Postgraduate scholarship to Korea

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

Applications are open for the Postgraduate Scholarship to Korea 2016, offered through the partnership of Samsung, The Royal British Legion and the British Korean Veterans Association. Graduates from any discipline can apply to live and study in South Korea for up to two years. 

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.

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 should be submitted by 18 December 2015.

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 Samsung Terms and Conditions (PDF)

To apply Download the Samsung application form (word) and send the application form by post to the address below or contact The Royal British Legion External Grants Officer.

For further information, please get in touch with the External Grants Officer on 020 3207 2138, or at the address below:

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


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