A five-week intensive and fun learning experience, the Global Korea Summer Program is designed to provide students from Africa and Latin America with an in-depth academic training as well as an opportunity to experience Korean culture in order to nurture future leaders who will contribute to the development of global society.

If you’re an undergraduate student from Africa and Latin America eager to spend a summer abroad, this opportunity is perfect for you!

Application deadline: April, but specific deadlines vary depending on institution scholars enrolled into

Benefits of the Global Korea Summer Scholarships

Under the scholarship opportunity, 80 successful applicants (40 from Africa and 40 from Latin America) are entitled to NIIED and/or the training institutions will be responsible for round trip air ticket, room and board during the duration of the program, and traveler’s insurance.

However, please take note that participants will be responsible for transportation fare in his/her country, visa fee, etc.

The scholarship program shall run from July – August and shall only accept candidates currently studying in an academic field such as Computer Engineering, Game Engineering or Digital Design.

OrientationIntroduction to the overall program
Networking with participants
LecturesSpecific field of study
Korean language, history and culture
Research Projects
(Lab, Seminar, etc.)
Conduct specific research projects along with mentoring
from Korean graduate students
Field TripRelated laboratories, research institutes and/or industrial sites
Cultural or historical sites
ClosingPresentation of research results
Awards to the outstanding performances
Formation of Alumni network

* Specific programs will vary according to the training institution

Eligibility Criteria for African and Latin American students

In order to qualify for the Global Korea Summer Scholarships, interested scholars must first meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen of an African or Latin American country
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student in the second to fourth year at a university/college located in an African or Latin American country
  •  Be fluent in English
  • Be mentally and physically healthy
  • Have the ability and willingness to adapt to Korean culture and life in Korea

How to Apply

To start the application process, interested scholars are advised to contact their chosen institutions directly. For more information on how to proceed, please visit the official scholarship website.

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