Visiting Scholar Program

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IMPORTANT: Please do NOT send checks or documents via mail. Please send documents via e-mail to and visit the Apply Now page for fee payment options.

About the Program

Welcome to the UC Berkeley Center for Korean Studies' (CKS) Visiting Scholar Program. CKS invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct research relevant to the Center's associated faculty and who can participate in and contribute to the broader Korean Studies community at UC Berkeley. Scholars generally remain at the Center for six months to a year, with the possibility of extension on a case by case basis. Scholars are expected to remain in residence during their entire affiliation period and participate regularly in CKS colloquia, conferences, and other events in addition to completing the research project they originally proposed. Potential applicants and current scholars can find detailed information regarding the application process, affiliation requirements, and services and research support provided by CKS through the menu below.

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Before You Arrive

Information on Visas, Housing, Health Insurance, and Bringing Family

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During Your Visit

Scholar Responsibilities, List of Provided Services, Request an Extension or Early Departure

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Resources & Grants

Information on VSPA, BIO, and Research Grants

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Visiting Scholar Activities

Description of Activities such as Picnics, Cherry Blossoms, Pumpkin Patch

Application Deadlines

It is possible for our program to reach capacity before the listed deadline. Please apply early to ensure considertion. In the event that capacity for a given semester is reached, we will note this on our website and stop accepting new applications.

Semester Deadline Status
Fall 2023 May 15, 2023

Accepting applications.

Spring 2024 October 15, 2023

Accepting applications.

*Important Note*: The application process may take as long as four months to complete.