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Postgraduate funding for British Students in South Korea, 2018

The Royal British Legion and the British Korean Veterans Association are providing the Postgraduate funding for British applicants in South Korea. The scholarship scheme offers an opportunity for a graduate from any discipline to live and study in South Korea for up to two years.

The Royal British Legion sometimes called The British Legion or the Legion is a British charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.


  • Application Deadline: Closed
  • Course Level:  The grant is available to pursue a postgraduate degree.
  • Study Subject: The grant is awarded in any discipline.
  • Nationality: UK
  • Number of Awards: Not given
  • The award can be taken in South Korea


  • Eligible Countries: Applicants from the UK
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Applicants must have UK nationality
  • Applicants should usually be aged between 21 and 30 on 1 March in the year they take up their award.
  • Applicants must be holders of recognised UK degrees or in the process of graduating.
  • The grant is open to members of the public, with a preference for applications from those with a family connection with the Armed Forces and in particular descendants of those members of HM Forces who hold or are entitled to hold, the UK and/or the United Nations Korean Campaign Medals.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction of the host university.

Postgraduate Scholarship

Application Procedure:

How to Apply:

  • A valid UK Passport
  • A completed visa application
  • Standard admission letter for students, substantiating educational ability issued by the president or dean of the university
  • Confirmation of funding letter indicating the ability to cover expenses of the applicant (provided by TRBL)
  • Administration fee (funded by the Scholarship fund)
  • Substantiating documents for researchers, including a reference, if applicable.


The sponsorship will cover the followings:

  1. An intensive Korean language course in the UK before departure
  2. An open return flight to South Korea
  3. University course fees
  4. Contribution to accommodation costs
  5. One return flight to the UK during the study period
  6. Ancillary expenses related to the cost of living (via a regular stipend paid to the awardee)

Application Form

Scholarship Link