Monday, March 23, 2020

[Master and PhD Degree] KAIST GKS Program - University Track Application for the 2020, South Korea (Fully Funded)

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.

The GKS program is designed to provide higher education opportunities in South Korea for international students with the aim of promoting international exchange in education and learning as well as mutual friendship amongst the participating countries.

There are two tracks to apply for the scholarship program, Embassy track and University track
* Applicants must apply either to a Korean Embassy where they hold the citizenship or to one of the enlisted universities.
** Before you apply, please read the attached guideline carefully to find the right track for you.

If you want to apply with University Track, please read and apply according to the following instructions.

  • CITIZENSHIP: An applicant and his or her parents must be citizens of one the countries listed on the above chart in #2 in the GUIDELINE
    • Attention! Neither the applicant nor the parents should hold the Korean citizenship.
      (Exception: For overseas Korean applicants holding Japanese citizenship, if their parents hold ‘Permanent Residency Permit’ within Japan while holding Korean citizenship, are eligible to apply.)
    • Applicants and their parents who had previously held Korean citizenship must submit the document that proves their renunciation of Korean citizenship.
  • AGE:An applicant must be under age 25 as of March 1, 2020 (Should be born after March, 1, 1995).
  • HEALTH: An applicant must be in good health, both physically and mentally.
    • Those with disabilities, but in good mental and physical health, are eligible to apply.
    • Those with severe illness are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.
  • LEVEL OF EDUCATION: An applicant must have graduated or be expected to graduate from a high school as of March 1, 2020
    • Those who have already achieved a Bachelor’s degree or a higher degree are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.
    • Those who have graduated or are expected to graduate from a high school in Korea are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply.
  • GRADES: An applicant must maintain the overall grade point average (CGPA) equivalent to or higher than any ONE of the followings:
    • 2.64 on a 4.0 scale;
    • 2.80 on a 4.3 scale;
    • 2.91 on a 4.5 scale;
    • 3.23 on a 5.0 scale; or
    • Score: 80points or above on a 100 point scale or be ranked within the top 20% throughout the entire high school period.[see Appendix 3]
    • If an applicant’s high school has an evaluation system different from the above scales, see 7-(2)-⑨.
  • An applicant should never have been awarded with any scholarship programs from Korea for an undergraduate degree program.
  • An applicant must have no limitations in travelling abroad
  • Applicants who have proficiency in the Korean or English language will be given preference.
  • Descendants of the Korean War veterans will be given preference.
  • Engineering and Science majors will be given preference.
  • Applicants from low income families or underprivileged backgrounds will be given preference.
  • Applicants who are confirmed to be ‘third generation’ overseas Koreans will be given preference.
  • An applicant is restricted to apply either for the Embassy, the Regional University, or the Associate Degree track.
Applicants who apply for more than one track will be automatically disqualified and their applications will be eliminated.

How to Apply:
All required documents should be submitted by the due date. Late submission will not be considered.
  • For more information CLICK HERE
  • For most of our courses are taught in English, it is strongly recommended for applicants whose native/official language is not English to additionally submit evidence of their English proficiency. If you have any valid score report of the following official English proficiency tests, please send us the report(s) along with your application materials (the required documents).
  • - TOEFL iBT 83 (CBT220, PBT560) / IELTS 6.5 (Academy) / TOEIC 720 (Listening & Reading) / TEPS 599 & New TEPS 326

Address #110, E16-1, Graduate Admissions Team, KAIST, Daehakro 291, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, South Korea
Contact (office) +82 42 350 2352
02 March 2020. Korean Standard Time Postal
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