GIST Scholarship In South Korea | Fully Funded


The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology is a research-oriented university focused on science and technology that is located in Gwangju, South Korea. GIST is a member of the research-oriented universities group consisting of GIST-KAIST-UNIST-POSTECH-DGIST.

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Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology Rankings

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology is ranked #846 in Best Global Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

Host Country:

  • South Korea

Host University:

  • Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)

Tuition Assistance

All international students will be getting 100% support in the tuition fee i.e. the tuition fee will be waived off.

Monthly Stipends (All International Students)

  • Student allowance: 140,000 won per month for M.S. students, 295,000 won per month for Ph.D. students
  • Meal allowance: nearly 100,000 won per month※Students should have completed at least 9 credits in the previous semester for the above two.
  • International student allowance: 120,000 won per month※ GPA of 3.0 or higher (out of 4.5) in the previous semester

Research Assistantship
(All students participating in research projects)

Average as of 2022

  • 6,400,000 won per year of M.S.
  • 13,740,000 won per year of Ph.D.

Health Insurance (All International Students)

  • 60% of the Korean National Health Insurance fee is supported.※Other options may exist.
  • Annual medical checkup

Flight Reimbursement (All Incoming International Students)

  • Reimbursement for a one-way flight to Korea※For the first time use only.※Exchange Rate: USD 1 = KRW 1,074.10 (as of May 2, 2018)
  • Master of Science Program (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy Program (Ph.D.)
  • Integrated M.S. and Ph.D. Program (M.S./Ph.D.)

GIST offers M.S., Ph.D. and integrated M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs.
Students are expected to maintain full-time student status and continuous registration until the completion of all requirements. It normally takes two years to finish an M.S. program and four years for a Ph.D. program. The maximum completion times for the M.S., Ph.D. and M.S./Ph.D. progrmas are three years, seven years and eight years respectively.

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

The applicant’s degree program can be changed according to the applicant’s consent.


Fall Semester: March 25th ~ April 15th

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