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GIST International Scholarships 2023

GIST International Scholarships are fully-funded scholarships for international students to pursue master's or doctoral degrees in ICT at GIST in South Korea.

Applications are invited for the GIST International Scholarships 2023. The last date to apply for the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology Scholarships is October 15, 2023. For all students, GIST offers scholarships for master’s, doctoral, and master’s leading to a PhD programs. Applicants are advised to submit their applications if they desire to study in Korea on fully funded scholarships. This scholarship is available for the 2023–2024 school year.

Under this scholarship, GIST is providing opportunities for all study areas and majors to pursue master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, or MS leading to a Ph.D. The award period is two years for master’s degrees and four years for doctoral degrees.

In South Korea, the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) was founded in 1993. The Korean government sponsors GIST as a research university. It is ranked third overall and fourth in South Korea by the QS World University Ranking. This university teaches students how to be leaders.

GIST International Scholarships Details

University: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
Degree level: Masters, PhD, MS to PhD
Scholarship coverage: Fully Funded
Eligible nationality: All Nationalities
Award Country
: South Korea
Last Date: 15 October 2023

Financial Benefits

  • Complete Tuition Fee: 3,415,000 won per semester
  • Monthly Stipends:
  • Masters 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

List of Available Studies

  • 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 Document Submission (Form 1)
  • 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 (Form 2)
  • Certificate of valid English Proficiency Test
  • Applicant’s Passport Copy

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students of any nationality from any part of the world are eligible to apply.
  • To apply for a master’s degree scholarship, applicants must hold an Undergraduate Degree.
  • To apply for a doctoral degree scholarship, You must hold a Master’s Degree.

Application Deadline

The last date to apply for the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology Scholarships is October 15, 2023.

How To Apply?

The application process for the 2023–2024 GIST Scholarships is entirely online. Some scholarships are automatically considered for international students who apply to the University of Canterbury for admission, while others require an application. Visit the official website for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the GIST scholarship?

The Global IT Scholarship for Talents (GIST) is a fully-funded scholarship program for international students to pursue master’s or doctoral degrees in information and communication technology (ICT) at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in South Korea.

Who is eligible for the GIST scholarship?

The GIST scholarship is open to students from developing countries who have a bachelor’s degree in ICT or a related field. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be proficient in English.

What are the application deadlines for the GIST scholarship?

The last date to apply for the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology Scholarships is October 15, 2023.

What are the application requirements for the GIST scholarship?

A completed application form
Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
A personal statement
Two letters of recommendation
English proficiency test scores (TOEFL or IELTS)

What are the benefits of the GIST scholarship?

The GIST scholarship provides full funding for tuition, housing, and living expenses. Scholarship recipients also receive a monthly stipend and a research allowance.

How many GIST scholarships are awarded each year?

GIST awards approximately 100 scholarships each year.

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