2019 Korea Foundation Fellowship for Korean Language Training

Application Deadline: August 31, 2018

Applications are invited for the Korea Foundation Fellowship for Korean Language Training(KLT) program. The fellowship is open to Students of Korean studies, Korean studies researchers and those working in korea-related fields overseas.

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Since 1993, the Korea Foundation has offered an annual fellowship program for Korean language training for the general promotion and dissemination of the Korean language, which is the basis of promoting Korean studies and Korea-related activities overseas. In accordance with the guidelines listed below, the Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2019 KLT program.

Degree Level: Six- month fellowship

Field: Korean studies

Value:

1.Living expenses (monthly basis)

  ① Undergraduates, BA or MA degree holders or individuals with less than three years of

        related career experience: KRW 1,000,000

  ② PhD candidates and those with at least three years of related career experience: KRW 1,200,000

2. Travel allowance: KRW 300,000 (one-time benefit)

3. Tuition and fees for learning institution: Approximately KRW 2,000,000 per term

4. Health insurance (accident insurance and medical care insurance provided by a Korean insurance company)

Number of Scholarships: 40 per year

Place of Study: Korea

Eligible Countries: International students

Entrance Requirements:

Those who are majoring in Korean studies (humanities, social sciences, and culture/arts), currently involved in Korea-related research, or working in a Korea-related field who correspond to one of the following profiles may apply for the KLT program. All those who apply must be able to understand and speak at least basic-level Korean.

 

Type

Contents

MA/PhD candidatesGraduate students pursuing a major or minor in a Korea-related field with a detailed thesis proposal on a Korea-related topic
University professors, university lecturers and researchersProfessors, or lecturers who are currently teaching Korea-related or Korean language courses or researchers who are conducting Korea-related research at a university or research institute (non-profit, government-funded, university-affiliated, etc.).
ProfessionalsProfessionals engaged in Korea-related activities in the arts and culture field (for example, a curator of a Korean gallery at a museum, a Korean studies librarian at a university, a journalist who mainly deals with current affairs on Korea)
Undergraduate studentsMajor or minor in Korean studies (or Korean language) in one of the following regions: Southeast Asia, Central Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America, Africa

Undergraduate students in their Korean language instruction certification programs

  – Junior or Senior year of the programs

  – Non-ethnic Koreans only

Former Diplomat FellowsFormer fellows who have completed the KF Korean Language and Culture Program for Diplomats and wish to take more courses that are focused on language training (applicant pool determined separately)

 

Persons corresponding to any of the following profiles will NOT be considered for the fellowship:

   – Korean citizen

   – An individual already studying or conducting research in Korea

   – An individual planning to enroll in a degree program at a higher educational institution in  Korea

     During the fellowship period, one may not register a degree program at a Korean university.

  – Individuals who have received the KF Fellowship for Korean Language Training in 2 years

      (2017-2018).

Application:

Applications should be submitted via the KF Online Application System (http://apply.kf.or.kr).

Click on the “Apply” button at the bottom of this program announcement and complete the online application form. You must first register for membership before applying.

《 Important Reminders for the Online Application》

  •   The “Apply” button is activated only during the application period 
  •      (from July 12 to August 31, 2018).
  •   The application and all supporting documents should be written in English or Korean.
  •   Bibliographies and/or citations in any publications or dissertations included with the application
  •      must follow APA or MLA style.
  •   Click the ‘Temporary Save’ button whenever you make any changes to the application,
  •      particularly when attaching supplemental documents.
  •   For supplementary documents, one PDF file may be uploaded per category.

Required Document

One PDF file may be uploaded per attachment category.

Only scanned and saved files are valid. Photograph files will not be counted toward the application.

Those who are selected as fellowship awardees may be requested by KF to submit additional documentation.

After an applicant submits an online application, the online application system will automatically send an e-mail to the recommenders whose e-mail information has been provided in advance by the applicant. Therefore, an applicant should inform their recommenders about the impending letter of recommendation before applying. (Both recommendations must be received during the application submission period in order for the application to be processed.)

 

Type

By Type

Common

Undergraduate students1. Certificate of enrollment issued during the application period: any document that verifies your current affiliation.

Must have been issued during from July to August 2018 which is the application period

 

2. Transcripts

– a transcript of grades received for all undergraduate academic work

Students who have not yet graduated must submit grades for the spring 2018 semester as well.

1. Online application form

Applicant’s personal/basic information

Proposal (Within 400 words in English or 400 letters in Korean, please explain your reasons and goal for undertaking Korean language training, the necessity for Korean language competency in your studies or current job, and future plans.)

 

2. A copy of the applicant’s highest academic degree

 

3. Evidence of Korean language proficiency

Applicants with TOPIK Level 3 proficiency preferred

TOPIK or KLPT (Korean Language Proficiency Test) certificates of proficiency, university language program transcripts (only as a supplement), and etc.

 

4. Two letters of reference (directly submitted via online application system by recommenders)

 ①  Head of affiliated institution

 Undergraduate and graduate students: department head, thesis supervisor, etc.

Professors, lecturers or other professionals: Head of applicant’s affiliated institution (for example, the affiliated university’s dean or higher authority, director or higher authority of the affiliated division, etc.)

 ② Korean language instructor: must be authorized professors or lecturers specializing in Korean and be capable of evaluating the applicant’s level of Korean proficiency.

MA/PhD

candidates

1. Certificate of enrollment issued during the application period: any document that verifies your current affiliation.

Must have been issued during from July to August 2018 which is the application period

 

2. Transcripts

a transcript of grades received for all undergraduate and graduate academic work

Students who have not yet graduated must submit grades for the spring 2018 semester as well.

University professors, university lecturers and researchers1. Certificate of employment issued during the application period: any document that verifies your current affiliation.

Must have been issued during from July to August 2018 which is the application period

 

2. Transcripts

 – only the transcript of the applicant’s highest degree

Professionals
Former Diplomat Fellows

 

APPLICATION FORM

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