Post-Graduate Scholarship to Korea

For those finishing University who would like to continue studying, the Legion funds a unique opportunity for post-graduates to study in the South Korea.

Each year in March, applications open for the scholarship, co-funded by Samsung, The Royal British Legion and the British Korean Veterans Association.

Post-graduate scholarship to Korea in 2016 - applications now closed

This innovative Scheme offers an opportunity for a graduate from any discipline to live and study in South Korea for up to two years. The winner of the 2015 Scholarship, Tom Holland, plans to start his studies in Business and Marketing in August 2015.

The Scholarship was established in memory of those who gave their lives during the Korean War (1950-53) and aims to strengthen relationship between Britain and South Korea. Administered by The Royal British Legion, the scheme has been running since 1995 with students from all walks of life taking part.

The Scholarship is a fixed sum and can be used to cover:

  • An intensive Korean language course in the UK before departure
  • An open return flight to South Korea
  • University course fees
  • Contribution to accommodation costs
  • One return flight to the UK during the study period.

Post-graduate courses are conducted in English. Previous winners have taken degrees as diverse as Chinese, Japanese, Politics, Economics and Law in British universities before choosing post-graduate courses to study in Korea.

The Scholarship is open to members of the public, with a preference for those with a family connection with the Armed Forces. For more details please read the Terms and Conditions.


For further information, please get in touch with Scarlet Blackshaw on 020 3207 2138, at the address below:

The Royal British Legion
Haig House
199 Borough High Street
London SE1 0AA


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