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KAIST International Students Scholarship, 2024-2025
Thursday, May 30, 2024

KAIST International Students Scholarship, 2024-2025

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 LEVEL : Undergraduate
 FUNDING : Fully Funded
 OPEN TO : All
 PLACE : South Korea
STATUS : Closed

The Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology provides the KAIST International Students Scholarship for International Students willing to conduct the first cycle (undergraduate) studies at the institute in South Korea.

The scholarship is fully funded and provides full tuition fee waiver, living expenses, and National Health insurance. The program wants to select students who meet the goal of fostering science talents that contribute to the nation and society.

The Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology is a national research university located in Daedeok Innopolis, Daejeon, South Korea. KAIST is the nation’s first research-oriented science and engineering institution. It has approximately 10,200 full-time students and 1,140 faculty researchers and had a total budget of US$765 million in 2013.

Program Details

  • Host Institution(s): The Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea.
  • Field of study: Any undergraduate course offered by KAIST.
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: 8 semesters
  • Target group: Open to International students.

KAIST International Students Scholarship Benefits

The KAIST International Student Scholarship for International Students provides successful applicants with the followings:

  1. Full tuition fee exemption for 8 semesters;
  2. Living expenses of 350,000 KRW per month;
  3. National Health insurance.

KAIST International Students Scholarship Eligibility

To apply to this Asia scholarships for International Students, candidates must meet all the following requirements:

  • Spring Semester, 2024 (EARLY only) : Candidates who have graduated or will graduate from their high school by the end of February 2024.
  • Fall Semester, 2024 : Candidates who have graduated or will graduate from their high school by the end of August 2024.
  • Applicants with foreign citizenship
    • Applicants who hold Korean Citizenship(dual citizenship) are not eligible to apply as foreign students
    • International applicants MUST ADDITIONALLY satisfy one of the following two requirements: Neither of the applicant’s parents is a Korean citizen, or
    • For applicants of Korean Origin, he/she must have received his/her entire elementary, junior high, and high school education outside of Korea at a comparable and equivalent level to that provided in Korea.
  • Students must maintain a GPA over 2.7 out of 4.3 at KAIST after their freshman year.
  • In KAIST, English is the medium language of instruction. Therefore, applicants do not need to have Korean language skills for admission. However, after you get admitted to KAIST, you need to obtain TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) 2 level for graduation.

Note: that international schools located in Korea are NOT acknowledged as foreign schools.

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How to Apply for the KAIST Scholarship

There is no separate process to apply for this university scholarship program. Just check “KAIST scholarship” on the Statement of Financial Resources section in the online application for admission (use the apply button provided below).

Important Notice

  1. Please note that the dates for Admission Announcement are subject to change.
  2. Submit your completed application and documents by 5:00 p.m. (KST) on the application deadline.
  3. Interview is NOT required for all applicants. Applicants will be contacted through individual email if an interview is necessary.
  4. After you pay the application fee (USD 80 or KRW 80,000), you are not allowed to change your application track.

Note : Once the application fee is paid, an e-mail with instructions on how to submit recommendations will be automatically sent to the recommenders. Therefore, in order to allow recommenders sufficient time to prepare and upload their recommendations, applicants are advised to pay the application fee on time.

This post is only for undergraduate programs. Therefore, candidates willing to apply for a Master’s and PhD degree program should click here.

The online Application deadline for the next admission intakes is . Recommendation letters should be received by the university no later than . For more details on the KAIST International Students Scholarship for International Students, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. I am jos I am from India I want study in kaist with scholarships I completed my 12 th class so, is there time to apply for admission with scholarship please tell me sir and friends ??

  2. S’il vous plaît j’aimerai bien faire partir de vos nouvels étudiants de l’année académique 2023-2024

  3. Can I study medicine in undergraduate program in kaist scholarship . I got 93.6% in class 12 and I really want to apply for this scholarship .

  4. Hi i hope you can help me to study in Korea .. Despite of my longing to go to the country i want to take short courses also and study their culture and language.. Please help me

  5. Hey I’m katia from Algeria and I’m really interested in studying and having kaist scholarship so I just wanted to now if undergraduate in Algeria can apply for it??

  6. Is there any requirement for high school grades for fully funded scholarship?
    I wanna study Biological sciences in KAIST .
    So anyone who can help me with this question please reply.

    1. You will need to submit your high school transcripts
      And if you have written standardized tests , you should submit them, though this year the SAT and English proficiency test was made optional.

  7. Hi! Which grades are required tfrom high school diploma so as you could apply for this scholarship and how to get an application form

  8. Am Victoria Chang’a from Tanzania .As am applying for the scholarship how do I obtain the application number.

  9. i am million from Ethiopia my education background medical laboratory science in addis ababa university i will graduate after two month with medical laboratory science
    i am interested studying in KAIST Korea University i apply with economics and finance also i am interested to learn Korea culture and language us you known Ethiopia and south korea have strong relationship.relationship staring from Korea war Ethiopian support Korea and also like country i watching your country movies
    dear i need this scholarship please support me after finished i want to support my country
    god bless you and your country

  10. hi i am shruti from india . i am 18 year old. i just pass my high school . i got 92 persentile in pure science. i want to study in kaist for software engineering in 2021 or 2022. which exam i should give . when it happens ? what is it’s syllebus? and what is it’s fees?

    1. Hello
      Shruti my self Niti and I am also from India and passed my 12th with science stream and wanted to pursuing my higher study in computer science engineering from South Korea I think we should go for it together

      1. Hello
        This is Jay Raj from india……Next year (2022) I’m going to clear my 12th board. I simply want to know that did you people applied for this scholarship. If yes, then did you guys were successful or faced some kind of problem. I’ll be thankful for you if you consider replying ??

      2. I am in 11th medical student and my father is labor I am also wish that after 12th I go Korea for kaist I don’t understand about course fee can you please explain me.

  11. Am Nahimana irene from Rwanda and am interested in studying in KAIST korean language and culture and this is because korean language and culture may help me continue my studies in kaist but i have real failed to get an application form of the korean language and culture on your site and i can real be so glad if anyone responsible can send me the application form on my email . thank you so much for this opportunity and i will be glad for you positive answer .

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