Why GSIS


Founded in 1997 as the Institute of International and Area Studies,

the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS)

has evolved to become the premier graduate school of international studies in Korea.



Cultivating Connected Intellectuals

Since its foundation, GSIS alumni have gone on to become professionals in academia, as well as in public and private sectors. True to the motto, “think globally, act regionally,” GSIS programs aim to cultivate its students to connect with the world, both regionally and globally, through its integrated multi-disciplinary approach that encompasses both theory and practice.

Truly International

300 current students,
40% of international students,
50 countries represented in the student body

The student body at GSIS boasts of highly qualified graduate students from around the globe, including the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Africa. This uniquely international and multicultural environment encourages students to widen their perspectives beyond national and cultural borders.


World Class Standards in Research and Education