ETS Announces 2013 TOEFL® Scholarship Program Recognizing Academic Excellence by Students in Korea

US$72,000 in Scholarship Funding Available for Academic Study in 2013


Princeton, N.J. (March 6, 2013) —

For the fifth consecutive year, Educational Testing Service (ETS), the creator of the TOEFL® test, announced the launch of the TOEFL® Scholarship Program in Korea. The scholarship program honors TOEFL test takers in Korea who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.

ETS will recognize 24 deserving students by awarding a total of US$72,000 in funding for undergraduate or graduate study in Korea and/or overseas for the 2013 academic school year.

"ETS is committed to working with Korean students as they learn English, the global language of choice," commented Walt MacDonald, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "Since the inception of our scholarship program in 2008, ETS has awarded US$560,000 in scholarship funding to students in Korea as they continue to pursue their educational aspirations. We look forward to recognizing the 24 recipients of the 2013 TOEFL Scholarship Program later this year."

Twenty-four US$3,000 TOEFL Scholarships will be awarded. To be eligible for the 2013 TOEFL Scholarship Program, individuals must:

  • currently live in Korea
  • complete the online scholarship application (new this year) and upload academic transcripts
  • hold a grade point average of 80 or higher on a 100-point scale, or a 3.0 grade point average or higher on a 4-point scale. High school students must have a level of 1-3 on a 9-level scale in any three subjects in their last semester.
  • begin an undergraduate or graduate degree in 2013 at a college or university listed in the TOEFL® Destinations Directory
  • have a valid TOEFL test score used as a requirement for admission into an undergraduate or graduate program
  • demonstrate effective leadership skills and an overall well-rounded portfolio with extracurricular activities, including community service

More information regarding the 2013 TOEFL Scholarship Program is available in Korean at Scholarship applications must be received by April 30, 2013. Winners will be notified in May 2013.

The ETS Scholarship and Recognition Program (SRP) group, which annually administers millions of dollars in new and renewable awards in the United States and abroad, is coordinating the TOEFL Scholarship Program in Korea. In addition to program consultation, SRP developed application materials and guidelines for the review of the applications.

About the TOEFL Test

The TOEFL test is the most widely accepted English-language assessment worldwide, recognized by more than 8,500 institutions in more than 130 countries including Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. To date, more than 27 million students have taken the TOEFL test. More information regarding the TOEFL test, including registration, study tips and sample questions, is available at the Korean version of the TOEFL® Go Anywhere website at

About ETS

At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education, as well as conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide.