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2019 KF Fellowship for Korean Language Training

Korea Foundation Fellowship for Korean Language Training Program, 2019

The KF Fellowship for Korean Language Training (KLT) program provides an opportunity for graduate students of Korean studies, Korean studies researchers and those working in Korea-related fields overseas to learn Korean in an intensive immersion program at a university in Korea for at least six months.

Since 1993, the Korea Foundation has offered an annual fellowship program for Korean language training for the general promotion and dissemination of the Korean language, which is the basis of promoting Korean studies and Korea-related activities overseas.

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In accordance with the guidelines listed below, the Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2018 KLT program.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: August 31, 2018
  • Course Level: This six-month fellowship is available for the Korean language training program.
  • Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded for Korean studies.
  • Scholarship Award: 1. Living expenses (monthly basis)? Undergraduates, BA or MA degree holders or individuals with less than three years of related career experience: KRW 1,000,000? PhD candidates and those with at least three years of related career experience: KRW 1,200,0002. Travel allowance: KRW 300,000 (one-time benefit)3. Tuition and fees for learning institution: Approximately KRW 2,000,000 per term4. Health insurance (accident insurance and medical care insurance provided by a Korean insurance company)
  • Number of Scholarships: Approximately 40 per year.
  • Nationality: International Students
  • Scholarship can be taken in Korea

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International Students are eligible to apply.
  • Entrance Requirements: Those who are majoring in Korean studies (humanities, social sciences, and culture/arts), currently involved in Korea-related research, or working in a Korea-related field who correspond to one of the following profiles may apply for the KLT program. All those who apply must be able to understand and speak at least basic-level Korean.



    MA/PhD candidates Graduate students pursuing a major or minor in a Korea-related field with a detailed thesis proposal on a Korea-related topic
    University professors, university lecturers and researchers Professors, or lecturers who are currently teaching Korea-related or Korean language courses or researchers who are conducting Korea-related research at a university or research institute (non-profit, government-funded, university-affiliated, etc.).
    Professionals Professionals engaged in Korea-related activities in the arts and culture field (for example, a curator of a Korean gallery at a museum, a Korean studies librarian at a university, a journalist who mainly deals with current affairs on Korea)
    Undergraduate students Major or minor in Korean studies (or Korean language) in one of the following regions: Southeast Asia, Central Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America, Africa

    ? Undergraduate students in their Korean language instruction certification programs

      – Junior or Senior year of the programs

      – Non-ethnic Koreans only

    Former Diplomat Fellows Former fellows who have completed the KF Korean Language and Culture Program for Diplomats and wish to take more courses that are focused on language training (applicant pool determined separately)

    Persons corresponding to any of the following profiles will NOT be considered for the fellowship:

       – Korean citizen

       – An individual already studying or conducting research in Korea

       – An individual planning to enrol in a degree program at a higher educational institution in  Korea

         During the fellowship period, one may not register a degree program at a Korean university.

      – Individuals who have received the KF Fellowship for Korean Language Training in 2 years


International Fellowship

2019 KF Fellowship for Korean Language Training

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted via the KF Online Application System

Click on the “Apply” button at the bottom of this program announcement and complete the online application form. You must first register for membership before applying.

 Important Reminders for the Online Application

  – The “Apply” button is activated only during the application period 

     (from July 12 to August 31, 2018).

  – The application and all supporting documents should be written in English or Korean.

  – Bibliographies and/or citations in any publications or dissertations included with the application

     must follow APA or MLA style.

  – Click the ‘Temporary Save’ button whenever you make any changes to the application,

     particularly when attaching supplemental documents.

  – For supplementary documents, one PDF file may be uploaded per category.

  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Application System

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