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KAIST Scholarship 2024-2025 For International Students

Applicants are invited to apply for the Fully Funded KAIST Scholarship 2024 in South Korea. All International students interested to apply for Scholarship at Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), are invited to start their application process for Spring Semester 2024. This Scholarship offers Degrees in BS, Masters, PhD and Integrated Master’s and Doctoral Degree programs free and fully funded. Each year there are 3 admission intakes at the university, Spring, Fall (Early Track) and Fall (Regular Track).

Scholarships by KAIST covers full tuition fee, air travel cost and monthly stipend is also given to cover living costs. Duration of the scholarship depends upon the length of the degree. If you want to study in South Korea on scholarship then you should not miss this amazing scholarship opportunity. There is an application fee of 80$ which is required to be paid for application.

KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology). KAIST is the highest-ranked and the best Korean university. It has a faculty staff of about 1269 and more 10,000 students enrolled currently in KAIST. The first South Korean research-oriented university was KAIST which was established in 1971 by the Korean Government.

If you are interested in studying in South Korea You can Also Apply for Seoul National University Scholarship For International Students

Is KAIST a good university?

KAIST is one of the top university not only in South Korea but all around the world. Getting into it not that easy and to get Scholarship applicants must have a solid academic record.

Does KAIST teach in English?

Almost all the courses for international students in KAIST are held in English but there is no need for IELTS and TOEFL, An English Proficiency Certificate from your own university is enough.

Scholarship Details:

CountrySouth Korea
OrganizerKorean Advanced Institute of Science & Technology)
Financial CoverageFully funded
Eligible NationalitiesAll Countries
Available programsGraduates, PhD, Diploma
DeadlineMarch 25th 2024
KAIST University Scholarships details

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Available Fields for International Students in KAIST:

Following are the major fields of academic programs KAIST University offers;

College of Business

  • Business and Technology Management

School of Transdisciplinary Studies

College of Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Bio & Brain Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Nuclear & Quantum Engineering

International Students can also apply for GIST Scholarship For international Students

College of Life Science & Bioengineering

  • Biological Sciences

College of Natural Sciences

  • Physics
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Chemistry

Financial Coverage

One of the main reasons for international students to join KAIST is its excellent financial coverage for its students applying from all over the world.

  • A Fully Funded Scholarship
  • All Tuition Fee Covered
  • Fully covered and free National Health Insurance.
  • An Allowance of 300 USD per month for Bachelors Students
  • An Allowance of 350,000 KRW for Master’s Degree
  • An Allowance of 400,000 KRW for PhD.

Eligibility Criteria & Requirements

  • To apply for a master’s degree program, the candidate holds or will hold a bachelor’s degree by April 25th, 2024
  • For doctoral degree program, the candidate holds or will hold a bachelor’s and master’s degree by April 25th, 2024
  • Applicants who hold Korean Citizenship(dual citizenship) are NOT eligible to apply as international students.

International students interested in studying in South Korea can also apply for Kyungpook National University(KNU) Scholarship

Documents Required for Undergraduates:

For students who want to study undergraduate programs following documents are required to apply at Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology,

  • Application Form
  • One Recommendation Letter
  • High School Profile
  • High School / University Transcript
  • Official Documents indicating both applicant & parents’ nationality(passport copy).
  • Statement of Financial Resource
  • English Proficiency Test Score Report (no need for IELTS or TOEFL)

Documents Required for Master and PhD Programs:

Following are the main documents required for Master and PhD Programs at KAIST for the year 2024,

  • The highest degree diploma verified with official stamps should be provided,
  • Master’s program applicants: Bachelor’s degree diploma (or above)
  • Ph.D. program applicants: Master’s degree diploma (or above)
  • The highest degree Transcript verified with official stamps should be provided with the application.
  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Scan copy of Passport
  • updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal Statements
  • English Proficiency certificate. (IELTS, TOEFL not required but acceptable.
  • Any other documents (if asked for)

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Read the complete admission guidelines of the KAIST scholarship for the year 2024,

Deadlines for KAIST Scholarships

For Undergraduates

The last date to Apply for the Fully Funded KAIST University undergraduate Scholarship is closed now.

For Graduates
The last date to apply for the KAIST Graduate Scholarship for spring admission is March 25th 2024.

Online Application      March 4th, 10 A.M. ~ March 25th 2024, 5 P.M.
Document Submission April 3rd, 2024,
Check Your Application Status March 11th ~ April 25th, 2024
Application Review  May 2nd ~ May 29th, 2024
Final Decisions AnnouncementJune 21st, 2024
Beginning of the Spring SemesterSeptember 2nd, 2024
KAIST Admission Timeline

Application Fee

The application fee to apply for the KAIST University is 80 USD.

How to Apply

To apply for scholarships at KAIST Scholarship, you all the required documents and must meet all eligibility criteria visit the link below to apply,

Undergraduate Apply (applications closed now)

Click Here to Apply for KAIST Undergraduates

Graduate Apply

Click Here to Apply for KAIST Graduates

Application Form

Make sure you have read all the requirements and you are eligible for the scholarship. Visit the link above and check on “I have read and consent all above” and then click “Application Form you will be redirected to the link below the link below for the Application Form for KAIST University Scholarships. Fill in all the details and upload all the required documents.

Application Form Link

Official Link of Scholarship

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