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The 26th AKS Summer Program for International Students

The Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) is pleased to announce the "26th AKS Summer Program for International Students." As an important part of our mission is to cultivate young leaders, who can contribute to the development of Korean studies, the academy has organized an intensive summer program for international undergraduate students in Korean studies. This program is composed of various components, such as special lectures on Korea, intensive Korean language course, field trips, excursions, and traditional cultural activities. Since its starting in 1993, we held the program for 25 times and around 719 students from 45 countries attended the program. For those who are interested in the 26th AKS Summer Program for International Students, please read the notification carefully and apply for the program.

  • Program Period

July 9 (Mon) – August 3 (Fri), 2018, 4 weeks

  • Language of the Program

Korean & English * Except for some English lectures, most of the program will be in Korean. Therefore the participants are recommended to possess basic Korean language skills.

  • Eligibility and Required Documents

1. Eligibility

Undergraduate students of second year or above from universities abroad who are majoring or minoring in Korean Studies and/or those who took Korea related courses from their universities. *Those who are in graduate school or hold Korean nationality are not eligible for this program. *For those who took Korea-related courses, the course names should be specified in the transcript. *If applicant’s university does not offer Korean Studies major or Korea-related courses, Korean language institute certificate can be substituted for university transcript .

2. Required Documents

1) Application Form: Available on our website ( 2) All Official University Transcripts 3) “Korean Proficiency Evaluation Sheet” included in the application form (No.7) 4) 1 Letter of Reference ※ Letter of reference should be directly sent to from the recommender. 5) (Optional) Score Report for Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) * All documents should be written in Korean or English. If not, translation of the document into Korean or English should be submitted as well. * Recommender may use any type of letter form.

  • Application Period

January 8 (Mon) – February 16 (Fri), 2018 24:00 * Applications received after the deadline (Korea Standard Time) will not be considered.

  • Application Method

Please combine all of the required documents in 1 pdf file except for the letters of reference and send it to the e-mail address below. - E-mail Address: - E-mail Title: Application Documents for the 26th AKS Summer Program for International Students_Name of the Applicant

  • Notification of the Acceptance

The result will be announced individually via e-mail on March 30(Fri), 2018.

  • Financial Support

The Academy of Korean Studies will cover the cost of registration, lectures, accommodations, and meals during the program as well as expenses incurred during field trips and excursions. * All participants are responsible for their own travel expenses including the round-trip airfare, transportation fee between airport and AKS and medical insurance.

  • Contacts

Ms. Eunyoung Bae (Program Coordinator) Phone: +82-31-739-9714 E-mail:

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