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 2018-2020 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 winner of the 2017-2019 Scholarship, Miss Elizabeth Shiers (pictured), is studying Physics at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

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 was established in memory of those who gave their lives during Korean War (195053) and aims to strengthen the relationship between Britain and South Korea. Funded by an endowment from Samsung Europe and 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
  • Ancillary expenses related to the cost of living (via a regular stipend paid to the awardee)

Postgraduate courses are conducted in English.

Apply for a scholarship

To apply for a scholarship, download the application form (.doc, 622kb) and return it to the Central Grants Team by email or to the postal address below.

The scholarship is open to members of the public, with a preference for those with a family connection with the Armed Forces.

Please make sure you complete all sections of the form as appropriate, including the 500 personal statement as detailed on page seven of the form.
Please sign and complete the declarations on pages seven and eight.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 pm on Sunday 10 December 2017, with interviews planned for 12 February 2018.

Contact details

For more information or if you have questions, contact the Central Grants Team on 0808 802 8080 (7am-7pm, 7 days a week) or write to Samsung Scholarship (RBL), 199 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1AA.

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