Graduate program

What is Financial Aid?
  • Financial Aid refers to all kinds of financial support for POSTECH students during their research and study
  • Financial Aid is classified as 1) fellowship, 2) assistantship and 3) other grants
General Regulations for Financial Aid
  • Duplicated benefit from internal and external scholarship is allowed(external fellowship policy applies in prior)
  • There is no upper limit of scholarship amount / person(external fellowship policy applies in prior)
  • Achievement-based R/A : For the first semester at least the basic scholarship will be given to students, but from the second semester the granted amount may differ according to the individual achievement
  • The duplication policy of scholarship and the amount can differ by each lab.
  • The fellowship is scholarship given to students, which can be classified as internal and external.
  • Internal fellowship is operated with the university fund, department fund, donation from external foundation, etc. The university selects the scholar and grants the scholarship.
  • External fellowship scholar is selected by external institute such as the government and external foundation. The external institute grants scholarship to the student directly or send the scholarship expense to university to grant each student.
Internal/External Fellowships
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Fellowship Granting Institute Eligibility Scholarship Benefit Useful Website
POSCO Asia Fellowship POSCO TJ Park Foundation Asian students who are applying for Masters or Doctoral Degree
  • Full Tuition and monthly allowance
  • Max. 6 semesters for PhD/Max. 4 semesters for Ms)
  • Settlement allowance(1,000,000KRW)
  • National insurance(NHIS) fee
  • Award for Korean Language proficiency
  • Online Korean class(IKSI)
Global Korea Scholarship(GKS) National Institute for International Education(NIIED) Applicants who meets NIIED’s eligibility and POSTECH’s English proficiency level(please check admission guide)
  • Airfare
  • Language Courses(1 year)
  • Tuition Fees
  • Award for Excellent Korean Language Proficiency
  • Research Support
  • Printing Costs (Dissertation)
  • Completion Grant
  • National insurance(NHIS) fee
Vingroup Scholarship Vingroup Refer to
  • Tuition and miscellaneous fees
  • Living stipend
  • Health insurance
  • Return airfare (economy class)
  • Visa application fee
  • Settling-in allowance and reintegration allowance
  • Pre-departure health examination
  • Network of Vingroup Scholars and professional development opportunities
Settlement Allowance POSTECH Newly accepted students who has not lived in Korea for past 6 months before admission
  • Airfare
  • Settlement Allowance (500,000KRW for first 3 months)
  • The assistantship is granted for the participation in teaching, research and administrative work done by graduate school students, and it is classified as 1) teaching assistantship(TA), 2) research assistantship(RA), 3) adminstrative assistantship.
2022 Regular TA/RA Scholarship (per month)
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Program Tuition Fee (per month) Living Allowance (per month) Total (per month)
Master’s 810,000 570,500 1,379,000
PhD’s 810,000 1,047,000 1,857,000
  • The actual amount can differ by each lab.
  • Each advisor can decide to grant additional allowance.
  • TA/RA Scholarship is granted every 25th of each month.(if it is holiday, the scholarship will be given on day before.)
  • A student who receive academic warning for previous semester, one will not be given with the scholarship for next one semester. (except the labor cost)
A scholarship system in which the department operates itself
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Scholarship Summary Eligibility
Kim Bong-Hwan and Hong Young-Soon Scholarship Awarded annually for the outstanding graduate student in the chemistry department Graduated students, including those admitted for the next academic year
TCI Best Thesis Award Awarded annually for the best thesis Students graduated for each academic year
Best TAAward Awarded annually for the distinguished graduate student TA for their contribution to excellence in instruction Recitation and lab TA for each academic year
Outstanding Paper Award