Academic Exchange Program for North Korean and Unification Studies
As part of “Academic Exchange Program for North Korean and
Unification Studies,” the Ministry of Unification and Kyungnam
University are calling for applications from foreign scholars and
students (master’s degree/doctorate) for scholarship/fellowship in
North Korean and Unification Studies.
Starting this year, “Academic Exchange Program for North Korean and
Unification Studies” aims to expand the base of experts on unification
of the Korean Peninsula and North Korea following continuous increase
in the importance of the public diplomacy for peace and unification of
the Korean Peninsula.
The program is designed to provide scholarship to pursue a master’s
degree/doctorate or long term fellowship program for scholar on issues
relevant to North Korea and Korean unification. This year, the
Institute for Far Eastern Studies of Kyungnam University and the
University of North Korean Studies are designated as the institution
to operate this program.
The “MOU-UNKS North Korean Studies Scholarship” will provide
scholarships to applicants of the master’s degree or doctorate in
North Korean and unification studies at the University of North Korean
Studies for up to three years.
The “MOU-IFES North Korean Studies Fellowship” provides numerous
programs for scholars including opportunities to work with prestigious
experts on North Korean issues, attend special lectures by current and
former government ministers and policy makers, and participate in
academic exchange, field trips and other activities and events for six
months to one year at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies of
Around ten scholars/students will be selected from the program and
the application will be open between 1st April to 20th May this year.
Applications will be reviewed by the committee composed of the
Ministry of Unification, Institute for Far Eastern Studies/University
of North Korean Studies of Kyungnam University and experts in the field.
* Announcement: check IFES website (ifes.kyungnam.ac.kr)
Through this program, the Ministry of Unification aims to discover
and train scholars who can look through peace and unification issue of
the Korean Peninsula issue from the Korean Peninsula’s point of view.
This will create favorable condition for the peace and unification of
Annex: Announcement for the “Academic Exchange Program for North
Korean and Unification Studies”