KAIST Scholarships in South Korea (Fully Funded)

The South Korean KAIST Scholarships 2023 for Spring 2023 is now open to apply for international students. The KAIST International Graduate program is a Fully Funded scholarship. This scholarship is available for master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. Degree. Some changes have been made in the admission process and also some new programs have been introduced for KAIST.

South Korea is among the top countries in education, Games, and Culture. Presently, people are also addicted to Korean Seasons and K-pop (BTS being the favorite). KAIST ranked 2nd in Korea and 223rd in the world. For spring 2023, KAIST has introduced a New Graduate Program “Global Technology Innovation Program (GTIP)” (2-year degree program) in Management (MA) and Engineering (MS).

KAIST provides almost 300 Scholarships for master’s and Ph.D. Programs. A vast range of Academic Disciplines and fields are available at KAIST with five colleges and seven schools affiliated. You can submit an English language proficiency certificate from your university in case of the absence of IELTS. All the degree Courses will be held in English at KAIST University. Further details about KAIST scholarship 2023 are given below:

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About South Korean KAIST Scholarships 2023:

  • Country: South Korea.
  • Scholarship Institution: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Degree Level: Masters, and Ph.D.
  • of Scholarships: More than 300.
  • Deadline: 15th September 2022.

Types of KAIST Scholarship:

KAIST University provides 3 Types of Scholarships. It is the choice of the applicant to select any scholarship and apply for it.

KAIST International Student Scholarship (KAIST Scholarship):

This scholarship will cover the following things:

  • Full Tuition Fee: (4 semesters for MS), (8 semesters for Ph.D.)
  • Expenses: 350,000 KRW (for MS) and 400,000 KRW (for Ph.D.) each month.
  • Medical Insurance.
  • For research assistants, the extra stipend is given.
  • Requirements: Check Here

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GKS Scholarship at KAIST (Global Korea Scholarship):

GKS Korean Government Scholarship for International applicants will cover:

  • Round Airfare Tickets
  • Resettlement Allowance (KRW 200,000)
  • Living Allowance (KRW 900,000)
  • Medical Insurance (KRW 20,000)
  • Language Courses
  • Full Tuition Fees
  • Award for Excellent Korean Language Proficiency
  • Research Support (KRW 210,000 – 240,000)
  • Cost on Printing (KRW 500,000 – 800,000)
  • Grant upon Completion.
  • Requirements: Check Here
Other Scholarships at KAIST:
  • China-KAIST Scholarships (For Chinese Citizens)
  • Russian Government Scholarship (For Russian Citizens)
  • Taiwan-KAIST Scholarships (For Taiwan)
  • Science without Borders Korea (For Brazil)
  • Chung Mong-Koo Foundation Global Scholarship (For 8 ASEAN Member Countries citizens)
  • Requirements: Check Here

Available Fields for MS, Ph.D.:

KAIST University provides the following degree fields of study:

College of Natural Sciences:
  • Physics
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Chemistry
College of Life Science & Bioengineering:
  • Biological Sciences
College of Engineering:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Bio & Brain Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Nuclear & Quantum Engineering
College of Business:
  • Business and Technology Management
  • School of Transdisciplinary Studies
  • Global Technology Innovation Program (GTIP).

For more about this new program click Here

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English Test Proficiency Exemption:

Applicants who are exempted from this test are:

  • English Native speaking countries applicants from Guyana, New Zealand, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada.
  • Officially English-speaking countries (India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Kenya, etc.). but they have to submit an English proficiency certificate.

Eligibility Criteria:

The Eligibility criteria for the KAIST scholarship are given below:

  • Applicant must not have Korean nationality.
  • All international students are eligible.
  • For the master’s degree program, A candidate must have a bachelor’s degree.
  • A candidate must have a bachelor’s degree/Master’s Degree if applying for a doctoral degree.

Required Documents:

  • Application Form
  • Passport/National ID Copy
  • Recommendation letter.
  • Research proposal.
  • Transcript
  • Motivation letter.


The deadline for KAIST University Scholarship 2023 is 15th September 2022.

How to apply?

  • The whole application process is Online.
  • All information is available here.

Official notice.

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