The Anglo-Korean Society post-graduate bursary

Not to be confused with the SOAS / AKS post-graduate bursary. That particular AKS is the Academy of Korean Studies. This post is about the Anglo-Korean Society’s bursary, administered by BAKS. Having sorted out that little confusion, read on…

The Anglo-Korean Society through the Bursary Committee of the British Association for Korean Studies is offering a single £500 bursary on a competitive basis to post-graduate students.

The Anglo-Korean Society was founded in 1956 to foster friendship between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea. By providing opportunities for contacts between British nationals and Koreans residing in or visiting Britain, the Society seeks to bring together everyone in the UK who has an interest in Korean matters, and to act as a forum for social and cultural exchange in an environment of friendship and understanding.

Details of the Anglo-Korean Society Post-Graduate Bursary Programme are as follows:

  1. The bursary is open to students of British nationality who are registered to do a post graduate degree at a British university.
  2. The term “post graduate” includes taught and research degrees
  3. The programme of study or research must be largely if not wholly focussed on Korea, past or present.
  4. Preference will be given to programmes of study and research in the area of the humanities or social sciences broadly defined, although other areas could be given consideration in exceptional circumstances.
  5. Preference will be given to students whose programme of study o research includes the study of and/or the use of the Korean language.
  6. There is no restriction on how the bursary will be used by the student.
  7. At the end of the academic session in which the bursary is received, the recipient will write a brief letter describing how the bursary furthered the recipient’s studies. This should be addressed to the Anglo-Korean Society and sent to the chairman of the Bursary Committee of the British Association for Korean Studies.

Interested Students should apply by doing the following:

  1. Complete an application form
  2. Obtain two (2) letters of recommendation from tutors or lecturers.

The application and recommendation forms may be obtained from the chairman of the Bursary Committee at the address shown below. Each letter of recommendation should be placed by the recommender in a separate sealed envelope with the signature of the recommender written across the fold. Completed applications should be posted to

Prof James H Grayson
BAKS Bursary Committee (re: Anglo-Korean Society Post-Graduate Bursary)
School of East Asian Studies
The University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2UJ

and received by the committee no later than Friday 30 May 2008. All applications will be informed of the Committee’s decision within four weeks.

Last year the bursary was awarded to LKL contributor Beccy Kennedy, who gave a report of her trip to Korea to the AGM of the Anglo-Korean Society in February.

4 thoughts on “The Anglo-Korean Society post-graduate bursary

  1. L.I. Mbonambi
    PO. Box 2040
    The Chairman: Bursary Committee
    Technikon Pretoria
    Private Bag X680
    PRETORIA 0001

    Dear Sir/Madam


    I m the student of Durban University of Technology, I m doing National Diploma of Building and next year I will be doing my 3rd year. I would like to find out about the bursaries you offered. I will be so appreciate if could you send me an application form and notify me of the closing date.

    Yours faithfully
    Lethukthula Mbonambi.

  2. As noted in the article, application forms may be obtained from the Busary Committee at the Sheffield address. This website is not affiliated with the Bursary Committee. Note also the qualification criteria noted in the article.

  3. I’m a postgraduate student at University of Limpopo,majoring in Computer Science.I would like to know which method are you using to award one a sponsorship

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