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Admission Guidelines

Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 Application Schedule

Application Schedule


Fall 2017

Spring I 2018

Spring II 2018

Spring III 2018


Apr 20 (Thu) ~

May 4 (Thu)

June 29 (Thu) ~
July 13 (Thu)

Oct 12 (Thu) ~
Oct 26 (Thu)

Dec 14 (Thu) ~
Dec 28 (Thu)

Document Evaluation Results

May 18 (Thu)

July 27 (Thu)

Nov 9 (Thu)

Jan 11 (Thu), 2018


May 22 (Mon) ~

May 31 (Wed)

Aug 7 (Mon) ~
Aug 14 (Mon)

Nov 13 (Mon) ~
Nov 21 (Tue)

Jan 15 (Mon) ~
Jan 22 (Mon), 2018

Final Results

June 16 (Fri)

Aug 28 (Mon)

Dec 4 (Mon)

Feb 9 (Fri), 2018

※ Important Notes on Application

  • 01Not allowed to apply for more than one major at the same time
  • 02Document Evaluation and Final Results will be announced on the DGIST admissions website.
  • 03Detailed information for the interview is on the DGIST admissions website during the application period,
        and each interview schedule can be different depending on departments.

Admission Quota

Classification M.S. Integrated M.S&Ph.D Ph.D
Spring 2018

OO students

OO students

Majors and Programs

Majors and Programs
Majors Programs
Emerging Materials Science

M.S. / Integrated M.S.&Ph.D. / Ph.D.

      · Note that you could get an admission for M.S program
       according to the evaluation results, even if you applied for
  the Integrated M.S&Ph.D program.

Information and Communication Engineering

Energy Science & Engineering

Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Robotics Engineering

M.S. / Ph.D.
· M.S. program students in 2nd semester of study can transfer to
Integrated M.S.&Ph.D. program through a certain process.

New Biology

Integrated M.S.&Ph.D. / Ph.D.


Degree Program Eligibility
Spring 2018 M.S. / Integrated
Students who hold bachelor's degrees or are expected to complete their bachelor's degrees by February, 2018
Ph.D. Students who hold master’s degrees or are expected to complete their master’s degrees by February, 2018

※ No prior knowledge of Korean is necessary for admission, but all international students are required to take Korean courses to earn
   a degree.


Classification Details
Tuition Full scholarship for all graduate students
Stipend for Education and Research - Ph.D : 13,680,000KRW + α / year
- M.S  : 7,440,000KRW + α / year
DPF(DGIST Presidential Fellowship) - Special scholarship : 3,000,000 KRW / semester
- Research scholarship : Max. 10,000,000 KRW
- Study abroad scholarship : Max. 16,584,000 KRW
※ Amount is subject to change
International Exchanges - Opportunity of training in the world's leading class university
- Opportunity to participate various international conferences
Government Research Project

- DGIST Convergence Research Institute and its 11 research centers

(Convergence Research Center for Solar Energy, Convergence Research Center for Wellness, DGIST-LBNL Research Center for Emerging Materials Science, Research Center for Resilient Cyber Physical Systems, Convergence Research Center for Microlaser Technology, Convergence Research Center for Future Automotive Technology, DGIST-ETH Microrobotics Research Center, Core Protein Resources Center, Well Aging Research Center, Convergence Research Center for Collaborative Robots, Global Center for Bio-Convergence Spin System)

- Korea Brain Research Institute

- IBS-Center for Plant Aging Research

Dormitory - Convenient dormitory facilities
※Dormitory and utility fees will be charged separately

※ Please visit a website of each department for more detailed information about scholarships.

Application Documents

Application Documents
Documents to Submit Application Process
A Application Form


Online application (prescribed form)
B Personal Statement
and Study Plan


Online application (prescribed form)
You can choose to write in English, Korean or both.
C Degree Certificate
(either completed or
to be completed)


Online attachment (PDF)
- M.S. / Integrated M.S.& Ph.D. Applicants :
Undergraduate Degree Certificate
- Ph.D. Applicants :
Undergraduate & Graduate Degree Certificate
※ Please submit Certificate of Enrollment if you can't hand
   in Certificate of Expected Graduation.
D Official Transcripts


