. I want to apply for AJOU university. Is this university provide scholarships for clinical psychology?
You have to check the available universities and courses. You can apply next year, so you have to do the research.
I am going to apply for the scholarship next year (undergraduate), but I don’t have the mark sheet for classes 9 to 11th I have only the 10th board mark sheet and this next year, I will get my 12th mark sheet but in the application form, the grades of 9th, 10th, and 11th and 12 th has been asked of both the semesters what should I do? Plz do reply.
How is it possible to get 10th and 12th without 9th and 11th? I’m not sure about that. Check the GKS form and your school.
Hello sir! Are the 9th and 11th mark sheet necessary to submit? I have 9th but not 11th because I got promoted in 11th without result.
It is not compulsory, but requirements keep changing.
Hii sir, I want to know one thing. I gave 2022 CBSE but failed in 2 subjects. I will be giving all subjects again from private. Am I elgibile to apply for GKS scholarship next year? plz reply sir.
Sir, it is ok to submit documents on 8th October or 9th October in the embassy of India. Please sir do reply, I got that gks application so late so I’m in hurry to submit my application. So it is okay to submit the documents on the 8th or 9th Oct?
No. Unfortunately, today at 5pm was the last date to apply. You can still try tomorrow, but I doubt they will accept it.
Sir i wanted to ask when should i apply for gks undergraduates as i am studying in 12th and going to get graduated by May 2023, so if I apply in sep 2023 and get disqualified in the last round my whole year will go waste. What should be done? Reply sir…
You can apply in Sept 2023 for the academic term 2024. If you want to be safe, take admission somewhere else as backup.
Sir I can submit colored photocopy of appostilled document for embassy track right?? I don’t need to get any true copy stampin any 3 photocoies ??
Yes, one apostille document and 3 color photocopies. You can crosscheck and verify through the guidelines.
Sir, we don’t need to fill out any online application form for gks university track. Do we have to submit the application directly to the university by courier? Please reply.
Yes, but you can do it online. Nearly all available universities take the GKS application through their websites.
1. Sir, only the apostille seal will be on the original documents, right and the embassy will do the seal. The seal will be only on original documents and the rest three photocopies will be unsealed (apostilled). Right?
2. We have to post our document without apostille to the Korean republic of India with 4 color photocopies 1 will be an original photocopy, and the rest, 3 will be a color photocopy, right??
3. and we have to print 4 hard copies first and then sign on 4 photocopies …Or first we sign on original and then photocopy of that original signature document.
Once you send it to the embassy, they forward the selected one to NIIED and the university. So it is like Embassy → NIIED → University. Embassy track applicants have to submit 1 apostilled document and 3 photocopies of the same. All should be in original forms, and submitted as per checklist order in the form.
You can check the required document in the official document, and even I wrote several times. Go through it, and you will get all answers.
Everything is mentioned in the official document. Go through it twice, and all will be cleared.
Can I just submit notarized documents for the first round?
Hello sir, I’m Sahil from India. I am 17 now and I’m willing to act in kdrama since I was 14. Can I apply for GKS-UG? Because I’m applying to the Korea National University of Arts. I wanna graduate from a Korean arts school. Can I?
If course and college is in the list, and you fit the criteria, you can apply.
Sir our document is notarized and sdm attest and we will not get just only apostille seal because there are holidays so we should send our document to the embassy with notarized and sdm.
You have to provide what is required not what is feasible now unless they give relaxations.
Sir, there is one spelling mistake in my mother’s death certificate in her surname. Am I not eligible to apply for the program will this cause any problem?
There should not be a problem for a deceased person, I guess. But not sure about that.
Hello sir, actually my scores aren’t that great it’s around 55% to 75 % on school days so if I take 80% or more in under graduate. Even then, will I be able to qualify?
It is possible but difficult since they consider the overall academic track record from starting till today.
Sir, I have two questions-
1. Can I submit the birth certificate of my parents as their proof of citizenship?
2. The name of my parents is written a little differently in their Voter ID from my passport, so do I need to submit any additional document which proves they are the same or will that make any issue?
please help, sir!!
1. I guess No. 2. You can submit a passport if that is correct. You can apply for a correction in voter id, and then apostille.
my passport is under process so I can use a voter id card instead of a passport, and when I get my passport, I will submit to university is that possible i want to fill the gks scholarship form this year.
And the second question is whether I can use the file number of the passport?
A voter ID card is also accepted, but you may require apostilled one. I don’t think one can apply through file number.
Sir, I have completed my 12th. Then I joined a BSc degree (3 years), but I haven’t attended the class, and I don’t have any certificate and took drop out in the first year only. So I TC from this college, not from my school where I completed 12th. Will this create a problem?
For GKS-UG, you only need certification related to the 12th. So, it shouldn’t be any problem.
What about the extra circular activity certificates? Do we need to send just photocopies or the original to the embassy?
There is no specfic guidline for that. So, I guess you can attach photocopy and present original if called for interview.
Thank you sir.
Sir, the language tests like TOPIK should be done online or offline?
TOPIK is a 100% offline test.
Sir, my department is medicine, and snu is providing medicines as a department of study. So I thought to apply via uni. Track directly to snu but snu is not included in uni tracklist. So is it possible to apply to 3 different uni. With different departments, if I apply through the embassy track and do I have to write 3 different personal statements for that? Please reply I am super confused.
You can only apply to those departments and universities listed under GKS. You have to choose one university and department on the university track, and there would be only one personal statement.
Hello, sir. I wanted to know if there is a monthly allowance for Master’s students as well. And if so, how much?
Yes. There is a monthly living allowance of KRW 100,000 for Masters and Ph.D.
Sir, I am really confused.
1. I have my 12 marksheet, and my migration certificate. Soon I will get my passing certificate and transcript. But I don’t know what is graduation certificate. From where can I get it?
2. What a transcript indicates? I mean, does it indicate only 12 grades or does it indicate high school grades?
1. Graduation is your 12th certification, which need to be apostilled, as per the guideline.
2. A transcript is proof of education. Here is the mark sheet.
Transcript and marksheet aren’t same. Right?
Yes, both are different.
For transcript, do we have to submit only 12th marksheet or marksheet of classes 9, 10, 11, 12th all together?
The final 12th.
Sir, my name is Anjali and Now I am in the 11th class and I want to ask you that if a student has got less than (80 percent %) marks in 10th and (90 percent%) in 12th then, is he eligible for GKS scholarship? Yes or No?
I want to become a Teacher. Can I apply for gks scholarship? Sir, please reply to my question.
Yes and yes.
Sir, Is their an exam before the interview, or it’s just document verification and then an interview???
There is no exam but a direct interview for shortlisted candidates.
Sir, when we are applying for GKS scholarship, is there any requirement to show a bank statement??
The process has already started. You do not require to show a bank statement as this scholarship is 100% government funded.
Do I need to apostille my CGPA certificate? My school will certify my CGPA certificate.
You have to apostille your last academic degree. For example, the 12th mark sheet for GKS-UG. School also certifies your CGPA certificate if it was converted.
You have to apostille your last academic degree. For example, the 12th mark sheet for GKS-UG. School also certifies your CGPA certificate if it was converted.
1. Korean embassy in India has not announced GJS-U 2023 yet. What (as per your experience) can be the last date to apply?
The Indian Ministry of Education initiates the process usually after 2-4 weeks of the worldwide date.
I actually wanted to apply for the 2023 -2024 ug academic year, for which the deadline given was October 11 but i couldn’t find any form related to this gks program to fill up.
There will be a different timeline for Indians applying through GoI.
