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Silk-Road Scholarship 2014 Guide for International Students at Korea

Silk-Road Scholarship 2014 Guide For International Students At Korea

Silk-Road Scholarship 2014 Guide for International Students at Korea

Silk-Road Scholarship Program
Background
We are pleased to announce the call for Silk-Road Scholarship of Fall 2014.
 The Silk-Road Scholarship Program is jointly funded by the SBS Foundation and Seoul National University, established in Fall 2009. This program is designed specifically for students wishing to study Humanities and Social Sciences. Currently the scholarship is awarded for five students annually with financial assistance covering the cost of full tuition fee and living expenses. Students from countries located in the area of the Silk-Road may apply. We believe that education and training of scholars in Humanities related to Korea and Social Sciences is not only central to expanding the international base of Korean studies, but also essential to strengthening global competitiveness of education and research. To this end, this program intends to promote, support, and contribute to:
 expansion of the field of Humanities as a fundamental area of study which was under-funded due to the development of technology field
 supporting education and research for international students
Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible to apply, the applicant must fulfill all of following requirements:
 International applicants who are currently enrolling or who graduated from the eligible universities of the Silk-Road Scholarship Program.
 Must be referenced by the university the applicant graduated in following countries:
 Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Yemen, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Ethiopia, Hungary, Russia
 Potential graduate/PhD Students who applied for the designated department which participate with the Silk-Road Program for the Fall semester:
 Humanities or Social Sciences (including Korean Language, History, Culture, Politics, and Economics)
 Demonstrate financial need
Selection Criteria
Important factors in the selection of the scholarship recipients include:
 Commitment to pursuing a career in Humanities and Social Sciences.
 Financial need
 Potential contribution to Korean community.
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About the Scholarship
Application period
 Only intended for Fall semesters
Value of the award
 Awards cover full tuition fees for 2 years (4 semesters) and provide a grant for living expenses (KRW 600,000 per month), a round-trip airfare up to KRW1, 000,000, and Korean classes up to 2 sessions.
Duration
 Scholarships are renewed semi-annually for up to 4 semesters on the basis of academic requirements.
 Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0.
Application procedure
Application procedures and deadlines for the scholarship applicants are the same as international admissions for Fall semester of 2014.
 Submit required documents to the Office of Admissions after completing the on-line application.
 Submit your Silk-Road Scholarship application to the Office of International Affairs by post or in person.
 When decisions are made, only accepted candidates will be contacted.
2013 Fall Important dates and notes
Number of openings
 Five candidates will be selected for 2014 fall semester.
Closing date
 Application must be received at the Office of International Affairs no later than March 21(Fri), 2014 18:00.
( Office of International Affairs(Bldg . 152), Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, Republic of Korea)
Results
 Scholarship recipients will be notified on June 20(Fri), 2014.
 Only recipients will be notified due to the high volume of application.
Other information
 Recipients are expected to write a self-report to the Silk-Road Scholarship Committee on their work at the end of every semester.
cerning the Silk-Road Scholarship Program, contact Jina Yoo (phone: +82-2-880-2519; fax: +82-2-883-8632; email: jinavic@snu.ac.kr).

Silk-Road Scholarship 2014 Guide For International Students At Korea

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