We would like to introduce fellowships & scholarships for Korean learners and useful links for learners of Korean as well.



Associated Students of the University of Hawaii (ASUH) Scholarship

This opportunity is available to all full-time, classified undergraduate students of UH Mānoa. This award was designed to assist students to financially offset the cost of tuition.

Center for Korean Studies Scholarships

To apply, visit the University of Hawai‘i student scholarships Web site (STAR) at and complete the appropriate on-line application form.

Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce (HKCC) Scholarship

The Hawaii Korean Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer its annual scholarship to outstanding students who are enrolled or will be enrolling full-time in an accredited four-year college for undergraduate studies.

Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF)

KASF is organized into seven regions and the scholarship application process is handled separately by each region. Please select the state where the school you will be attending during the scholarship year is located for the proper instructions on submitting your application.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.

Freeman-Asia Scholarship

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Blackmore Foundation

The Blakemore Foundation

The Blakemore Foundation awards grants for study only at specific language programs as noted below. No grants are available for study within the United States.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellows

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are federally funded academic scholarships designed to provide support and funding to graduate and undergraduate students studying the languages and cultures of specific foreign countries and regions.

Boren Awards

Fund study abroad by U.S. undergraduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, providing them with skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.

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UH Manoa Scholarships and Grants

Mānoa Opportunity Grant is available to students who demonstrate financial need based on information provided on your FAFSA.


Learners of Korean

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)

The Korean summer program provides participants the opportunity to develop their Korean language skills while improving their understanding of traditional and modern Korean culture.

Project GO (for ROTC students)

Project Global Officer (Project GO) is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students.

Middlebury Language Schools: School of Korean

Learn to speak Korean—but also learn about Korean literature, history, politics, art, film, music, food, and dance—because culture is integral to language.

Korea University Korean Language Center: Regular Program

Encounter Korea and the world at Korea University’s Korean Language Center (KLC), cradle of Korean language and culture education!

National Institute of the Korean Language

National Institute of Korean Language was established for the purpose of developing the Korean language, improving the language-life of the people and administering research activities.

KLEAR Textbooks

It has been nearly fifteen years since the KFL (Korean as a foreign language) textbook development planning conference was held in Christian Academy House in Seoul on January 3–5, 1994.


STARTALK is a federal grant program funded by the National Security Agency and administered by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland. STARTALK grants fund summer world language learning programs as well as professional development programs for world language teachers.

Yonsei Korean Language Institute: Regular Program

The Korean Language Institute was established on April 1st, 1959 as the first institute to provide intensive Korean language courses. The KLI not only has been offering Korean culture but also played a role introducing Korean culture and history through its language training to students, missionaries and diplomats.

Sogang University Korean Language Education Center: Regular Program

Sogang KLEC is a place where students from all over the world gather together to study Korean and learn from each other.

Seoul National University Korean Language Education Center: Regular Program

The Korean Language & Culture Program (KLCP) is designed to improve international students’ comprehensive conversation skills in Korean that runs all the year round. KLCP provides intensive Korean language training to international students admitted to Korean universities and to others interested in engaging in work related to Korea or the Korean language.