Sir, my academic transcript of high school and high school graduation certificate is included in only one certificate, what should I do now??
I’m not sure about that. Do what is mentioned in the approved list.
Hello sir! Are married persons are eligible for gks scholarship (PhD)? If yes, then what about visa and accommodation? Can you please give me reply.
Yes, they are eligible. They will provide all the details, visa, and pre-decided facilities once you get the scholarship.
That means they will give visa for both wife and husband?
No. Only the selected applicant.
I have an e-voter id and e-high graduation certificate and migration certificate can I use them in my documents? Will it be considered valid after apostille?
Only use and submit what is mentioned in the list of approved documents.
In my mark sheet for 12 class, neither percentage nor CGPA is given. Only marks of each subject separately is given. I can convert these marks in percentage and CGPA by myself. Do I still need to submit my CGPA certificate?
You can convert. If you have a CGPA, you can submit it.
I don’t have a CGPA certificate. I can convert it on my own. Please tell me if CGPA certificate is mandatory or not
It is mentioned in the official guideline.
First, you need to apostille the previous academic transcripts. You can convert marks into one of the official grading scales of CGPA through online sites like SCHOLARO. Then, you need an authorized document attested by the school/university confirming and validating the same.
Sir, the name of my father in my passport has a slight difference from his own passport. Is it ok for me to submit it?
I don’t know whether they accept or not.
Sir, How many personal statement do we have to submit for embassy track and also sir how many letter of recommendation for embassy track???
You need one original recommendation letter first, then make three identical copies (photocopies or prints) of the initial letter. The personal statement is one. Verify once they publish in a few days.
1. I have done my diploma in computer engineering. Sir, I want to apply for bachelor’s in computer engineering. I have 73 marks in 10th and 75 marks on diploma last year.
Sir am I eligible to get GKS? And when do I have to apply?
You need a minimum of 80% to be eligible to apply.
Can I only use 12th marksheet for GKS-U
Can I use apostilled voter card for proof of citizenship for me as well as my parents this year for GKS-U?
You need 10th too.
1. Sir, I have notarized and have done the SDM attestation of the required documents. The final step of apostillation is an attestation by MEA, Delhi (Minister of External Affairs). Can I post my notarized and SDM-attested documents to MEA for final attestation, or do I have to go personally to attest them?
2. I have applied for a revaluation of my 12th class. The result haven’t come yet. But scholarship is about to start. Can i use my previous mark sheet in gks because the results haven’t come yet, and it will not come for a long time? What do I do?
1. As far as I am aware apostille is done only on the original or Truecopy. You can verify from someone else.
2. You can still apply as an appearing candidate and submit the certification later.
Sir, please tell me:-
1. Which documents do I require to apply for my 12 CBSE transcript for gks?
2. How can I attest to the required documents?
3. I am going to apply for transcript now, which will take about 3 weeks. Also, September has come. Gks is about to be announced. Will I get sufficient time to apply for the scholarship? What is the estimated time period to apply for gks (undergraduate)?
1. 12th Marksheets and pass certificate.
2. Same as any other approved method of attestation.
3. Yes. You still have over a month.
I don’t have passing certificate but i have migration certificate. Can i use. Migration certificate
Check with their guidelines.
Is date announced for UG GKS scholarship or if announced so what’s the date?
I would be going through the embassy track. I would have 4 sets of documents: 1 original and 3 photocopies. I would put all these 4 sets in different transparent/opaque packets (along with the sealed recommendation letter) (I am not gonna staple them or pin them but gonna put them in packets). Then I would put all these 4 packets in an envelope and address it to the embassy. Is my envelope proceeder okay? Do I need to prepare an envelope like this?
You can check the exact procedure with all the details when they publish new one for 2023.
I have a doubt:-
We need to apostille 12 mark sheet, 12 transcripts, my birth certificate, and my parent’s voter id card. But the apostille of all these 5 documents will be very costly. Also, I am not assured that I will be selected as a gks scholar.
So Can I just notarize all these 5 documents instead of apostille?
Last year’s update shows they require apostille documents and won’t accept notarized. So, despite being expensive, there is no other way out unless they change the rules.
Sir can I use my passport as the proof of citizenship, proof of age and birth certificate for UG?
Yes as per last update.
Sir does this mean that I will not have to give all these document if I have my passport????
I guess, Yes. But do check and verify the requirements when they publish the document for 2023-2024.
Regarding the apostillation of transcripts, I have several inquiries. My home is in Mumbai, India.
My university does not give out actual copies of attested transcripts; instead, they only offer online attestation on transcripts supplied by my college. According to the GKS documents requirements from last year, I discovered I needed to apostille my transcripts, but my university assured me they would send them to you straight online. Additionally, as I previously indicated, the university does not provide hard copies of transcripts. Thus, I am unable to apostille my transcript.
Please let me know,
1. If sending my university transcript, an attestation, and a letter explaining my grades is acceptable.
2. For a GKS application, will you accept an online transcript with attestation?
3. Or should I obtain an apostille for the transcript that my college provided? without any attestation from my university?
I appreciate your consideration of this subject in advance. I eagerly await your response. I gratefully thank you in advance.
I am unsure about online copies, as one needs hard original copies for apostillation. You have to check with the concerned government entity whether they do apostillation with online transcripts. If yes, you are done. Otherwise, ask for a hard copy. Last time I checked, apostillation is mandatory for transcripts.
Sir, i have a doubt.
1. I don’t have any surname in my document (birth certificate, Aadhar card, mark sheets, etc). Can I apply without any surname?
2. I am going through the embassy track. This means i need 1 original document set (for the embassy) and 3 photocopy sets (for universities). I will put those 4 sets in different envelopes. On the original set, I will write the address of the Indian embassy. What address should I write on the 3 photocopied sets? Should I put the embassy address or the 3 University address
2. Yes. The instructions will mention where to send it, most likely to the embassy only. You can verify when they will publish in the next month.
Sir when will be date released of GKS Scholarship form or if date released so what’s the date of form and what is last date of GKS form..
Not yet. You can track on their website – studyinkorea.go.kr
Sir I am in B.COM third year and I want to do MBA in Korea through GKS Scholarship so i can apply for an undergraduate form or graduate form.
You can apply for PG program, but not all courses are available across universities. First, check the available options.
Sir my name Anshee and I am complete B farmacy in India so I can apply for a job in sk are not if I can doing form d so I can apply for job in sk. Please reply me and I am learning SK language.
I didn’t understand your question. Getting a job in SK from India is not easy.
Hello, Myself Arju. I am pursuing Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. After my master’s, I want to do Ph.D. in South Korea. So what will be the criteria and documents required to apply for Ph.D. in Journalism or Mass Communication, and also which colleges are best?
I’d suggest going through the official document for GKS-G, i.e., the Ph.D. program. It covers everything. If you still have doubt in future, you can ask here. Wish you all the best.
Hello, My name is Anushka. I want to ask that I have persuade a diploma (Polytechnic) in Computer Engineering of 3 years after 10th so that means I don’t have 11th 12th. So, am I eligible for applying to GKS scholarship Undergraduate??
If it is equivalent to 12th, then I guess you can apply.
Sir, this year I’m in 11th standard and in 10th grade, I got only 63.6 but I will try in 12th I got 80 above can I applied gks scholarship if i got 80 above in class 12th? 10th grades are important for gks?
Yes, you can apply even if you get less than that don’t worry about it still you can try because sometimes marks can’t hide your abilities but still do your best in your exams I’m also gonna Apply next year and have the same desires as you.
