KAIST International Student Scholarship

  • Applicants of International Student Admission
  • Full tuition fee: tuition exemption for 4 semesters (MS) / 8 semesters (PhD)
  • Living expenses: 350,000 KRW/1 month (for MS) or 400,000 KRW/1 month (for PhD)
  • National Health Insurance fees
  • *Additional Stipend can be available for research assistants.
  • Students must maintain GPA over 2.0 out of 4.3 at KAIST
  • GPA requirement of Seoul campus may be different from the above requirement.
Application Period
  • Same as Admission Application
Selection Procedure
  • Same as Admission Selection

Korean Government Scholarship (KGSP)

  • Full tuition fee: tuition exemption for 4 semesters (M.S.) / 6 semesters (Ph.D.)
  • Living expenses: 900,000 KRW per month
  • Airfare: one economy round trip
  • Korean language training fee: one year
    * Korean language training is mandatory and when the student does not achieve TOPIK grade 3 within a year, she/he is not eligible to enter the degree program.
  • Others: medical insurance, settlement and returning expenses
Application Timetable
Program   Application Period   Announcement of       Admission Decision   First day of Class
  Master Degree/ Ph.D. Degree     February – March               June         September
Important Note 
  • Applicants must apply for KGSP via either the Embassy Track or the University Track.
  • Please read the KGSP guideline carefully and decide which track to apply for.
    KGSP guideline will be uploaded on NIIED website in January.
  • Detailed information about the fields and majors offered by the universities is available in the KGSP guideline.
  • Integrated master’s and doctoral degree is not available in KGSP
For more information, visit NIIED website

http://www.studyinkorea.go.kr (English version) ⇒ GKS ⇒ Introduction to the projects ⇒ Korean Government Scholarship Program


China (China Scholarship Council)-KAIST Scholarships

  • Candidates will be citizens and permanent residents of the People’s Republic of China at the time of application.
  • Candidates must not be currently working outside of China.
  • Successful candidates must return to China upon completion of their studies and/or research.
  • Candidates must hold an unconditional offer letter from KAIST. They must therefore fulfill the relevant academic entry requirements set by KAIST.
  • It is most ideal that you apply to KAIST Fall (Early) admission track in December and apply to CSC Scholarship in March.
  • CSC will consider their application for a living allowance as prescribed from time to time by the Chinese Government (which include health insurance), a round trip airfare to the Republic of Korea by the most economical route, and visa application fees.

For more information, visit website http://apply.csc.edu.cn


Taiwan-KAIST Scholarships

  • A citizen of the R.O.C. citizens, normally residents in Taiwan, Penhu, Kinmen or Matsu. Students currently studying outside Taiwan are included.
  • Only new applicants for PhD courses at the Korea Advanced Insitute of Science and Technology may apply; students already studying for PhD courses at the KAIST are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • Tuition fee
  • annual stipend (at a rate which will not be less than the minimum for overseas students prescribed by the KAIST)

For more information, visit website https://depart.moe.edu.tw/ED2500/News.aspx?n=92DC002FDE1CC633&sms=CF7FFA69EB91FF61


Russian Government Scholarship – Global Education Program (GEP)

  • —A citizen of the Russian Federation, who has already enrolled in the program from the list of foreign educational institutions that provide educational programs at a quality which meets the highest international standards;
  • Ready to commit yourselfto returning to Russia upon completion of your studies and obtain employment in an organization in Russia in accordance with the qualification gained for a term of at least 3 years
  • —Tuition
  • —Travel expenses
  • —Health insurance
  • —Living expenses
  • —Meals
  • —Academic literature

For more information, contact —global.education.program@gmail.com and —kb.ivanenko@asi.ru


Science without Borders Korea (Ciência sem Fronteiras Coreia)

  • —A citizen of Brazil, applying KAIST full PhD program
  • —Tuition and fees
  • —Travel expenses (Air tickets)
  • —Health insurance
  • —Living expenses

For more information, visit  Ciência sem Fronteiras website.