Scholarship Program for Descendatns
of UN Korean War Veterans
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.
- Applicants should have adequate health, both mentally and physically, to stay in a foreign country for a long time.
- Hold a Bachelor degree,a Master's degree as of the date of arrival. (Graduate)
-Application period : September 1, 2016 ~ November 25, 2016 *All application form and documents must arrive to the office by mail until Nov. 25.
Application procedures for 2017
-Application period : September 1, 2016 ~ November 25, 2016
*All application form and documents must arrive to the office by mail until Nov. 25.
● 1 copy of your passport