To apply for the Inbound Exchange Program, you must satisfy the following criteria
Minimum 1 year of full-time study at year home university
Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (on a 4.5 point scale) or equivalent
TOEFL iBT 80 or its equivalent on other English language proficiency test
Initial Contact by Your Home Institution
Your home institution coordinator must notify GIST by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Nomination Deadline, Application Period
Applying to GIST -Type, Semester(spring, fall)
March 31st, 2020.
September to Late-October
March 16th - April 20th, 2020.
01Once your minimum eligibility has been approved by the Section of Public Affairs, please proceed with the online registration by clicking on the button 'ONLINE APPLICATION' on the Application menu of this page.
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. Pressing “Temporarily Saved” does not mean that it has been submitted.
Timeline - Semester, Application Deadline, Screening Procedure, E-mail Notification of Acceptance, Admission Packages sent
E-mail Notification of Acceptance
Admission Packages sent
Apr. - May
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)
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.
2 copies of your official transcripts will be delivered to your home institution coordinator by the GIST Section of Public Affairs. Please be aware that this can take up to 2 months after the end of the semester.