KAIST University Scholarship 2025 (Fully Funded)

Pursue your studies in South Korea. Good news! Applications for KAIST University Scholarship are currently open. In this article we will explain in detail about this scholarship program, its benefits and step by step application process.

KAIST University Scholarship 2025-2026 is a fully funded scholarship for international students. This scholarship is offered for masters and PhD studies. This scholarship will cover full tuition fee covered, a monthly allowance up to 400,000 KRW and medical health insurance fees.

KAIST is a Famous Leading University in Asia and  known by MIT of Asia. It was  established by the Korean  government in 1971 as the nation’s first research-oriented science and engineering institution. The Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) offers the KAIST International Student Scholarship for undergraduate and graduate international students.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Masters, PhD
  • Institution(s): KAIST University
  • Study in: South Korea
  • Opportunity Focus Areas: See list below.
  • Program Period: Two years for masters and three years for PhD.
  • Deadline:
    • Spring Admission: Late August – Mid September
    • Fall Admission (Early Track): Early December – Late December
    • Fall Admission (Regular Track): Early March – Late March

Courses Offered

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

Scholarship Coverage

KAIST University Scholarship provides the recipient with the following benefits:

  • A Full Scholarship ( All expenses are covered by the program )
  • Full Tuition Fee Covered.
  • A Monthly Allowance of 350,000 KRW for Master’s Course.
  • A Monthly Allowance of 400,000 KRW for Doctoral Degree.
  • Medical Health Insurance fees are supported by the recipient’s advisor/department.

Eligibility Criteria for KAIST University Scholarship

To qualify for KAIST University Scholarship, candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:

  • Required Language: Applicants must meet one of the English proficiency test minimum score requirements:
    • TOEFL iBT 83 (PBT 560, CBT 220)
      KAIST’s institution code for TOEFL is 0195
    • IELTS 6.5 band(Academic mode)
    • TOEIC 720(Listening & Reading)
    • TEPS 599/New TEPS 326
  • Eligible Countries: All world countries. Applicants who hold Korean Citizenship (dual citizenship) are NOT eligible to apply as international students
  • For masters scholarship, applicants hold or or expect to hold a bachelor’s degree before enrollment at KAIST.
  • For doctoral scholarship, applicants hold or expect to hold a bachelor’s and master’s degree before enrollment at KAIST

How to Apply for KAIST University Scholarship?

Please follow the following application instructions to apply for this scholarship.

(1) Fill the online application form with the required information.

(2) Upload those documents  Online

  • High School Profile
  • High school / University Transcript
  • English Proficiency Test Report
  • Standardized Official Test Score Report
  • Passport or National ID Copy
  • Statement of Financial Resources
  • Honors and Awards (Optional)
  • One recommendation letter

(3) The applicant must pay the application fee is USD 80 or KRW 80,000. Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer after writing application form online. Additional charges (i.e. bank charges) should be covered by the applicants. Please note that application fee is non-refundable and you cannot modify application form once you pay the fee

(4) Submit your application

NOTE: For detailed information on application process, please visit here.

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Website

To know more about KAIST University Scholarship, please visit the official website:

Official Website

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