KOREAN GOVERNMENT OFFERS SCHOLARSHIP TO FILIPINOS
The Korean government is offering scholarships to Filipino graduate students who would like to study in the land of Hallyu and technology.
Global Korea Scholarship run by Korea’s National Institute for International Education Development has slots for Filipinos to study in the country for free, the scholarship’s alumni association said in a virtual forum.
“GKS is designed to provide international students with opportunities to study at higher educational institutions in Korea at graduate-level degrees, which will enhance international education exchange and deepen mutual friendship between Korea and participating countries,” stated in the program’s objectives.
The Philippines has 28 slots under the University track program, while 13 slots, allotted for the country under the Embassy Track.
GKS Philippines Alumni Association President Ronel Laranjo that due to Covid19 protocols, NIIED will shoulder the accommodation for the scholars for their mandatory isolation, candidates shall shoulder the Covid19 testing in the Philippines.
The scholarship is also open to those who want to teach Korean, those who want to enhance their training in the said language, and scholars interested to pursue postdoctoral research.
The application under the Embassy Track will be until the first or second week of March depending on the schedule given by the Korean Embassy in the Philippines.
Meanwhile, the deadline for the applicants under the University Track will depend on the university of their choice.