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Description

A. Regular Master's Programs

The Master's Program has 11 departments covering every area of the world. Students major in one of the three social fields of politics, economics, or society and culture. The curriculum focuses on theoretical and analytical skills, language mastery, and practical knowledge necessary to excel in the professional world. Candidates write a faculty-supervised Masters thesis in either English or their regional specialty language.

1) Eligibility: Applicants having obtained (or expected to obtain) a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Korea or an overseas country
2) Admission: Spring/Fall
3) Programs
* Korean Studies (Economics / Politics / Society & Culture)
* Chinese Studies (Economics / Politics / Society & Culture)
* Japanese Studies (Economics / Politics / Society & Culture)
* Indian & ASEAN Studies (Economics / Politics / Society & Culture)
* Middle East & African Studies (Economics / Politics / Society & Culture)
* Russian & CIS Studies (Economics / Politics / Society & Culture)
* European Union Studies (Economics / Politics / Society & Culture)
* North American Studies (Economics / Politics / Society & Culture)
* International Development Studies (International Development)

B. Special Master's Programs

* HUFS-UPEACE Dual Master's Program
Department: U-PEACE
Major : Int'l Law & Human Rights/ Media, Peace & Conflict Studies/ Sustainable Development

1) Admission: Spring Only
2) Eligibility:
- Applicants having obtained (or expected to obtain) a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Korea or an overseas country
- English Proficiency
3) Description: HUFS-UPEACE dual degree program is the first established in Asia. Students study one year each in Korea and Costa Rica. Upon program completion students earn a dual Master's degree from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and the United Nations Mandated University for Peace (UPEACE). By operating dual academic degree programs with UPEACE, the Graduate School of International and Area Studies at HUFS aims to contribute to cultivating experts in the fields of human rights and international media and sustainable development who will actively engage in conflict prevention and resolution around the world.

* HUFS-KOICA Master's Program in Comparative Development
Department: International Development Studies
Major : Comparative Development

1) Admission: Fall Only
2) Eligibility:
- Applicants having obtained (or expected to obtain) a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Korea or an overseas country
- Public Officials in developing countries
- English Proficiency
3) Description: HUFS GSIAS-KOICA Masters Program in Comparative Development is specially designed to offer curricula for public officials in developing countries who seek high-quality education in international development. With the support of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), a government organization founded to support the sustainable socio-economic development of developing countries, this program provides comprehensive and practical education on development policy to promising officials from developing countries, and focuses on training them to work as experts in the field of development policy in their respective countries.

C. Regular Ph.D. Programs

Doctoral degrees are awarded in one of three disciplinary specializations which are International Politics, International Trade & Commerce and Comparative Socio-Cultural Studies. The degree can be pursued in the course of study in an area concentration. The program is designed to produce graduates who are both outstanding researchers and experts prepared to apply their knowledge and skills to practical problem-solving. Candidates write a faculty-supervised Ph.D. dissertation in English, Korean or their regional specialty language.

1) Admission: Spring/Fall
2) Eligibility: Applicants having obtained (or expected to obtain) a Master's degree in related fields or its equivalent in Korea or an overseas country
3) Programs:
* Int'l Relations (Int'l Politics / Int'l Trade & Commerce / Comparative Socio-cultural Studies)
* Korean Studies
* Int'l Area Studies
- Chinese Studies (Economics / Politics / Society & Culture)
- Japanese Studies (Economics / Politics / Society & Culture)
- Indian & ASEAN Studies (Economics / Politics / Society & Culture)
- Middle East & African Studies (Economics / Politics / Society & Culture)
- Russian & CIS Studies (Economics / Politics / Society & Culture)
- European Union Studies (Economics / Politics / Society & Culture)
- North American Studies (Economics / Politics / Society & Culture)

Highlights

3+1 Study Abroad Program
GSIAS aims to foster international professionals and global talent by providing students with broad opportunities to study at international universities. Through a system of transferred credits from international universities, GSIAS grants a Study Abroad Scholarship to students for one semester out of the four semesters spent at the graduate school.

Internship Program
GSIAS accepts the completion of up to 9 credits if a student does an internship at an international organization or overseas institution accredited by the Dean of the graduate school.
Major internship projects, including those at Embassies and Legations abroad and executed under the auspices of the GSIAS and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are carried out by study abroad students at various overseas institutions.

Minimum Education

Masters

Subject Areas

  • African Studies
  • American Studies
  • Area/ethnic Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Development Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • European Studies (includes Politics)
  • Human Rights Advocacy
  • International Policy And Diplomacy
  • International Relations
  • Languages / Linguistics
  • Latin American Studies
  • Peace Studies
  • Russian And East European Studies

Cost in US$:

4,374-6,894 per semester / admission fee: 980

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory

Participants Travel

Independently

Typically Participants Work

Independently

Scholarships are Available

* Korean Studies Scholarship - Excellent International Students in Korean Studies Program - Full tuition waiver for the first year and half tuition waiver for the second year * POSCO Scholarship - Excellent incoming Asian Students: Priorities given to Korean Studies Program - Full tuition for two years and monthly stipend * Korean Government Scholarship Program - One year Korean Language Course + Master/Doctoral Degree Program - Priorities given to applicants with Korean Proficiency * Scholarship based on Academic Achievements - New students and current students with excellent academic achievements - KRW 1.2 - 1.6 million for the first semester - KRW 1.2 - 3.0 million for the second ~ the forth semester * Assistantship - Students selected as assistants in Faculty Offices or Research Centers - Korean Proficiency is required - KRW 3-4 million per semester * GSIAS Student Council Member Scholarship - Staff Members of GSIAS Student Council - Korean Proficiency is required - KRW 2-3 million per semester Contact us for more information.

Application Process Involves

  • In-Person Interview Required
  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Transcript

Typically The Application Process Time is

one week