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Types of Scholarships

The national scholarships administered by KOSAF are customized to fit specific student profiles. Together, they provide support in such a way that as they develop, the programs offer assistance to an increasingly broad range of students, so that anyone with the will and the ability may have the opportunity to pursue study, regardless of financial status. The need-based scholarships were newly integrated in 2012 into two main programs: National Scholarship Type I and Type II.

DONOR-SPONSORED

WORK-BASED AID

National Work-Study Program

National Work-Study Program
PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM Supported by the Korean government, KOSAF offers work-based scholarships that provide financial support for on and off campus work. Students can gain valuable work experience while continuing study at universities and colleges.
DISTRIBUTION OF AID - on-campus work: 8,000 KRW/hr
- off-campus work: 9,500 KRW/hr
ELIGIBILITY - Undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need
- Must meet minimum academic requirements
- Applicants are given priority based on their Family Income Level:
  · 1st priority: Students with Family Income Level 0~3
  · 2nd priority: Students with Family Income Level 4~5
  · 3rd priority: Students with Family Income Level 6~7
- Applicants at the same Family Income Level are given priority based on the following criteria:
  · students with disabilities
  · married students
  · students from multi-child families
  · students whose parents are disabled or with serious illnesses
  · defected North Korean students
  · patriots and veterans, persons of national merit
FURTHER INFORMATION For day students (full-time), maximum hours of work may not exceed 20hrs per week during school periods and 40hrs per week during school breaks. Evening students (part-time) may work up to 40 hrs per week during school periods.

Ladder of Hope, Scholarship Program for Vitalizing Youth Employment in SMEs

Ladder of Hope, Scholarship Program for Vitalizing Youth Employment in SMEs
PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM KOSAF provides financial support for students in return for their promised employment in SMEs after graduation. Through this program, KOSAF aims to mitigate manpower shortage problems in SMEs as well as ease the economic burdens or postsecondary education.
DISTRIBUTION OF AID - Full tuition & fees
- Additional 2M KRW per semester upon completion of job training
ELIGIBILITY - Junior and Senior undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need
- Must meet minimum academic requirements
- Must have completed at least 4 weeks of field training
- Must have a confirmed employment contract with an SME
FURTHER INFORMATION Field training programs are designed for students to get acquainted with the work in a way that additional training will be unnecessary after entering the job.