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    Title Application guidelines for 2023 AKS graduate fellowship program
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    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 2023 to 29th February 2024 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 KRW 750,000 is provided.

    B. An economy-class round trip airfare at actual expense is provided *

    C. The on-campus guesthouse is available free of charge.

    D. Fellowship Period : From 1st Sep 2023 to 29th Feb 2024 (6 months in total)


    2. Eligibility

    As of the beginning of the fellowship period (1 September 2023), 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 :

    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 2024 AKS Fellowship will be published in Jun 2023 at intl.aks.ac.kr/english.

    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 17 April

    ~ 17:00 Fri 12 May

    Online application: gradaks.recruiter.co.kr

    Announcement of Selection Result

    17:00 Fri 23 Jun

    1) intl.aks.ac.kr/english Notice

    2) grad.aks.ac.kr/eng

    It might change under the unexpected conditions.


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