Here is a great scholarship opportunity for International students provided by the   Academy of Korean Studies. The Scholarship is called  AKS Fellowship Program for Korean Studies. These scholarships are provided to international students s and doctoral candidates to carry out their research work in South Korea.

Fellowships are available to conduct research at Graduate School of  Korean Studies (GSKS).
Fellowships are awarded for research related to Korea/Korean studies.

Application Due date: End of October, Annually

Scholarship 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.

Scholarship Benefits


  • 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

How to Apply

Take note of the following requirements  when applying for this scholarship.

Senior & Junior Research Fellowship
1 Application form
1 Curriculum Vitae(CV)
Certificate of Employment

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.

To  download the general information and the application forms, go to the official website on  >> Korean Studies Fellowships

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