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.


KyungHee University, Sogang University, Sookmyung Women's University, Yonsei University, Korea University, and Ewha Women's University provide Korean language study scholarships through G.O.A.'L for Korean adoptees in Korea. All of the universities are located in Seoul.

Please note, applying for a scholarship through G.O.A.’L and applying for a spot in a university program are separate processes. This means that even if you receive a language scholarship through G.O.A’.L this doesn’t 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 language schools may also request that G.O.A.’L send additional information or information on your behalf, however, spots in university Korean language schools typically fill up quickly. 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.


  • 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 (39,000 ~ 143,000)
  • G.O.A.'L Deposit (100,000 won)
  • Applications must be completed before deadlines. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants of the 100% scholarships must be available for an interview (Skype or in-person)

Application Deadlines 2017

Spring Summer Fall Winter
December 16th, 2016 March 10th June 9th August 25th

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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.)

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). 

If you receive a 100% scholarship, you must transfer a 100,000 won deposit to G.O.A.'L. The deposit is reimbursed at the completion of the semester, if you pass.
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 office@goal.or.kr or call the G.O.A.'L office (02-325-6585).
University Class Time Allocation Spring 2017 Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Winter 2017 Tuition
per quarter

Monday to Friday
9:00 ~ 13:00
200 hours per semester
4 people/year
(1 per quarter)
Apr 3 ~ Jun 15 Jun 22 ~ Aug 31 Sep 26 ~ Dec 8 Dec 14 ~ Feb 28, 2017
Tuition: 1,700,000 won
Discount: 50%
You pay: 850,000 won

Any Korean adoptee can receive a 50% discount off tuition at any time, but you need to apply through G.O.A.'L as they won't accept walk-ins. 
All students must pay 110,000 won for a mandatory online program. 

Monday to Friday
9:00 ~ 13:00
200 hours per semester
16 people/year
(4 per quarter)
Mar 9 ~ May 23 Jun 8 ~ Aug 24 Sep 6 ~ Nov 22 Dec 6 ~ Feb 26, 2017
Tuition: 1,620,000 won
Discount: 30% Tuition
You pay: 1,134,000 won

Monday to Friday
9:00 ~ 13:00
200 hours per semester
40 people/year (10 per quarter)
Mar 6 ~ May 17 Jun 5 ~ Aug 14  Sep 4 ~ Nov 16 Dec 4 ~ Feb 14, 2017 Tuition: 1,450,000 won Textbook included
Discount: 50% tuition
You pay: 725,000 won
19:00 ~ 21:00
60 hours per semester
Evening, part time
Tuition: 510,000 won Textbook included
Discount: 50% tuition
You pay: 255,000 won

Monday to Friday
9:00 ~ 13:00
200 hours per semester
Mar 9 ~ May 19 Jun 9 ~ Aug 18 Sep 1 ~ Nov 17 Dec 1 ~ Feb 14, 2017
Tuition: 1,680,000 won
Discount: 30% tuition
You pay: 1,176,000 won

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


Mar 13 ~ May 24


Jun 13 ~ Aug 23


Sep 7 ~ Nov 24


Dec 11 ~ Feb 23, 2017

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 10 ~ May 19 Jun 13 ~ Aug 22 Sep 5 ~ Nov 21 Dec 4 ~ Feb 14, 2017
Tuition: 1,650,000 won
Discount: 50%
You pay: 825,000 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 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.