AKS Graduate Fellowship Program 

 April 9, 2022

By  Smriti Ekka

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 2022 to 28th February 2023 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 2022 to 28th Feb 2023 (6 months in total)


2. Eligibility

  As of the beginning of the fellowship period (1 September 2022), 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, but eligible for AKS Fellowship run by the AKS’ Center for International Affairs. Recruitment announcement for 2023 AKS Fellowship will be published in Jun 2022 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 18 April

~ 17:00 Fri 13 May

Online application: gradaks.recruiter.co.kr

Announcement of Selection Result

17:00 Fri 24 June

1) intl.aks.ac.kr/english – Notice

2) grad.aks.ac.kr/eng

  ※ It might change under the unexpected conditions.

Kindly adhere to the poster below and check the official guidelines for further details. 

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Smriti Ekka

Smriti Ekka graduated in Commerce and Library science, and currently she is working as a content writer at TOPIK Guide website. She is a Korean language and culture enthusiast and has been working across multiple disciplines which broadly addresses narratives of similarities between Korean and Indian culture. Apart from being a content writer at TOPIK Guide she manages Annyeong India website and has had her pieces published in Learn Korean in India website as well. In her other life, she is a singer, rising entrepreneur, life enthusiast and a learner.

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