2022 KF Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Australia and New Zealand

2022 KF Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Australia and New Zealand

Deadline: November 23, 2021

Program Outline

The KF Scholarship for Graduate Studies (GS) program aims to foster a new generation of Korean studies scholars by providing scholarship support to students who are currently enrolled in an MA or PhD program in Korean Studies at a university located in Australia and New Zealand. 

Eligible Applicants

◾ MA or PhD students currently enrolled in graduate programs in Australia or New Zealand (as of February 2022) on a Korea-related topic in the humanities, social sciences, arts or cultural studies, and who do not already hold a doctorate.

◾ Has citizenship or permanent residency status in a country outside Korea (Applicants must already have obtained permanent residency status at the time of submitting their application.)

◾ Registered full-time students

* Excluded programs: Natural sciences, medicine, engineering, MBA, law school, graduate school of translation and interpretation 

Number of Available Scholarships

Approx. 5

Grant Period

1 year (March 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023) 

Grant Amount

AUD 28,500 per year

Application Schedule

  • Application submission period: October 25 to November 23, 2021 (18:00 KST)
  • Notification of acceptance: (Mid) December, 2021

 Please note that the notification date is subject to change without prior notice.

Required Documents

1. Online Application (Apply)

2. Supplemental materials (uploaded to online application)

① Research Proposal

  • Download and fill out the Foundation’s Research Proposal form (attached) and then upload the completed form to the Online Application System.
  • Applicants who are applying for a second or third scholarship period should describe the progress made during the previous scholarship period and thesis abstract.

② Transcript 

Master level: Academic transcript of undergraduate degree

(Applicants who are applying for a second scholarship period are only required to submit the academic transcripts of the previous scholarship period.)

Doctoral level: Academic transcripts of Master’s degree and an undergraduate degree

(Applicants who are applying for a second/third scholarship period are only required to submit the academic transcripts of the Doctoral courses.

③ Curriculum Vitae

Including information about the educational experience (including the title of thesis), professional experience, and scholarships and grants received in the past and a list of research accomplishments and publications

④ Three (3) Letters of Reference

  •  Dissertation supervisor: 1 reference 
  •  A professor who is qualified to assess your research proposal: 1 reference 
  •  An individual who is able to verify your Korean language competency: 1 reference

* Applicants should contact their referees before completing the application process. The KF Online Application System will automatically send an email to the referees provided in the application. The email will request that referee write a letter of reference and upload it onto the KF Online Application System. Please be aware that the deadline for reference submissions is 18:00 KST on Friday, November 26. 2021.

* Applicants who are applying for a second/third Scholarship period are only required to submit one reference by the dissertation supervisor 

How to Apply

Click on the “Apply” button at the bottom of this program announcement and complete the online application form.

The “Apply” button is only activated during the application period from October 25, 2021, to November 23, 2021 (18:00 KST).

The application form and all other required documentation must be submitted in Korean or English.

Important Reminders on Application Process

  • MA students are eligible for funding from the GS program for up to two years. PhD students are eligible for funding from the GS program for up to three years.
  • Applicants must reside in the country of the university at which they are registered.
  • Applicants proficient enough in Korean to be able to use Korean primary sources for their study and research are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Scholarship recipients may not hold concurrent scholarships from either the Foundation or any other third-party institution.
  • Scholarship recipients must enroll in the program applied to at the semester indicated on the application. Enrollment may not be deferred to the following year.
  • After receiving the acceptance notice, Korean nationals should submit evidence of their foreign citizenship or permanent residency by email to the KF program officer in charge of the program.

Responsibilities of Scholarship Recipients

1. Submission of a report

Scholarship recipients are required to submit a report within one month of the end of the scholarship period, detailing the progress made during this period. The report must be drafted and submitted using the KF’s report form.

2. Further reporting requirements

Scholarship recipients, upon obtaining their degree, are required to submit a copy of their MA thesis or PhD dissertation to the Foundation.

※ The Korea Foundation will monitor research progress annually for three years following the conclusion of the fellowship period. Fellows who do not fulfill their responsibilities will not be eligible for future support from the Korea Foundation.

Further Inquiries

  • Contact Information: byha@kf.or.kr
  • Regarding KF Application Portal system: tech-support@kf.or.kr


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