KAIST fully funded graduate scholarships for international students in Korea 2018

KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) is offering fully funded scholarships for international students in Undergraduate, Masters and PhD degrees for 2018 spring session.KAIST, one of the world’s best research oriented university. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology is filled with opportunity, excellent academic system, cutting-edge research, world-class facilities, internationally renowned faculty and one of the best university for the international students to study in Korea.

KAIST University Ranking:-

  1. KAIST is ranked #1 the University of Korea in Engineering and Technology.
  2. According to QS world ranking system, KAIST is ranked #13 in Engineering and Information Technology.
  3. According to Reuters KAIST is ranked #6 among most innovative Universities, the only Non-American University lies in top 6 ranking.

Why KAIST University:-

  1. KAIST ranking is best in Korea and in all over the world
  2. KAIST is offering Fully funded scholarships for international students (Tuition fees and Monthly stipend).
  3. All lectures are covered in English.
  4. Flexible major system for international students.

KAIST Admission Procedures:-


To secure admission and scholarship in KAIST university all international students must meet the following criteria.

  1. International students must hold a bachelor degree by February 28th,2018 for admission in Masters.
  2. For admission in PhD, International students must hold a bachelor and master degree by February 28th,2018.
  3. The participants are not a citizen of Korea.

KAIST Admission Steps:-

For PhD students, it is recommended that they contact their potential advisory professor before applying but for Master students, it is better to contact the potential professor before applying but it’s not mandatory for them.

Also read: How to write an effective email to professor for international scholarship grants

 Step 5 Take print of your application form. Save the application number for further procedures and to check the admission status.

 Step 1 Visit KAIST website and click on the Online application form for  Spring 2018 Graduate. Before beginning, your application read the instructions given on the website carefully.
 Step 2 Fill the online application form completely according to given instructions.
 Step 3 After filling the online application form check out all the information entered is correct and save the file.
 Step 4 Pay application processing fee through credit card or bank transfer (80 USD).
 Step 6 Send a hard copy of complete application form along with required documents to KAIST admission office before the deadline. You can send your documents through post mail or express mail.

Deadline September 29th,2017
Graduate Admissions Team, KAIST #110, 1st Floor, E16‐1 B/D 291 Daehak‐ro, Yuseong-gu Daejeon 34141 Republic of Korea.
Telephone: +82 42-350-2352

 Step 7 Visit the KAIST admission website for document arrival check and check whether all the documents have arrived the campus or if any documents are missing.
 Step 8 Keep checking your email during the application review period. The respective department will contact international student participants individually if an interview is desired.
 Step 9 Check your final admission result at KAIST application website on 8th December 2017

Documents Required:-

KAIST scholarships for international students in Korea

Degree Information:-

KAIST university grants the following degree for international and Pakistani students twice a year Spring and Fall sessions.

  • Master’s degree generally requires two academic years of study.
  • MBA degree is conducted by the department of Finance.
  • PhD degree generally requires three or more academic years of study.

Courses for International students:-

Natural Sciences Life Sciences & Bioengineering Engineering Arts Business
Physics Biological Sciences Mechanical Engineering Graduate School of Culture Technology Business and Technology Management
Chemistry Medical Science & Engineering Aerospace Engineering Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy  Global IT Technology Program
Mathematical Science Biomedical Science and Engineering Interdisciplinary Program Electrical Engineering Management Engineering
Nanoscience & Technology School of Computing Techno MBA
Civil and Environmental Engineering Finance MBA
Bio and Brain Engineering Green Business & Policy Program
Industrial Design
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Nuclear and Quantum Engineering

Visit the official website of KAIST university and check more courses that they are offering in scholarships for international students.

KAIST Scholarships Benefits:-

  1. The international students are generally free from paying university tuition and other fees.
  2. Monthly National Health Insurance is supported by student’s advisor/department.
  3. The monthly stipend for MS and PhD students are 3,00,000KRW. Professor add more to make it between 5,00,000 – 20,00,000KRW according to your performance and participation in Lab projects.

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Applications for admission in KAIST will open on August 23,2017 at 10.00am and close on September 20,2017 at 5.00PM.

Every student has a dream to study in world best universities for their better future.Study in KAIST university is one of the best opportunity for internationals and pakistani students.I would recommend all students to apply in KAIST university for spring semester and grab the opportunity of scholarships for international students in Korea.

Feel Free to ask any question in comment section.

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  1. This excellent website truly has all of the info I wanted concerning this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  2. I need to to thank you for your time due to this fantastic read!! I definitely enjoyed every bit of it and I have you bookmarked to see new scholarships on your blog.

  3. Here It is told to contact potential professor. Can I ask a professor directly about KAIST scholarship when I email him/her? How can I select a professor among a lot? I want to apply for MBA. Can you tell me please what profile they prefer to a MBA applicant?

  4. Hello

    Will you accept an English Proficiency certificate from a test taken online through an accredited institution?

  5. I saw that IELTS requirement is 6.5 but i have overall 6 brand . Can I apply for PhD program and KAIST scholarships ?

  6. I’ve just completed B.Sc. in textile engineering. Maybe we’ll get our result in September. Can I apply for Ms?

  7. I appreciate the country’s effort in offering schoolarship programs.what I wish to ask is that one of the requirement say you apply with parents identity,what if parents are dead?then again I dnt understand the document asked about employement certificate .

