Monday, May 19, 2008


LAST DATE: 26-05-2008

Applications are invited from Indian nationals on plain paper in the format given below for the award of 29 scholarships to Indian students offered by the Government of Republic of Korea, at Master’s level, Ph. D. level & one year research programme. The subjects in which scholarships will be awarded are given below:

i) Bio-technology
ii) Environment Science
iii) Molecular Biology
iv) Computer Application.
v) Architecture
vi) Agronomy
vii) Information Technology
viii) Korean Language & Literature
ix) International Co-operation *

2. Age: Not exceeding 40 years for Master’s & Ph.D. respectively as on 1-9-2008. No age limit for research programme.

3. Qualification: Applicants must have already earned or expected to receive: (a) a bachelor’s degree or equivalent prior to August 31, 2008, in order to apply for Master’s Programme; (b) a Master’s degree prior to August 31, 2008 in order to apply for an advanced programme (doctoral degree; Ph.D) (c) For research programme , applicants should submit an official invitation letter from any Korean universities, institutions or organizations.
* This subject can be Studied in English.

Note: Candidates who have received Korean Scholarship at any time are not eligible.

4. Duration:

o Master’s degree programme: About 2 years (excluding a 1 year Korean Language course)
o Ph.D. programme: About 3 years (excluding a 1 year Korean Language course)

5. Airfare: The awardee will be paid an economy class ticket airfare to the Republic of Korea, and thereafter, a return ticket of the same category to his or her country of residence after the completion of a study programme.

6. Value of Scholarship:

(i) Monthly Allowance: Upon arrival and registration at National Institute for International Education Development (NIIED) , the awardee will be provided with 900,000 won per month to cover living expenses for the period of his or her programme.

(ii) Tuition Fees: Scholars under the auspices of Korean Government are subject for a tuition waiver: full tuition fee is exempted by the Government and the full entrance fee is exempted by the host institution.

(iii) Research Allowance( Additional Payment): Includes costs for textbooks and other literature, student association membership, dissertation review, and so on; it is only granted to those who take a degree course or a research course.
Humanities: 210,000 won per semester
Natural Sciences, Arts or Physical Education: 240,000 won per semester

(iv) Settlement Allowance: An awardee will be paid 200,000 won upon arrival.

(v) Repatriation Allowance: An awardee will be paid 100,000 won upon completion of studies.

(vi) Language Training Expenses: the NIIED will pay the entrusted language training institution the full cost up to 1 year.

(vii) Dissertation Printing Costs: Up to 500,000 won will be reimbursed for the costs related to a dissertation printing .

(viii) Medical Insurance: The awardees will be provided with a health insurance during the period of their study programme in the Republic of Korea. They will be reimbursed against direct payments for the major accidents and illnesses. The NIIED will assist the awardee in finding out what cases are covered by the insurance.

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