Postgraduate scholarship to South Korea

For those who are finishing university and would like to continue studying, the Legion funds a unique opportunity for postgraduates to study in South Korea.

Applications are currently closed for this scholarship, which is offered through a partnership of Samsung, The Royal British Legion and the British Korean Veterans Association.

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, started 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 (195053) and aims to strengthen the 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

Postgraduate 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.

apply for a scholarship

Applications are currently closed.

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 read the Terms and Conditions (PDF)

To be notified when applications for the 2017 scholarship open, please get in touch with:

External Grants Officer
+44 (0)20 3207 2138
The Royal British Legion
Haig House
199 Borough High Street 
London SE1 0AA


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