You can try if you get 80%+ in 12th, but overall, 10th marks also matter for GKS-UG.
So, for equivalency, do I need to submit any official letter stating that my diploma is equivalent to 12th? Do they accept it??
Probably. Check their official guidelines.
Sir my marksheet and graduation certificate is combined with marksheet what can i give for graduation certificate (migration certificate or Transfer certificate)?
Everything will be clearly mentioned along with guide on the portal where you will submit the form.
Sir, can I use my passport as proof of Birth Certificate and Citizenship? And sir, do our certificates of awards and extracurricular activities also need to be translated and apostilled? Sir, please help!
I guess, yes. But wait for the application form for the latest updates!
Sir. I am studying post-graduation I will complete my course in September month. Can I apply for gks scholarship? In my two semesters, I got 75%. I am waiting for my 3rd sem results. am I eligible for apply PhD? If eligible, I want to know what difference is between university and embassy. Which one is better to choose?
You need 80%, along with the relevant background to be eligible for Ph.D.
Sir, I want to apply for gks scholarship I will complete my post-graduation in September. At the time of notification, I may not get my result. What should I do? Sir, in the first two semesters I got a 7.3 & 7.6 GPA. Can I have a chance to get a scholarship? Sir, can I apply for Ph.D. with this. Or can I choose Post graduation course with my graduation where I got a 9.10 GPA? If I am in the procedure I want to can we submit the forms or certificates online or offline or offline where we have to visit.
For Ph.D., you can only apply in Feb/March. Also, you need at least 80% and the appropriate background to be eligible for the Ph.D. program. You can apply for GKS-G, though based on your graduation.
Sir, does CBSE provide a transcript if they don’t, can I submit my mark sheet only? Do I need to get a conversion certificate from school or CBSE?
CBSE provides the transcripts.
Can I go to Korea through GKS for graduation in music as career option if I got 90+ percentage in 12th.
Marks is just a criteria to apply for GKS, but the final selection is based on many things, and it is pretty a competitive scholarship. If your preferred stream is available, you can surely apply for it.
Is this scholarship available for nursing studies after the 12th? Please answer me sir plz.
For that, you have to check available courses.
Sir, I have a query. My average grade percentage (of all sox semester) is 8.2 and my last semester grade point (6th semester) is 8.5. Can I submit only the last semester’s grade point or do I have to submit the average percentage?
You need to submit for the entire course.
Sir I want to apply for the university track. Should I write the SOP as the first email to the professor? I have passed 10th this year. Can I send the birth certificate instead of passport?
You can only apply after the 12th, so in 2024. At that time, whatever rules and procedure exists, follow that.
My board is not providing transcripts, so my school will provide me that they made later they sign and stamp on it can I give that for a transcript? 2. For graduation, can i give a migration certificate because because board does not provide us clear this.
I’m not sure about that. Transcripts are transcripts and can’t be replaced with any other document. You can check with them.
Which documents are needed to appostille?
You need to apostille your father and mother’s documents for Indian citizenship and last degree like 12th for graduation, etc.
Sir, in my mother’s voter I’d card her name is Bhagwati Rajak and in my school mark sheet there is Bhagwati Devi Rajak, so it causes a problem in future because of mother’s citizen’ship-proof.
This shouldn’t be a major issue, I guess. Check their T&C.
Sir, do I have to apostille all mark sheets from 10-12th as I’m mentioning all three years in my application, and do I have to apostille all respective passing certificates as well or just the 12th passing certificate will work?
In the next 1-2 months, they will publish the requirement for 2023. You can then check and do the needful. Last year only 12th was needed along with citizenships of yours and parents.
Can’t we just notarize all these documents instead of apostille?
They only accept apostilled documents unless they change the requirements.
Hello sir, I will be applying for gks-g. I will pass out of my BSc in the 2023-24 batch. My result will probably come out by June 2024. Can I apply in the same year? And around which month gks-g go Korea?
Yes, if you expect results to come out by Aug, You still have plenty of time. The selected ones usually go in Sept.
Hii sir I want to ask if I have Korean language certificate topik level 5 so they don’t teach language programs for 1 year they directly taught our subject like 4years.
Yes, but it takes time to cover TOPIK level 5, usually a few years.
hello sir i am applying for gks undergraduate scholarship this year i have scored above 90 in 10th and above 80 in 12th. Can we submit only our 10th 12th marks. Do we need to submit our 11th marks too?
Only 10th and 12th.
Sir, I called the embassy they said 11th too but some are saying only 10th, 12th. What is correct sir so that I don’t get disqualified because in the marks section there are 3 columns so it’s okay to leave one?
The form has not yet been released. It will happen sometime in September. You can then fill in the details according to the guidelines.
thank you sir for replying but there is like 3 column for filling marks should i leave one then ? some are saying all 3 yr marks should be put i am confused
The form is not yet released. It will be sometime in Sept. At that time, you can fill in the details per the guidelines.
What should be my plan B incase I didn’t get the scholarship? Should I get admitted to a college now since the session starts in Sep here?
Yes, take admission to any college as per your choice. Getting GKS is not that easy due to thousands of applicants, so it is recommended to have a good plan B.
Sir can I apply for GKS on the basis of the BA mark sheet? Plz reply.
I completed a diploma in electronics and communication engineering. Can i apply for GKS on the basis of this mark?
If it is equivalent to 12th, you can. Do check if it fits the criteria.
can I have just passed class XII from the commerce stream, so can I choose Business Management Studies or MBA?
MBA is for graduates along with experience, which is preferred. Pick as per your career goal.
I completed my 12 in June 2022. My result came out in July 2022. Am i eligible to apply in upcoming application period (Sept-Oct) for GKS UNDERGRADUATE 2022-2023.
Sir I talk about a transcript in my school they dined to give me, so I’m giving them my 3years mark sheet but mark sheet does not contain GPA/CGPA what should I do then?
The respective board, like CBSE, ICSE, etc., gives the transcript.
Yes sir but in CBSE transcript does not consider gpa/cgpa because we have a grading system, please tell me what to do.
It can be converted or there are workaround. You can search for it.
Actually, I got my mark sheet but that’s not original they are provisional mark sheets is it ok to apostille on them and 2nd cause Covid class 11th exam was canceled so school gives me to hand made mark sheet for class 11 it will be okay to apostille on them and send to the embassy???
To my knowledge, only original documents or true copies can be apostilled.
From where can I get 12 class CBSE transcript
From CBSE itself.
Hello sir I pass my 10th class with 76% and 12th bio with 62%. So I can’t apply for gks scholarship, and I can’t try please give me. Reply sir.
Since 80% is the minimum requirement, thus you cannot apply and there is no other option to my knowledge.
Sir, I gain 75 percent in 12th and in gks 80 percent is a must for a scholarship… Please tell me any other option and course by which I came to Korea with a scholarship in 75 percent…. Please reply.
Sadly, there is no other option. Having 80% does not guarantee one will receive the scholarship. It only means one is eligible to apply, just like thousands of candidates for a few seats.
Sir, i will appear for my 12th board in feb 2023. So I will have to submit an expected graduation certificate. But they are saying you have to submit the original certificate by 23 Feb 2023…but in Maharastra, the results are announced in June 2023. What should be done?
By the time form is released in Sept-Oct 2023, you will have the 12th certificate.
I am doing my class12th from NIOS board and my percentage is 95.1% can any university’s accept me?
Marks is one of the many criteria. It depends on the overall profle. Try your best!
As an engineering student, can I apply to any 3 universities for B.TECH through the embassy track? Is providing a recommendation letter mandatory for undergraduates?
