Graduate SchoolRegulations Updated December, 2020 < Master’s Degree >
1) Literary & Cultural Studies Track
2) Linguistics Track
3) Rhetoric & Composition Track
①If a student fails in two or more subject areas, the student must retake the exams in the next semester. (subject area change not allowed)
②Only 2 retakes are allowed for each subject area.
①Literary & Cultural Studies majors will be tested on the 4 subject areas of Poetry, Novel, Drama, and Literary Criticism.
②(2) Linguistics majors will be tested on 3 subject areas of their own choice from the following seven areas: Phonetics/Phonology, Syntax/Semantics/Corpus Linguistics, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, English Education, Psycholinguistics, and History of English.
- Receiving A+ in two or more subjects (including at least one advanced subject) exempts the student from the exam of the corresponding subjects to the maximum of two subject areas. Ex) Phonetics/Phonology area → Phonetics A+ & Phonology A+
③(3) Rhetoric & Composition majors will be tested on the 3 subject areas of Rhetorical Theory, Composition Studies, and Cultural Studies.
- Receiving A0 in one or more subjects in Composition Studies exempts the student from the exam of the corresponding subject area.
< PhD Degree >
①If a student fails in one subject area, the student can take the exam again in a month. If the student fails to pass the second exam, the student must retake the exam in the next semester.
②If a student fails in two or more subject areas, the student must retake the exams in the next semester.
③Only 2 retakes are allowed for each subject area.
- Subject area changes are not allowed.
Brain Korea21 Project Regulations
Updated December, 2020
Brain Korea 21 Project is a government-funded human resources program with a view to enhancing and facilitating graduate students’ education and research.
(Visit our homepage at http://web.yonsei.ac.kr/yenglishbk21/.) As a graduate student, there are two ways to be involved in the BK21 Project:
ⓐunemployed, full-time MA student within 1-4th semesters or Ph.D student within 1-8th semesters and should be able to spend 40 hrs or more per week on study
ⓑnon-recipient of any other scholarship from the Graduate School
ⓒobtainment of a minimum GPA of 3.3/4.3 in the previous semester, without any record of an F grade or more than one C+ (or lower) grade in the graduate program
ⓓTeaching is limited to 6 credit hours a week.
ⓐscholarship of about KRW 4,500,000 for MA, about KRW 7,800,000 for Ph.D, about KRW 6,000,000 for PhD candidate per semester
- Specific scholarship amount will be decided by the graduate school administrative committee each semester.
- For MA students, students will receive different amount of scholarship depending on their publishing records.
ⓑpaper and conference workshops
ⓒfull funding for attending domestic and overseas conferences and educational programs (conditional)
* Be sure to obtain the BK office’s approval BEFORE applying to an overseas conference.
ⓓreimbursement of publication fees and bestowal of cash awards for scholarly productivity
ⓐat least one conference presentation per year
- If a student is scheduled to present a paper in a future conference, they can submit an acceptance letter from the conference organizer.
- Before applying for the 4th-semester BK scholarship, MA students should have at least two conference presentation records. PhD students should have 4 presentation records before they apply for the 8th semester BK scholarship.
ⓑjournal publication requirement (Ph.D students only)
- If you are in the 1st to 4th semester of the program: publication of one essay (100%) (e.g. one single-authored paper or two co-authored papers) is required per year, i.e,. during the period of 1st and 2nd semester, and that of 3rd and 4th semester.
- 5-8th semester: publication of one essay (100%) (e.g. one single-authored paper or two co-authored papers) per semester. If an 8th-semester PhD student fails to publish a paper within the semester, they will receive a partial scholarship, whose amount is equivalent to that of regular GTA scholarship.
* The semester count starts when you enter the program (regardless of when you first apply for BK scholarship). For example, if you apply for the BK scholarship in your 2nd semester, you should publish one essay before the semester ends. The failure to meet the above publication requirement will result in the disqualification from the BK fellowship selection process for next semester.
* MA students: 3-4th semester students should submit at least one publishable essay (and other requirements) when they apply for the BK scholarship.
ⓒassistant work of 5-6 hours per week
ⓓattendance of workshops and seminars hosted by the department
ⓔwriting the thesis or dissertation in English and presenting a summary version at the department graduate conference held at the end of the semester
ⓕsubmission of a paper (part of MA thesis) to an academic journal within three months of graduation (MA students only)
ⓖIn case of receiving funding from the BK Office to attend an overseas conference, the paper (or another) must be submitted to an academic journal within six months of the presentation date.
ⓗIn case of co-authoring a paper, all co-authors must fill out, sign, and submit a hard copy of the Statement of Co-Authoring to the BK Office, preferably before journal submission.
ⓘMedia Literacy and Data Literacy Requirements
- All BK scholarship recipients and BK participatory students must take at least one session from the Y-DEC media literacy program within 1st~3rd semester. Also, students must submit the proof to the BK office.
- All BK scholarship recipients and BK participatory students must make one YouTube video every year. The video should be related to the students’ majors, and must be at least 5 minute long. If there is no special reason, the video should be up on the YouTube for at least 2 years. Students must submit the link of their YouTube video to the BK office. Also, all of the submitted videos will automatically enter the best YouTube contest for rewards.
- When BK scholarship recipients and BK participatory students (who met above requirements about Media/Data Literacy) want to take intensive courses about Statistics or Data Science from inside or outside the school, incentive or the full tuition fee (in an acceptable range) for the course will be offered.
* If students complete certificate programs from the department (Digital Humanities, Cultural Studies or Literary Criticism Certificate Programs), incentives will also be offered.
-a, c, d Eligibility Scholarship requirements of BK Scholarship Recipient (see above)
-b, c, d, i of BK Scholarship Recipient Benefits (see above)
-g, h, i of BK Scholarship Recipient Responsibilities (see above)