Korean Language Study Scholarships - Seoul


Applicants must be a Korean adoptee -and- a G.O.A.'L member to be eligible for this scholarship

G.O.A.'L offers partial scholarships to some of Seoul's best-known Korean language programs. The programs offer applicants the chance to study Korean in-depth while living in an immersive environment.
Most programs have 4 semesters per year (spring, summer, fall, winter) lasting 10 weeks each.

Things to Keep in Mind:

1. Applying for a scholarship through G.O.A.’L and applying for a spot in a university program are separate processes. Receiving a language scholarship through G.O.A.’L does not guarantee you a spot in the language program. Although G.O.A.’L administers the scholarships on behalf of the language schools, the schools do not necessarily reserve an equivalent number of spots for scholarship recipients. It is highly recommended that all scholarship applicants also apply for the language school of choice as soon as registration opens.

2. The scholarships are only applicable to the programs/terms listed below. They are not applicable to any short-term or specialized courses. The programs below are designed to be immersive and intensive. The schools expect you to attend regularly, review class material after class, as well as complete homework. For further details about class format, please contact the schools directly.

3. The language schools may also request that G.O.A.’L send additional information or information on your behalf. This could include other documentation.

4. Applications are first-come-first-serve. Registration may close early if all spots fill-up prior to the registration deadline.

5. Scholarships are non-transferable. Please be aware of your availability, class schedule, personal finances, and other commitments before applying.



  • Adult Korean adoptee (18+) & current G.O.A.'L member
  • Resume/CV
  • Essay (essay question written in the application form)
  • Scan of your passport & F-4 visa (if applicable)
  • Copy of Diploma: High school or above (Ewha requires an English translation if your diploma is not in English)
  • University registration fee (Between KRW 60,000 ~ KRW 80,000 depending on the school)
  • Textbooks (Between KRW 39,000 ~ KRW 143,000 depending on the school)
  • Applications must be completed before the deadline per term. Late applications will not be accepted.

Application Deadlines*

Spring Summer Fall Winter
20 January 21 April 21 July 20 October

*Dates subject to change

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Scholarships cover part or all of the course tuition. Room and board are not covered unless specifically mentioned.

ALL documents must be submitted within 1 day of the online application deadline. F-4 visa applications must be completed prior to the first day of class. Incomplete applications will be cancelled and will require you to re-apply.


Scholarship recipients will be contacted within 5 business days after the application deadline via email. G.O.A.’L reserves the right to make any final decision if applicant does not meet qualifications for eligibility. The scholarship recipient is responsible for obtaining a proper visa and making housing arrangements, if needed.


Each university has a mandatory registration fee, ranging from KRW 60,000 to KRW 80,000 plus textbook fees. These costs are not covered by the scholarship and must be paid by the applicant.

NOTE: Language schools recommend their students to have the equivalent of USD 5000 (EUR ~4700 / KRW ~5,700,000) to study for one term (~3 months). This is to cover any remaining tuition balance, accomodation, textbooks and miscellaneous school supplies, as well as daily food, transportation, and leisure activities.

For more information about scholarships, please email the Community Manager at < [email protected] > or call the G.O.A.'L office (02-325-6585).

The most accurate and up-to-date information will be found on each school's individual website. The list below is provided only for convenience.


Class Time





Tuition per Quarter

Kyunghee University


Monday to Friday
9:00 ~ 13:00
200 hours per semester
March ~ June June ~ August September ~ December December ~ February

Tuition: 1,700,000 won
Discount: 30% off 

You pay: 1,190,000 won

Sogang University


Monday to Friday (Lvl 1-6)

KGP200 - 9:00 ~ 13:00
KAP200 - 13:30 ~ 17:30
200 hours per semester

M, T, Th (Lvl 1-3)
KGP60 - 18:50 ~ 20:40
60 hours per semester
April ~June June ~ August September ~ November December ~ February

KGP200 Tuition: 1,790,000 won
Discount: 30% off

You pay: 1,253,000 won
KAP200 Tuition: 1,770,000 won
Discount: 30% off

You pay: 1,239,000 won
KGP60 Tuition: 700,000 won
Discount: 30% off

You pay: 490,000 won

Sookmyung Women's University


Monday to Friday
Morning: 9:10 ~ 13:00
200 hours per semester

Scholarship only available for full-time (200 hour) course
March ~ June June ~ August September ~ November December ~ February Tuition: 1,550,000 won Textbook included
Discount: 50% tuition

You pay: 775,000 won

Yonsei University


Monday to Friday
9:00 ~ 13:00
200 hours per semester
March ~ May June ~ August September ~ November December ~ February Tuition: 1,730,000 won
Discount: 30% tuition

You pay: 1,211,000 won

Korea University


Monday to Friday
9:00 ~ 13:00
200 hours per semester

Level 1-6

Monday to Friday

13:30 ~ 17:30
200 hours per semester

Level 1-5

March ~ May June ~ August September ~ November December ~ February


Tuition: 1,660,000 won
Discount: 50% tuition

You pay: 830,000 won


Tuition: 1,500,000 won
Discount: 50% tuition

You pay: 750,000 won

Ewha University


Monday to Friday
9:00 ~ 13:00
200 hours per semester
March ~ June June ~ August September ~ November December ~ February Tuition: 1,720,000 won
Discount: 30% tuition

You pay: 1,204,000 won



G.O.A.'L. Student Code of Conduct Agreement

This agreement is to ensure the student's commitment and responsibilities as a recipient of the G.O.A.'L. Korean Language Scholarship and to ensure a good relationship with G.O.A.'L.'s current and future agreements with participating universities and institutions who provide the scholarships. By submitting your application you agree to the following:

  1. I understand that it is my responsibility to contact and communicate directly with the school.
  2. I will complete the semester program with at least 80% attendance.
  3. I will adhere to the rules and instructions of the teacher assigned and the institute/university that I attend.
  4. I will notify forfeiture of scholarship to the G.O.A.’L office within 3 business days after receiving the scholarship via phone or email.
  5. In case of emergency or illness, I will notify the school and instructor.
  6. I must submit a new application if I choose to apply for any subsequent language scholarships.
  7. I agree to an interview via Skype or another agreed upon interview method and to pay a 500,000 KRW deposit to G.O.A.’L, if awarded a full-tuition (100%) scholarship. I understand that this deposit will be refunded after the successful completion (80% attendance, C average) of the semester for which I have applied.
  8. I understand that failure to complete the semester or adhere to this agreement forfeits my deposit if awarded a full-tuition (100%) scholarship.
  9. I consent to have my grade disclosed to G.O.A.'L. by the language institute, which will assist the ongoing efforts to improve the G.O.A.'L scholarship program.
  10. I will submit a short essay, if requested by G.O.A.'L, which may include, but is not limited to, my experience as a language scholarship recipient. This may be used for marketing and/or public relations purposes.