Financial Support & Scholarships

Exchange/Visiting Students

The three scholarships listed below are ONLY accessible to Exchange students.

Scholarships are NOT always available; they are subject to government/univeristy funding availability. We will let you know if there is any availability; there is no need to ask!

Global Exchange Scholarship (GES)

Funded by Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Hankuk University of Foreign Studies offers scholarships to up to five exchange students, with outstanding academic merit, from our international partner institutions. Each scholarship is worth KRW 500,000 (one-off payment) per semester.

Eligibility & Conditions

The scholarships are awarded to applicants from our international partner universities who are accepted for admission to our exchange program.

    1. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the strength of their exchange application: academic merit and international community contribution.

    2. Scholarship awardees will work towards promoting global awareness and international understanding through participating in HUFS community outreach programming, including but not restricted to the Children's Library Initiative, the Peer Tutoring Language Program, and/or the HUFS & You international student magazine.

    3. The number of scholarship holders may change according to availability.

    4. Global Exchange Scholarship winners will be considered at the time of application to the exchange program.

Global Korea Scholarship (GKS)

Funded by the Korean Government for Foreign Exchange Students

This scholarship program is organized to provide continual opportunities for international exchange students to study in Korea and delve into Korean culture. Any international student with academic merit is eligible to apply for this scholarship program. All incoming exchange students are automatically considered as candidates for screening and there is no separate application form.

HUFS will select the top-qualified students within the given number of slots for each year.

Number of slots for 2023 Recommendation: TBA

Eligibility & Conditions

    • Students should be officially nominated by our international partner universities.

    • Students should take at least one regular semester course related to Korea during the exchange program.

    • Students are required to provide evidence (academic transcript) of grade point averages over 3.2 out of 4.0.

    • Current exchange students are not eligible to apply for this program.

    • Only undergraduate students are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.

Application Procedures

    1. Exchange students should submit their exchange application before the application deadline.

    2. HUFS will screen & evaluate all applications received at the time of application to the exchange program.

    3. HUFS will recommend a select number of students to the Korean government and receive final confirmation.

    4. Final scholarship winners will be announced in late February/August on this website.

Scholarship Benefits

    • Airfare reimbursement (round-trip)

    • Monthly stipend of KRW 500,000 (for 3 months)

    • Settlement allowance of KRW 200,000 for the first month (one-off payment)

    • Medical insurance

Peer Tutoring Scholarship

Scholarship Amount: 500,000 won

Application: Through the Office of International Admissions & Management


    • Only native speakers of a language can apply

    • If selected as a tutor, you will meet with Korean students once a week to share your language and culture. You will also do a project together.