Chung-Ang University Scholarships for International Students

Chung-Ang University is one of the top universities in South Korea. It is a private research university that boasts of two campuses in Seoul and Anseong, 49 departments spread across 12 colleges, and a student population of over 30,000.

There are approximately 2000 international students currently enrolled at Chung-Ang University. They are attracted by Chung-Ang University’s variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, quality of education, cultural diversity, location at the heart of South Korea, and the number of available scholarships.

Below is a list of all scholarships Chung-Ang University has to offer for international students.

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Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships at Chung-Ang University

1. Global Korea Scholarship

  • Scholarship Amount: fully-waived tuition, monthly stipend, round-trip plane tickets, medical insurance, miscellaneous fees
  • Eligibility Criteria
    • neither the applicant nor the applicant’s parents should have Korean citizenship
    • under 25 years old (undergraduate applicants) or under 40 years old (graduate applicants)
    • must be physically and mentally healthy
  • Scholarship Link

The Global Korea Scholarship is funded by the Korean government. It promotes Korean higher education by inviting students to come study at universities like Chung-Ang University through scholarships. It also aims to strengthen ties between Korea and the rest of the world. This scholarship is available for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

There are two ways of applying for the scholarship: through your local Korean embassy or Chung-Ang University. However, applying through your embassy might be better as they can guide you through the application process. There are many documents to be submitted as you will be submitting documents for both admission to Chung-Ang University and the Global Korea Scholarship application.

The documents will include but are not limited to the official application form, applicant pledge, medical test results, a letter of intent, letters of recommendation, proof of citizenship, academic transcripts, and language proficiency scores. These requirements may differ by year, university, and course, so make sure to check with the university and with the embassy if you’ve completed all requirements before submitting your application.

The Korean embassy will be reviewing your application before forwarding it to the National Institute for International Education in Korea. If they decide to approve your scholarship application, they will be notifying you within a few months. From there, the Korean embassy will be guiding you on your journey to Chung-Ang University.

For more information on Global Korea Scholarships, please click here.

Postgraduate Scholarships at Chung-Ang University

1. Chung-Ang University Young Scientist Scholarship (CAYSS) Program

  • Scholarship Amount: full tuition fee waiver, monthly stipend
  • Eligibility Criteria
    • must be an international student—neither the applicant nor the applicant’s parents can have Korean citizenship
    • must be majoring in Engineering, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing and/or Medicine
    • must hold a bachelor’s degree (for master’s applicants) and/or a master’s degree (for doctorate applicants) from an accredited university
  • Scholarship Link

The Chung-Ang University Young Scientist Scholarship (CAYSS) Program was established especially for international students. It allows talented and innovative students from all over the world to conduct research at Chung-Ang University. The candidate should have an excellent academic background in Engineering, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, Nursing, and/or Medicine.

To apply for this Chung-Ang scholarship, you must first obtain a recommendation from any Chung-Ang University faculty member. Look through the university faculty list to find potential academic advisers that are in your line of work or interest. You should take a look at their publications, research papers, and personal websites as well to see if they would be the right fit for you. Once you’ve chosen your option/s, contact them via e-mail with your application.

You must include ‘CAYSS’ in the e-mail’s subject line. In the body, you should discuss what your research plans are, how your skills and experiences will help you achieve your academic goals, why you are deserving of CAYSS, and what you can contribute to both the adviser and Chung-Ang University. You should also provide references (e.g. professor, academic adviser) with contact details.

If the member of faculty is interested in working with you, they will be submitting a recommendation letter to the Office of International Affairs. Chung-Ang University will then be contacting you with details on the admission process and required documents.

Compile all files and post them to the address and by the date listed on the scholarship’s webpage. Over the next few weeks, the scholarships team will be reviewing your application and contacting you for an interview. After the interview, you will be notified about the scholarship within two to three weeks.

For additional information on the application process, as well as the terms and conditions all recipients must comply with, please refer to the scholarship link.

2. International Student Scholarship of Graduate School

  • Scholarship Amount: 30% to 100% tuition fee reduction
  • Eligibility Criteria: must be a postgraduate international student
  • Scholarship Link

This scholarship is awarded by Chung-Ang University to international students enrolled in any postgraduate course. The criteria and scholarship amount will depend on what major you are applying for.

For those majoring in Liberal Arts, Social Science, Arts and/or Physical Education, you must simply score a 70% when applying for admissions. This score may be based on your academic background, interview results, and more. Students who fulfill these conditions will have a chance at a full tuition waiver for their first year of studies. For their second, third, and fourth years, the scholarship is partially renewable. Those who achieve a 4.3 GPA and above for the year will receive a 50% tuition waiver, while those who achieve a GPA of 3.3 to 4.3 will get a 30% tuition waiver.

Those majoring in Natural Science, Engineering, Medicine, and/or Pharmacy, on the other hand, have a more complicated set of criteria. Students with excellent Korean language proficiency (i.e., TOPIK Level 6) or English language proficiency (e.g., IBT TOEFL 91+, TOEIC 780+, or IELTS 6.5+) may receive a full tuition waiver. Students with TOPIK Level 5 may get a 70% tuition waiver, while those who score an 80% admissions score may get a 50% tuition waiver. The scholarship may also be fully or partially renewable for the remaining years if the student achieves a minimum GPA of 3.3.

There is no separate application needed for the scholarship—simply apply for admission to Chung-Ang University to be considered. However, you may be asked to submit proof of your language proficiency for scholarship assessment. For more details on the application process, as well as the scholarship terms and conditions, please visit the scholarship page.


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