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icon Scholarship Program
icon MOU-UNKS North Korean Studies Scholarship

The “MOU-UNKS North Korean Studies Scholarship” is designed to support rising scholars interested in pursuing a master’s degree or doctorate in North Korean and unification studies.

Scholarships will be provided to applicants of the master’s degree or doctorate in North Korean and unification studies at the University of North Korean Studies. Successful applicants to the doctoral program can receive a scholarship for up to three years.

icon Applicant Eligibility
  • Foreign nationals under the age of 40 who apply to enter a master’s or doctoral program on studies of North Korea and Korean unification.
  • Academic requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree with minimum final cumulative GPA of 80% or better.
  • Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) level 5 (or above) and those who apply to the doctoral program.
icon Grant Period
  • Up to 2 years for Master’s Degree applicants (renewed annually)
  • Up to 3 years for Doctor’s Degree applicants (renewed annually)
  • The initial grant will be provided for one year with annual review and renewal process. Minimum 80% of cumulative GPA or better is required for renewal.
  • Application for 2020 will be open to freshmen able to start in September 2020.
icon Grant Amount
  • Tuition (total amount)
  • Living expenses (KRW 2,000,000/month)
  • Round-trip flight ticket (expense reimbursement)
  • National health insurance (Korea’s National Health Insurance)
  • Initial relocation subsidy (KRW 700,000)