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Graduate Studies Fellowship

Overview

The KF Fellowship for Graduate Studies (GS) program aims to foster a new generation of Korean studies scholars by providing scholarship to students who are currently enrolled in an MA or PhD program in Korean studies.

Eligibility

> Students currently registered at a university
> Those with non-Korean citizenship
> Korean citizens with permanent residency status in other country
* Graduate students enrolled in natural science, medicine, engineering, MBA, law school, and translation and interpretation programs are not eligible to apply.

Number of Awards

Approximately 150 around the world per year

Eligible Areas

Master's or doctoral programs in Korean studies in about 30 countries around the world
> Applicants are categorized into six groups according to the country of their university, and the application and selection process is implemented by each group.
* Grouping is based on the country of applicants' current university rather than that of their citizenship.

Graduate Studies Fellowship
Region Countries Selection method
Group 1
(North America)
U.S. and Canada Individual application
Group 2 (Europe) U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, etc. Individual application
Group 3 (Russia) Russia Agreement signed
by KF
and major universities
Group 4 (Asia) Japan, China, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia Agreement signed by KF
and major universities
Group 5 (Oceania) Australia and New Zealand Individual application
Group 6 (ASEAN) Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Philippines, Laos, etc. Agreement signed by KF
and major universities

Support Details

Tuition (Different by region/country in consideration of local tuition and price level)

Fellowship Period

One year

Fellowship Timeline

Graduate Studies Fellowship
Region Application Deadline Award Notification Conclusion of Agreement & Disbursement
Group 1
(North America)
January 31 April May ~ June
Group 2 (Europe) April 30 July August ~ September
Group 3 (Russia) October 15 November December
Group 4 (Asia) April 30 July August ~ September
Group 5 (Oceania) October 31 of preceding year December of preceding year Individual application
Group 6 (ASEAN) July 31 of preceding year September of preceding year Individual application

How to Apply

Graduate Studies Fellowship
Group How to apply
Group 1
(North America)
Individual submission of applications via apply.kf.or.kr
Group 2 (Europe) Individual submission of applications via apply.kf.or.kr
Group 3 (Russia) Submission of applications via universities/institutions which have signed agreement with KF
Group 4 (Asia) Submission of applications via universities/institutions which have signed agreement with KF
Group 5 (Oceania) Individual submission of applications via apply.kf.or.kr
Group 6 (ASEAN) Submission of applications via universities/institutions which have signed agreement with KF

Reminders

- Master's candidates are eligible to apply for funding for up to two years while doctoral candidates up to three years.
- Fellowship is not awarded if recipients do not reside in the country of their university during the fellowship period.
- Preference is given to applicants who are proficient in Korean so that they can use Korean primary sources for their study and research.
- Fellowship recipients may not hold concurrent fellowships from either the Foundation or other institution.
- Fellowship is valid only for the year as originally requested in their applications, and may not be deferred to the following year.

Responsibilities of Fellowship Recipients

(1) Submission of a Report
Fellowship recipients are required to submit a report about their achievement within one month after the end of the fellowship period, using the KF's report form.
(2) Further Reporting Requirements
Upon obtaining their degrees, fellowship recipients are required to submit a copy of their master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to the Foundation. They are also required to inform the Foundation of their research achievements, major activities and any changes in their academic career.

How to Apply

Please refer to program announcements each year for further details.



Go to KF Application Portal