Programme outline

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) is offering two scholarship opportunities to South African students to study at KAIST. The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is responsible for nominations from South Africa.

The scholarship covers tuition, health insurance and a basic living allowance; and is open to undergraduates in this call for applications. Successful applicants will be expected to cover the cost of travel to the Republic of Korea and additional living expenses.

Degree level

Bachelor's

Deadlines

Application deadline is 02 January 2018. No applications after the deadline will be considered.

Who can apply?

• South African citizens in good health with a strong academic record;
• Must have university entrance on NSC certificate and should have performed exceptionally well in his/her previous    studies with minimum 75% average mark achieved, excluding Life Orientation;
• Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 75% in Mathematics and Physical Science;
• Available to study in Korea from September 2018;
• Must have applied for the study programme at KAIST on a full-time basis;
• Intend to return to South Africa at the end of your studies.

Fields of Study?

Science, Engineering and Technology.

Application process

The application process is two-fold:

1. Complete the DHET application form and email it together with the following documents to KoreaScholarship@dhet.gov.za by 2 January 2018:

  • Completed application form
  • Copy of Matric certificate
  • Copy of ID
  • Proof of online KAIST application

 

2. Submit KAIST application online at http://admission.kaist.ac.kr/international/?page_id=1152

What the scholarship offers

The scholarship covers tuition, health insurance and a basic living allowance.

Successful applicants will be expected to cover the cost of travel to the Republic of Korea and additional living expenses (estimated at between R2000 and R3000 per month).

No additional funding is available from the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Contact

The DHET is responsible for nominations for the scholarship only, for queries about your application to be nominated for the scholarship, send an email to KoreaScholarship@dhet.gov.za

For queries about the scholarship itself or the programme of study, contact the KAIST Admissions Office:

Dean of Admissions Office: Prof Hayong Shin
hyshin@kaist.ac.kr
+8242-350-2017

Undergraduate Programme: Ms Gahyun Son
Creative.adm@kaist.ac.kr
+8242-350-4801

Note

Please note that this scholarship is offered by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and not the Department of Higher Education and Training. Applicants are required to undertake their own research into programmes and institutions in Korea and are responsible for ensuring that the qualifications will be recognised in South Africa.

 

Documents and links

DHET application form

KAIST application link: http://admission.kaist.ac.kr/international/?page_id=1152
KAIST Admissions Briefing and Embassy Recommendation Program information document