  8. I’m graduate of Bachelor of Secondary Education, can I apply of any new courses like Business Administration.

  9. Good day, I just want to ask if there’s an age requirement on applying for Master’s degree? I’ve graduated last April 2013 & 24 yrs. old by this month. Thank you^^

  10. I’m under a double degree program right now. I already received my bachelor’s degree for Chemistry but I will only get my bachelor’s degree for Materials Science and Engineering on May 2018. Would I still be eligible for the scholarship for Master’s? Thank you very much!

    P.S. Are there any scholarships for KAIST International Summer School 2018?

  11. Hi! I got my BA from the University of Pennsylvania dual majoring in Mathematics and East Asian Studies. I am an English teacher in 연천군 . I don’t have any GRE scores, but I want to get my Master’s Degree in Mathematical Science so I can teach math again in Korea and be more marketable in the workforce here. Do I have to be on campus or is this an online degree program?

  12. Hi! My name is Jesse. I’m American and I’m an English teacher in South Korea. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and East Asian Studies. I don’t have any GRE scores, but can I still apply? Is this an online program or do I have to live in a dorm on campus? I really want to apply for the Master’s Degree of Mathematical Sciences.

    1. Jesse nice to meet you. As you are american so you don’t need to proof your English proficiency and GRE is optional so don’t worry.
      It’s onsite program you have to live in korea untill degree completion

      1. Hello! This is me, Jesse, again. I asked earlier, but didn’t get a response. I’m 35 years old: Am I too old to apply for the Master’s Degree program?

  13. Hii i am mphill student and i have completed my course work and now research is going so can i apply for phd degree please guide me

  14. hello,i dont have any English Proficiency certificate but i did my BBA on English medium . do i need submit English Proficiency certificate ?do they accept any types of English Proficiency certificate like CEP or they accept only IELTS and TOEFL?

  15. Hello i really interested for PhD in KAIST under Prof Shuping Xiong under Human Factors and Ergonomics Lab, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

    Is it no IELTS and GRE requirement?

    Really hope can get this Scholarship.
    Hope good news from you.

      1. Thanks for reply…really appreciate it.. can i give proof from my university about my English Proficiency?

        I checked my file and found my ielts was 2013 result of 5.5. Maybe i can use this too.

        I will apply as soon as possible… thanks for ur support. 😉

  16. Technically, I do have a degree in Chemistry already. I graduated last May 2017 for it. I have my transcript, diploma, and such. It’s just that I’ll finish my second degree in MSE on May 2018. Does that not count? Thank you again for the help!

  17. I am salifu abdul-rashid a Ghanaian, I really appreciate your efforts to make sure that you make life easier for other needy people who want to become as you. I will also be interested to see my self as being part of the institution as a student

  18. Hello. I have a question. If I took IELTS on 2013, is it possible for me to apply for this?

    Thank you.

  19. Hi! I am a graduate of master of arts in English language studies but i don’t see any particular field applicable for me in the list of courses offered. Is there a course I can apply for in this scholarship? Thank you.

  20. hlw ..I am doing my BSc in Electrical , electronics and communication engineering and will get my certificate before February .but I don’t have any IELTS or GRE or TOFEL ..can they consider my case?

      1. Where can i get this certificate? If i can get it from my current university then can you tell me tge procedure or techniques?? Please

  21. I graduated in 2013 with a bachelors degree in fibnaance,I have been on a contract job since 2014 and I got no certification in English though all of my studies were in English am I eligible for masters in Business Administration MBA or finance

  22. I am not clear about the following criteria;
    1.International students must hold a bachelor degree by February 28th,2018 for admission in Masters.
    I have graduated Bachelor of Engineering specialized in civil on February 7th, 2016.
    Is there any chance for me to apply for above mentioned fact?

  23. Thanks for such informative post,but im looking for MPH masters of public health related scholership. is it possible here to apply on this subject?

  24. Hello i am from pakistan.i have done my mphil now looking for phd scholorship. Can you plz guide me about selection criteria for this particular scholarship? I mean is paper mandatort or what will be other criteria cgpga? Or any other plz guide

  25. I completed my m phil in psychology with 3.2 out of 4.0 cgpa from university of pakistan how can I apply for phd scholarship in korea and tell me about new session ,
    please tell me about the process

  26. m done with MS accounting finance 1.5, now wanna do PhD as my other class fellows also have got admissions, most of them went to china but i want to do that from other then china, what u suggest?

  27. Hi! I would like to ask if this scholarship is still available for fall semester? Because I would like to take my PHD in your prestigious university. And also I already got my MBA In other university in Korea do I have a chance to get in there? Thank you and have a nice day!

  28. I currently live in Korea and work full time. I would like to apply and complete the MBA program, are the classes held in the evening or weekend? Would I have to quit my day job to attend the MBA program?

  29. Hi, do we still have to pay 80 USD even if we’re trying to apply for the scholarship and not the regular admission? Thanks.

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