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The Office of International and Public Affairs

serves GIST international students and scholars.

Program Overview

Who can apply?

Students from one of our partner institutions who meet the exchange eligibility requirements may apply. These requirements may vary for different institutions, so please contact your international student exchange coordinator for details about the eligibility requirements.

Depending on the institutional agreement, eligible students may study for one or two semesters at GIST. Tuition fees are to be paid to your home university. If you wish to study at GIST as an exchange student, please contact the exchange coordinator at your home institution for details about the selection process, such as eligibility, required documents, and deadlines.

Students should check with their home institution coordinator to verify that GIST is a partner institution with your home institution.

GIST will only process applicants who have been approved by their home institution to apply for the GIST Student Exchange Program.

Application Requirements

To apply for the Inbound Exchange Program, you must satisfy the following criteria

  • Minimum 1 year of full-time study at year home institution
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (on a 4.5 point scale) or equivalent
  • TOEFL iBT 80 or its equivalent on another English language proficiency test

Initial Contact by Your Home Institution

Your home institution coordinator must notify GIST by email at ipa@gist.ac.kr that you have been approved by your home institution to apply for the GIST Student Exchange Program. Your home institution coordinator should also provide GIST with the following information: your full name, major/concentration, degree program, year of study, GPA, and English proficiency test results.

2021 Academic Calendar

2021 Academic Calendar​ -Type, Dates
Semester Spring Fall
Dates March 1st ~ June 18th August 30th ~ December 17th

Application Procedures

  • 01Once your minimum eligibility has been approved by GIST, please proceed with the online registration by clicking on the button 'ONLINE APPLICATION' on the ‘Applying to GIST’ menu.
  • 02Online registration

    To sign into our website, you must provide an approval code. After you have been officially approved by your home institution to apply for the GIST Student Exchange Program, please contact your home institution coordinator and ask for the code.

    • Create an account with your email address (approval code required)
    • Complete the online application form and upload the following required documents
      • Original (Official) Transcripts in English
      • English Language Proficiency Test Results
      • Copy of Passport
    • Applicants must make sure to press the ‘Submit’ button after completing the application form
  • 03 Useful Links

Timeline

Timeline - Semester, Nomination Deadline, Screening Procedure, E-mail Notification of Acceptance, Admission Packages sent
Semester Nomination Deadline Screening Procedure E-mail Notification of Acceptance Admission Packages sent
Spring September 20 October 20 Late Nov. Early Dec.
Fall April 2nd April 30 Late May Early June

The acceptance package contains the Certificate of Admission (necessary when applying for a visa) and other necessary information

Course Information for Applicants

  • Minimum of 3 courses (9 credits)
  • Maximum of 8 courses (24 credits)

Notice

  • Students are responsible for ensuring that course credits earned at GIST can be transferred to their home institution.
  • There is no official calculation to determine the equivalence of ECTS and GIST credits. The conversion for credits should be according to your home institution's policy and method of calculation. Please consult the exchange coordinator at your home institution regarding credit transfer issues.
  • Transcripts
    • 2 copies of your official transcripts will be delivered to your home institution coordinator by the GIST Section of International Relations. Please be aware that this can take up to 2 months after the end of the semester.