Korea university Division of International Studies, Graduate School of International Studies

QUICK MENU
  • LOGIN
  • SNS
  • 한국어

Korea University

Division of International Studies & Graduate School of International Studies

KIEP-KU GSIS GPAS

Map pictures

Program Overview

Since 2008, Korea University Graduate School of International Studies has conducted a joint program with Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), a government-funded research institution in Korea. The program is called Graduate Program for Area Studies (GPAS). The ultimate goal of the program is to foster Korean experts on particular world regions. This program is designed for students who want to study the regions of Southeast Asia and Europe by providing the following services and activities:

  • Lectures on Southeast Asia and Europe
  • Special Lectures of invited regional experts
  • Scholarships
  • Internships opportunities in international organizations such as UN ESCAP, UNESCO, UNDP, UNODC, etc.
  • Field trips and field research
  • Financial support to the East Asian Student Society
  • KEEP (KIEP Emerging Economies Pathfinder) Project (supporting Korean SMEs to enter Southeast Asian markets)

Interested students should contact Professor Sunghoon Park shpark@korea.ac.kr) for GPAS Europe and Professor Moonsung Kang (mkang@korea.ac.kr) for GPAS Southeast Asia. Please note that while all GSIS students can benefit from lectures and special lectures, due to KIEP regulations only Korean nationals are eligible to apply for GPAS funding.

Program Details

Scholarships
Scholarships
Classification Content
Selection Criteria Application will be opened each semester for GSIS students including Freshmen. Students will be selected based on document screenings (application form, official transcript, English proficiency test score report, and CV) and interviews (passion for regional research, English proficiency, and sincerity).
Selection Procedures The notice of selection will be posted on the GSIS Website during the first week of each semester. After document screenings and interviews, the results will be informed to individuals.
Scholarships
  • KEEP Scholarships: 6 Million KRW/person
  • General Scholarships: 5 Million KRW/person
Terms of Payment Students are required to take courses that are associated with Southeast Asia or Europe, and their graduation thesis also needs to be related to the Southeast Asian or European region.
International Organization Internships and Overseas Training
International Organization Internships and Overseas Training
Classification Content
Selection Criteria Application will be opened each spring semester for GSIS students including Freshmen. Students will be selected based on document screenings (application form, official transcript, English proficiency test score report, and CV), interviews (passion for regional research, English proficiency, and sincerity), and availability of the institution.
Selection Procedures The notice of selection will be posted on the GSIS Website during the first week of each spring semester. After document screenings and interviews, the results will be informed to individuals.
Institution Liaison
  • The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to get overseas training/ internship. If a student is unable to do so, the institute can liaise them with UN ESCAP, where more than 30 student interns have been sent since 2008 by the institution.
  • For students having difficulties with getting an internship abroad, a short-term regional training with the advising professor could be conducted in Southeast Asia during the winter break.
Support Funds
  • Internship for less than 2 months: 2.5 Million KRW
  • Internship for over 2 months: 750,000 KRW/Month will be given (Maximum 4 Million KRW)
Cooperative Institutions UN ESCAP (Thailand), UN ODC (Thailand), UNESCO (Thailand/Malaysia)
Regional Research Funding
Support for Overseas Research
Support for Overseas Research
Classification Content
Selection Application will be opened each spring semester for GSIS students. A student team will be selected based on document screenings (applicants' research plan including topic, objective, methodology, overseas research plan) and interviews.
Term During the summer vacation
Support Funds Max 2.5 Million KRW per team (In a case which a student team majoring in Southeast Asian Studies wants to do an overseas research, the relevant cost for the air, accommodation, data purchase, interview with local experts will be covered.)
Support for Student Seminar
Support for Student Seminar
Classification Content
Target A voluntarily organized research society by students who are majoring in area studies of Southeast Asia (EAS: East Asia Society).
Support Funds 1.3 Million KRW (A supporting for the regular meeting, workshop, seminar etc.) per year
KEEP Project
KEEP Project
Classification Content
Purpose
  • To enhance research in Southeast Asia and to respond accordingly for the demands coming from the domestic small & medium sized corporations
  • To provide opportunities for students majoring in Southeast Asian Studies to develop skills of regional research and business practice
Management
  • Each team will be managed by one advising professor, three majoring students (KEEP Scholarship Students) and one representative from a selected corporation. They will have two overseas research, monthly advising and project monitoring.
  • The selected companies who are seeking out for entering Southeast Asian market, should work with KIEP to meet the relevant tasks.
  • Each team will perform a market research (survey) and analysis on market entry. If necessary, selected experts (Research Personnel of Korea Small Business Institute, industrial professionals, etc.) can be engaged.
Support Funds - About 14.5 Million KRW for field research - About 1 Million KRW for conference support

Gallery

Awards ceremony pictures