Ajou University - Graduate School of International Studies

Introduction

The Graduate School of International Studies at Ajou University was established in 1996 as a pioneer of professional studies programs in Korea. The founding motivation of Ajou GSIS was to meet the growing global demand for international academic institute.

At present, the Ajou GSIS has over 470 alumnus in more than 64 countries worldwide, who are working at government agencies and global enterprises and playing an important roles in their respective positions.

Ajou GSIS encourages you to explore the very best out of your time and talents as the very potential leader of the coming world. Educating the future leaders for an increasingly complex global society in both a professional and academic institution? to promote mutual understanding, peace, and prosperity, both regionally and globally. You will join diverse student community from different parts of Korea as well as from more than 30 different countries. You will have an interdisciplinary focus that will help you develop your communication, technology, decision making, and teamwork skills as you prepare for a career in international fields.

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Qualifications for Application

In order to be admitted as a graduate student, applicants are expected to have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or be in the final semester to obtain a Bachelor's degree at an internationally recognized university or college. Otherwise, applicants should have an equivalent qualification to a bachelor's degree which is approved by the Ministry of Education of their respective

Application Procedure

  1. Submission of required documents/Documents Review
  2. Interview
  3. Notification of Pre-Admission(via Email)
  4. Admission Fee and Tuition Fee Payment
  5. Final Admission (Visa Documents Issuance)
  6. Applying for Visa(D-2) to the Korean Embassy
  7. Pre-departure preparation
  8. Arrival & Participating in the Orientation
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  • English

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Programmes

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Master

Master in International Development and Cooperation

Campus Full time March 2018 South Korea Suwon

Since this program combines international cooperation with development, it gives students an overview and deeper understanding of essential ideas and practices of International Development and Cooperation (IDC). [+]

Since this program combines international cooperation with development, it gives students an overview and deeper understanding of essential ideas and practices of International Development and Cooperation (IDC). Therefore, the program provides students topical and thoughtful learning on the academic product of IDC. The program also provides students with political, economic, social and environmental perspectives of IDC through a multidisciplinary approach. Trying to incorporate objective viewpoints about governmental aid policies from developing countries in the South to developed countries in the North, it aims to explore a well-rounded view of developmental strategies as well as actors' behavior and precise issues of international cooperation. The program is divided into three parts: (1) knowledge and information regarding the key motive power of IDC and Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) perspectives, (2) various IDC discourse such as development theories and their practical application cases, and (3) and exploration of contemporary politico-economic issues in the field of IDC. Finally the program is designed for students seeking to work in national/international public agencies, NGOs, non-profit organizations, and governments dealing with IDC issues. Required courses Option A Qualitative Research Methods This course is designed for students who are beginning their dissertation projects. The aim of the course is to give students the tools to conceptualize their theses in terms of research questions and design, methodology, data collection, and qualitative analysis. In doing so, this course focuses more narrowly on the issues, problems, and strategies related to "small-N" qualitative research, for the most part settingaside the techniques of large-N... [-]

Master in International Trade

Campus Full time March 2018 South Korea Suwon

The need for an in-depth study of international trade stems from a humble premise that any analysis of economic, political and social implicaitons of exchange between traders in two or more national markets differs from that between traders within a national market. [+]

The need for an in-depth study of international trade stems from a humble premise that any analysis of economic, political and social implicaitons of exchange between traders in two or more national markets differs from that between traders within a national market. International trade as a means for achieving better international cooperation and economic development is undisputable. Trade relations among countries have evolved through collective debate, negotiations, agreements and on many, varied and complex issues. To strengthen the world economy for a sustainable development of trade, investment, employment and income growth, the need to develop and nurture human resources for such an economic task is indispensable. It is in this respect that AJOU GSIS has taken the cue to train experts and professionals for governments, public institutions, private companies and firms, or individuals, with a view to enhancing their skills and understanding in the field of international trade, to handle the intricacies, issues, and challenges of the world trading system for a better future. Required courses Quantitative Analysis for Business and Economy (Pre-requisite) The main objective of this course is to equip students with the ability to correctly interpret statistical results. Special focus is placed on how to differentiate sound analysis from those that are not. This is critical in today's world where quantitative analyses is heavily used (or misused) in public policy and management debates. The course is composed of two parts. In the first part, students will learn basic statistics. Specifically, students will be exposed to the concepts... [-]

Master in NGO Studies

Campus Full time March 2018 South Korea Suwon

The dramatic and rising importance of global civil society is undoubtedly underway throughout the world. Non-Governmental Organizaitons (NGOs) in the non-profit sector as a part of this exciting new development are working with, collaborating with and/or competing with governments [+]

The dramatic and rising importance of global civil society is undoubtedly underway throughout the world. Non-Governmental Organizaitons (NGOs) in the non-profit sector as a part of this exciting new development are working with, collaborating with and/or competing with governments as well as markets as interdependence and globalization begin to change our understanding of society and politics. In these transformative times NGOs are often regarded as being the driving force behind global changes in politics, economics, and social/cultural as well as ethical global issues. It is vital therefore to understand the connections, dynamics and relationships between state and non-state actors working in the contemporary global political era. NGOs, in their strategies and policy objectives, crucially, may even go beyond the domestic boundaries of sovereign states into the realm of global governance. NGOs therefore represent a practical strategic part of rethinking the site and nature of politics, power and authority in the 21st century. Reflecting upon the growing importance of NGOs and civil society, the NGO Studies major at AJOU GSIS seeks to develop an understanding of domestic as well as international networking processes by combining theory and practice in this field of study. For this purpose, the NGO Studies major provides prospective students with broad categories of subjects ranging from managerial skills for NGOs to NGO strategic cooperation wth international organizations. Along with two required courses (NGO Introduction and Research Methods), the NGO major offers four broad categories of classes related to current NGO activities. They are; first, NGO and Civil... [-]

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206 World Cup-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do,
South Korea

Suwon, 16499 KR
Location address
206 World Cup-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do,
South Korea

Suwon, 16499 KR