KRC Scholarships

Undergraduate Student Scholarship Opportunity for Undergraduate students based at any WA University!

AKS-KRC Undergraduate Scholarships have just been announced! We have 3 different scholarships available in 2022.

AKS-KRC Korean Studies Writing Competition Scholarship (5x$1,000 scholarship) on the topic of "Why Does Korean Studies Matter?"

How to apply: You are invited to submit a short piece (no longer than 2 sides of an A4) on the topic of “Why Does Korean Studies Matter”. Your task is to explain why you think Korean Studies, as an area of study and research, is important to your future plans and where you think your studies might take you. Drawing on your experiences, the idea is to convince your family, friends, and potential future students why Korean Studies as an area of study and research is important. Alternatively, you might write about why Korean Studies matters as an area of study in more general and in a way that may convince policymakers of the necessity of “Korea literacy” in Australia. Email your submission to by 25th April 2022.

Recent graduates (Korean Studies or Asian Studies Honours focusing on a Korea-related topic) are welcome to apply.

AKS-KRC Korean Studies Research Internship Scholarship (1x$3,000)

This internship is awarded to a Korean Studies student of good academic standing to support a research internship at the Centre. Preference will be given to students who have already secured a research internship with the Centre through the formal UWA WILG program.

How to apply: Submit a one-page application explaining how you think your internship will help you with your future career plans.

Research Scholarship for Korean Studies Honours Students (1x$3,000)

This scholarship is awarded to a current Asian Studies Honours student of good academic standing to support Honours dissertation research on a topic focusing on Korea.

How to apply: Submit a no more than two pages application explaining how you think your research skills gained as part of your KRC-affiliated Honours program, focusing on a Korean Studies topic, will fit into your future career plans. Include your dissertation plan or summary of your research.

The deadline for all applications is 25th April 2022. Submit your applications to by the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.

These scholarships are supported by the Core University Program for Korean Studies through the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and Korean Studies Promotion Service of the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS-2020-OLU-20200039).