Ph.D. On Campus

Korean Studies

Yonsei University

24 months
12764 USD/year
12764 USD/year
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Korean Studies from Yonsei University is designed to address the diverse professional and academic objectives of today's students.


Korean Studies from Yonsei University offers an interdisciplinary curriculum combining history, sociology, and political science. 

Students at Korean Studies from Yonsei University will gain knowledge in:

  • Korean History, Society & Culture
  • Korean Politics and Economy

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Design & Methods 
  • Statistics and Data Analysis 
  • International Economics 
  • International Relations 
  • Korean Society & Culture
  • Modern Korean History
  • Cultural History of Korean Modernity
  • Seminar in Modern Korean History
  • Gender & Society
  • History of the Korean Culture and Media Industry
  • Korean Wave and Media
  • East Asian Cinema
  • North Korean History
  • Social Movements and Civil Society
  • The History of Popular Culture in Korea
  • Traditional Korean History
  • Gender and Sexuality in Korean Film and Literature
  • Understanding Popular Music and Korean Society
  • Korean Economy and Business
  • Korean Politics and Democratization
  • North Korean Politics and Society
  • Economic Institution and Policy in Korea
  • Political Economy of Korean Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the program is competitive and limited to candidates with an M.A. degree in humanities and social sciences.
  • The average TOEFL score for GSIS students is 90-100, and the average IELTS score is 6.0-6.5.
  • Completed online application form, 
  • Official transcripts of graduate work 
  • Statement of Purpose, 
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12764 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6382 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    12764 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6382 USD per semester during 24 months.


Living costs for Seoul

1853935 - 1761654 KRW /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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