Sunday, March 24, 2019

[Bachelor Degree] KAIST International Student Scholarship 2019, South Korea (Full Tuition Fee and Living Expenses)



KAIST (formally the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) is a national research university located in Daedeok Innopolis, Daejeon, South Korea. KAIST was established by the Korean government, with the help of American policymakers, in 1971 as the nation's first research-oriented science and engineering institution. KAIST also has been internationally accredited in business education, and hosting the Secretariat of AAPBS. KAIST has approximately 10,200 full-time students and 1,140 faculty researchers and had a total budget of US$765 million in 2013, of which US$459 million was from research contracts.
From 1980 to 2008, the institute was known as the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. In 2008, the name was shortened to "KAIST".
In 2007, KAIST partnered with international institutions and adopted dual degree programs for its students. Its partner institutions include the Technical University of Denmark, Carnegie Mellon University, the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), the Technical University of Berlin, and the Technical University of Munich.

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Benefit:
Full tuition fee: tuition exemption for 8 semesters
Living expenses: 350,000 KRW per month
National Health insurance

Requirement:
  • Applicants of International Student Admission
  • We offer KAIST Scholarships to admitted students. Students must maintain GPA over 2.7 out of 4.3 at KAIST after their freshman year.
  • International candidates must meet all of the following requirements: 
    • 1) Spring Semester, 2019
      Candidates who have graduated or will graduate from his or her high school by February 28th, 2019.
    • Fall Semester, 2019
      Candidates who have graduated or will graduate from his or her high school by August 31st, 2019. 
  • 2) Candidates with foreign citizenship.
    • * Korean citizens who hold dual citizenship are not eligible to apply as foreign students. 
    • ※ We do not have transfer program for international students. You have to apply as a freshman student. 
    • ※ Note: International applicant whose parents were born in Korea MUST read the instructions below. 
International candidates of Korean origin MUST additionally satisfy one of the following two requirements:
  • Neither of the candidate’s parents is a Korean citizen or;
  • The candidate must have received his/her entire elementary, junior high, and high school education outside of Korea at a comparable and equivalent level of those provided in Korea. But in this case, international schools located in Korea are not acknowledged as foreign schools.
    • Candidates of Korean origin who completed their entire education(elementary, junior high, and high school) outside of Korea should submit the Certificate of the Facts Concerning the Entry & Exit issued by the Korean Immigration Office.
    • The certificate should have recently been issued.
※ International students of Korean origin who do not meet one of the eligibilities above SHOULD apply through Korean Admissions

List of required documents to submit

  • Refer to the guideline to prepare for required documents in detail.
Item Documents Remarks
Online Application 1. Application Formnull Mandatory 1 ~ 8
*9 and 10 :Only for International Candidates of Korean Origin,
** 11: Optional
Post mail / In-Person Applications 2. One Recommendation Letternull 
3. Secondary / Tertiary School Profile

4. High school / University Transcript

5. Standardized Official Test Report

6. English Proficiency Test Report

7. Passport or National ID

8-1. Statement of Financial Resources – KAIST Scholarship

8-2. Statement of Financial Resources – Sponsorship

9. Certificate of the Facts Concerning the Entry & Exit
issued by the Korean Immigration office

10. Loss of Korean Nationality

11. Honors and Awards



How to Apply:
There is no separate process for applying scholarship. Just check “KAIST scholarship” on the Statement of Financial Resources section on online application for admission. 

Deadline:
24 May 2019 

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