Korean Language Study Scholarships - Seoul

NOTICE: Please read and understand the Student Code of Conduct agreement. If you have any questions, please contact the G.O.A.'L Office.

**UPDATE (As of 2018): Due to policy changes at Sogang University's Korean Language Education Center, if you have received a discount scholarship from them before you are NOT eligible to receive another. That is, if you have received a discounted term once, you may NOT receive a discount for a future term. Scholarship policies are per the school since they are the ones giving the discounts. G.O.A.'L administers the scholarships on their behalf.**

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. Therefore, we encourage scholarship applicants to also apply for the language school of their choice as soon as the school registration opens.

The scholarships are only applicable to the programs/terms listed below. They are not applicable to any short-term or specialized courses.


The language schools may also request that G.O.A.’L send additional information or information on your behalf.

The applications are first-come-first-served and registration may end early if the spots fill-up before the registration deadline.

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE, that is, being awarded a scholarship and registering for class prevents another person from acquiring a scholarship.
Please be aware of your time, schedule, finances, and other committments
BEFORE applying.


  • This service is available to Korean adoptees who are G.O.A.'L members.
  • Resume/CV
  • Essay (the essay question is written on the application form)
  • Passport & F-4 visa copy
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Diploma (high school or higher) copy (Ewha requires an English copy of the Diploma)
  • University registration fee (60,000 ~ 80,000 won)
  • Textbooks (KRW 39,000 ~ KRW 143,000)
  • Applications must be completed before the deadline per term. Late applications will not be accepted.

Application Deadlines 2018

Spring Summer Fall Winter
December 15th, 2017 March 9th June 8th August 24th

Click on the button to apply:




The scholarships cover part or all of tuition. Room and board are not covered, unless specifically mentioned. Korean semesters last 10 weeks (thus on this page we refer to them as quarters or terms).

Fees and notification:

The universities have a mandatory registration fee, ranging from 60,000 to 80,000 won depending on the university. Also, each university charges fees for the textbooks, ranging from 39,000 (Korea Univ) to as much as 143,000 (Yonsei). 

The scholarship recipients will be contacted within 5 business days after the application deadline via phone and/or email.

G.O.A.’L reserves the right to make any final decision changes if recipient does not meet qualifications for eligibility. Scholarship recipient is responsible for obtaining visa and housing arrangements.

NOTE: Many language schools recommend their students have the equivalent of USD 5000 [EUR ~4700, KRW ~5700000] to study for one term (~3 months). Remember, if you do not already reside in Korea you must purchase a plane ticket. Then, for school itself you must pay the remaining tuition balance (if applicable), pay for accomodations, pay for food/transportation/leisure activities, school supplies, etc. We ask scholarship candidates to be aware of their personal financial situation before applying for the scholarship.

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

For more information about scholarships, please email to gcr@goal.or.kr or call the G.O.A.'L office (02-325-6585).
University Class Time Allocation Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Winter 2018 Tuition
per quarter

Monday to Friday
9:00 ~ 13:00
200 hours per semester
Any adoptee
Apr 2 ~ Jun 15 Jun 20 ~ Aug 29 Sep 27 ~ Dec 7 Dec 14 ~ Feb 28, 2019
Tuition: 1,700,000 won
Discount: 30%
You pay: 1,190,000 won
As of January 2018, the discount is 30% off the tuition excluding the online course and application fees.

Monday to Friday
9:00 ~ 13:00
200 hours per semester
16 people/year
(4 per quarter)
Mar 12 ~ May 24 (Vacation: Mar 29-30, May 7, May 22) Jun 7 ~ Aug 24 (Vacation: Jun 13, July 23-27, Aug 15) Sep 5 ~ Nov 20 (Vacation: Sep 24-26, Oct 3, Oct 9) Dec 4 ~ Feb 25, 2019 (Vacation: Dec 24-Jan 1, Feb 2-6)
Tuition: 1,770,000 won (KGP200 ONLY). (AS OF Fall 2018, Adoptees may receive the discounted tuition for a maximum of TWO TERMS)
Discount: 30% Tuition
You pay: 1,218,000 won

Monday to Friday
9:00 ~ 13:00
200 hours per semester
40 people/year (10 per quarter)
Mar 5 ~ May 14 Jun 4 ~ Aug 14  Sep 3 ~ Nov 16 Dec 3 ~ Feb 15, 2019 Tuition: 1,450,000 won Textbook included
Discount: 50% tuition
You pay: 725,000 won
UPDATE: As of Summer 2018 the scholarship discount is only for the regular class.

Monday to Friday
9:00 ~ 13:00
200 hours per semester
Mar 8 ~ May 18 Jun 11 ~ Aug 21 Sep 6 ~ Nov 21 Dec 5 ~ Feb 22, 2019
Tuition: 1,730,000 won
Discount: 30% tuition
You pay: 1,211,000 won

Monday to Friday
9:00 ~ 13:00
200 hours per semester
5 people/quarter


Mar 9 ~ May 18


Jun 11 ~ Aug 22


Sep 10 ~ Nov 23


Dec 10 ~ Feb 22, 2019

Tuition: 1,630,000 won
Discount: 50% tuition
You pay: 815,000 won
Monday to Friday (Lev.1 - Lev.4)
13:30 ~ 17:30
200 hours per semester
Tuition: 1,470,000 won
Discount: 50% tuition
You pay: 735,000 won

Monday to Friday
9:00 ~ 13:00
200 hours per semester
8 people/year
(Spring, Summer, Fall, & Winter quarters)
Mar 9 ~ May 18 Jun 14 ~ Aug 23 Sep 7 ~ Nov 22 Dec 7 ~ Feb 21, 2019
Tuition: 1,720,000 won
Discount: 50%
You pay: 860,000 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. It also reassures 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 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 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 scholarship via phone, email and/or fax notification.
  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 another language scholarship.
  7. I agree to an interview via Skype or another agreed upon method and to pay a 100,000 KRW deposit to G.O.A.’L, if awarded a full tuition (100%) scholarship. I understand this deposit will be refunded at the successful completion of the semester.
  8. I understand failure to complete the semester or adhere to this agreement forfeits my deposit.
  9. I consent to having 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 will be published in the G.O.A.'L quarterly newsletter.