Yes for both.
I got 85% in the 12th board exam and i want to apply for an undergraduate scholarship this year. So my question is, Can i use my Aadhar card as identification or I have to use a voter ID CARD as identification of citizenship?
I guess no, as per the last update. You need a birth certificate, passport, or voter ID card.
Hello sir. I graduated from high school with 90.7% this year. And all my certificates are perfect for applying for gks. But my parents don’t have passports or birth certificates. (In the year they are born, their school graduation certificates are considered as proof of citizenship) and they have voter IDs. Can I submit their voter ID photocopies as their citizenship proof?
And is toefl / topik mandatory?
Last time apostilled voter ID card was acceptable. Language tests like boost overall chance.
Sir I have my birth certificate. Should I get it apostille or notarized?
You have to apostille 3 documents (applicant, father, and mother) to prove your Indian citizenship. Then, the last degree like graduation for PG, and the 12th for UG. I hope it’s clear now. This is last year update, so you can wait for new notification which may or may not come.
Sir For undergraduate,
Do I need to apostille my 10, 11, and 12th mark sheet or only the 12th mark sheet is enough for apostille process because my 10th mark sheet is laminated, I can’t apostille that? That is why sir can you tell me what should I do?
I guess you only need the 12th for UG. When the forms will be available, all details will be there to follow.
Sir if we want to know about universities and our courses how we can contact them? I mean, how we can call them from India to Korea?
Calling is not feasible as neither they will pick up the phone nor speak English. You can mail them, and if you are lucky, you will get a reply.
Sir, if we don’t have a transcript so, can we notarize/apostille marksheet for 10, 11, and 12, or do we have to apostille only 12 mark sheets??? Please clear this sir
last year, they only accepted apostilled one, and you need only for 12th. Check their upcoming guidelines.
Hi sir, I completed my bachelor’s in 2022 with 75% and want to apply For MBA in south Korea for next season 2023, it is possible to apply for GKS?
Sir, I want to apply for bcom economic honor in this scholarship I got 79% in 10 and 92% in 12 when can I apply for undergraduate courses sir please reply to this.
Hello sir I am Rajesh Goswami i am currently doing my bachelor of commerce i am in 3rd year and my percentage is 64 % so can I still apply after completing the graduation.
Yes, if you get 80% or more in graduation. But previous academic track record matters during selection.
Sir, I am in the second year of B.COM and I want to do Mass Communication in Korea. So I can apply for the UG GKS Scholarship Form?? and how to sign on GKS scholarship form.
Yes. All details are there in the guideline how to fill the form.
Sir i have one Question if you will answer my question then it will pleasure for me. Sir in this year I am promoted in class 11th grade but my 10th percentage (61.8%) is not 80% above if I get more than 80% in 12th grade, then will I be able to fill up the form of GKS or not. sir plz clear my doubt.
Yes, you can still apply through academic performance matters to some extent.
Yes, you can still apply through academic performance matters to some extent.
I have completed my M.Tech with an 8.9 GPA. Am I eligible to apply PhD? Do I have to send Original copies or xerox copies?
Check their guidelines for Ph.D. They might require an apostilled copy.
Sir, can we apply without any English Proficiency Certificate? And sir, do we need to print the letter of recommendation and personal statement?
Yes, but language certification helps to know candidates’ language abilities.
Yes, and you will get from the academic institutions.
Thank you so much Sir for replying and also for this informative Article!
Sir I’m a last year student of Bsc, and I will complete my degree next year till June, so can I apply for masters degree through GKS next year in february before completing my degree for the fall semester in korea?
If you expect to get a degree by then or before August, you can apply.
Sir I want to do Bpharma through GKS. But I checked last year and the course wasn’t there. Can you confirm and whether are there any chances of it getting added this year.
I do not track courses, so this is something you can check on the official site. While they rarely add new programs, you can confirm once they release the list of available courses and universities in Sept.
Sir, can you please tell if we can use the 10th mark sheet as age proof because it also has DOB? And do we have to notarize the photocopy of extra-curricular activities?
I guess yes and no for notarizing. Do check the guidelines for latest updates.
What is the last date to fill form for gks 2022 (deadline)??
It will start in Sept/Oct for UG.
I’m a 4th-year law student. And I have secured 79.8% in my 10th and 70.5% in my 12th (6 subjects) but have not participated in any extracurricular. I had very less time in childhood, and I have no record of it. Would I be eligible for gks for studying international relations or should I apply for international relations there?
It would be challenging based on my academic track record and no extracurricular activities. You can still try your best, though.
I love art can I go through gks on art base. Can I be artist there? My art is good and i have 18.8k followers on Instagram…can I go through gks by only art.
No. of IG followers does not make any difference. You can still apply for arts-related courses if available, and you fit the eligibility. However, post-study, you might have to return to India.
If i cleared my gnm nursing from private so I have chance to go through gks or get a job there. How can I get my knl and from where should I give an exam for a Korean nursing license? And if I get there, are there chances to get a job there?
GKS is only about Government sponsored courses. It does not provide job opportunities, though you can still get a job, but that depend. One should not choose GKS solely for that reason.
To work as a nurse in South Korea, you can take KMLE exam. Other than field-specific knowledge and clinical abilities, you need to be fluent in Korean, like TOPIK level V or VI, which might take 3 years or more.
I am Mansi and I really want to do my masters in Korea under GKS. I want to apply for the 2023 session. But I am not sure when to apply. if I want to get into GKS on 2023 when can I apply for the same? Please let me know. Will be waiting for your reply.
MA in Korean would be hard to do without having BA in Korean, or similar language ability. Plus, such options may not be available under GKS. If your aim is masters in Korean, try to achieve an advanced level in India before that.
I want to do MBA in Korea will that be possible?
Of course, if you can afford it. It is always difficult through scholarships, though, and you may also not get enough good choices.
Sir, I want to apply for gks ug 2023. Can I use voter ID card for my parents’ proof of citizenship? Does only 11th and 12 mark sheet are required or 9th, and 10th mark sheet are also required.
Yes, apostilled if they ask for it. You need 10th and 12th mark sheets.
Sir, I already passed 10th (2nd division 😓) in 2019 and I didn’t study 11 so can I apply or not?
What is the last date to submit application form for GKS UNDERGRADUATE 2022-2023?
The dates are yet to be announced. Sometime in Aug/Sept.
Sir I am going to take gnm nursing but I am not a bsc student. I currently doing my BA English honors too. So can I get gks and if I get in between my gnm nursing so can I transfer there. Can I get a job there? Please tell me. Thank you.
You can pick a different stream, though not sure if it will affect your selection chances. I guess it cannot be transferred. After completing the course, you have to return to India. Getting a post-study job there isn’t that easy. You may still get, but do not go solely based on that assumption.
Sir! I completed my 10th class. May i apply for this scholarship?? Is this possible to get the scholarship in my age!!
You can apply only after your 12th.
Sir, can I do master’s in data science in South Korea?
If it is available, you can try.
Sir I have 8.2 sgpa in my B.com Hons degree. Can I apply for GKS scholarship?
I guess that is around 78%, i.e., less than 80%. If that is the case, no.
Sir any mbbs degree offer by gks plz tell sir
I didn’t check the available course, but I haven’t seen such programs. Even if it exists, one needs to be fluent in Korea like natives, which is difficult for foreigners.
I’m a student of law. I got 79.8% in my 10th and 70.5% in my 12th exams and currently, I’m in my 4th year. but I have not participated in any extracurricular activities. I have had but very less time in childhood. Would I be eligible to apply for gks master’s in international relations?
