14 SoKor graduate scholarships await young Pinoys

The Korean Embassy in Manila has set aside 14 slots for young Filipinos graduate students under its 2023 Global Korea Scholarship (GKS) program. The application started Friday and will end on February. 28.

The South Korean Embassy in Manila said in a statement that “through this scholarship, students will have the chance to pursue graduate-level degrees and doctoral-level degrees at esteemed higher education institutions in Korea.”

Fourteen Filipino students will be chosen to complete the graduate program. The funding will cover round trip airfare tickets, monthly stipend, tuition fees, settlement allowance, Scholarship Completion Grants, Korean language training expenses and medical insurance.

The Master’s Degree Program is expected to run for three years, which includes one year of Korean language program. Doctoral Degree programs, meanwhile, could last up to four years, with one year also allotted for the language classes.

The annual GKS program offers opportunity to over a thousand students from across the world to study in Korea and, for the Filipino scholars’ case, foster mutual friendship between Seoul and Manila. Based on the latest GKS guidelines, applicants must be a Filipino national and under 40 years old, or born after Sept. 1, 1983.

The cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of the entire curriculum from their previous degree program (either bachelor’s or master’s) must also meet one of the following conditions: 1) Score percentile should be 80 percent or above on a 100-point scale or be ranked in the top 20 percent of one’s class; and 2) CGPA must be equal to or above 2.64/4.0, 2.80/4.3, 2.91/4.5 or 3.23/5.0

Interested applicants may visit the Korean Embassy website https://overseas.mofa.go.kr/ph-en/index.do. for more detailed guidelines.