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AKS Graduate Fellowship

The AKS Graduate Fellowship is a non-degree program 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 by conducting research at the Graduate School of Korean Studies in one of the most dynamic countries in the world are very welcome to apply.

 Fellowship Benefits


A. Monthly allowance of KRW900,000 is provided.
B. An economy-class round trip airfare at actual expense is provided within the limit prescribed by the GSKS Travel Expenses Policy.
C. Fellowship Period : 6 months
  1) Spring Semester : From 1 March to 31 August
  2) Fall Semester : From 1 September to 28 February, the following year
  ※ Applicants should select one of the fellowship periods.
D. Access to the AKS facilities including the library and Jangseogak Archives is given.
E. On-campus dormitory is available at the rate of KRW716,100 for 6 months, double occupancy.
F. Korean language courses are offered free of charge.
G. A Certificate of Completion can be issued for those who successfully completed the program.

 Recruitment Schedule


: Applications are sought twice a year. Please check "Notice" at intl.aks.ac.kr/english.




An applicant must be a foreign national or a Korean national who has completed education outside of Korea which is compatible with Korea's elementary, middle, high school and college education.
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.
As of the application deadline, applicants must reside in a foreign country outside of Korea.
Research Topic
An applicant's research topic should pertain to Korea/Korean studies.

  ※ Application from previous AKS Research Grantees is not accepted.
 Fellows' Obligations
A. Fellows must designate one of the AKS professors whose specialty is most relevant to their research topic as their academic advisor.
B. Course Enrollment
  1) Fellows must take at least one major-specific course taught by their academic advisor or an  
      individual study with their academic advisor.
  2) Fellows must take at least one Korean language course allocated by the GSKS.
  3) Fellows must obtain "S(Successful)" for courses taken.
  ※ Credits are not given for courses taken.
  ※ Courses are graded S(Successful) / U(Unsuccessful).
C. Final Report and Evaluation Report
  1) Completing their research, fellows must submit either a thesis or a report summarizing their research
      findings and an evaluation report written by their academic advisor before they leave the country.
  2) A thesis or a report must be minimum 16,000 letters(including spaces) in length when written in
      Korean, and minimum 5,000 words when written in English excluding the bibliography.
D. Towards the end of the fellowship period, there will be a meeting for reading research papers where
    fellows must present their research findings.
E. Fellows must stay in Korea and concentrate on their research during the fellowship period. However,
    exceptions can be made when fellows temporarily leave the country in order to present their papers in
    an academic conference with a prior approval of the Dean of the Graduate School of Korean Studies.
F. Towards the end of the fellowship period, fellows must present their passport and prove their stay in
    Korea. If it is found that a fellow stays abroad during the fellowship period, the monthly stipend will be
    deducted for the number of days spent overseas at the rate of KRW30,000 per day.
G. When publishing a thesis or a book with research findings of the fellowship period, fellows must state
    that it is an outcome of the research conducted with support of the Graduate School of Korean
    Studies in the Academy of Korean Studies.
H. During the fellowship period, fellows are not allowed to be engaged in other occupations for financial
I.  During the fellowship period, fellows are not permitted to register at another educational institutions in
J. As for items not stipulated here, fellows must abide by the rules and regulations of the AKS and
   decisions of the Graduate School Committee.

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