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Scholarship Types

Operation Standards of Various Scholarships.

Registration Scholarships
A. Operation Direction
  • Can not benefit from duplicate registration scholarships.
    (Exceptions for cases receiving the National Scholarship (type 1) and part of the Low Income Family Scholarship)
  • Provide a scholarship corresponding to school support fees for 1 year (2 semesters) after admission regardless of academic record.
  • Provide a scholarship corresponding to school support fees if the student has completed at least 12 credits in the previous semester and maintained a cumulative GPA of B- (3.0/4.3).
  • Students receiving National Scholarship and External Scholarships must fulfill the academic requirements of the beneficiary institutions (even if the academic requirements of the beneficiary institutions are not met, a financial aid scholarship is provided if the above 2) and 3) requirements are fulfilled).
  • A scholarship is provided if the student graduates within 8 semesters after admission or fulfills the above requirements.
    ※For students enrolled after 2007, implement beginning in the Fall semester of 2011.
    • The previous semester’s grades are applied beginning with the Spring semester of 2011.
    • Students taking a leave of absence in the Spring semester of 2011 will only receive a scholarship if they were a scholarship recipient at the time.
    • Students studying abroad without taking a leave of absence in the Spring semester of 2011 will base their scholarship eligibility on the academic record of the semester before studying abroad.
    • Provide scholarship according to previous scholarship system for students enrolled before 2006.
B. Registration Scholarship Types
등록Type of Scholarship 안내
Type of Scholarship Breakdown of Support (Semester) Funding Grade Requirements of Previous Semester Notes
Presidential Science Scholarship Admission fee, full amount of school support fees Government At least 12 credits, at least 3.13/4.3 Study grant and living expenses are provided separately
National Excellence Scholarship (Natural Sciences and Engineering) Admission fee, full amount of school support fees Government At least 12 credits, at least 3.13/4.3 Study grant and living expenses are provided separately
National Scholarship (Type 1) Recipient of the Basic Living Security,Tier 1 Admission fee, full amount of school support fees Government At least 12 credits, at least 2.50/4.3 Standard amount of support: 2,250,000 KRW per semester
Tier 2 60% of the standard amount Government At least 12 credits, at least 2.50/4.3 Standard amount of support: 2,250,000 KRW per semester
Tier 3 40% of the standard amount Government At least 12 credits, at least 2.50/4.3 Standard amount of support: 2,250,000 KRW per semester
Tier 4 30% of the standard amount/td> Government At least 12 credits, at least 2.50/4.3 Standard amount of support: 2,250,000 KRW per semester
Tier 5 25% of the standard amount Government At least 12 credits, at least 2.50/4.3 Standard amount of support: 2,250,000 KRW per semester
Tier 6 20% of the standard amount Government At least 12 credits, at least 2.50/4.3 Standard amount of support: 2,250,000 KRW per semester
Tier 7, Tier 8 15% of the standard amount Government At least 12 credits, at least 2.50/4.3 Standard amount of support: 2,250,000 KRW per semester
Low Income Family Scholarship (no more than 3 allotments) Difference of school support fees University At least 12 credits, at least 2.50/4.3 National Scholarship (type 1) income, successful candidates of the grade requirements
Low Income Family Scholarship (no more than 3 allotments) Full amount of school support fees University At least 2.00/4.3 National Scholarship (type 1), unsuccessful candidates of the grade requirements
Low Income Family Scholarship (no more than 3 allotments) Tuition + full amount of school support fees University Less than 2.00/4.3 National Scholarship (type 1), unsuccessful candidates of the grade requirements
Financial Aid Scholarship Full amount of school support fees University At least 12 credits, at least 3.00/4.3 National Scholarship (type 1) income, successful candidates of the grade requirements receive the difference of the school support fees
External Scholarships Sum determined by the foundation External Standard determined by the foundation
Academic Promotion Scholarship
A. Operation Direction
  • Can benefit from duplicate academic promotion scholarships, may benefit in duplication of the registration scholarship.
  • The academic promotion scholarship provides monthly allotments (4 months per semester) for living expenses or a once per semester grant.
