Graduate Student Program

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Since the 1960s, the Fulbright Foreign Student Program has supported Korean students in the pursuit of knowledge at U.S. institutions of higher education. Current grants are offered for both degree study and non-degree study. Grants for degree study, which are two years in length, are for individuals seeking enrollment in a Master’s or PhD program with the intention of obtaining an advanced degree from an American institution. Grants for non-degree study, which are 10 months in length, are for individuals seeking to pursue advanced study in the U.S. as a supplement to study being undertaken through a PhD program at a Korean institution.

While upholding a standard of general excellence within their fields, Fulbright foreign student grantees’ research and academic pursuits are diverse, representing the depth and breadth of the arts and humanities, social sciences, and STEM disciplines. Fulbright foreign student grantees returning to Korea are often found in positions of leadership within the country, contributing to every facet of its society and strengthening the understanding and relationship between the peoples of the United States and the Republic of Korea.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program additionally supports members of the North Korean Defector (NKD) community within Korea who wish to pursue advanced study in the United States. The first cohort of Fulbright NKD students began their degrees in the U.S. in the fall of 2018.

Please reference the Korean version of the KAEC website for more information.