KAIST offers a simple but generous scholarship program to international students.
KAIST Scholarship supports tuition fees and provides stipends to 94 percent of the international students.
Subsidized by research participation, most of our students have found themselves financially independent from their homes.

A. Eligibility Requirement

  • Those who apply for graduate degree programs through the KAIST International Graduate Admission cycles
  • Those who meet the eligibility requirements of the application
    • All the KAIST graduate degree programs are supported by KAIST Scholarship, including cooperated scholarship programs, except for Global Technology Innovation Program (GDI-GTIP Track).

B. Scholarship Package

  • Tuition Grant: 4 semesters for Master’s degree candidates, 10 for Master’s-Ph.D. integrated degree candidates, 8 semesters for Ph.D. degree candidates
  • Monthly Living Expenses: The KAIST scholarship provides a monthly living expenses, enabling most of our international students to achieve financial independence from their homes. The monthly stipend may also be awarded depending on your level of involvement in research. For more information, please reach out to the department/program staff or advisor you intend to apply.
  • Monthly National Health Insurance Premium: actual cost

C.Application Dates and Procedures

  • Dates: the same as the online application term
  • Procedures: Tick KAIST Scholarship during the online application

D. Selection Criteria

  • Prior performance, future promise, and potential contribution to the KAIST community