AKS 2021 International Research, Masters and Doctoral Programs in South Korea

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Opportunity Details

  • Degree MasterPH.DResearch
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSOther
  • Fields of study Different
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 2 3 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction EnglishKorean
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Opportunity Description

Programs overview

The Graduate School of Korean Studies, the Academy of Korean Science (AKS) offers a range of international programs at masters and doctorate levels to qualified Korean and international applicants to undertake studies in these fields in Korea in the academic year 2021-22. Therefore, if you are interested in the programs, you can read the information below and apply for the opportunities.


Application timelines: AKS accepts applications twice a year for the spring and fall semesters.

Deadline for fall semester (2021): early April 2021

Results announcement: mid-June 2021

Beginning of semester: September 1, 2021

Deadline for spring semester (2022): Early October 2021

Result announcement: mid-December 2021

Start of the semester:  1st March 2022

Host institution: Graduate School of Korean Studies, The Academy of Korean Studies (AKS)

Country: Republic of Korea

Program duration: two years for masters and three years for Ph.D.

Programs and majors

  1. Masters and Ph.D. Degree


  • Korean history
  • Diplomatics and bibliography
  • Philosophy
  • Korean linguistics
  • Korean literature

Culture and Arts

  • Anthropology- folklore
  • Religious studies
  • Musicology
  • Art history
  • Cultural informatics
  • Human geography
  • Musicology

Social Sciences

  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Economics

Global Korean Studies

  • Korean classical and global communication (an interdisciplinary program)

Note: the medium of teaching for these programs is Korean.

  1. Master’s degree

Global Korean Studies

  • Korean culture and society.

Note: The teaching language of master’s courses is also English.

  • Research degrees are also offered for bachelor applicants who get admission to the program.

Language requirements

  • TOPIK level 4 for Korean
  • TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5 or New TEPS 301 for the English language.

Benefits for international students

  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend of 750,000 KRW per year renewable as per evaluation.
  • A low student-faculty-ration facilitates close guidance of students by professors.
  • Free Korean language courses are available for academic purposes
  • On-campus dormitory accommodation is available.
  • Various other programs such as tutoring, writing clinic, and cultural activities


Applicants must fulfill these criteria:

  • Be a Korean national or international student living outside of Korea.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree/equivalent for master’s and a master’s or equivalent for doctoral at the beginning of the intended semester.
  • Have language proficiency either Korean or English for respective programs.
  • For masters applicants can come from the same or relevant undergraduate background nut for doctoral applicants are recommended to apply for the program in which they have done their master’s.

How to apply?

Applicants are required to apply online through the academy’s website.

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Required documents

  • Study plan
  • Language proficiency certificates
  • University diploma
  • Degree transcript

Note: applicants are required to submit the documents by post or in person to the host institution.

For documents sending address and also contact information to ask more about the documents see below:

Email address: [email protected]

Tele: +82-31-730-8183

Fax: +82-31-730-8189

The Graduate School of Korean Studies, Academy of Korean Studies (AKS), Republic of Korea

Postcode: 13455

For more information regarding the programs, please visit the website of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) or contact [email protected] 

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