KAIST International Student Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate international students


The Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) offers the KAIST International Student Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate international students. KAIST Undergraduate and graduate Scholarships are very competitive and once a student is selected by KAIST, his/her tuition fee is waived off and he/she will get scholarship based on KAIST policies. KAIST is a Famous Leading University in Asia and  known by MIT of Asia .It was  established by the Korean  government in 1971 as the nation’s first research-oriented science and engineering institution.

1. Majors:

College of Natural Sciences

  • Physics
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Chemistry

College of Life Science & Bioengineering

  • Biological Sciences

College of Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Bio & Brain Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Nuclear & Quantum Engineering

2. Program Period

Doctoral Degree Program: 4 years

  • 1 year of the Korean language program
  • 3 years of the regular degree program

Master’s Degree Program: 3 years

  • 1 year of the Korean language program
  • 2 years of a degree program

3. Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • For master’s degree program, s/he holds or will hold a bachelor’s degree by August 30th, 2020
  • For doctoral degree program, s/he hold or will hold a bachelor’s and master’s degree by August 30th, 2020
  • Applicants who hold Korean Citizenship(dual citizenship) are NOT eligible to apply as international students
  • English Language Requirements/Certificate.

4. Opportunity Cost

  • A Full Scholarship ( All expenses are covered by the program )
  • Full Tuition Fee Covered.
  • A Monthly Allowance of 350,000 KRW for Master’s Course.
  • A Monthly Allowance of 400,000 KRW for Doctoral Degree.
  • Medical Health Insurance fees are supported by the recipient’s advisor/department.
  • The applicant must pay the application fee is USD 80 or KRW 80,000. Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer after writing application form online. Additional charges (i.e. bank charges) should be covered by the applicants. Please note that application fee is non-refundable and you cannot modify application form once you pay the fee

5. How to Apply

- First Step: Fill the application form with the required information

- Second Step: Upload those documents  Online

  • High School Profile
  • High school / University Transcript
  • English Proficiency Test Report
  • Standardized Official Test Score Report
  • Passport or National ID Copy
  • Statement of Financial Resources
  • Honors and Awards (Optional)
  • One recommendation letter

- Third Step  

Submit your application: Apply Now 

Deadline: 14/4/2020

KAIST scholarship

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