The Graduate School of Korean Studies is an affiliated institution of the Academy of Korean Studies(“AKS”), which operates under the Korean Ministry of Education. It was established in 1980 to nurture scholars contributing to the development and globalization of Korean studies, through a liaison between the AKS’ research capacity and graduate education.
As a research-oriented institution in the fields of humanities and social sciences pertinent to Korea, the Graduate School of Korean Studies has maintained its commitment to the highest quality teaching and research through eminent professors’ close mentoring of students for the past 40 years. Our graduates are playing pivotal role in the various educational and research organizations of Korean studies around the world with their academic excellence.
Currently, approximately 270 students, including about 140 international students from 38 different countries, are enrolled in the master’s and doctoral degree programs at the Graduate School of Korean Studies.