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For more information regarding the application guidelines, please visit POSTECH homepage

Applications for admission  to POSTECH may be submitted throughout the year.

POSTECH admission process takes place 2 times a year. Therefore, prospective students are encouraged to apply accordingly to the semester they wish to start.

Formal Application Process

1st Screening: Document evaluation
2nd Screening: Two types of interviews (Oral Exam, Personal Interview)

All applications who have passed the 1st screening must take  an oral exam and personal interview; however, very few exceptional students may be exempt from the oral exam at the discretion of the Admissions Board. 

Those who have passed the interviews will be allowed to contact professors who may agree to be their supervisor. Prospective students are encouraged to only contact professors with whom they have a genuine interest in working.






June 23 ~ July 18, 2014

Sep. 16 ~ Oct. 14, 2014

of 1st screening

July 28 ~ 31

October 28~30

Interview &
Presentation test

 The schedule varies according to the Departments

Announcement of
final screening

August 17

November 27


February 2015
Early registration (Enrollment in 2nd semester 2014):
September 2014 


bullet Master’s and Ms-PhD Integrative Program:
- hold a B.S degree,
- be expecting to receive a B.S degree by Feb. 2013 or
- have equivalent academic qualification

bullet Doctoral Program:
The candidate must
- hold a Master's degree in a subject related to the Department they are applying to
- be expecting to receive a Master's degree by Feb. 2013, or
- have eqivalent academic qualifications

Required Documents

bullet ONLINE
Comlieted Online Application
- Personal statement and research plan must be included. 
- Application Fee of USD 50 or KRW 80,000 must be paid online via credit card(waived for students of POSTECH's partner universities).

Official Academic Transcripts
- From all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
- Transcripts must be enclosed in an envelope, sealed with either the officail security seal or the signature of the register or representative.
Degree Certificates
- For all undergraduate and graduate degrees attained
Two Letters of Recommendation
- Must be mailed directly by the recommenders
Official English Proficiency Test Score
- PBT 550, CBT 213, iBT 79, ITP 550, IELTS 6.0, TOEIC 800, TEPS 680
- Scores must be sent directly from the administering institution (POSTECH institution code for ETS: 0329) and redeived no later than the application deadline.
- Native English Speakers are exempt from submitting the score. Non-native speakers from countries where English is used as means of education may submit Proof of Instruction Language for exemption.
Copy of Passport
Degree theses (if applicable)


- Additional Living Allowance: M.S. (KRW 300,000/month), Ph.D. (KRW 400,000/month) will be provided for a year by the ITCE for the first year of enrollment
- A Smart Phone subscription support (KRW 50,000/month) will be provided for 1 year
- Opportunities of overseas internships / Research visits to Visiting Professor's institutes