The World Association for Hallyu Studies (WAHS) is an international organization of Hallyu researchers and practitioners in diverse disciplines.
In light of Hallyu’s emergence as a cultural icon and a key field of study across the globe, WAHS aims to bridge its theory and practice. 

Following its inaugural general meeting in January 2013, WAHS was granted permission to incorporate from the Ministry of culture, Sports and Tourism in March. Since 2021. WAHS has formed 36 overseas branches to build a global network across 26 countries, facilitating transnational collaboration and communication through Hallyu.