The Graduate School of Korean Studies (“GSKS”) is an affiliated institution of the Academy of Korean Studies, which operates under the Ministry of Education.
The AKS Graduate Fellowship is one of their non-degree programs which invites and supports international students for six months, providing them with a momentum to grow to be a next generation of promising scholars in Korean studies and to play a leading role in the field abroad.
Those who aspire to widen and deepen their knowledge of Korea, one of the most dynamic countries in the world, by conducting research at our Graduate School are very welcome to apply.
1. Fellowship Benefits
A. Monthly allowance : KRW 900,000
B. An economy-class round trip airfare
* Please see the attachment "Maximum Round-trip Airfares Per Regions"
C. Fellowship Period : March 1st to August 31st, 2018 (6 months in total, extension not allowed)
D. Access to the AKS facilities including the library and Jangseogak Archives is given.
E. On-campus dormitory and guest house are available at the following cost;
◦ Dormitory cost : KRW814,500 for 6 months, double occupancy
◦ Guest house cost : approximately KRW600,000 for 1 month (KRW20,000 per day), sole occupancy
F. Korean language courses are offered free of charge.
G. Certificate of Completion can be issued for the ones who successfully complete the program.
2. Recruitment Schedule
A. Application Period : October 12th ~ 5:00pm on November 17th, 2017
B. Selection Result Announcement (AKS website (intl.aks.ac.kr/english) - Notice) : December 22nd, 2017
A. Nationality : The applicant, either a foreign national or a Korean national who obtained permanent residency in a foreign country or who resides overseas and has completed education outside of Korea which is compatible with Korea‘s elementary, middle, high school and college education.
B. Educational Background : As of the application deadline, applicants must meet one of the following conditions : ① Applicants are enrolled in a master’s or a doctoral degree program at an overseas university. ② Applicants completed coursework and are in the status of ABD (All But Dissertation) in a master's or a doctoral degree program at an overseas university. ③ Applicants were conferred a master's degree at an overseas university.
C. Residence : As of the application deadline, applicants must reside in a foreign country outside of Korea.
D. Research Topic : An applicant's research topic should pertain to Korea/Korean Studies.
4. Required Documents
A. Fill out and save the Online Application form, including your ID photo. Print it out and put your signature on it at the bottom. ※ Online Application website : http://portal.aks.ac.kr/Entrance/login2.jsp
B. Certificate of Graduation and official transcripts for a bachelor's degree
C. Certificate of Enrollment (or Coursework Completion or Graduation) and official transcripts for a master's degree
D. Certificate of Enrollment (or Coursework Completion) and official transcripts for a doctoral degree (if applicable)
E. Personal Statement (2 pages in length, A4 size, free format, must be written in Korean or in English)
F. Research Plan (3 pages in length, A4 size, free format, must be written in Korean or in English)
G. Official test results certificate in Korean language proficiency (TOPIK) or English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, TEPS and et cetera) if applicable.
H. A copy of the first two pages of the applicant's passport
I. Two color ID photos (3.5cmX4.5cm) taken within the recent 6 months
※ Both sides of your ears must be shown. Background color of your photo should be white only.
※ The ID photo should be submitted separately; besides being attached on your application form.