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The AMA+(Art Major Asian plus Scholarship)Project is a global initiative undertaken by Korea National University of Arts with the goal of educating students for spreading Asian arts to the world as a global educational leader by promoting artistic elites development with the full scholarship grants. This project is an artist human resource development program, promoting development of genuine artists and enhancement of art education of developing countries in order to establish the center of cultural artists and a foundation of international art educational institution.
External Affairs Division (AMA+ Admissions)
  • Email:
  • Tel: (+82) 2-746-9076
  • Fax: (+82) 2-746-9069
  • Scholarship Benefits
    1Airfare : The grantees will receive an airplane ticket between their country and Korea economy class, for entrance and graduation
    2Monthly Allowance : 800,000 KRW per month
    3Korean Language Training : 6-month intensive language training before entrance
    4Tuitions : Full coverage(regular semesters only)
    5Settlement Allowance : 200,000 KRW for first entry to Korea
    6Graduation Thesis Allowance : Upto 1,000,000 KRW
    7Korean Proficiency Grants : 100,000 KRW per month for one year
    8Medical Insurance : Korea’s National Health Insurance
  • Admission Schedule
    1February, 2023: 2024 Application Guideline Available
    2March 23 ~ April 2, 2023 : Online Application Submission
    * Application Link will be open from March 23 and closed on April 2, midnight. All application documents need to be submitted during this period.
    3May 1, 2023 : Notification of Admission : Korean Language Test Schedule & Information Release
    4May 18~19, 2023 : Korean Language Test
    * This test doesn’t substitute TOPIK test. The result of this test will be additional and complementary to the already submitted Korean proficiency proofs.
    * Test will be held online and date/time will be arranged individually.
    5June, 2023 : Department Review & Interview(Optional)
    6July 3, 2023 : Notification of Final Grantees
    7July, 2023 : Submission of Original Application Document via post/in person
    8September 1~3, 2023 : Entry to Korea
    9September 2023 ~ February 2024 : Pre-Entry Korean Language Training
  • Eligibility
    1)Nationality Requirement: only who holds citizenship of OECD DAC Recipient Countries both applicant and his/her parents can apply.

    2)Academic Requirement: Applicants must have completed or be expected to have completed secondary education or bachelor degree program prior to admission to K-Arts.

    Applicants who apply for the bachelor’s program must hold high school diploma. Students from a country with fewer than 12 years of preliminary and secondary school education will be considered eligible if they have completed an educational program recognized by the Korean Ministry of Education as being equivalent to high school graduates. Applicants who apply for the master’s program must hold a Bachelor’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than a Bachelor’s degree.

    Applicants expecting to graduate by 28th Feb 2024 must submit a certificate of expectant graduation when applying, and submit the official certificate of graduation(degree or diploma) to K-Arts no later than 28th Feb 2024. Applicants expecting to graduate by 28th Feb. 2024 needs to prove that they are subject to exemption for Korean Language training, holding TOPIK level 5 or above. Otherwise all final grantees need to join Korean Language training starting from September 2023.

    3)Language Requirement : Applicants need to meet the required Korean proficiency level that each department sets when applying. Valid TOPIK score is necessary but when it is not possible to submit the valid test score, its equivalent such as certificate of course completion issued by King Sejong Institute or certificate by a Korean language institute run by Korean universities issued within 2 years will also be considered. Applicants who passed document screening without valid TOPIK score is subject to take Korean Language Test run by K-Arts, however its result will only be referred as complementary material and will NOT substitute TOPIK score.
    ※ See “II. 2024 Admission Unit & Requirement”(p.12) of the Application 2024 AMA+ Scholarship Admissions Guide for the required level of Korean proficiency given by each department/major.

    4)Artistic Talent : K-Arts has very practical and comprehensive major curriculum to raise professional artists. Therefore, applicants must meet the required skills and talents through the submission of portfolios as required by each department/major unless written as “portfolio not required”.
    ※ See “II. 2024 Admission Unit & Requirement”(p.12) of the Application 2024 AMA+ Scholarship Admissions Guide for the required level of Korean proficiency given by each department/major.

    5)Entry to Korea : Final Grantees are scheduled to arrive in Korea and take Korean language training before joining degree program unless he/she already holds TOPIK level 5 or 6. All grantees are expected to enter Korea by the beginning of September 2023 while TOPIK level 5~6 holders are exempted to join language training.
Eligible Countries (2022-2023 OECD DAC List of Recipients)


  • Albania
  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cabo Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Dem. Rep.
  • Congo, Rep.
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt


  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India


  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia


  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montengro
  • Monterrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar(Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • São Tomé & Principe


  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • São Tomé & Principe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Helena
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Syrian
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Türkiye
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu


  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis & Futuna
  • Yemen
  • YemeWest Bank and Gaza Stripn
  • Zambia
  • Required Application Documents

    2)Personal Statement

    3)Study Plan

    4)Personal Medical Assessment

    5)3 Letters of Recommendation
    * References signed within 6 months as of the date of submission only are available. Recommendations from government agencies, especially ODA agencies and/or Korean Embassy, representative of public educational/ cultural institution could receive additional admission points.

    6)Letter of Consent (Release of Information Form)

    7)Official High School Diploma (Certificate of prospective graduation) and Official Diploma Certificate (or Certificate of Completion/Enrolment) from previously enrolled school/university
    * Translated and notarized, and either be authenticated by a Korean Consular or Apostilled.

    8)Official High School/University Academic Transcript
    * Translated and notarized, and either be authenticated by a Korean Consular or Apostilled.

    9)A Copy of Passport
    * When passport not available, a copy of valid local ID card.

    10)  Official document indicating nationality of the applicant & his/her parents
    * Birth Certificate or Certificate of family registration issued by the government of the applicant’s citizenship.

    11)  Original copy for Proof of Language Proficiency
    * TOPIK or its equivalent for Korean
    * TOEFL, IELTS, TEPS, ect. for English, when required

    12)  Portfolio
    * Print your name on each page/item of portfolio in case of missing

    13)  Certificates of relevant work experiences, award and/or other achievement (Optional)