Master’s and Doctoral Degree Program at the Graduate School of Korean Studies

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Deadline : October 4, 2019

The Graduate School of Korean Studies is an affiliated institution of the Academy of Korean Studies(“AKS”), which operates under the Korean Ministry of Education. It was established in 1980 to nurture scholars contributing to the development and globalization of Korean studies, through a liaison between the AKS’ research capacity and graduate education.

As a research-oriented institution in the fields of humanities and social sciences pertinent to Korea, the Graduate School of Korean Studies has maintained its commitment to the highest quality teaching and research through eminent professors’ close mentoring of students for the past 40 years. Our graduates are playing pivotal role in the various educational and research organizations of Korean studies around the world with their academic excellence.

The statistics show that 61.1% of our 95 international graduates with a doctorate are working as professors/full-time instructors. Currently, approximately 300 students, including around 150 international students from 40 different countries, are enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree program at the Graduate School of Korean Studies

Benefits

  • Tuition fees are fully waived for all international students.
  • 65.2% of international students benefit from the Government Grant.
  • Monthly stipend of 500,000KRW (for master’s degree students) or 750,000KRW (for doctoral degree students) is provided for a year, renewable upon evaluation.
  • Opportunities for division assistants, dormitory assistants and research assistants are available.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Both the applicant and his/her parents are foreign nationals.
  • The applicant, either a foreign national whose parents are Korean national or a Korean national residing overseas, has completed education outside of Korea which is compatible with Korea s elementary, middle, high school and college ′ education.
  • In order to be qualified for master’s degree program:
    • Applicants who satisfy the above qualification in relation to their nationality must hold a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) conferred by a Korean or an overseas university at the start of the desired semester.
    • Applicants who satisfy the above qualification in relation to their nationality must hold a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) conferred by an overseas university at the start of the desired semester.
    • It is acceptable that applicants apply for a major which is not directly related to their undergraduate major
  • In order to be qualified for doctoral degree program,
    • Applicants must hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) at the start of the desired semester. In principle, applicants are requested to apply for a major which is the same as or closely related to their master’s degree major.
    • However, any graduate majors are acceptable for some doctoral degree program majors
  • In order to be qualified for a research(non-degree) program:
    •  Applicants who satisfy the above qualification in relation to their nationality must hold a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) conferred by Korean or an overseas universities at the start of the desired semester.
    • Applicants who satisfy the above qualification in relation to their nationality must hold a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) conferred by an overseas university at the start of the desired semester.
  • Applicants must meet one of the following conditions:
    • Applicants provide a TOPIK score certificate of level 4 or above, which is valid as of the application deadline.
    • Without an above TOPIK certificate, applicants take a phone interview and are considered to have Korean language proficiency equivalent to or higher than TOPIK level 4.
    • Applicants of TOPIK level 5 or 6 are given preference in the selection process.

Application

  1. An ID photo should be uploaded in the online application form.
  2. The completed online application form should be printed out, signed at the bottom and submitted with other required documents via postal service or in person.
  3. Personal information (contact number, email address, etc.) should be accurate. An English name should be the same as the one in the passport.
  4. For technical problems, please call +82-31-779-2796 or email at [email protected]

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