Since its establishment in 1997, Ewha GSIS has been committed to educating and training women leaders and global experts in the fields of International Studies and Korean Studies. Ewha GSIS’s competitive program and generous scholarships have attracted students from over 70 countries, creating a diverse and dynamic educational environment suitable for the 21st century. As leading women professionals, our graduates are actively engaged in both the public and private sectors in Korea and abroad.


The Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Ewha Womans University was established in March 1997 to spearhead the effort to produce the finest global leaders for the 21st century. The Korean government awarded Ewha a five-year grant to establish a GSIS that would provide the intellectual breadth and professional development necessary to successfully launch women into the international arena.


It has been ranked overall the best GSIS in Republic of Korea by the Ministry of Education, ranked second interms of number of graduates employed by international organizations, and is the only GSIS in Republic of Korea to beaccredited by ISA (International Studies Association).Many graduates who concentrated in International Studies and Korean Studies have become active players in the global arena.

Why Ewha GSIS is special?



Ewha GSIS has a winning program and a proven track record of producing global leaders. Ewha is the largest women’s university in the world. In addition, the Korean Ministry of Education ranks Ewha GSIS number one out of all Korean GSIS programs.


Ewha GSIS boasts an excellent job placement record for graduates. Current GSIS graduates work in international organizations and embassies including the World Bank, UN Headquarters, WTO, and AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce); government and public institutes like the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, and the National Assembly; domestic research institutes and think tanks including KIEP (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy), KWDI (Korea Women’s Development Institute), and KEDI (Korea Educational Development Institute); and multinational and domestic corporations including IMM Asset Management, IMM Consulting Group, Arthur Anderson, SK Telecom, Korea Herald, KBC, MBN, MBC, CBS and Arirang, to name but a few.


Ewha GSIS produces top quality leaders because of the program’s commitment to excellence at every level. The comprehensive program begins with in-class lectures and seminars. Students undertake internships at domestic and international organizations and businesses, and take intensive language and computer skill training courses. The advantageously low student-to-faculty ratio allows students to learn international business, politics, trade, development, and security in an intimate environment. The small class size is purposely structured to provide the highest quality of education to the select few candidates chosen for the program. By doing this, each student receives maximum resources and focus of the faculty and department that may be absent from other GSIS programs.


Ewha GSIS presents the most effective curriculum emphasizing the interplay between theory and practice. Teaching orientation is to offer students essential courses in order to acquire and enhance necessary skill set for the analysis of international issues. With this goal in mind, Ewha GSIS and CMG had jointly conducted an intensive international negotiation workshop every semester. Professors from Harvard Law School established the Conflict Management Group. Now, this negotiation training has become an integral part of the Ewha GSIS curriculum.


Ewha GSIS is the only school in Republic of Korea with a dual M.I.S. degree program in conjunction with the Elliot School, George Washington University (Washington, DC). After completing three semesters at Ewha GSIS and two semesters at the Elliot School, students receive two Master’s Degrees in International Studies.

Ewha GSIS students comprise a truly global body. Past and current GSIS students come from many universities abroad and in Republic of Korea and contribute to the international character of Ewha GSIS.

Countries of Origin of past and current GSIS students

Country Name

United States of America/ Commonwealth of Australia/ People’s Republic of Bangladesh/ Kingdom of Cambodia/ Canada/ People's Republic of China/ Republic of Costa Rica/ Republic of Ecuador/? Republic of France/ Republic of Ghana/ Republic of Guatemala/ Republic of Honduras/ Republic of Indonesia/ Republic of Iraq/ Jamaica/ Japan/ Republic of Kazakhstan/ Republic of Kenya/ Lao People's Democratic Republic/ Malaysia/ Union of Myanmar/ Nepal/ Kingdom of the Netherlands /New Zealand/ Federal Republic of Nigeria/ Islamic Republic of Pakistan/ Republic of Peru/ Republic of Philippines/ Republic of Rwanda/ Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka/ Republic of the Sudan/ Swiss Confederation/ Kingdom of Thailand/ Taiwan (Republic of China)/ United Republic of Tanzania/ United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland/ Republic of Uganda/ Republic of Uzbekistan/ Socialist Republic of Vietnam/ Republic of Zimbabwe


Ewha GSIS is the hub for training 21st century global leaders and is the strategic choice for women seeking the best education, the most dynamic atmosphere, and the greatest competitive edge any program can offer. In short, Ewha GSIS is the only program of its kind in Republic of Korea to offer exceptional leadership opportunities and courses specifically geared for women leaders.

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