The Graduate School of Korean Studies (“GSKS”) is an affiliated institution of the Academy of Korean Studies, which operates under the Ministry of Education. It is a research-oriented graduate school in the fields of humanities and social sciences pertinent to Korea, which aims at nurturing scholars who will contribute to the development and globalization of Korean studies. Since its establishment in 1980, GSKS has been providing intensive research-oriented education through eminent professors’ close mentoring of students. In addition, it gained a worldwide reputation for its high standard and quality education. Also its graduates are playing pivotal role in widening and deepening of Korean studies all over the world with their academic excellence. Currently, around 280 students, including 140 international students from 35 different countries, are enrolled in the master’s and doctoral degree programs at the GSKS.
|Master's or Doctoral Degree Program||Humanities||Korean History, Paleography, Philosophy, Korean Linguistics·Korean Literature|
|Culture and Arts||Anthropology·Folklore, Religious Studies, Musicology, Art History, Cultural Informatics·Human Geography|
|Social Sciences||Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Education|
|Global Korean Studies||*Korean Culture and Society,
Korean Classics and Global Communication
(*Korean Culture and Society major is only available for MA degree program.)
|Total||4 Divisions||16 Majors|
|Research(Non-degree)Program||4 Divisions||16 Majors
(Same as degree programs)
※ Following schedule might be adjusted
|Admission||Announcement of Recruitment||Application Period||Start of Semester|
|Spring Semester||Mid of October, Previous year||From Mid of October to Mid of November, Previous year||March 1st|
|Fall semester||Mid of April||From Mid of April to Mid of May||September 1st|
The Academy of Korean Studies runs the “AKS Fellowship Program for Korean Studies” in order to provide international scholars and doctoral candidates with an opportunity to carry out their research(dissertation research) in Korea.
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.