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MASTER AND DOCTOR DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN KOREA

As Korea’s first professional school dedicated exclusively to Korean studies, the Graduate School of Korean Studies (“GSKS”) in the Academy of Korean Studies has grown constantly since its establishment in 1980, attracting high-level, talented postgraduate students and producing distinguished scholars in the fields of humanities and social sciences related to Korea. Currently, approximately 270 students, including about 130 international students from 35 different countries, are enrolled in our master’s and doctoral degree programs and research (non-degree) program.

The GSKS is now recruiting international students for 2013 Spring Semester. Tuition fees are fully waived for international students and the additional Government Grant of KRW750,000 per month is provided for selected students. Full tuition waiver is offered only during the required minimum length of enrollment for each degree program. Students should pay for their boarding fees (KRW463,500 per person per semester (equivalent to 6 months), double occupancy, if they choose to live in the dormitory) and other living expenses at their own expense.

Students must enroll in the program for 2 years in order to be conferred a master‘s degree, and 3 years for a doctoral degree. An academic year consists of two semesters, which are Spring Semester (from March 1 to August 31) and Fall Semester (from September 1 to the end of February the following year). Courses are provided for 15 weeks per semester.

Application form and additional information can be found at http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/viewtopic.php?t=411. Applicants are required to apply online as well as submit relevant documents no later than 31 October 2012.

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◦ International students are required to develop their Korean language proficiency in order to further enhance their research in the field of Korean studies.
◦ Once admitted, international students must take a Korean Language Proficiency Test held by the GSKS. Based on the test result, each international student will be assigned to a Korean language course and they must complete one. Korean language courses are noncredit and graded pass/fail.
◦ In principle, all the courses are taught in Korean except those for the Korean Culture and History major which are taught in English.
◦ In order to be qualified for submission of dissertation, international students must receive over 70 out of 100 in the Korean Language Proficiency Test hosted by the GSKS. Those who obtain S-TOPIK level 6 (or level 4 for the students who major in Korean Culture and History) are exempt from the Korean Language Proficiency Test. <...>
Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Office of Academic & Student Affairs
The Graduate School of Korean Studies
The Academy of Korean Studies
323 Haogaero Bundang-gu Seongnam-si Gyeonggi-do
Republic of Korea (Postcode: 463-791)
Tel: +82-31-709-8111(ext 214), +82-31-708-5310
Fax: +82-31-709-9946
E-mail: gradaks@aks.ac.kr
Website: http://www.aks.ac.kr
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