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  • Seoul Metropolitan Government Reduces Burden of Educational Costs for Multicultural Families

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    In cooperation with the Woori Multicultural Scholarship Foundation, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is now offering scholarships for children of multicultural families in Seoul attending elementary, middle, and high schools and universities in Seoul, as well as married immigrants attending open universities and cyber universities.

    Scholarships will be granted to 320 students, with the amounts varying depending on the curriculum: KRW 300,000 for elementary school students, KRW 500,000 for middle school students, KRW 1,000,000 for high school students, KRW 3,000,000 for college students, KRW 500,000 for married immigrants attending open universities, and KRW 1,000,000 for married immigrants attending cyber universities. The scholarship funds must be used to pay educational expenses, such as admission fees, tuition, supplementary class fees, and if necessary, can be used to purchase study materials, books, and school meals.

    To apply, children of multicultural families attending elementary, middle, and high schools must submit their applications to the schools they are attending by March 27, after which the schools must send the applications and other required documents, including a recommendation from the school principal, to the Woori Multicultural Scholarship Foundation.

    College students and married immigrants need to receive recommendations from their academic advisers and department heads and either send their applications by mail or submit them in person to the Multiculturalism Division of the Seoul Metropolitan Government. To be eligible, college students must either be residents of Seoul or be attending a four-year university in Seoul in their first through to seventh semester and have maintained a grade-point average of at least 3.0/4.5 (or 2.5/4.3) in the most recent semester. Married immigrants residing in Seoul or attending open universities or one of Seoul’s cyber universities, excluding two-year colleges and four-year universities, are eligible to apply.

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government and Woori Multicultural Scholarship Foundation provided scholarships to 299 individuals from multicultural families in 2014 and supported group wedding ceremonies for 20 couples from multicultural families who could not afford the cost of holding wedding ceremonies.

    For queries, please call :☎ 2133-5081 / ☎ 2002-3524