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PhD Scholarship in Korean Studies in Ireland 2023


The application for the PhD Scholarship in Korean Studies for the academic year 2023/2024 is now open by University College Cork for all International and Domestic Students in Ireland.  

The University College Cork hereby invites all outstanding students to apply for the 2023/2024 Scholarship. The University College Cork has set-up a tertiary Scholarship to bolster capacity, expertise and work opportunities related to different sectors. It is intended for tertiary students at the PHD. The university will provide financial support for high achieving candidates. The scholarship winner announced by the University College Cork can expect to be awarded the amount of the first two years of PhD fees, i.e., €5,770 per annum (subject to change). University College Cork has allocated Scholarship specifically for the following fields below. 

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The University College Cork and its community believe in the potential of youth. We believe that access to education should not be dependent on wealth. Education creates opportunities for youth to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to participate in the economy, achieve upward mobility, and change the world for the better for all in it.

For the PhD Scholarship in Korean Studies, we are looking for students who will be meeting the admission requirements and other eligibility requirements of the hosting universities stated below.


Eligible courses are: 

  • PhD level program taught at the Irish Institute of Korean Studies at the University College Cork.
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Candidate Requirements 

Eligible criteria are:

  • EU and international students can apply.
  • The applicants must be accepted to the PhD (or PhD Track) program.
  • The applicants must have a high level of written and spoken Korean (and/or Classical Chinese for research purposes) and be able to demonstrate such abilities.
  • The applicants must have at least Second Class Honours (Grade 1) or equivalent in their first or subsequent degree and must also have a Masters in Korean Studies.
  • The students must submit scores of the following English language proficiency tests: Duolingo – 120, TOEFL IBT – 90, IELTS – 6.5, and PTE – 63.
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Applications must be submitted online at: 

Kindly attach the following documents: 

Please note you will need to ensure all the below documents are accessible on the device (cellphone, laptop, tablet, etc.) you will be using to apply.  The documents include:

  • The requirement includes:
    • Cover letter 
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Project proposal 
    • A writing sample in English (no longer than 6,000 words) 
    • transcript(s)
    • Two references


  • Completed applications need to be submitted on or before 1 February, 2023. Late applications will not be considered. 

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