If you get 80% in bachelor’s, you can still apply. But overall, chances would be less.
Hii sir I want to ask that i am eligible to apply gks in this year 2022 for undergraduate program because my 12th result comes in July so I am eligible to apply for this scholarship please sir tell me I am very confused.
Sir, I want to take an international business major through the University track as ug but I am confused about regional Universities. Can I apply for my major through the University track?
Please reply sir!
Yes, you can apply.
Sir I am currently studying bcom from du (jmc) but I want to do my masters in mass communication. Did this scholarship available for master’s in mass communication?? Also, I am learning korean language and I am following your guidance.
Plzz do reply.
I don’t track the available courses as it is too many, and they keep changing. However, you can check all the details and requirements and apply accordingly. All information is there.
Hii sir b pharmacy student, In X i have 88% marks and in XII. i have 87% marks and now i continue 3rd year of b pharmacy. Sir, please tell me I am Eligible for GkS?
Yes, you can apply for GKS-G.
Hello Sir , I just wanted to ask if my percentage is below 80% but I’m in the top 20 % of my class in 12th class , so can I apply?
Hey sir, I want to know that I am studying in 12th. Can I apply gks scholarship before my result will announce in a sep-oct month? Please reply soon thank you.
No since you won’t get result before June/July 2023. You can apply in Sept 2024 for the academic term 2025-26.
I had completed my post-graduation and recently did a job in Kolkata as State Contractual Staff but now again I want to apply for MBA in Korea. Will I be applicable for GKS or who I should apply for MBA?
If such courses are there, you can apply.
I am a GKS-U aspirant. It was my dream to study in S.Korea, and I was going to apply for any one of the medical courses like Food and Nutrition, Medicines, Pharmacy, Nursing, etc. But suddenly, I knew that a medical degree from S. Korea is not valid in India, and I would not get a job in India.
I just wanted to know, Is It 100% true???
Sir is there another way for those who want to apply for mba, and how do we know about that which university is offering a particular course for MBA under gks?
Check the list of courses available under GKS. They publish the entire list every year on the official site.
Sir, is MBBS and pharmacy or dentistry included in gks undergrad for 2023.
I do not track individual courses.
Sir, from whom I can get recommendation letters. From south Korea’s university professors or from my school teacher where I completed my 12th?
Your teachers that are attested by the school.
Sir, can I use the LOR I get from the Korean professor as an official LOR in my application form.
I’m not sure if that makes any difference. You need LOR from the teacher of your existing courses and institutions.
Sir, Can I apply for GKS on the basis of the B.Ed mark sheet? 🙏 Reply.
Can I apply for scholarships for direct 2nd year UG ?
Sir I am doing an undergraduate course BTech agriculture Biotechnology in India right now, I am in 4th yr. Next yr my degree is going to complete so can I apply for GKS-G master program 2023?
If you expect to get your final degree by Aug, you can apply in 2023. Otherwise, 2024.
Sir I got 88.40% in 10th and 91.33% in 12th I have completed 1st-year BSc waiting for its 2nd-semester result. Can I apply for first-year in ug program scholarships?
Hello sir, does Science students can apply through the University track for undergraduate? I want to apple for tourism. Can I do both?
Go through the list of available courses, and then choose and apply. You can pick only 1 subject, I guess!
Sir, Can I apply for gks with 8.8 cgpa in 10th and with 5.1 cgpa in 12th?? If yes, plz let me know if I want to apply for ug program. is that possible?
No since you need 80% or more in 12th for GKS-UG.
Sir I got 65% in 10th and 80% in 12th and I completed 1st year in BSc and waiting for 2nd-semester results can I apply for 1 year in the ug program?
You can apply for the 1st year UG program.
1. Sir, I am currently in my 12th and I got 72% in my 10th. I want to apply for bachelor’s after my 12th. Can I apply for this if I score more than 80% in my 12th?
2. I will get my result in 2023 maybe till April. Then when will I have to apply for the scholarship?
3. Is it necessary to fill my 10th marks, can’t we apply only 12th marks.
4. I also want to know if I have to print my SOP, personal statement, study plan, and all.
5. I have to prepare all the documents in series and then give them to the NIED. I am confused, like it is mentioned in the guideline that for the 3rd round, we have to give our medical report, so that means we have to go to the NIED again to submit the medical thing for the 3rd round. It is already mentioned in the documents then why we have to give it again.
Please tell me, sir I am very confused bout these things and one more thing
6. All the documents are in printed form, and the documents they are asking for original documents like our parents citizenship proof and our results how can we give them the original sheet. I am confused, or is it like we have to notarised those after then we have to submit those documents, is it necessary for the copied documents to be notarised or apostilled.
Please tell me the things clearly.
So many questions ^–^
2. Sept 2023.
3. Mention 10th.
4. Write all on the application form.
5. Don’t worry about 3rd round, and focus on the 1st. Once cleared, you will get enough time and update to do it. You still have 1.5 years.
6. First, apostilled original documents like your and parents’ citizenship, 12th, and transcript. Then, take color photocopies, add the true copy stamp via a lawyer, and send to the embassy.
All these are based on current guidelines and are subject to change later. So, keep that in mind and follow next year’s GKS-UG requirements. Good luck 🙂
Oh for 6th one, like we have to apostilled first after then we have to take coloured copies of those apostilled documents, right?
Yes, but these rules are subject to change. Do verify the requirements when you apply.
Hi sir, can I apply for gks because I’m in class 8 if yes, then let me know if no, then ..any other scholarships for me? To study in South Korea. Reply!
You can apply after the 12th. I am not aware of any scholarships for school-going students.
Sir can I apply for this scholarship for ug if I’m in first semester of college?
Sir so can I ask my professor to write a letter of recommendation from the college I’m currently enrolled in?
Hello Sir ,
If i don’t have good marks in 10th class but i have 80% above in 12th so can i apply in GKS scholarship ?
Sir, I got 99 percent in 10th but 78 percent in 12th can i apply for this scholarship???
Sir, I am confused that does gks offer master’s in computer applications also??
Check their available courses as I don’t track individual programs.
Sir, I graduated in bba with 82%, through a normal college not a big college like Delhi university or JNU. Can i apply for my master’s in south Korea with this degree?
Is TOPIK score necessary if I’m planing to apply for gks G 2023?
No, but it improves the chances.
Sir, I am planning to do an MBA, so is it only TOPIK that can increase my chances, or can I go for GMAT/GRE?
Last time I checked, most known MBA programs in Korea are unavailable through GKS. First, check the options. If available, you can apply. Both TOPIK and GMAt/GRE will help to some extent.
On the 11th and 12th due to the pandemic, we didn’t have our half-yearly exams so in those years I will only fill the final results but what about the 10th? Should i feed the half-yearly results of the 10th or should I leave it? and is it alright to leave it empty?
Don’t leave anything blank unless it is optional. For example, you only need to submit the final exam, not half-yearly/mid-term, etc.
Hello Sir, I just wanted to ask that I got 82% in 10th class and 73% in 12th this year 2021-2022 so am I eligible for the GKS scholarship.
Hi sir, I completed my 12th this year. Can I apply for KGS this year? If I can, by which date I can apply and will they even cover my dorm fees, and when will the application process take place please spare your time for me, sir, my pleasure.
You can apply in Aug-Sept for the 2023 session. It’s 100% funded, so scholarships cover almost the entire cost.
Hello sir, I have completed my 10th with 65% and I am currently studying in the 12th I wanna apply for gks. Could you please tell me if I can apply for it or not and when I can apply?
