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About the Program

The Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) invites prominent researchers and academics to join its Visiting Scholars Program. In 2009, the program was launched with a view to advancing cross-border exchanges of knowledge, information, insight and expertise among scholars with different backgrounds. The duration of the program is one month and visiting scholars will reside and work in Sejong. Visiting scholars are expected to actively engage in networking and research activities during their time at KIEP. KIEP will provide various supports to help visiting scholars achieve their goals and make the best out of their participation in the program.

Please refer to the program brochure for further details.

Eligible Fields

Fields of research in international economic policies to be considered are:

  • Trade and Commerce
  • International Financial Cooperation
  • International Investment
  • Regional Studies, etc.

Please click on the link below for a list of past visiting scholars and research topics.


  • Foreign scholars with a foreign nationality. Korean citizens and Korean nationals with permanent residence status in foreign countries are not eligible to apply.
  • Either a Doctoral degree or a Master’s degree with at least 7 years of relevant professional experiences after obtaining the degree.
  • Working knowledge of English.



  • Conduct independent research and produce a report on the research findings in the form of a KIEP World Economy Brief publication.
    • The KIEP World Economy Brief (WEB) is a five-page analysis of current issues prepared in English and related to various topics, including economic cooperation, trade, and investment, which aims to draw policy implications for South Korea.
    • For more information, refer to the following link:
  • Give a presentation on the research during a KIEP Visiting Scholar’s Seminar.


  • Give lectures at graduate schools in Korea on topics of the scholar’s choosing.
  • Participate in a meeting with Korean undergraduate/graduate students who are interested in the region or research area of the scholar.
  • Write an article on recent issues of the politics, economy, and society of a scholar’s country.
    • EMERiCs: An information portal for Emerging Countries which provides information about 73 major emerging countries in 6 regions: India / South Asia / Southeast Asia / Russia-Eurasia / the Middle East Asia / Africa / Latin America / Central and Eastern Europe in Korean. Please find the link to the EMERiCs website:
    • CSF: Chinese Specialist Forum, an information portal for China, provides information about the Chinese economy, politics, culture and business in Korean including research results and experts’ opinion in related fields globally. Please find the link to the CSF website:
    • EAER: East Asian Economic Review (EAER), a quarterly economic journal, aims to facilitate greater understanding of all issues pertinent to diverse economies of East Asia. Please find the link to the EAER website:
  • Engage in seminars, workshops, conferences, and other appropriate events organized internally at KIEP or relevant events outside of KIEP.


The program offers visiting scholars the following benefits.

  • Round-trip economy-class airfare and visa application fees (to be reimbursed after arriving in Korea)
  • Accommodation in Sejong
  • Stipend for the cost-of-living and research activities at KIEP
    • The stipend will be approximately KRW 2,800,000 for a month of program duration.
    • The amount will vary depending on the exact duration of each scholar’s visit and be determined in accordance with rules of the institute.
    • The stipend will be provided in two installments, at the beginning and end of the program.
  • Insurance
  • A KIEP Mentor will be available for consultation in regard to publishing the WEB manuscript and networking in KIEP.

Required Documents

  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae (No official form)
  • Reference Letter (No official form)
  • One Publication (represents the best research and academic performance of the applicant)

Please forward the required documents to:
The Center for Area Studies (

Application Procedure

KIEP accepts applications year-round and selections will be made on a half-yearly basis.

First Half of Year Second Half of Year
Submission Date By May 31 By November 30
Committee Review Within June Within December
Notification of Results June or July December or January

*Selection results will be notified by e-mail.


For information or inquiries, please contact:
Center for Area Studies (