ETS and KOSAF Announce Third Annual TOEFL® Scholarship Program Recognizing Academic Excellence by Students in Korea
20,000,000 KRW in scholarship funding available for academic study in 2016
Contact: Hyeryung Hwang, +82 2 3782 6441,

Seoul, Korea (July 4, 2016) – Applications are now open for the third annual KOSAF Scholarship (ETS TOEFL) program in Korea. Exceptional undergraduate students in need of financial support should not miss their chance to apply between July 4 and July 21, 2016.

Educational Testing Service (ETS), the creator of the TOEFL® test, and the Korea Student Aid Foundation (KOSAF) will award 10 scholarships of KRW 2,000,000 to eligible students for the 2016 fall semester.

“This donation has been made as part of the corporate social contributions for local university students in need of financial aid,” said Yang-Ok Ahn, Chairman of KOSAF. “We hope that more firms can join the program in the future, and support the academic pursuit of young talents of Korea.”

“ETS is pleased to continue its partnership with KOSAF for the third annual KOSAF Scholarship Program in Korea,” said Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the TOEFL Program. “We look forward to awarding 10 deserving students with the financial support they need to continue their education.”

To be eligible for the 2016 KOSAF Scholarship (ETS TOEFL program), individuals must:

  • be an undergraduate student of Korean nationality studying in Korea
  • complete at least 12 credits in the previous semester
  • provide academic transcripts (GPA at least 87 or higher on a 100-point scale)
  • provide family relation certificate (for verifying household income)
  • prove English-language studies by submitting one of the following
    • valid standardized English test (TOEFL or TOEIC®) scores
    • university transcript with English-related subjects
    • authorized English competition certificate (after entering college)

More information regarding the 2016 KOSAF Scholarship (ETS TOEFL program) is available in Korean at Scholarship applications will be available starting July 4, 2016, and must be received by July 21, 2016. Winners are slated to be notified August 25, 2016.

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