The KF Scholarship 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.Go to KF Application Portal
Graduate students enrolled in natural science, medicine, engineering, MBA, law school, and translation and interpretation programs are not eligible to apply.
Approximately 150 around the world per year
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.
|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
|Group 4 (Asia)||Japan, China, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia||Agreement signed by KF
|Group 5 (Oceania)||Australia and New Zealand||Individual application|
|Group 6 (ASEAN)||Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Philippines, Laos, etc.||Agreement signed by KF
Tuition (Different by region/country in consideration of local tuition and price level)
|Region||Application Period||Award Notification||Conclusion of Agreement & Disbursement|
|January ~ February||April||May ~ June|
|Group 2 (Europe)||March ~ April||July||August ~ September|
|Group 3 (Russia)||October ~ November||November||December|
|Group 4 (Asia)||The application period varies by country|
|Group 5 (Oceania)||October ~ November of preceding year||December of preceding year||Individual application|
|Group 6 (ASEAN)||The application period varies by country|
|Group||How to apply|
|Individual submission of applications via apply.kf.or.kr|
|Group 2 (Europe)||Individual submission of applications viaapply.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|
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.
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.
Please refer to program announcements each year for further details.
The KF Postdoctoral Fellowship is a one-time award. Previous fellowship recipients are not eligible to apply again (with the exception of European recipients).