The AKS Graduate Fellowship is one of our 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. Applications for the 2016 AKS Graduate Fellowship for the period from 1 March 2016 to 31 August 2016 (or from 1 September 2016 to 28 February 2017) are now being sought. The application deadline is 20 November 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded for research related to Korea/Korean studies.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to conduct research at Graduate School of Korean Studies (GSKS).
Scholarship Provider: The Academy of Korean Studies (AKS), South Korea
Scholarship can be taken at: South Korea
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-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.
–As of the application deadline, 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 or a doctoral degree program at an overseas university.
-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.
An applicant’s research topic should pertain to Korea/Korean studies.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for this graduate fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The Graduate School of Korean Studies (GSKS) in the Academy of Korean Studies is a research-oriented graduate institute established in 1980. We specialize in the fields of humanities and social sciences pertaining to Korea with the aim of nurturing eminent scholars of Korean studies who would search for the essence of Korean culture and contribute to the advancement and globalization of Korean studies. About 290 students including 130 international students from 37 countries are currently enrolled in our master’s and doctoral degree programs, enjoying close one-to-one guidance by professors which our 1:4 faculty-student ratio enables.
Duration of award(s): Fellowship Period: 6 months
-2016 Spring Semester: From 1 March 2016 to 31 August 2016
-2016 Fall Semester: From 1 September 2016 to 28 February 2017
What does it cover? –Monthly allowance of KRW900,000 is provided.
-An economy-class round trip airfare at actual expense is provided within the limit prescribed by the GSKS Travel Expenses Policy
-Access to the AKS facilities including the library and Jangseogak Archives is given.
-On-campus dormitory is available at the rate of KRW716,100 for 6 months, double occupancy.
-Korean language courses are offered free of charge.
– A Certificate of Completion can be issued for those who successfully completed the program.
Notification: Selection results will be announced on the AKS website by 24 December 2015.
How to Apply: Send the required documents (soft copies or scanned documents) via email to gradaks-at-aks.ac.kr.
-Original copies of certificates and a letter of recommendation should be additionally sent by post
-A. Application Form
-Applicants should designate one of the AKS professors whose specialty is most relevant to their research topic as their academic advisor, referring to the list of the AKS’ faculty members. The GSKS will designate an appropriate professor as an academic advisor for those who do not choose one.
-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. Research Plan (3 pages in length with a free format)
-F. Personal Statement (2 pages in length with a free format)
-G. A Letter of Recommendation
-The recommender must be either an applicant’s academic adviser or dean of the department in his/her undergraduate/graduate school.
-After completing the letter, the recommender must seal the envelope and sign across the envelope seal.
-The letter of recommendation should be sent by post either directly from the recommender to the Director of Academic and Student Affairs at GSKS, or being included in the application package.
-H. Official transcripts for the Korean language proficiency test (TOPIK) or English language proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS or TEPS) (if applicable)
-I. A copy of the first two pages of the applicant’s passport
-J. Two color ID photos (3.5cmX4.5cm) taken within the recent 6 months
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 20 November 2015.