The Inter-University Center for Korean Language Studies at Sungkyunkwan University is now accepting applications for advanced academic Korean language training in the 2016 summer session and the 2016 – 2017 academic year. The Inter-University Center is an advanced Korean language training institution for academic researchers, graduate students, and prospective researchers in Korean studies as well as related professionals. It is jointly operated by Sungkyunkwan University and the executive committee of the Inter-University Consortium, currently co-chaired by faculty from UCLA and the University of British Columbia.
The IUC academic-year program focuses on building basic academic vocabulary, developing presentation skills, and enhancing writing abilities. A separate intensive six-week program is offered during the summer. The summer session is designed for students needing to upgrade their skills before starting the fall semester; students seeking to build on what they have learned during the preceding spring semester; and students seeking to refresh their academic Korean.
Tuition is $5,000 per semester for students from IUC member universities and $7,500 per semester for students from non-member universities. For the summer program, $2,500 for students from IUC member universities and $4,000 for students from non-member universities. Scholarships will be offered to selected applicants on a competitive basis.
The University of Central Lancashire in Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom, has announced the establishment of a new, full-time, one-year M.A. program in North Korean Studies beginning in September 2015.
The program is described as an intensive course with a social science disciplinary foundation but giving students the option of following a social science, language, or mixed social science/Korean language pathway to a degree.
Yonsei University’s Winter Abroad at Yonsei program offers two short-term winter sessions for international students at its Sinchon campus from December 26, 2013 to February 12, 2014.
The program is open to all students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university as well as high school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited university.
Two separate three-week sessions are offered: December 26, 2013, to January 16, 2014, and January 21 to February 12, 2014. The program provides intensive morning coursework and afternoon classes in the Korean language or taekwondo.
The Graduate School of Korean Studies in the Academy of Korean Studies is now accepting applications for master’s and doctoral degree programs for 2014 spring semester. Tuition fees are fully waived for international students.
Beginning in the fall 2013 semester, the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Rutgers, the state University of New Jersey, will offer a master’s degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures. The faculty includes scholars in the humanities disciplines of literature, history, religion, linguistics, and language. The program is designed for students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in the United States as well as for those who wish to develop a general interest in East Asian humanities and cultures.
Those interested in the program should visit the department’s Web site for additional detail and application instructions: http://asianlanguages.rutgers.edu/graduate/master-of-arts. The deadline for fall admission is August 1; the deadline for spring admission is December 1.