For the purpose of strengthening the science and technology capability of sub-Saharan African countries for economic develop
ment, PASET and KIST School agreed to cooperate to train Ph. D and post-doctorate students in priority development areas and
promote joint publications, academic programs and joint research projects.
Semester & Period
Spring Semester begins in March, and application period starts on September of the previous year
Semester begins in September, and application period starts on March
Students should study at KIST one year for course work and two years for a Ph.D. degree
Requirements for Eligibility
Applicants who have fulfilled their coursework requirements from Partner University with a cumulative GPA of at least 4.0 out of 5.0, will be entitled to enroll in the equivalent M.S. or Ph.D. degree program at KIST School
Tuition and registration costs are covered by KIST.
The highest level of financial support in Korea is provided to help students focus on their study and research. Monthly stipends of 900 USD for bachelor students and 1,000 USD for Master students
Participating in National R&D Projects : Over 90% of KIST's R&D budget comes from government and institutional programs $302 million (December 2018)
Excellent Faculty : 150 professors selected from among the 600 Ph.D. researchers at KIST
Infrastructure of National Research Institute : Knowledge/Technology accumulated over 50 years of experience and Cutting-edge research equipment/facilities
Diverse academic/cultural events for students.
Discounted condominium rates at many major tourist destinations in Korea
First-rate dormitory facilities for 120 USD per month
Comprehensive insurance for 6 month-long internship