GIST Master and PhD Scholarships in South Korea (Spring and Fall Semester 2024)

Scholarship in Applied Science , in Business and Law , in Different Fields , in Engineering , in Natural Science , in Social Science
  • Korea South, Korea South
  • Apply Before : October 14, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 55496
  • Degree MasterPH.D
  • Language Requirement TOEFLIELTSTOEICOther
  • Fields of study Various Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 2 to 4 years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The application is open for 2024 GIST Master and PhD Scholarships for international applicants in South Korea. The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) offers nearly 300 scholarships at Masters, Ph.D., and Integrated MS. and Ph.D. levels in various disciplines to international students.

The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) is one of the best research and technology hubs in South Korea. It provides world-class education and research to help students advance their research skills and leadership tools. So, if you are interested in studying at such an institution, begin your journey toward esteemed education!

Key Details

Application Deadline for Spring Semester (March 2024):

  • Application Start Date: March 1, 2024
  • Application Deadline: October 14, 2024

Application Deadline for Fall Semester (September 2024):

  • Application Start Date: March 25, 2024
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

Notification of Admission Result: 

  • Spring Semester: 9 December 2024
  • Fall Semester: 16 June 2024

Registration of Admitted Students:

  • Spring Semester: Early January
  • Fall Semester: End June

Host Country: South Korea

Host Institution: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)

Study Levels: MS, Ph.D. and Integrated MS/Ph.D. Degree

Fields of Study: Almost all fields

Funding Type: Fully-Funded

Duration of Scholarship:

  • Master’s program: 2 years
  • Ph.D. Programs: 4 years

Scholarship Benefits

The GIST Master and PhD Scholarships provide all expenses, including the following items:

  • Tuition fee of 3,607,000 KRW/semester (100% coverage)
  • Living allowance (140,000 KRW/month for master and 295,000 KRW/month for PhD
  • International student allowance: 120,000 KRW/month
  • Meal allowance (special for international students) 100,000 KRW/month
  • Health insurance (60%) and yearly medical checkups
  • Research assistance for those who participate in research projects (6,400,000 KRW per year for M.S. and 13,740,000 KRW per year for Ph.D.)
  • Flight reimbursement for incoming international students (one-way flight to Korea)

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List of Degree-Offering Schools at GIST

Applicants can apply for the following degree offering schools of the GIST:

  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering School
  • School of Life Science
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Integrated Technology School
  • Energy Convergence School
  • School of Materials Science and Engineering
  • School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Physics and Photon Science
  • Department of Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence Graduate School
  • Department of Semiconductor Engineering

Eligibility Criteria for the GIST Scholarship

Applicants should meet the following requirements to apply for the GIST Scholarship:

  • Open to international students of any nationality.
  • For Ms. degree programs, applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • Applicants applying for Ph.D. programs should have a master’s degree or equivalent.
  • Provide evidence of English language proficiency in one of the internationally recognized tests, such as the TOEFL iBT 80, TOEFL PBT 550, IELTS 6.5, TOEIC 750, or NEW TEPs 285.

Required Documents

Applicants should provide the following documents:

  • Online application form
  • Official transcripts and degree of previous study
  • Two letters of recommendation (directly from the recommender)
  • Valid English proficiency certificate
  • Scanned copy of the passport
  • A letter of recommendation for a Matriculation fee waiver (Download the format)
  • Certificate of English language proficiency from the applicant’s last home institution

How to Apply?

All international graduate students are granted GIST scholarships without any separate application process. To apply for the admission, please click the link below:

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Please review this guideline for application guides. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the university’s International Admissions Coordinator via email at

Visit the official website of GIST for detailed information about the 2024 GIST Scholarships in South Korea.

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