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Graduation

Refer to the tuition payment information for a detailed schedule.

UST Minimum Credit Requirements

(Required for both doctoral and master’s degree) Must acquire a minimum of 2 credits from selecting 1 course between field research of advisory professor, or field research of other labs or outside institutions

(Students entered in) 2012 Spring Semester or earlier

(Students entered in) 2012 Spring Semester or earlier
(Students entered in) 2012 Spring Semester or earlier
Type of Credit Evaluation Method Acquired Credits
Doctoral Integrative Courses Master’s
Total credits 32 64 32
Subject credits General courses Percentage or S/U system 2 4 2
Major courses Percentage 12 24 12
Research credits Field research Percentage 12 24 12
Seminar S/U system 3 6 3
Thesis supervision S/U system 3 6 3

2012 Fall Semester ~ 2016 Spring Semester

UST 최소이수학점요건 - 2012년 후기부터 2016년 전기 입학생까지 표
UST 최소이수학점요건 - 2012년 후기부터 2016년 전기 입학생까지 표로 학점구분, 평가구분, 취득학점의 내용을 제공합니다.
Type of Credit Evaluation Method Acquired Credits
Doctoral Integrative Courses Master’s
Total credits 32 64 32
Subject credits General courses Percentage or S/U system 3 6 3
Major courses Percentage 12 24 12
Research credits Field research Percentage 12 24 12
Seminar S/U system 2 4 2
Thesis supervision S/U system 3 6 3

2016 Fall Semester ~ 2018 Fall Semester

2016 Fall semester or later ~ 2018 Fall semester or later
2016 Fall semester or later ~ 2018 Fall semester or later
Credit types Evaluation Method Acquired Credits
Doctoral Integrative Courses Master’s
Total credits 32 58 32
Subject credits General courses Percentage or S/U system 3 3 3
Major courses Percentage 12 24 12
Research credits Field research Percentage 12 24 12
Seminar S/U system 2 4 2
Thesis supervision /U system 3 3 3

2019 Spring Semester or later

2019 Spring Semester or later
2019 Spring Semester or later
Credit types Evaluation Method Acquired Credits
Master’s Doctoral Integrative Courses
Total credits 32 32 60
Subject credits General courses Percentage or S/U system 6 6 8
Major courses Percentage 12 12 24
Research credits Field research Percentage 12 12 24
Seminar S/U system 2 2 4

Paper Publication

Paper Publication
Master’s Degree Publish 1 or more articles in professional journal(domestic or international), or if the president acknowledges that his/her research performance is equivalent to the above criterion after a review by the Graduate Committee

Corresponding Research Performance: Oral presentation and posters at international conferences in first author

Paper Publication
Doctoral Degree
(Integrative)
To Fall 2017
Freshmen
Publish 1 or more articles in internationally renowned academic journals including SCI as the first author, or if the president acknowledges that his/her research performance is equivalent to the above criterion after a review by the Graduate Committee * Corresponding Research Performance: Paper publications in SCIE or SSCI
From Spring
2018
Freshmen
Bio-Medical Science & Technology Publish 2 or more articles in internationally renowned academic journals including SCI(SCIE, SSCI) as the first author, or if the president acknowledges that his/her research performance is equivalent to the above criterion after a review by the Graduate Committee
Energy & Environment Technology Publish 2 or more articles in internationally renowned academic journals including SCI(SCIE, SSCI) as the first author, or if the president acknowledges that his/her research performance is equivalent to the above criterion after a review by the Graduate Committee
Nano & Information Technology Publish 2 or more articles in internationally renowned academic journals including SCI(SCIE, SSCI) as the first author, Or Publish 1 or more articles in internationally renowned academic journals including SCI(SCIE, SSCI) as the first author and 1 or more Oral presentation at international conference

Download Criteria for degree conferral by campus and school

  • Must meet the detailed campus requirements
  • All research records are acknowledged only by the student’s affiliated institution (UST)

Comprehensive Examination

Comprehensive Examination
Doctoral Degree Evaluation of advanced knowledge and application skills in a major field, through a written or oral test
Master’s Degree Evaluation of basic and advanced knowledge in a major field, through a written or oral test (can be replaced by the result of dissertation evaluation – only students who entered UST before 2017)
Comprehensive Examination
Classification Details
Eligibility Students who have completed or possible to acquire both subject credits and research credits in each course
Schedule March(Spring semester) and September(Fall semester) every year

TOPIK - Test of Proficiency in Korean (For Special admission)

Foreign Language Exam(Common)
Doctoral Degree
  • TOPIK Level 2 or above
    (Applied from the Freshmen of the Spring 2013 and after)
  • TOPIK Level 3 or above / Presentation for Dissertation Evaluation request in Korean
    (Applied from the Freshmen of the Spring 2018 and after)
Master’s Degree TOPIK Level 2 or above (Applied from the Freshmen of the Spring 2013 and after)

Foreign Language Exam(Common requirement)

Foreign Language Exam(Common)
Type of Exam TOEFL TOEIC TEPS IELTS
iBT PBT TEPS
(Before '18.5.12.)
New TEPS
(After '18.5.12.)
Obtained exam score 79 550 730 630 342 6

※ Only score earned in the last two years is accepted

Thesis/Dissertation (Required for both doctoral and master’s degree)

A candidate may request a review for thesis/dissertation evaluation if he/she (1) fulfills respective credit requirements, (2) passes a comprehensive qualifying exam, (3) receives a recommendation from an academic advisor.

Thesis / Dissertation
Classification Details
Required for All Courses
(Master's/Doctoral/Integrative)
  • Students who have acquired credits according to the article 40 of the academic regulations (acquiring credits by course) or who projected to acquire credits by course registration for the relevant semester
  • Students who have passed the comprehensive examination
  • Students who have received recommendations from their academic advisors
Doctoral/Integrative Students who have passed the evaluation for doctoral thesis proposals
(Paper publication needed to apply the dissertation evaluation from freshmen in 2017)
Schedule for Evaluation
  • Spring Semester - Evaluation Period (Apr. – June) → Submit printed copy (Jul. 10) degree conferral (Aug.)
  • Fall Semester - Evaluation Period (Oct. – Dec.) → Submit printed copy (Jan. 10) degree conferral (Feb.)

Refer to academic manual for detailed information

Notes

  • There may be campus-specific requirements for paper publication, in such case both UST requirements and campus-specific requirements must be satisfied in order to acquire degree.
  • UST must be listed as an affiliated institution to qualify as a valid research achievement.
  • Candidates subjected to previous requirements should contact staff listed below.
  • In publishing an SCI-class academic paper, check plagiarism by TURNITIN program(Turnitin, Copykiller, eTBLAST, etc. are also recognized) and upload “Originality Report” or “Digital Receipt” From 2018, it is mandatory.

Newcomers’ ODYSSEY

(Starting with the new students of the Fall semester 2016, the completion of all the subjects for newcomers odyssey)