Online attachment (PDF)
- M.S. / Integrated M.S.& Ph.D. Applicants :
Undergraduate Official Transcript
- Ph.D. Applicants :
Undergraduate & Graduate Official Transcript
※ Applicants for the Department of New Biology must include a class rank with transcript.
E English Test Scores


Online attachment (PDF)
*Compulsory in case of applicants for Emerging Materials Science / New Biology
F Other certificates


Online attachment (PDF)
Other certificates that show the applicants' capability and possibility
G Letter of Recommendation


Direct submission by the recommender via e-mail
(prescribed form) :
No limitation on the number of recommendation letter
H Application Fee


80,000 KRW / USD 80

※ Online submission via the DGIST admissions website (

※ Degree Certificate, Official Transcripts and other required documents must be written in English

※ Please make a single PDF file contain all the documents in the alphabetical order (C - F) and make sure that it does not exceed

Admissions Procedure

Evaluation based on application documents

Applicant's academic ability will be evaluated through official transcripts from former institutions, personal statement and study plan, etc.

Interview (only for the students who passed the documents evaluation)

Evaluation of fundamental knowledge of the field of study, enthusiasm for research, potential ability to be a scholar, communication ability, etc, through individual and/or group interviews. More details are determined by each department.

Online interview can be arranged for students residing outside Korea, by early request.

01Emerging Materials Science
On-site Interview to evaluate the basic background knowledge (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, etc.) required for the materials science research, potential for future growth, personal integrity, motivation, responsible decision-making, ethical standards, and interpersonal skills.
Presentation : 10 minutes presentation in English on
(M.S./M.S.-Ph.D.) Undergraduate research experience(recommended) or one's own understanding of major concepts learned in the undergraduate studies
(Ph.D.) Achievement during MS course and future research interests
02Information and Communication Engineering
Oral examination about foundations and applications of information and communication, computer, electronics, mathematics, physics, chemistry, attitude, personality, and vision as an engineer
English Presentation of up to 5 minutes (5 slides) about an important concept that you learned through your undergraduate core courses for M.S. degree applicants, and that is related to your future Ph.D. research for Ph.D. degree applicants
A part of the interview will be conducted in English
03Robotics Engineering
Questions on fundamental knowledge of the robotics related subjects or courses, enthusiasm for research, potential ability to be a scholar, communication ability, etc. in both English and Korean
A short presentation in English on the research experience, achievements, research plan, etc for about 5 minutes and 10 minutes for M.S. and Ph.D. respectively
04Energy Science & Engineering
Personal interview in English with the concerned professors
Self-introduction(5 Min. presentation)
Questions on fundamentals and specialized knowledge about application of Energy Science Engineering such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, Thermodynamics and Transfer phenomenon according to the applicant's specialty background, and on culture, personality and vision as engineering students.
05Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Presentation in English 

- M.S. applicants
· Option 1 : You can present one paper published in J.Neurosci., Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, J.Neurochem.,
  Neuroscience by using PowerPoint within 10 minutes(5-10 slides) followed by additional 10 minutes for Q&A
· Option 2 : You can present one paper chosen from the provided list of recommended papers(please check papers in our
  website at by using PowerPoint within 10 minutes (5-10 slides) followed by additional 10 minutes
   for Q&A
- Ph.D. applicants should present their own M.S. thesis.
Personal Essay : Presentation of motivation and interests on a suggested topic
06New Biology
Interview : Qualification evaluation of personality, leadership, communication skills including English, creativity, and knowledge required for study of convergence biology.
Oral Presentation : Each applicant will be asked to give a 30 min presentation, which includes a 10 min Q&A. Presentation topic will be announced on the day of the presentation.

Registration of Admitted Students

Registration period and procedure will be notified with the final results announcement
Documents to submit
  • Admission confirmation (Prescribed form)
  • Degree certificate
  • Official transcripts
  • Medical certificate
  • Admitted students must submit the required documents to complete registration. Otherwise, admission will be cancelled.
  • Submitted documents will not be returned. If any documents contain false information, admission will be cancelled.

Admissions contact details

  • Tel+82-53-785-5147
  • Postal AddressAdmissions Team, DGIST, 333, Techno jungang-daero, Hyeonpung-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, 42988, Rep. of Korea


Admissions Team, DGIST / 333, Techno jungang-daero, Hyeonpung-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu, 42988, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

TEL. 82-53-785-5141~7 FAX. 82-53-785-5149