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 MA, PhD and Research Programs

  Objectives

      The main objective of the programs is to nurture competent Korean Studies specialists of the next 
      generation via the education and researches of liberal arts and social science related with Korea.



   MA and PhD Programs

      ◦ Academic Programs
      - Lengths of Study: Two years for MA programs, and three years for PhD programs

Degree
Faculty
Majors
MA Program
Humanities
Korean History, Management of Old Documents, Philosophy, Korean Linguistics·Korean Literature
Culture and Arts
Anthropology, Folklore, Religious Studies, Musicology, Art History, Cultural Informatics
Social Sciences
Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Ethics, Education
International Korean Studies
Korean Culture and History
Total
4 faculties
15 majors
PhD Program
Humanities
Korean History, Management of Old Documents, Philosophy, Korean Linguistics·Korean Literature
Literature and Arts
Anthropology, Folklore, Religious Studies, Musicology, Art History
Social Sciences
Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Ethics, Education
Total
3 faculties
14 majors

 
        - The school operates on a two-semester academic year, and each semester consists of fifteen weeks

           of lectures
            Ÿ1st semester: From March 1 to August 31
            Ÿ2nd semester: From September 1 to end of February of the following year

    
  
 
◦ Financial Aid, Scholarships and Fellowships
- Full waiver of tuition or the research registration fee for international students

- Future Scholar Scholarship (government scholarship): Top-rated students selected during the admission process will be awarded a grant of 750,000 Korean Won every month during the period of study. The scholarship period is, in principle, extended by semester units until the end of the period of study unless the candidate qualifications provided by related regulations are violated. The grants are subject to suspension of payments in accordance with the changes made regarding the scholarship budget, such as its reduction or termination.      

- Other scholarships: Trust Scholarship, Work-Study Scholarship, etc.



  ◦ Eligibility Requirements
- In order to apply for admission as an international student, the applicants must satisfy one of the following two conditions:
ŸBoth the applicant and his or her parents are foreign nationals.
ŸThe applicant is a Korean national residing abroad or a foreign national having completed at least 16 years of schooling in overseas institutions, equivalent to the primary, secondary education and undergraduate education in Korea.

 
  ◦ Selection Process
- During the document screening, such documents as the completed application form, research proposal and the statement of purpose are reviewed by the admission panel which also takes into consideration candidates’ motivation, proficiency in Korean and other international languages and academic transcripts.
- A preliminary telephone interview of applicants is conducted in necessary cases prior to the document screening, as part of the selection process.

  Research Programs (Non-degree Program)

◦ Eligibility Requirements
- Applicants must hold a BA degree or equivalent.

◦ Program Description
- Graduate research fellows pay a set fee to participate in a research program, which usually lasts one year. A diploma is awarded to each research fellow after successful completion of the program.
- Graduate research fellows are expected to complete at least one credit course per semester, and work under the direction of a supervising faculty member.
 
 Notification of Application Guidelines

    End of June for the 1st semester, and the end of November for the second semester




 Korean Language Course

  Objectives

The academy aims to nurture international students attending graduate schools of Korean studies grow into competent scholars by helping them improve their Korean language (reading, writing and speaking) competency and get a deeper understanding of Korean history and culture.

  Curriculum

Grades
Programs
Courses
Hours (Week)
Remarks
TOPIK 1-4 Grades
Basic Programs
Korean 1
12
_
Korean 2
12
Korean 3
12
Korean 4
12
Korean 5
12
Korean 6
12
TOPIK 4-6 Grades
Research Programs
Advanced Korean Reading
3
_
Advanced Korean Listening
3
Seminar & Debate
3
Academic Writing (Elementary)
3
Academic Writing (Advanced)
3
Vocabulary & Grammar
3
Others
Lecture
Media Reading & Listening
-
Optional

Special Programs
Korean Practice
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Korean Practice Ⅰ
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Korean Practice Ⅱ
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 Research Grant

  
Objectives

The fellowships aim to support international students majoring in Korean Studies to develop themselves into competent scholars via providing them with opportunities to collect academic materials and perform researches which will deepen their knowledge of Korea and Korean people.

  Eligibility Requirements

◦ The applicant should either have an MA or PhD degree or completed MA or PhD courses in Korean Studies, and both the applicant and his or her parents should be foreign nationals.

◦ The applicant should be a Korean national residing abroad or a foreign national having completed schooling in overseas institutions, equivalent to the primary, secondary education and undergraduate education in Korea, and either have completed or currently studying in an MA or PhD program in Korean Studies

   
Those living in Korea at the time of application are not eligible to apply.

  Fellowship Period

6 months (or may be extended for another six months according to a Graduate Council’s decision)

  Grant Details
◦ Preparation grant equivalent to air fare plus research grants of 900,000 Korean Won a month
◦ A dorm room (shared by two) offered for six months if the applicant pays 463,500 Korean Won
  Notification of Application Guidelines
To be notified through the school website in February


      
 Thesis Grant

   Objectives
The awards are aimed to encourage young international scholars to pay more attention to Korean Studies by providing grants to help them continue advanced learning and produce high-level theses on Korean Studies.  

  Eligibility Requirements
◦ The applicant should either have an MA or PhD degree or completed MA or PhD courses in Korean Studies, and both the applicant and his or her parents should be foreign nationals.
◦ The applicant should be a Korean national residing abroad or a foreign national having completed schooling in overseas institutions, equivalent to the primary, secondary education and undergraduate education in Korea, and either have completed or currently studying in an MA or PhD program in Korean Studies
※    Those living in Korea at the time of application are not eligible to apply.
 
  Eligibility
A thesis of Korean Studies written by a single author within two years from the application deadline

  Thesis Grants

Grant Type
Number of Recipients
Amount
First Prize (Ususang)
O
To be announced
Second Prize (Jangnyeosang)
O
To be announced




[Contact]
Graduate School of Korean Studies, 323 Haogae-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea (zip 463-791)
◦ Official Website
◦ Tel: +82-31-709-8111(Ext. 211~214)
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◦ E-mail: gradaks@aks.ac.kr
◦ Website: http://www.aks.ac.kr
 
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