Since its launch in 2012, the K-Pop Academy has introduced hundreds of UK-based K-Pop fans to both traditional and contemporary Korean culture through a combination of academic lectures, hands-on workshops and group discussions. We cover everything from the Korean language and history to food, martial arts, traditional dress and of course the Hallyu Wave.

With previous guest lecturers including Korean War veteran Brigadier (Retd) B.A.H Parritt CBE, Taekwondo instructor Master Jongho Kim, and academics from SOAS University and the University of Liverpool (to name a few), you’ll be taught by some of the very best experts on Korean culture – and of course, there will be networking opportunities too.

The programme will be held every Saturday afternoon for 10 weeks (28 Sep – 30 Nov 2019) at the Korean Cultural Centre UK and various venues across Central London.

Student selection is made upon a lottery-based system after an eligibility check against the following criteria:

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You must not have previously participated in the K-Pop Academy
  • You must have a keen interest in K-Pop and Korean Culture

Please send your completed application form to

The application deadline is Wednesday, 18th September and the selection results will be announced on the 23rd September.

Don’t miss out on this chance to broaden your K-Culture horizons, meet other like-minded K-Pop fans and make lifelong friendships along the way!

For further information please see the provisional timetable below:

  1. 28 Sep - Orientation
  2. 5 Oct - Korean Language and Alphabet
  3. 12 Oct - Hallyu of Today and Tomorrow
  4. 19 Oct - Traditional Korean Dress: Hanbok
  5. 26 OCt - Taekwondo
  6. 2 Nov - K-Pop Dance
  7. 9 Nov - Korean Cuisine: Hansik
  8. 16 Nov - K-Beauty
  9. 23 Nov - History of the Korean War
  10. 30 Nov - Graduation Ceremony

If you have any questions about the course please feel free to email us at We look forward to receiving your application!

  • Download the K-Pop Academy Application form (Click the link)
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 18th September - Application forms received outside of the application window will not be accepted.

Apply now for the 16th K-Pop Academy!