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Studying Abroad: A Comprehensive Look at Seoul National University’s Ph.D. Scholarships

Explore the fully funded Ph.D. scholarship program at Seoul National University, an opportunity crafted for faculty members of major universities in developing countries.
Studying Abroad: A Comprehensive Look at Seoul National University’s Ph.D. Scholarships
Studying Abroad: A Comprehensive Look at Seoul National University’s Ph.D. Scholarships

Have you ever dreamed of earning your Ph.D. in a foreign country? How about Korea, a country renowned for its higher education? If you're a faculty member of a major university in a developing country without a Ph.D. degree, Seoul National University (SNU) may have an opportunity for you. This prestigious institution offers a scholarship program for international Ph.D. candidates, prioritizing those from developing countries in Asia, Africa, South America, etc.

The scholarship is fully funded, covering tuition for a maximum of six semesters, living expenses from 1,500,000 KRW to 2,000,000 KRW per month for 3 to 4 years, and even round-trip airfare (economy class based on the GTS system). In addition, it also includes Korean language training (evening classes during regular semesters) and reimbursement of the National Health Insurance fee.

The number of recipients for this opportunity is approximately eight each semester. You can apply during the admission period for international students every semester, with the application for the scholarship made at the same time as the online application for admission to SNU's Office of Admissions. You'll need to check the 'Application for Scholarship' box during your application and then submit your application documents to the SNU Office of International Affairs.

Finally, there's an interview process, after which you'll be informed about the decision. Keep in mind that you can apply for the program before or during the admission application period under the "newly admitted SNU candidate" condition. The annual announcement is posted on their official website.

Studying abroad, specifically learning in Korea, can be an exciting and rewarding adventure, not to mention a significant boost to your career. So why not leap and apply for this overseas graduate scholarship? It might just be the opportunity you've been waiting for.

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