Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) – 2021 Spring Semester Admission Guide 

 October 21, 2020

By  Satish Satyarthi

Admission Guidelines for International Students – 2021 Spring Semester

The Graduate School of Korean Studies in the Academy of Korean Studies is seeking applications from international students for 2021 spring semester. Those who aspire to widen and deepen their knowledge of Korea by joining a Master’s or a doctoral degree program at the Graduate School of Korean Studies are very welcome to apply. For more details, please see the admissions guidelines attached.


Schedule (KST)


Online Application, Application Fee Payment

10:00 Tue 20 Oct

17:00 Mon 9 Nov

Phone Interview to Test Korean Language Proficiency

Fri 20 Nov

~ Mon 23 Nov

– Only applicable to those who do not submit a valid TOPIK certificate

– Not applicable to applicants for Korean Culture & Society major

Announcement of the Interviewees List

18:00 Mon 7 Dec

My page at

A Video Interview

Fri 11 Dec

Announcement of

the Selection Result

18:00 Thu 31 Dec

My page at

Original Documents Submission for Successful Applicants

Mon 4 Jan 2021 ~ 18:00 Wed 27 Jan

Documents should be submitted by post. Please understand that visiting the office is not allowed due to COVID-19.

Beginning of a Semester

Tue 2 Mar 2021

 Please download the admission guidelines and other documents from the links below and read them carefully.

You will find all the details about eligibility, selection process, benefits, documents etc in the guidelines.

Read them carefully before asking any questions. If you still have questions, you can contact on the given phone number or email address.

Inquires should be directed to the Office of Academic & Student Affairs at +82-31-730-8183 or [email protected].

Download AKS 2021 Spring Admission Application Form and Guidelines

About the Graduate School of Korean Studies

The Graduate School of Korean Studies is an affiliated institution of the Academy of Korean Studies(“AKS”), which operates under the Ministry of Education. It was established in 1980 to nurture scholars contributing to the development and globalization of Korean studies, through a liaison between the AKS’ research capacity and graduate education.

As a research-oriented institution in the fields of humanities and social sciences pertinent to Korea, the Graduate School of Korean Studies has maintained its commitment to the highest quality teaching and research through eminent professors’ close mentoring of students for the past 40 years. Our graduates are playing pivotal role in the various educational and research organizations of Korean studies around the world with their academic excellence. The statistics show that 77.2% of our international graduates with a doctorate conferred between 2010 and 2019 are working as professors or full-time instructors in the field.

Currently, approximately 300 students, including around 150 international students from 30 different countries, are enrolled in a Master’s or a doctoral degree program at the Graduate School of Korean Studies, the Academy of Korean Studies.



Satish Satyarthi

I am Satish, a Korean language learner and educator. I did my Bachelors degree in Korean language from JNU, Delhi and Masters degree in Korean Language Education from Seoul National University, South Korea. and an M.Phil. in Korean from JNU. I have a passion for education and technology. I have been involved in Korean language education and research for more than 10 years and have trained hundreds of Korean language learners across the globe, online and in physical classrooms.

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