Published: Sept. 27, 2023

The Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) is pleased to announce the “AKS Hanmun (Classical Chinese) Fellowship.” 

As an important part of our mission is to nurture researchers, who will contribute to the development 

and globalization of Korean studies, the academy has organized the “2024 AKS Hanmun (Classical Chinese) Fellowship”

for international scholars in Korean studies. 

Those who are interested in the following programs held by the AKS, 

which is the global hub sharing Korean studies with the world, are very welcome to apply.


1. Programs : Lectures, recitations, researches, and on-site tours (conducted in Korean)


2. Program Period
  - 9th(Basic Course) : March 4 – June 20, 2024
  - 10th(Advanced Course) : September 2 – December 19, 2024


3. Venue : The Academy of Korean Studies


4. Eligibility
- Undergraduates students, master's and doctoral degree students majoring in Korean Studies at 

     overseas university(including candidates of master's or doctoral degrees)

  - Korean nationals and graduates are ineligible for this program.

※ Advanced Korean language skills are required, as the program will be conducted in Korean.

※ Must have completed a basic Hanmun course to take the Advanced Course


5. Required Documents

1) For All Applicants: 
  - Application form (download the attached file)
  - Certificate of enrollment (or completion)
  - One letter of reference
   ※ Written by the applicant's academic adviser as to why the applicant needs knowledge of Chinese characters.
  - Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) score report (if you have taken)

2) Additional Documents for Applicants of the Advanced Course (Choose one):

  - A copy of transcript or certificate that can prove the applicant’s completion of a Hanmun course at his/her university (or from other programs) 

  - AKS Hanmun Fellowship Certificate of Completion 
  ※ All documents should be written in Korean or English. If not, attach a Korean or English translation of documents that are notarized. 

6. Application Period : Monday, October 16 – Sunday, November 19, 2023


7. Application Method : Online application is available on the AKS homepage


8. Notification of the Acceptance : The result will be announced individually via e-mail on Thursday, November 30, 2023.

9. Lectures 

  - Basic Course: Gyemongpyeon(The book of teaching children), Mencius, Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms

- Advanced Course: Analects of Confucius, Mencius, Prose Reading

10. Support
  - Round-trip airfare (economy class) and support for living expenses (750,000 KRW per month)
  - Accommodations (guesthouse located at the Academy of Korea Studies compound)

- Accident Insurance 


11. Others
  - Submit a study report until fifteen days before the end of the fellowship period.
  - Support will not be provided to applicants who receive funds from other sources.

12. Online Info Session for Applicants (Webinar)
  - Date: Thursday, October 19, 2023. 15:00-16:30 PM (KST)

  - Registration: Pre-registration is required

  - This webinar is for applicants who are considering applying for the Hanmun Felllowship Program. 

     We will discuss the application process and what to expect if you are selected for the fellowship. 

     Also, current Hanmun fellows will be talking about their experieces of learning Hanmun at AKS. 

13. Contacts : The Center for International Affairs of the Academy of Korean Studies

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