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Korean Studies Fellowships for International Students in South Korea, 2018

The Academy of Korean Studies is pleased to offer AKS Fellowship Program for Korean Studies. These scholarships are provided to international scholars and doctoral candidates to carry out their research (dissertation research).

Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) is a South Korean research and educational institute with the purpose of establishing profound research on Korean culture. It was established on June 22, 1978 by Ministry of Education & Science Technology of South Korea.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to conduct research at Graduate School of Korean Studies (GSKS).

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded for research related to Korea/Korean studies.

Scholarship Award:

  • Airfare: Economy-class round trip airfare (Only offered to overseas awardees). The valid date of the flight tickets cannot exceed the research period. The airfare will be reimbursed based on the actual ticket price but the reimbursement should not exceed the amount of Government Transportation Request(GTR) cost according to the 2017 budgetary guidelines of international airfare.
  • Monthly Stipend
    (a) Senior Research Fellowship: 2,500,000won
    (b) Junior Research Fellowship: 2,000,000won
    (c) Pre-doctoral Fellowship: 1,500,000won. Please note that we do not offer monthly stipend for research period less than 15 days and offer full monthly stipend for research period 15 or more days
  • Access to the facilities of AKS including the library
  • Up to 50% discount of AKS Guest House charges

Scholarship can be taken in: Korea

Eligibility: Foreign scholars (including those who have Korean nationality with permanent residence status in foreign countries) in the humanities and social sciences, who are currently engaged in Korea-related teaching and research activities, are eligible to apply.

  • Senior Researcher Fellowship: Associate professor level or above/Ph. D. holder with 7 or more years of research experience
  • Junior Researcher Fellowship: Assistant professor level or below/ Ph. D. holder with less than 7 years of research experience
  • Pre-doctoral Fellowship: Doctoral candidates who have completed all academic requirements except for their dissertation (i.e., ABD) from institutions outside Korea. (? Those who completed their Ph.D. courses at Korean schools or institutions are ineligible for pre-doctoral fellowship)

Those who have received AKS fellowship within the last 3 years (based on application submission date) are ineligible for this program.

Nationality: Foreign students can apply for these fellowships.

South Korea Scholarships 

How to Apply:

  1. Senior & Junior Research Fellowship
  • 1 Application form
  • 1 Curriculum Vitae(CV)
  • Certificate of Employment
  1. Pre-doctoral Fellowship
  • 1 Application form
  • Master’s and Doctoral Program Transcript(1 each)
  • 1 certificate of Ph.D. course completion(Document that proves ABD status)
  • 1 Curriculum Vitae(CV)
  • 2 Reference Letters(1 from Ph.D. dissertation director)

Applicants who have Korean citizenship should submit permanent residence document. All applications and required documents should be prepared in English or Korean only. If not, the certified translation document(English or Korean) must be attached. Applicants who can give lectures in AKS, please specify in the application form

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 15, 2017.

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