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From 1st Sep 2020 to 28th Feb 2021

Deadline: 15th May

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 2019 to 29th February 2020 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.



  • 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 2021 AKS Fellowship will be published in Sep 2020 at intl.aks.ac.kr/english.

1. Fellowship Benefits: Monthly stipend of 750,000KRW, a round trip airfare, and the on-campus guesthouse(free of charge)

2. Fellowship Period: From 1st Sep 2020 to 28th Feb 2021 (6 months in total)

3. Maximum Number of Fellows Sought: 5

4. Recruitment Schedule

A. Online Application (gradaks.recruiter.co.kr)

10:00 Mon 20 April ~ 17:00 Fri 15 May

B. Documents Submission (By post or in person)

10:00 Mon 20 April ~ 17:00 Fri 22 May


  • Application Form

  • Personal Statement

  • Research Plan

  • Certificate of Graduation and Official Transcripts for a bachelor’s degree

  • Certificate of Enrollment (or Coursework Completion, or Graduation) and Official Transcripts for a Master’s degree

  • Certificate of Enrollment and Official Transcripts for a doctoral degree

  • Language Proficiency Certificate(s) (i.g. TOPIK, TOEFL, IELTS)

  • A Copy of Passport

  • An ID Photo



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