General Guides




Scholarship Program for Descendatns

of UN Korean War Veteransdddd










At the end of the World War II in 1945, Korea was divided at the 38th parallel into North Korea and South Korea, respectively occupied by the Soviet Union and the United States. On June 25th, 1950, the Korean War broke out when North Korea invaded the South without any warning.


The war brought 25 countries (the highest number of participating countries in a single region) to fight for freedom and democracy of Korea. In total, 21 United Nations allies collaborated to support South Korea during the war, including the United States and the United Kingdom that provided military support and 5 other countries such as India that provided medical aids.


The war came to an end with the 1953 armistice, which has been keeping the North and South separated at a stalemate until today. By the end of the war, as many as 18,000,000 South Korean and the United Nations soldiers were sacrificed, leaving many more injured.The Korean War was tragic, yet significant in marking the beginning of the Cold War that lasted for several decades until the 1990s.


Hankuk University of Foreign Studies has initiated the scholarship program for the descendants of UN Korean War veterans and this scholarship has been awarded to 57 students from 9 countries since 2011.  



The scholarship program is designed to provide higher education in Korea for descendents of UN Korean War veterans in order to recompense the sacrifices made by those Korean War veterans of UN allied nations and to strengthen friendship with those nations.  


 Available Fields
All majors of colleges and graduate school at HUFS
* Colleges (Undergraduate, except College of Education or Law) -> http://www.hufs.ac.kr (transfer also allowed)
* Graduate School (All majors in Graduate School and Graduate School of Internatoinal Area Studies) -> http://www.hufs.ac.kr/gra 


- Applicants must be descendants of UN Korean War Veterans.
- Applicants must be passport holders of the following nations:
   USA, Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Turkey, The Netherlands, Luxemburg, Colombia, Belgium, Ethiopia,France, Greece, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, India, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Norway.
- Both applicant and his/her parents must be citizens of the foreign country.
- Applicants should have adequate health, both mentally and physically, to stay in a foreign country for a long time.
- Have finished/be scheduled to finish formal education of elementary, middle, and high school courses as of the date of arrival. (Undergraduate)
- Hold a Bachelor degree,a Master's degree as of the date of arrival. (Graduate)


 Duration of Scholarship
- Bachelor's Program
  a. First year student admission: 5 yrs - 1 yr of Korean language + 4 yrs of undergraduate study.
  b. Transfer admission: 3-4 yrs - 1 yrs of Korean language + 2-3 yrs of undergraduate study.
- Master's Program: 3 yrs - 1 yr of Korean language + 2 yrs of Master's study.
- Doctoral Program: 3~4 yrs - 1 yr of Korean language + 2~3 yrs of Doctoral study.
※ Applicant possesing TOPIK level 5 or above will be exempted from Korean lanugage course.
※ Scholars should possess TOPIK level 3 or above, or complete level 4 of the Korean language program after completing Korean language course in order to be admitted to degree programs.


 Application procedures for 2019

-Application period : September 1, 2018 ~ November 23, 2018

*All application form and documents must arrive to the office by mail until Nov. 23.



 Scholarship Benefit
- Tuition fees for all courses (includes Korean Language Course) paid by HUFS
- Free on-campus housing provided by HUFS
- Health insurance
- Monthly Allowance of 300,000 won for students from Ethiopia, Philippines, Thailand, and Colombia will be  sponsored by the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affaris.



 Application Forms
Application for Korean War Scholarship Program
List of supporting documents
● Self Introduction and Study Plan
● 1 copy of your passport
● Certificate of Citizenship of your parents: Birth Certificate, passport, etc
● Proof of veteran's service in the Korean War from whom you are claiming relationship
● Official certificate of direct descent from the Korean War veteran (son, daughter or grandchild)
● Copies of diploma(s) from previously attended institution(s) - Download the application form to check more details
● Medical report



Ms. Joy. Jung Eun OH 
Email. oissglobal@hufs.ac.kr/ Tel. 82-31-330-4734~5



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This program is co-hosted by Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Korean Ministry of Patriots & Veterans Affairs, and sponsored by the Korean War Memorial Foundation