Contact: Section of Admissions / firstname.lastname@example.org / +82-62-715-2054
Submit the online application
Decide on the specific program you wish to study and complete all relevant sections of
the online application form.
The online application form is accessible at https://adm.gist.ac.kr/foreigner
Send all required documents by post
Send a completed set of application materials directly to the Section of Admissions
at GIST. When the supporting documents are delivered, the international admissions
coordinator will give you notice that your application has been received.
Wait for selection results
A notification will be sent to you on the email address you've provided on or around
June 15 for Fall admission and December 15 for Spring admission to those applicants
whose files have been completed by the specified deadlines. Admitted candidates are
expected to respond to the offers of admission within 15 days of notification.
Enroll by sending required documents and paying the Matriculation Fee
If you've decided to accept the offer of admission, you should enroll at GIST within the
deadline provided, ensuring that all required documents are included and paying the
Matriculation Fee by bank wire. After enrollment, you will receive the admission packet:
Certificate of Admission, Certificate of Financial Sponsorship, and a Letter of Invitation.
Apply for a student visa
In order to apply for a student visa, you will need to obtain a student visa application
form. You can get the form from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in your
country. When you apply for a visa, you must attach the Certificate of Admission to the
application form. After you receive your visa, you can contact the staff at the
Section of International Cooperation(SIC) and the staff at your school or department. The
staff of both departments will assist in arranging your travel to Korea.
English Requirements (Conditional Admission)
Because English is the language of instruction at GIST and success in graduate study depends on English language competency, official English test results must be presented by applicants who are not native born citizens of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA as part of their applications. Applicants holding bachelors or advanced degrees from accredited institutions in one of the countries listed above may be exempted from English requirements with prior approval of GIST.
In general, the minimum TOEFL score for acceptance into our graduate programs is 80 of IBT, 550 of PBT, or 213 of CBT. We also accept the score of IELTS, TOEIC and TEPS(Test of English Proficiency developed by Seoul National University) when the applicant doesn't have TOEFL score. The minimum score for acceptance is 6.5 of IELTS, 750 of TOEIC and 680 of TEPS.
Applicants from countries that do not offer official English tests(TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC or TEPS) or other applicants for whom it is not possible to take such tests owing to unavoidable circumstances (including schedule conflicts or excessive economic burden) may be permitted to apply for admission to the Institute and may be given conditional admission. Conditional admission requires applicants to submit documentation related to English proficiency issued by the President or the Dean of the last school attended.
Any students admitted to the Institute with conditional admission due to unavailability of official English test results must, within 6 months from the date of admission, submit official English test results that meet the application criteria of the Institute. These results should be sent to the Section of Admissions and receive approval from our Academic Affairs Review Committee. Any persons who have been conditionally admitted to the Institute, but fail to fulfill the requirements stated above, will automatically be removed from the school register 6 months after the date of admission. The relevant departments shall undertake follow-up actions within 1 month after the day of removal.
We strongly recommend that you obtain the English test score because the Korean Immigration Service may require an English or Korean test score for VISA application.
At the beginning of the first semester at GIST, all admitted students pay a Matriculation Fee. This is non-refundable fee of 680,000 won, which will provide access to a variety of GIST programs and services at no additional charge. This payment is due at the time of enrollment.
Matriculation Fee Waiver Application
GIST may waive the Matriculation Fee for those who have financial difficulties. If you wish to apply for a waiver, please fill out the Matriculation Fee waiver application in the online application form, and mail a recommendation letter written and sealed by your department chair of the current/last university you attended to the Section of Admissions. The Admissions Committee at GIST will review the application and the notification will be made along with the admission review results.
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