Postgraduate scholarship to South Korea

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

Applications are now open for the 2017 Samsung / Royal British Legion / British Korean Veterans Association Scholarship.

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 winners of the 2015 scholarship, Alison Kuznets (pictured) and Katherine Elliot, are studying Korean Language and Law respectively. The 2016 scholarship winner, Ali Zahoor (pictured), will begin his studies in South Korea in February 2017.

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

The scholarship is open to members of the public, with a preference for those with a family connection to the Armed Forces. The deadline for applications is 9 December 2016, with interviews planned for February 2017.

Download an application form or contact our External Grants Officers on 020 3207 2138, or at the address:

External Grants
The Royal British Legion
Haig House
199 Borough High Street
London SE1 1AA

For more details read the terms and conditions.


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