Membership in the RASKB is open to anyone, Korean or non-Korean, who is eager to learn more about Korea through our major activities:

  • lectures
  • cultural excursions
  • publications
  • other cultural events

Today the RASKB has several hundred members in Korea as well as many overseas members and friends. Members are from a great variety of professions and jobs, they include both non-Koreans and Koreans. In addition to free admission to the lectures, members receive discounts on RASKB excursions and books, and a free copy of the annual journal Transactions. Members also receive an emailed newsletter listing upcoming cultural excursions, lectures and other information.  Persons giving a lecture who are not resident in Korea are given a two-year Overseas Membership, whereas residents in Korea receive a one-year full membership.

We welcome new subscribers (you need not be a member) to our frequently emailed Announcements & Newsletters. Even if you are not planning to become a member, you might find some of our activities interesting. All you have to do in order to subscribe is click here, fill in the form and submit it. We also sometimes send out a special Overseas Newsletter for our members and friends living away from Korea. If you wish to receive that, please click here.

To join the RASKB or to update your membership information, at the same time as you remit your dues please send an email to containing the following information: Your full name, mailing address, email address, telephone, type of membership, date and manner of remitting dues.

You may pay by PayPal, which may be helpful and can be accessed here. You can also use that link if you'd like to make a donation.

If you'd prefer to send your dues by bank transfer, see the information below.

In Korea

If you live in Korea, you can send your membership in Korean won via bank transfer. Please send your membership fees to:

Shinhan Bank
Account # 100-026-383501
Attn: RAS-KB

Yearly membership dues are as follows:

Individual: 90,000 won
Husband & Wife: 130,000 won
Students: 30,000 won

Lifetime membership dues are as follows:

Individual: 900,000 won
Husband & Wife: 1.3 million won


NEW Corporate Membership

Annual corporate membership is available for KRW 400,000.


Logo on dedcated corporate members' page of RAS website

RAS members' rate for all excursions (for up to five registered members)

Up to 5 registered attendees free at any one lecture

Free copy of annual journal Transactions

Monthly emailed newsletters for all who wish to receive them

Discounts on book purchases for up to 5 registered members


Overseas Members

Overseas membership dues for an individual or a couple are US$ 50 per 2 years or the equivalent in other currency. We ask that overseas members subscribe for a period of 2 years at a time. We are no longer accepting 1 year subscriptions. You can send your membership dues via bank transfer or use our Paypal account; we are no longer accepting payment by personal checks. Overseas members who are currently paid-up members receive a free copy of Transactions each year and are entitled to a discount on book purchases. Our regular email Newsletters are sent to all who wish to receive them, whether or not they are paid up.

Overseas members who come to Korea briefly may enjoy full members' privileges for one month before they are asked to upgrade to full standard membership.


Members of other RAS branches are welcomed as RASKB members during visits to Korea lasting less than one  month.


To send your membership dues via bank transfer, please send your money to:

Swtftcode: SHBKKRSE
Bank name: Shinhan Bank (Yonji-dong Branch)
Bank address: 136-56 Yonji-dong, Chongno-ku, Seoul, South Korea
Account Number: 100-026-383501
Attn: RAS-KB

Payment via PayPal may be made by clicking here.

Contact Us

Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
Room 611, Korean Christian Building, Daehak-ro 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 03129
[03129] 서울시 종로구 대학로 19 (연지동) 한국기독교회관 611호

Office is normally open as follows:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays:
                                   10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please call before your visit.
Phone (02) 763-9483 FAX (02) 766-3796

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