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 Title |  2021 AKS Graduate Fellowship
 Author |  Admin   Date |  Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:43 am
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The AKS Graduate Fellowship is GSKS’ non-degree program which invites international graduate students to the AKS and supports them for six months, providing them with a momentum to grow to be a next generation of promising scholars in Korean studies. AKS Graduate Fellows for the period from 1st September 2021 to 28th February 2022 are now being sought. Those who aspire to widen and deepen their knowledge of Korea by conducting research at GSKS are very welcome to apply.


1. Fellowship Benefits

A. Monthly stipend of KRW750,000 is provided.

B. An economy-class round trip airfare at actual expense is provided *

C. The on-campus guesthouse is available free of charge.

D. Fellowship Period : From 1st Sep 2021 to 28th Feb 2022 (6 months in total)


2. Eligibility

As of the beginning of the fellowship period (1 September 2021), applicants should meet all of the following criteria.




An applicant should be either 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

Applicants must meet one of the following conditions :

Applicants are enrolled in a Master’s or a doctoral degree program at an overseas university.

Applicants completed coursework and are in the status of ABD (All But Dissertation) in a Master's degree program at an overseas university.

ABD students in a doctoral degree program at an overseas university are NOT eligible for AKS Graduate Fellowship, but eligible for AKS Fellowship run by the AKS’ Center for International Affairs. Recruitment announcement for 2022 AKS Fellowship will be published in Sep 2021 at intl.aks.ac.kr/english.

Research Topic

An applicant's research topic should pertain to Korea/Korean studies.



A high level of proficiency in Korean language is preferred.

Previous AKS Graduate Fellows are not eligible to apply again.



3. Maximum Number of Fellows Sought : 5

It is subject to change depending on the qualifications of applicants.


4. Recruitment Schedule


Deadline (KST)


Online Application and document submission by post

10:00 Mon 19 April

~ 17:00 Fri 14 May

Online application: gradaks.recruiter.co.kr

Announcement of Selection Result

17:00 Fri 2 July

intl.aks.ac.kr/english - Notice

It might change under the unexpected conditions.


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