GIST Scholarship 2024 in South Korea (Fully Funded) (Fall Intake)

The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology is now accepting online applications for the Fall 2024 intake. The GIST Scholarship 2024 is open to Masters, Master Leading to Ph.D., and Doctoral Degree programs. Applicants from all around the world can apply. GIST is a popular university situated in Gwangju, South Korea. It was Ranked #1 in Korea for startup performance and entrepreneurship in 2023 and comes in the top 100 universities in the world. The fall intake will start in September 2024.

All international students are granted the GIST Scholarship without any separate application. The Scholarship includes tuition Fees, meals, accommodation, monthly stipend, health insurance, and Flight tickets. GIST University does not charge any application fee. English is the primary language of instruction. More details about the GIST University Scholarship 2024 are given below.

About GIST University Scholarship 2024

  • Host Country: South Korea
  • University: Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)
  • Degree Level: Masters, PhD
  • Financial Benefits: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: 15th April 2024

Also Check: BS MS PhD Scholarships in South Korea in 2024 (Fully Funded)

Degree Programs and Duration

  • Master of Science Program (M.S.) – 2 Years
  • Doctor of Philosophy Program (Ph.D.) – 4 Years
  • Integrated M.S. and Ph.D. Program (M.S./Ph.D.)

The maximum completion times for the M.S., Ph.D., and M.S./Ph.D. programs are three, seven, and eight, respectively.

Financial Benefits

GIST University offers “GIST Scholarships” for international students. The scholarship covers:

  • Full Tuition Fee Supported
  • Monthly stipend for all international students
  • Research Stipend for students participating in research projects
  • Housing (All Students)
  • 60% Health Insurance (All International Students)
  • Annual medical checkup
  • Flight Reimbursement (All Incoming International Students)

Also Check: GKS Korean Government Scholarship 2024

Exemption of English Language Test Proficiency

All courses at GIST University are conducted in English. You can apply without the English language test. If you have been selected, you must submit your test score later.

If you have completed your bachelor’s degree in an English-speaking country (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, or the USA ), you are available to apply to GIST without an English Proficiency Test result.

Other than that, all applicants must submit an official English proficiency test score, such as TOEFL (IBT, PBT), IELTS, TOEIC, and TEPS.

  • TOEFL: iBT 80, PBT 550
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEIC: 750
  • NEW TEPS: 285

The GIST University strongly recommends that you obtain the English test score because the Korean Immigration Service may require an English or Korean test score for a VISA application.

Also Check: Fully Funded DAAD EPOS Scholarship 2025-26

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants from all countries can apply.
  • An applicant must have a bachelor’s degree that is equivalent to a Korean bachelor’s degree.
  • All documents must be submitted.
  • Please Read the FAQs

Required Documents from Students

  • Official degrees and transcripts are required or notarized copies are acceptable.
  • Two letters of recommendation must have the signatures and stamps of the recommenders.
  • The recommenders do not have to send the letters independently or separately.
  • Official English language test report.
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport is required.

How to Apply for the GIST University Scholarship Fall 2024 Intake?

  • Step 1: Submit the online application by uploading the required documents.
  • Step 2: The International Admissions Coordinator will contact you when the application and all the required documents are confirmed. (Check My Status in the online application)
  • Step 3: Notification of the admissions results.

The announcement of the GIST University Scholarship for fall 2024 is available. The Official Link of the Announcement is given below.


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