Yes, if you get 80% or more in 12th.
Sir can you please tell me the subject it needs for the examination?
Sorry, I didn’t get you. You need 80% or more to be eligible to apply. You can pick any available subject/stream as per your choice.
Hi, sir. Actually, I’m currently in the undergraduate program, I got 89% in my 12th. I’m gonna apply for Ph.D. after 4 years. So, I thought why not do preparation from now. If I clear my topik exam with a good level 1 year before applying is there any problem? And I want to apply for Ph.D. in English literature is it available?
You can surely take TOPIK a year before applying, but remember it has validity of only 2 years. Also, TOPIK is just one of the many factors of the overall evaluation. You can search if this doctorate program is available, but for Ph.D. in English, Korea may not be the right choice compared to English-speaking countries.
Hello sir, I have completed my 10 with 76% and I’m currently studying for the 12th. Can I apply for GKS this year? Without a topik test? Can I apply in 2022 and my result will be announced in 2023. Please sir reply to my question 🙇🏻♀️
No. You can apply in Sept 2023. TOPIK is optional, though it increases your chance.
Thank you for your information, sir! It’s all 100% free? And How many rupees do we have to carry to go there?
Yes, it is 100% funded. You only carry for emergency purpose and lifestyle expenses.
Can I do a BA in Korea with GKS? And after my graduation can I get a job in Korea or not?
The last time I checked, I guess BA in Korean was unavailable through GKS, but you can recheck. It would not be easy to get a job there after graduation in Korea.
I want to do an MBA program. I don’t have 80% in my 12th. Can I get gks scholarship by graduation program result? Also, without taking a gks training, can I take topik test.
You need 80% or more in graduation for MBA, and the 12th score is not the criteria. Neither all courses are available, nor are all reputed and good enough in Korea for a career. TOPIK measures Korean language ability and is not related to or dependent on GKS.
Hello sir, I am from West Bengal. My 10 exam result was not so satisfying. I got 64/65% in the exam. I am an art student and my subject is – Bengali, English, Geography, History, philosophy, and education. As an art student, I can apply for GKS scholarship??? Which subject I study if I go Korea? My 12th exam in 2024, and its result out in June or July 2024. Which year can I apply for this scholarship?? They can give me scholarships if I study English honors and after that master’s in English ????
Respect your time, please reply, sir.
I am waiting for your answers ☺️
Yes, you can apply in Sept 2024 for any subject available under GKS, including English. The choice of subjects is pretty subjective, and only you can decide.
How many marks we need in 12th class for apply to scholarship and 10th class also?
80% or more in 12th. 10th is options, though more is usually better for scholarships.
Can I do BTech in CS from SNU through GKS? I have not seen any GKS scholar from SNU. Is it because SNU avoids GKS scholars? Also, does the university we graduated from matter when getting a job in South Korea.
Not all universities and their courses are available through GKS. If not listed, one cannot apply. Yes, it matters to some limit, though Non-ESL and labor-centric EPS jobs for foreigners in Korea are not easy as they prefer natives for various reasons.
Hi I am also going to apply with you.
1- What is the deadline to apply for GKS 2023-2024?
2- Is it worth doing Btech in CS through GKS and then getting a job in South Korea?
1. Not yet announced. The process will start on Sept.
2. Post-study work permits in Korea are relatively tricky due to different work cultures, companies’ hiring processes, language barriers, etc. Although one can get a job after studying, consider GKS or higher education in Korea only for your studies and ok to return back afterward.
Sir, on Sept 16, 2021, gks undergraduate released that you don’t need to submit the apostilled documents for the 1st round (embassy track), in Jan 2022 they released that apostilled documents are required for gks graduates. This means we can send notarized documents for the undergraduate for 1st round gks embassy track, right? Please reply.
Usually, the last notification supersedes the previous one and more valid. Therefore, you may need apostilled ones. Let see if they make any change in next update.
Thank you sir for the information. When can we expect the next update sir?
Difficult to say. Perhaps in Aug-Sept.
Difficult to say. Maybe in Aug-Sept.
Sir, I wanted to know if I’m applying for gks G then does the 12 percentage matters? Or just the UG cgpa?
It matters in a limited way to measure the candidate’s broad academic background. But the criteria is graduation only for GKS-G.
Sir, I got 97% in intermediate in March 2020, I appeared for the public examination in April end corona started and shut down every examination in different states, I’m afraid that gks undergraduate selectors can think I got that marks because of covid 2020, but I physically appeared for the examination, could you tell me that they do not mislead by that information and how they find out that the person appeared for the public examination, please explain clearly sir, this is very very important to me sir please give me clarity.
I don’t think it makes any difference to selectors. They won’t ask for it. There are many important things to check other than the 12th marks.
My CGPA is 7.49 /10. For checking my 4-grade CGPA, I converted my CGPA to a 4 Scale Using Scholero.com, and my CGPA is 3.13/4.0 Scale. So, AM I eligible or not for GKS-G 2023 for a Master’s degree. and will NIIED accept Scholero.com grades?
I guess a CGPA of 7.49 means less than 80%. Thus, you cannot apply. Confirm from various conversions.
Sir, I want to apply for GKS G 2023 for my master’s. Does 12 percentage matters when I’m applying for masters? Or just the bachelor percentage is required.
Not much, but they can use to evaluate overall academic performance. A bachelor’s degree is the main criterion for the Master’s.
I want to know what is the deadline for KGSP undergraduate. It should be in Sep. right?
Yes. They will announce the dates in advance.
Sir, I got 66% in 12th, and after 12th I did 1yr diploma and have 85%, and now I want to do ba in Korean at Korea. Am I eligible?
Not for GKS.
Does GKS offer Pharmacy major for both ug or masters?
Possible, but I haven’t checked the available course in recent times.
Sir, are those students who got less than 60% in 12th that are not eligible for this gks program?
But you good score in 10th and in engineering every semester you have good CGPA then that students can apply or not? Only from 12 th marks, they can decide whether you are eligible or not?
Yes. 80% or more in 12th is required for GKS-UG. Likewise, 80% or more in graduation is the minimum requirement for GKS-G.
Can I get a scholarship for UG 2022-23 without TOPIK test?
Hello sir I am bcom last year student I want to apply for the scholarship for Masters in international relations. I have above 80% in 12th but my question is I only need the marks of last semester or the total marks of all semester?
For master’s program, you need 80% or above in B.com.
In 10th I got 72%, in 12th I got 56%, and in UG I got 55% currently, I am pursuing a PGDM course, so I’m planning to pursue my MBA course from SK after completing my PGDM. So I have 2 questions:
1) will I be able to apply for MBA on the basis of my PGDM grades? Until UG, my stream was science.
2) As you can see, my school and UG grades are not so good, so is there any possibility of my selection for the MBA program even after having such grades in school and UG?
1) No 2) Not through the GKS scholarship, but you can try by paying all expenses.
Sir, I want to ask you that in my 12th std, I got 59% but I want to apply for the scholarship but my percentage is less. So sir what should I do ?? Please help me with what I have to do??
You need a minimum of 80% to be eligible to apply.
hello sir, could you please clarify my doubt?
***As for my parents’ citizenship proof, voter id is enough for sure? because they do not have passports.
***what are the other documents that can be used for the parents’ citizenship proof, could please list out the ones which are for sure?
I have decided to apply to 2023 gksp-G, so I started collecting all the required documents from now onwards.
1. You can submit apostilled Voter ID card. 2. Check their offered document.
Sir, i have a question. Can I use my 1-year-old recommendation letter for gks ug?
