KAIST University Undergraduate Scholarship 2024, South Korea. (Partially Funded)

January 2, 2024

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Bursary Description

  • Partial Funding
  • Undergraduate
  • All Subjects
  • International Students
  • South Korea
  • 01/12/2024

Scholarship Description:

Empowering Global Education: KAIST University Opens Applications for Prestigious Undergraduate Scholarship

As part of its ongoing commitment to fostering global talent and academic excellence, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) announces the opening of applications for the KAIST University Undergraduate Scholarship for the Fall 2024 intake.

This prestigious scholarship opportunity welcomes all international applicants, including those currently enrolled in other universities, to pursue their undergraduate studies at KAIST. Notably, international students do not require TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) certificates during the application process.

With a strong commitment to diversity, KAIST hosts a vibrant community comprising over 10,700 students from five colleges and seven schools, inclusive of 1,127 international students hailing from more than 90 countries.

The KAIST University Undergraduate Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship covering eight semesters, effectively the entirety of the four-year program. Additionally, students will receive a monthly living allowance of 350,000 KRW and comprehensive medical health insurance, supporting their educational journey in South Korea.

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Applicants for the undergraduate program will find a wide array of study fields across various colleges at KAIST, including Natural Sciences, Life Science and Bioengineering, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Convergence Science, and Business.

The scholarship application deadline is set for January 12, 2024, with admission announcements expected on March 29, 2024, and the academic year commencing in Fall 2024.

Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to shape your academic future at one of South Korea’s premier institutions. Apply now and embark on a transformative educational journey at KAIST University!

Degree Level:

KAIST University Undergraduate Scholarship 2024, South Korea. (Partially Funded) is available to undertake Undergraduate level programs at KAIST.

Available Subjects:

These are the study fields available across various colleges at KAIST:

College of Natural Sciences:

  • Physics
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Nanoscience and Technology

College of Life Science and Bioengineering:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Graduate School of Medical Science and Engineering
  • Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Graduate School of Engineering Biology

College of Engineering:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • School of Computing
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Bio and Brain Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Nuclear and Quantum Engineering
  • Cho Chun Shik Graduate School of Mobility
  • Kim Jaechul Graduate School of AI
  • Semiconductor System Engineering
  • Green Growth & Sustainability
  • Graduate School of Semiconductor Technology
  • Graduate School of Ai Semiconductor

College of Liberal Arts and Convergence Science:

  • School of Digital Humanities and Computational Social Sciences
  • Graduate School of Culture Technology
  • Moon Soul Graduate School of Future Strategy
  • Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy
  • Master’s Program in Science Journalism
  • Master’s Program in Intellectual Property
  • Master’s Program in Future Strategy

College of Business:

  • School of Management Engineering (Seoul Campus)
  • School of Business and Technology Management (Daejeon Campus)

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Full Tuition Fee: Tuition exemption for 8 semesters, covering the entirety of the 4-year program.
  • Living Expenses: 350,000 KRW per month.
  • Medical Health Insurance: Comprehensive health coverage included.

Eligible Nationalities:

  • Applicants with Foreign Citizenship: Individuals holding citizenship outside of Korea.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Parental Citizenship: Neither of the applicant’s parents should hold Korean citizenship; or
  • Korean Origin Applicants: Those of Korean origin must have completed their elementary, junior high, and high school education entirely outside of Korea.
  • Ineligibility: Applicants holding Korean citizenship, including dual citizenship, are not eligible to apply as international students for this scholarship opportunity.

For applicants seeking International Student Admission, here are the KAIST Scholarship requirements:

  • KAIST Scholarships Offered: The university extends KAIST Scholarships to admitted students.
  • Minimum GPA Maintenance: Students are required to maintain a GPA of over 2.7 out of 4.3 at KAIST after completing their freshman year.

English Test Proficiency Requirements:

  • Submission of English Proficiency Test (EPT) results such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc., and Standardized test results like SAT, AP, etc., are recommended, though not mandatory.
  • Applicants without these test results can still apply, and there will be no disadvantages for those who do not provide them.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline: January 12, 2024
  • Recommendation Letter Deadline: January 19, 2024
  • Admission Announcement: March 29, 2024
  • Academic Year Begins: Fall 2024

Application Procedure:

Mandatory Required Documents (Submitted Online):

  • Application Form
  • One Recommendation Letter
  • High School or University Transcript
  • Passport or National ID Copy
  • Statement of Financial Resources

Application Process:

  1. Read the admission guidelines carefully: Access the guidelines at KAIST Admission Guide.
  2. Create your account: Visit KAIST Application Portal and set up your account.
  3. Review your application: Ensure all provided information is accurate and complete.
  4. Payment of application fee: Pay the application fee of 80 USD or 80,000 KRW using a credit card or bank transfer.
  5. Upload required documents: Scan and upload all necessary documents on the Document Submission page.
  6. Recommendation Letter submission: Ensure the recommendation letter is submitted by your recommender before the specified deadline.
  7. Automatic submission: Your application will be automatically submitted upon reaching the deadline; no additional submission button is required.

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