Kyung Hee University’s mission of “Creating of Civilized World” means that the university has supported the universal human values of freedom, equality, peace, and prosperity so as to build a better human society. Particularly, Kyung Hee proudly kept its tradition to make an effort to address challenges in modern society such as war, terrorism, environmental destruction, human alienation, overheated market competition and dehumanization resulted from misused modern scientific technologies and overheated market competition and dehumanization caused by the misuse of modern scientific technologies.

Such efforts are summarized as the “Neo-Renaissance” spirit. The main purpose of the “Neo-Renaissance” is that humanity should take ownership of history and civilization and build “a global common society” that is “spiritually beautiful, materially affluent, and humanely rewarding” (BAR). Kyung Hee set up a “Neo-Renaissance Scholarship Program” to promote Kyung Hee’s academic culture and global practice to lead the future human civilization for this millennium.

There are three types of Neo-Renaissance Scholarships available: Social Contribution, Academic Support and Award Grants. There are a total of 10 programs under the following categories: internship, volunteer work, exchange programs, support for living expenses, special education courses, research, recognition for excellent reports, thesis support, praxis and support for articles. A total of KRW 6 billion was provided to 4027 students between 2006 and 2012. Kyung Hee has sent 220 students for internships to the UN, international organizations, NGOs and other related agencies and has supported domestic and overseas volunteering of 1200 students.
Number of Neo-Renaissance Scholarships (Unit: Number of People)

Category 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 총계
Social Contribution Internships 19 22 47 56 33 28 20 225
Volunteering(long-term) 53 78 123 125 39     418
Volunteering(Short-term) 29 126 147 142 140 93 107 784
Exchange Programs 64 216 411 450       1141
Total 165 442 728 773 212 121 127 2,568
Academic Support Living expenses 107 208 285 334 68     1002
Special Education Course 49 50 51 35 -N/A- 185
Research 22 23 39 33 117
Excellent Reports 14 18 26 52 110
Total 192 299 116 454       1,414
Award Grant Thesis 4 3 3 1 -N/A- 11
Praxis 3 3 3 1 10
Articles 6 6 6 6 24
Total 13 12 12 8 45
Grand Total 370 753 1,141 1,235 280 121 127 4,027