The recommendation letter date should be within a year of the application deadline. So, if it is within 1 year while applying, you can use, otherwise No.
I can’t seem to find the comment box, I actually have a query, so I’m currently pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Mass media and communications. I’ll graduate by 2023 not sure which month and I have completed 4 semesters and currently giving 5th semester but the results are going to be revealed by late Feb or march start not sure so I am wondering if I can still apply for the scholarship in the month of Feb with my 4 semesters mark sheet?
You can apply in Feb if you expect to get your final result by Aug. If not, then 2024!
Hello sir i got 8.5Cgpa = 79.60℅ in 10th and 7.9 Cgpa = 71.50 in 12th. I got 85+ in my BCA degree, I want to do masters in BCA. Am I eligible?
Yes, since you have 80%+ in the bachelor’s program.
Yes, since you have 80%+ in bachelor’s program.
Sir, do I need a give topik exam in India and get a certification before applying for gks 2022-2023?
Yes, if you want to boost your chances. But if you intend to apply in September, it may not be possible since you can only take the next TOPIK test in October.
Hello sir, I will be applying for gks-ug. I will pass out of my high school in the 2023-24 batch. My result will probably come out by June 2024. Can I apply in the same year? And around which month gks-ug go Korea?
Yes, you can apply in Sept-2024.
Sir, I am in 11th grade right now. I am taking psychology and fine arts as my main subjects. Can I select 2 subjects for the university at the same time like fashion design and psychology?
You have to pick a subject/course that you want to apply for.
Hii sir I want to ask you that i have no certificate i have only a mark sheet so I can apply for this scholarship and 10th board I got only 65% so can I apply for this scholarship please reply to me.
You need a minimum of 80% in 12th to apply for this scholarship. You also need the certificate and transcript for the same.
I have no 10th certificate. I have only a mark sheet so can I apply for this scholarship.
You may not need it. But they ask for, you can get it from the concerned authority.
Sir I have 65% in 10th but 62.50 % in 12th can I apply for bachelor’s degree course??
After completing graduation in biological sciences what job can I get and what is the next step?
Don’t know much about this field.
Sir, actually, i am in class 12 now and I wanted to know when I apply for this scholarship?
Hi Lakshmi, Now you’re going to 12? that means you have 11th this year, right. (because I’m in the same situation).
Hello. If I have an existing bachelors/master’s degree, can I still apply for the scholarship?
Yes, if you fit the criteria.
Hello, are there any master’s courses available for international students pursuing BSc Agriculture UG? Especially in SNU. If yes, can I get it through gks scholarship?
Hope you will reply ☺️
There may be, but you need to search for it. If that college and course are available through GKS, you can apply.
Hello Sir, I just moved to class 12 & I will be completing my class 12 next year probably I will get results in the month of June 2023. I want to apply for undergraduate courses in South Korea. So when should I apply for the scholarship?
But gks result will be out in Jan 2024 so I have to drop my 1 year for that?
Yes, if you want to benefit from GKS.
I completed my 12 with 84% marks so can I apply for the scholarship if yes what should I have to do and which type of courses are best.
There is no best course, and you have to decide based on background, interest, future goals, and prospects.
I actually got a question Do I have to submit the degree I’ll get from my university or the dmcs of each semester. Hopefully, I will hear back from you soon.
Only the final one, and not every semester. All required document will be mentioned when you submit the form.
My question is that for postgraduate students, the application date will be February 2023 next year, but at that time, I will be in my last semester and my semester will end in April. So can I still apply for the scholarship?
Sir, how many months it’ll take to get gks results? And I’ve 84% in 10th, if I didn’t get more than 80% in 12th, can I still apply for gks scholarship? Sir plzz reply.
4 months and at least 80% in the 12th is mandatory.
Hey buddy, you provide really great stuff. I appreciate your efforts. But i have one query i am waiting for my last sem result. I am doing B.A. in history, so is there any chance to get this kind of scholarship. And what’s the required CGPA or percentage for this scholarship. And when I can apply for this scholarship.
Thanks in advance for your reply and hard work man.
You can apply in Feb 2023 if you get 80% or above in the final overall result.
Sir, how many months it’ll take to get the result of gks?? And I want to apply for mass communication for the undergraduate program can I apply through gks? I’ve 84% in 10th, I’m going to get my 12th result in June, if I didn’t get 80%, can I still apply for gks??
They typically declare results in 4 months. You need a minimum of 80% in the 12th for GKS-UG. If your preferred course is available, you can apply.
After graduation we don’t have to wait much for the GKS result right
I didn’t get you. Wait for what?
Hlo sir, I’m Shreya, last year student of graduation, wanna pursue law in Korea. So my query is when can i apply for the scholarship. Nd one more thing, our university doesn’t give much marks to the student, it’s like 65-70% are the highest marks for them, so what to do with the marks. Nd if there are no Gks then are there other international scholarships to pursue Ug law??
You can apply in Feb 2023 only if you get 80% or more in the final result. I haven’t checked other scholarships related to law courses.
Sir I m currently pursuing b.Sc. I m in the first year… Can I apply for Gks scholarship undergraduate program for second year?
No. Scholarships are available only for 1st year UG.
Actually, I have completed my 12th and 10th from State boards with 94.2 percentage in 12th Science and 90.4 percent in 10th class. Can I apply for gks?
Hi Sir, I am going to apply for KGSP – U for the year 2022-23. I want to know that while applying for a scholarship we need to apply for a scholarship separately to chosen universities (as per the University scholarship requirement) and also for the embassy track?
You can apply to three universities at the same time through the Embassy track.
Sir, I am also applying for 2022-23 GKS-U. If I do it through the embassy track, do I need to submit all documents online or provide them personally to embassy? Sir to whom get recommendation letter because government teachers do not know about it.
I’d suggest reading through their previous document. You will find all your answers. A few points won’t be sufficient as there are many things to understand.
Sir if I get around 60 in 12th so can I go direct to south korea without scholarship.
You can always go there without scholarships. Decide course and college, and apply as per their requirement and timeline. It’s not that difficult provided that you have budget for the same.
I am Anjali Singh, I have a query after completing MBBS in Korea can I continue MS and Doctorate in India. And practice in India. If you will answer this it will be very helpful. Thank you, respected sir
MBBS in South Korea is not approved by Medical Council of India. So unless you pass the challenging MCI test, you can’t practice or get a doctor job in India.
Hello sir I have 2 backlogs in my bachelor’s sem3 as I solved it and my last result is 80%+. So can I apply for a master’s with a backlog certificate or I can’t as I have a backlog.
You can apply if you get 80% or more in the final overall result. Semester-wise it won’t matter much.
Hello sir, I can complete my undergraduate from a Korean university if I want a bachelor’s degree in computer science? Pls Pls reply sir.
Yes, if you get the scholarship, which isn’t that easy.
I have a doubt. I will complete my 12th in 2024 and the results come in June or July and I will apply for GKS scholarship in August-September. If I am not selected my one year will be wasted And I don’t want it to be wasted. Should I apply in February 2025 or should I apply next in September 2025? If I do so then my one year will be wasted. Please sir clarify my doubt and thank you for responding to every comment hope you will clear my doubt too.
Thank you, sir.
If you don’t get selected in Aug 2024, you can only apply again in Aug 2025. Feb one is for the PG program. Even if you are selected for Aug 2024, you will still waste 1-year as the academic session will start in 2025. You have to sacrifice this for the sake of scholarship.