  • The academic promotion scholarship provided monthly cannot exceed 500,000 KRW per month.
B. Academic Promotion Scholarship Types
학업장려Type of Scholarship 안내
Type of Scholarship Scholarship Amount Funding Eligibility & Standards
Department Honors Scholarship Department Valedictorian (1 student) 250,000 KRW/month University Acquire at least 15 credits, department valedictorian, salutatorian, and academic honors students (excluding IT Management and Information Communications)
Department Salutatorian and Academic Honors Student (3 students) 200,000 KRW/month University Acquire at least 15 credits, department valedictorian, salutatorian, and academic honors students (excluding IT Management and Information Communications)
Academic Excellence Scholarship 400,000 KRW/semester University At least 18 credits, when the GPA is at least 3.70/4.3, only IT Management and Information Communications (expected to be discontinued after existing students graduate)
Department Development Scholarship Less than 500,000 KRW/month University
  • Provide scholarships with funds raised by the department
  • Selecting candidates: select a student in accordance to the selection criteria the department has determined and provide scholarship
    * Selection criteria categories are: grades, income, and community service
Study Grant Less than 500,000 KRW University
  • Eligibility: a GPA of at least 3.0/4.3 in the previous semester; educational expense scholarship students who have received a scholarship (less than 2,000,000 KRW) from an external scholarship foundation
    * Development fund scholarship recipients are excluded
  • Amount Provided: 500,000 KRW if the scholarship exceeds school support fees; 30% of the scholarship provided by the scholarship fund if it is less than the school support fees
Labor Scholarship
A. Operation Direction
  • Can not benefit from duplicate labor scholarships (excluding T/A masters scholarships).
  • Divided into normal labor and special labor.
B. Labor Scholarship Types
근로Type of Scholarship 안내
Type of Scholarship Scholarship Amount Funding Eligibility and Standards Notes
Labor Scholarship Normal Labor 200,000 KRW/month University
  • Up to 25 hours per month, 8,000 KRW per hour
  • Undergraduate: 4 months, graduate: 6 months
All degrees
Special Labor 250,000 KRW/month University Up to 25 hours per month, 10,000 KRW per hour, 4 months Undergraduate
Low Income Family Labor Scholarship 300,000 KRW/month University Students who have registered for the National Scholarship (type 1) and have been confirmed to be within the tier 3 income bracket, condition of mandatory labor of 20 hours per month Undergraduate
T/A Master’s Scholarship 335,000 KRW/month University
  • 10 hours per week of T/A duties
  • Select national scholarship master’s students informed by the academic affairs office (Education Support Team) as scholarship students
  • Limit payment according to the T/A guidelines
National Scholarship Master’s
Financial Aid
A. Operation Direction
  • Can not benefit from duplicate financial id
  • Financial aid is provided as a monthly living expense and can benefit from duplicate registration scholarships and academic promotion scholarships
B. Financial Aid Types
학자금 종류 안내
Type of Scholarship Scholarship Amount Funding Eligibility and Standards Notes
Undergraduate Financial Aid 135,000 KRW/month University All enrolled students, within the enrollment duration limit (8 semesters), provide 4 months per semester
Master’s Financial Aid 265,000 KRW/month University All national scholarship students, within the enrollment duration limit (4 semesters), provide 6 months per semester
Miscellaneous Scholarships
A. Operation Direction
  • Can benefit from duplicate miscellaneous scholarships.
  • Miscellaneous scholarships can benefit from duplicate registration scholarships, academic promotion scholarships, labor scholarships, and financial aid.
B. Miscellaneous Scholarship Types
기타Type of Scholarship 안내
Type of Scholarship Scholarship Amount Funding Eligibility and Standards Notes
Family of Bereaved KAIST Faculty Scholarship 300,000 KRW/month University Children of deceased tenured KAIST faculty Undergraduate
Autonomous Student Community Executive Scholarship 400,000 KRW ~ 600,000 KRW University Active executive members of the Autonomous Student (Chief and board members) All degrees