[AKS] 2024 Graduate Fellowship Application Guidelines

The Graduate School of Korean Studies (GSKS), the Academy of Korean Studies(AKS), which is responsible to the Ministry of Education, is a research-oriented graduate school in the fields of humanities and social sciences pertinent to Korea. It was established in 1980 with the aim of nurturing scholars who will contribute to the development and globalization of Korean studies.

Since then, GSKS has been providing intensive research-oriented education through eminent professors’ close mentoring of students. Currently, approximately 220 students, including 94 international students from 29 different countries, are enrolled in the Master’s and doctoral degree program at GSKS.

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 2024 to 28th February 2025 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.

1. Fellowship Benefits

A. Monthly stipend of KRW750,000 is provided
B. An economy-class round trip airfare at actual expense is provided within the limit set in the 2024 fiscal guidance of the Ministry of Economy and Finance*, but cannot exceed KRW 2,000,000 per person
    * Please see the attachment
C. The on-campus dormitory is available free of charge
D. Fellowship Period: From 1st Sep 2024 to 28th Feb 2025 (6 months in total)
    ※ Extension is not allowed

E. Fellows are required to designate one of the AKS’ professors whose specialty is most relevant to their research topic as their academic advisor, who will guide them through the fellowship period
F. Access to the AKS facilities including the library and Jangseogak Archives is given
G. Korean language courses are available free of charge

2. Eligibility

As of the beginning of the fellowship period (1 September 2024), applicants should meet all of the following criteria

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:
① Applicants are enrolled in a Master’s or a doctoral degree program at an overseas university
② 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
Research Topic
An applicant's research topic should pertain to Korea/Korean studies

※ A high level of proficiency in Korean language is preferred
※ Previous AKS Graduate Fellows are not eligible to apply again

3. Maximum Number of Fellows Sought: 5

※ It is subject to change depending on the qualifications of applicants

4. Recruitment Schedule

Deadline (KST)
Online Application
10:00 Mon 15 April 2024 ~ 17:00 Fri 10 May 2024
Online application:
Announcement of Selection Result
17:00 Fri 21 Jun 2024

※ It may change under the unexpected conditions

Please refer to the attached files for details.

ㅇ 2024 AKS Graduate Fellowship Application Guidelines.pdf
ㅇ 2024 AKS Graduate Fellowship Application Poster.jpg

2024 AKS Graduate Fellowship Application Guidelines.pdf 2024 AKS Graduate Fellowship Application Poster.jpg