Hello sir… I’m living in Bangalore, my native city Jaipur. I have passed my 10th exam with 78% and I chose commerce and I’m also done with my 12th exam this year, results are yet to come. Sir, actually I want to do a BCA course from this scholarship. And my query is can I get do this course and if So when can I apply for this?
I hope you reply me, and I’m eagerly waiting for ur reply.
If such course is available you can apply in Sept provided that you get 80% or more in 12th.
Actually, I am in 12th class with science. After 12 I want degree in fashion design in Korea. So can I apply for GKS or if yes, when can I apply?
If such courses are there and you fit the requirement, you can surely apply. But prepared for it really well as the number of applicants for GKS is too high these days.
I am 12th 2023 then sir when can i apply sir.
Sir please reply.
Sir, I get 70% in 10th and 82% in 12th. So, can I be eligible for gks undergraduate study? Please reply.
I am currently starting my 12th STD and also preparing for IIT JEE but I want to do my Btech in CS from South Korea. But even after reading many articles, and watching many yt videos, I didn’t understand how I can do so. Please help me, please reply to me via email I need your help.
Due to lack of time and lengthy process, Ii is difficult to help individuals in detail. I’d suggest reading their offer document that covers nearly everything.
Sir, I will do my bsc hons from India in 2024. Will I be eligible to study MBA in Korea? Is the study tough and strict there? Sir, thanks for replying everyone in the comment section. May god bless you sir.
Yes, you can apply for the MBA program as per the availability. It’s not that difficult. Thanks for your appreciation 🙂
Sir is it necessary to give English proficiency test ?
No. It is optional, but it can increase your chances for courses that are taught in English.
I’m doing my BSc final year but I have only 15 years of education. Am I eligible to apply for next year? Or am I supposed to do a course (degree) for a year and show them I’ve 16 years of education and then apply?
It would be helpful sir if you recommend it!
Thank you in advance
You can apply with 15 years of education.
Sir, can I apply for MBBS in South Korea. I recently completed my 12 standards.
You can, but do check pros and cons, and eligibility critria.
Hello Sir, Is it necessary to have a GRE score for master in Korea? And do we need to have a certain amount in the bank to apply for this scholarship?
Unless stated for a particular course/college, GRS isn’t required in most cases. Since it is fully-paid scholarships, you do not require enough funding in bank.
Sir I want to do my undergraduate in Korea. I have a doubt if I completed my course in Korea, then can I move to India and will my degree be valid in India after studying in Korea?
Is Hanyang’s University professional MBA part-time or full-time?? Plz answer.
I guess it is a part-time but confirm from the respective university.
Can I apply for a master’s degree through GKS Scholarship in October – November 2022-23
For masters, you can apply in Feb only. Aug-Sept is for undergraduate courses.
Is GKS providing medical for students who want to become doctors?
Even if they do, it may or may not be beneficial for you as an Indian student. You can search for such courses, along with its pros and cons.
Sir, I am doing Ba in foreign language Persian honors. Will I be eligible for the scholarship, after completing my graduation?? And, will i be able to do my master’s in other subjects?
Difficult to say. It depends.
Sir, I want to know that I’m in B.Sc. 2nd year and I want to apply for GKS undergraduate, but in 12 my marks are only 66%. Is this possible to apply for GKS. If yes, So how can I apply for GKS.
You can’t because 80% is the minimum requirement to apply for GKS-UG.
Sir, will i able to do my master in other subjects from this scholarship?
Yes, if you get it.
Sir how can I apply for GKS scholarship after the 12th and how much percentage is needed plus two.
You can apply when forms are available, and you fit their criteria. I’d suggest going through their official document since it covers everything.
I’m Rachana Gowda and I finished my 3rd sem exam now (this month) and I still have 3 sems to finish (1.5year). After that, i wanna study MBA in Korea. Also, I wanna learn the Korean language. Can I try applying for the GKS in the upcoming year as the registration is closed for this year? And also don’t have good grades in my 10th and 2nd pu exams because of some reasons but I am confident with my skills. So I wanna try applying for the scholarship, can I apply with average grades?
You can only apply after completing your graduation or expecting the result within a few months. You need at least 80% in graduation for the master’s program. I’d recommend going through their detailed documents about available courses and requirements. You will find most answers.
Hii sir can you tell me where and how to send the all documents with the help of courier online or offline? I also have one doubt that in my name that my real name is Priya Kumari. I don’t use my sir name as my sir name is Gupta and all certificate right my name is Priya Kumari so in form I only right my name like Priya Kumari or surname is important to right there is it a problem to full fill my form.
Use the name mentioned in the certificates, i.e., Priya Kumari. You can read the offer documents that states all procedure and where to send.
Means that I don’t need to use my surname only use my first name and middle name like Priya Kumari. And sir all documents send in Delhi like you write the address, but i am live in Bihar so far way from Delhi so can I send all documents by the help of parcel.
You have to use the same name mentioned in your 10th certificate. Yes, you need to send and come for an interview if required.
Sir, I want to apply for the architecture course which is a five-year course. So will I get the scholarship for 6 years or 5 years only?
Bachelor’s degree is for 4 years. You get 1-year extra only if you don’t know the Korean language. Beyond that, check with the respective course. The duration will be mentioned.
Hello sir, I am a medical student and my 12th exam will end in June this year. So can I apply for gks this year?? And around how much it will cost to study medicine in Korea. At last, will that degree be considered for getting a job in India?
Yes, you can apply this year. I am not aware of the current cost (but my guess is it won’t be more than Indian private colleges). After doing an MBBS in Korea, you won’t get a job in India. To my knowledge, none of the colleges in SK are approved by MCI. You need to pass the MCI exam. Plus, you need to speak Korean well to live and study a stream like medicine there for many years. Besides, you still have to return to India once you complete the course.
Tomorrow on the 26th of April, I will complete my 12th final examination, and the result published in July 2022, so when i apply for GKS scholarship?
In September his year, when the forms will be available for academic term 2023-2024.
Hii sir. Thank you for helping us. I heard that we need to apostille the documents for gksp undergraduate, my question is if we do the apostille and send it to the embassy, if we fail we have to apostille the documents again for the university track because they won’t send it back? But apostille costs so much money, so can we do sending Notarized for the embassy, when we selected than can we do apostille the documents, can we do that, please reply sir.
You have to follow their guidelines, though some relaxation do exist for Indian students. Wait for application dates to pursue whatever they mandate.
Respected sir I am Nandani Singh. Sir, I want to know about gksp. I just passed my 11th exams and now i am in 12th grade. I will give my 12th exams in 2023 in march or April and the results will be declared on June or July in 2023 so sir when I can apply for gks please sir give me information about gksp and tell me the month when I can apply for gks please sir I hope you will reply me soon 😊 Thank you so much, sir.
Apply in Sept 2023.
Sir, I am currently fresher in 12th, so next year I will pass 12 grade. Results will be declarer only in June or July 2023. According to the information, I should apply in 2023 Sept before sept colleges start for admission, so what should I do?
From July-August, you can apply to Indian universities and GKS in September.
Sir, I am in 12th standard right now, and my final exam result will be published next month. So can I apply for the gks undergraduate in 2022 Sep? Otherwise, my one year will ruin. Please reply. Thank you for your time.
Yes, you can apply in Sept 2022.
I have a question sir can I apply gks for bba? And will I apply for the scholarship in September for undergraduate studies??? Please tell me.
If that course is available, you can apply. Yes, in sepetemeber.
But in the guidelines of GKS, it is clearly written that if you graduate from high school by Feb 28 then you can able to apply for this scholarship but sir you are saying that we should apply this year is this possible sir? Please reply.