In 2022 Middlebury partnered with the National Institute for International Education (NIIED), particularly the English Program in Korea (EPIK), to provide funding for our Korean MA degree to qualified alumni in recognition of their commitment to language and cross-cultural exchange.


Depending on your demonstrated financial need, you are eligible to receive significant funding. More details.


EPIK alumni are eligible for our need-based graduate financial aid and an application fee waiver for the Master of Arts in Korean. Our financial aid is awarded in the form of grants, not loans. This means that if you qualify, you will attend the School of Korean at a reduced cost.


Applicants need to apply by the MA in Korean application deadlines.

Application and Financial Aid

  1. Please review the graduate program application requirements and instructions.

  2. Once you have started your application (and before you have submitted it), please email the School of Korean at to receive your application fee waiver.

  3. Once the waiver has been processed (typically within 24 hours), submit your application with the required transcripts, letters of recommendation, and language assessment.

  4. When you apply, indicate in the short answer questions that you’re affiliated with NIIED/EPIK.

  5. Upon submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email which will include a link to our need-based financial aid application. Please complete and submit this application.