Australia-Korea Foundation

Australia-Korea Foundation Scholarship Program

2014–15 Grants and Scholarships Rounds closed

Program Objectives

Scholarship amount

The value of individual scholarships generally range between $3,000 to $10,000. General PhD candidates can apply for up to $15,000.

Target groups

See program examples for each target group below.

The program will provide individual scholarships targeted at the following three groups:

  1. Australian PhD, Masters or Honours students who are undertaking research in a field of study important to the Australia-Korea relationship.
  2. Australian later year undergraduates who are studying Korean, to further their language skills and cultural understanding through experiencing Korea first hand.
  3. Australian graduates pursuing a career in an Australia-Korea related profession and developing business experience and networks in Korea for their future careers.

Eligibility and application details

Eligibility

The Australia–Korea Foundation Scholarship is open to all Australian citizens and permanent residents who:

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will be assessed on the following selection criteria

Costs

The Australia–Korea Foundation Scholarship is provided to assist the recipient in covering costs associated with travelling to/from and living in Korea, including:

Statutory declaration

Successful applicants will be required to sign a statutory declaration which includes statements that:

Applications

Applications must be submitted online through the SmartyGrants system.  Links to the AKF Scholarship application form will be activated when the funding round is opened.

Written references, academic transcripts and other supporting documentation can be uploaded to the application form. If you have any questions, please contact: australia.korea@dfat.gov.au

Program examples for the three target groups

1.  Australian PhD, Masters or Honours students who are undertaking research in a field of study important to the Australia–Korea relationship

Travel grants offered to graduate/postgraduate researchers to undertake field work or a program of study in Korea, with preference given to those that have an identified host university or partner organisation in Korea.

Researchers will gain an understanding of Korean culture and aspects of contemporary life in Korea while completing their research, which may be in any discipline.

Individual scholarships for researchers may be provided up to a maximum of $10,000, while general PhD candidates may apply for up to $15,000.

2.  Australian later year undergraduates who are studying Korean, to further their language skills and cultural understanding through experiencing Korea first hand

Travel grants offered to current students who have demonstrated a high level of Korean linguistic ability, to provide an opportunity to attend a Korean university for one semester or a full academic year, preferably through their home institution’s exchange or study abroad programs.

Individual scholarships for undergraduates may be provided up to a maximum of $5,000.

3.  Australian graduates pursuing a career in an Australia–Korea related profession and developing business experience and networks in Korea for their future careers

Australian recent graduates who have completed a tertiary degree in a Korea-related discipline and employed in a related area, who are keen to gain some work experience in Korea and develop Korean language skills and cultural understanding for the workplace, may consider undertaking a program that includes study/work activities such as:

Individual scholarships for graduates may be provided up to a maximum of $10,000.