GIST International Scholarships 2021 for International Students:

The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) is welcoming international students to apply for its scholarships to study in South Korea. This is a fully-funded opportunity for international students to pursue a Master’s, PhD and Master’s leading to PhD degree at GIST in South Korea. International students from all over the world are eligible and welcome to apply. The scholarship will last 2 years for Master’s degree and 4 years for PhD degree.

The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), established in 1993, is a research university located in South Korea by the Korean Government. According to QS World Universities Ranking, GIST is ranked 3rd worldwide and 4th in South Korea.


  • Full Tuition Fee waiver: 3,415,000 won per semester.
  • Monthly Stipends:
    • Master’s Degree: 140,000 won per month.
    • PhD Degree: 295,000 won per month.
  • Research Assistantship (All students participating in research projects):
    • 4,820,000 won per year of MS.
    • 11,480,000 won per year of PhD.
  • Health Insurance (All International Students):
    • 60% of the Korean National Health Insurance fee is supported.
    • Annual Medical checkup.
  • Flight Reimbursement (All Incoming International Students):
    • Reimbursement for a one-way flight to Korea.

Eligible Study Fields:

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

Documents Required:

  • Statement on Application Documents Submission (Form1).
  • Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree or Bachelor’s Diploma.
  • Bachelor’s Degree Transcript.
  • Certificate of Master’s Degree or Master’s Diploma.
  • Master’s Degree Transcript.
  • Two letters of Recommendation (Form2).
  • Certificate of valid English Proficiency Test.
  • Applicant’s Passport Copy.
  • Letter of Recommendation for Matriculation Fee Waiver (Form3) (Optional).
  • Certificate of English Proficiency issued by your home university (Optional).

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply.
  • Master’s Degree applicants must hold an Undergraduate Degree.
  • PhD Degree applicants must hold a Master’s Degree.

Application Deadline:

15th October 2021.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should visit the official link below for more information and apply:


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