GIST Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students in Korea 2022

The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology invites applications for the GIST Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students in Korea for the 2022/23 academic session.

At the heart of gist is the desire to lay a foundation for national/local job creation by expanding technology entrepreneurship led by students, faculty and residents.

Worth of Award

The scholarship covers

  • Full tuition fee
  • Student allowance: ₩130,000/month
  • Meal allowance: ₩270,000/month
  • International allowance: ₩130,000/month
  • Settlement subsidy: ₩200,000
  • Flight reimbursement: One-way flight


  • Candidates who are able to submit an Apostilled (or consular-verified) high school diploma by the registration deadline.

Applicants must have foreign citizenship and satisfy one of the following requirements.

  • Neither of the applicant‘s parents is a Korean citizen OR
  • For an applicant of Korean origin, he or she must have completed elementary, middle, and high school outside of Korea and have never been enrolled in any schools in Korea.
  • GIST does not acknowledge alternative qualification examinations and programs such as GED, home schooling, online courses or other similar qualifications for the International Students Admission process.
    • Applicants who have participated in online learning with their school due to COVID-19 are eligible if they submit an explanatory letter and evidence.
  • International schools located in Korea are NOT acknowledged as foreign schools.
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  • Korean citizens with dual or multiple citizenship are not eligible to apply.
  • If an applicant of non-Korean origin meets the eligibility requirements but has attended from high school in Korea, he or she is eligible to apply.
  • If an applicant has only one legal guardian, that legal guardian’s citizenship will be considered for the applicant’s eligibility. (Evidential documents must be submitted to prove the legal guardianship and custody for that guardian)
  • All applicants must apply as freshman students.

How to Apply

Students must submit

  • An application Form
  • One Recommendation Letter
  • High School Profile
  • English Proficiency Test Score Report
  • Standardized Official Test Score Report
  • High School/University Transcript
  • Passport Copy of applicant and both parents
  • Official Document of Parent-child relationship
  • High School Diploma (or Certification of expected graduation)
  • Statement of Financial Resources
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Deadline: Applications for the GIST Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students close February 15, 2022. 


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