Korean Studies

Chulalongkorn University

24 months
28656 USD/year
17786 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Joint international program between Chulalongkorn University and Seoul National University


  • Dynamic and challenging international academic opportunity 
  • International-based learning environment 
  • All classes taught in English with additional Korean language classes (free of charge) 
  • One semester at Seoul National University (trip expenses included in regular tuition).
  • M.A. degree from Chula and a certificate of language proficiency from SNU


1) to produce graduates with knowledge of Korean economy, society, politics, international relations, culture, business and industry as well as proficiency in the Korean language; 

2) to produce new body of knowledge on Korean studies emphasizing relations with Thailand, the other countries in Southeast Asia, and the ASEAN 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Korean Studies
  • Korean Society
  • History of Korean Life Style
  • Ethnic Conflict and Nationalism
  • Understanding International
  • Relations in East Asia
  • Comparative Studies in
  • Korean and Japanese Politics
  • History of Korean-American
  • Relationship
  • Korean Economy
  • Changing World Order and Korea  
  • Multilateral Trade Negotiation:
  • History and Major Rounds
  • Foreign Direct Investment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
65 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor graduate in any fields 
  • Passed at least one of English proficiency tests as required: TOEFL > 520, CU-TEP > 65, or IELTS> 5.5 
  • Approved by a unanimous consideration of the program subcommittee to study for professional purposes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28656 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14328 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17786 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8893 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Cost per trimester - 3 Trimesters per year


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