Admission Guide (2016 Spring)-Back up

  • 2016 Spring admissions application schedule

    2016 Spring admissions application schedule
    1st Screening 2nd Screening
    Online Application Sep 21(Mon) ~ Oct 8(Thu) Nov 9(Mon) ~ Nov 27(Fri)
    Submission of Documents Oct 14(Wed) Dec 2(Wed)
    Announcement of
    Documents review result
    Oct 28 (Wed) Dec 17(Thu)
    Oral Interview Nov 2(Mon) ~ Nov 11(Wed) Dec 21(Mon) ~ Jan 6(Wed), 2016
    Announcement of
    Successful candidates
    Nov 20(Fri) Jan 20 2016(Wed)
    Enrollment March, 2016

    ※ This schedule may be subject to change without a prior notice.

  • 1. Application Schedule (2016 Spring admissions)

    Application Schedule (2016 Spring admissions)
    Order Period Notes
    1st Screening 2nd Screening
    On-line Application(Only foreigner) September 21(Mon), 2015
    ~ October 8(Thu), 2015
    November 9(Mon), 2015
    ~November 27 (Fri), 2015
    • Find “ADMISSIONS” at the UNIST website. Click “Apply to Graduate Department” and create an account during the specified period. (English)
    • Entrance to the program is in Spring 2016. (March 2016)
    Submission of Documents (Send by post or visit in person) October 14(Wed), 2015 (By 6:00 PM) December 2 (Wed), 2015 (By 6:00 PM)
    • The required documents should arrive at the UNIST Graduate Studies Team by this date. Applicants must have already completed the online application.
      ※ The venue for document submission is expected to draw very large crowds close to deadline. To ensure proper handling of your case, please submit your documents as early as possible.
    Announcement of Documents review result October 28 (Wed), 2015 December 17(Thu), 2015
    • The details will be notified individually by the representatives of the relevant Department directly.
    Oral Interview November 2(Mon), 2015
    ~ November 11(Wed), 2015
    December 21(Mon), 2015
    ~ January 6(Wed), 2016
    Announcement of Successful Candidates November 20(Fri), 2015 January 20(Wed), 2016
    Registration March 2016(The accepted students will be individually informed about the specific registration date)
    • The dates above are subject to change without a prior notice.
  • 2. Programs offered for Admission

    Programs offered for Admission
    Department Major
    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering
    Computer Engineering
    Department of Mechanical Mechanical Engineering
    Department of Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Engineering
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science & Engineering
    Department of Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering
    Department of Biological Sciences Biological Science
    Department of Human Factors Engineering Human Factors Engineering
    Department of System Design and Control Engineering System Design and Control Engineering
    Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering Environmental Science and Engineering
    Urban Infrastructure Engineering
    Disaster management Engineering
    Department of Energy Engineering Battery Science and Technology
    Energy Engineering
    Department of Molecular Sciences Chemical Engineering
    Department of Physics and Applied Mathematics Physics
    Department of Mathematical Sciences Mathematical Sciences
    Department of Management Engineering Management Engineering
    • Details on interview vary for each school. The specific date will be released at later by each department.
    • ※ All undergraduate degree’s are recognized as valid prerequisites for graduate level students at UNIST
    • ※ The Department of Industrial Design in UNIST newly starts as Creative Design Engineering school from 2016.
      Creative Design Engineering school (Homepage)
  • 3. Eligibility

    Program Eligibility
    For the Master’s Program and the Combined Master’s-Doctoral Program
    • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree
    • Applicants who will be awarded a Bachelor’s Degree by February 2016
    • Applicants who have an educational background equivalent to the above.
    For Doctoral Program
    • Applicants with a Master’s degree
    • Applicants who will be awarded a Master’s Degree by February 2016
    • Applicants who have an educational background equivalent to the above.

    Required Scores in English Tests

    ※ Official English Test Score

    Official English Test Score (Required Scores in English Tests)
    (Level 2)
    (Level 3)
    (Speaking & Writing)
    800 80 213 550 5.5 640 67 89 270

    ※ The test date on the certificate should be within 2 years of the deadline for the online application.

    ※ Applicants should submit one of them.

    • All international applicants must submit the above score from an official English test when they apply to UNIST.
    • Applicants do not need to submit a score when they apply for admission if they submit a certificate stating that they have completed all of their university courses in English.
    • Otherwise, an official English test score that exceeds the graduate standard must be submitted
    • Native English speakers are exempt from submitting a score.
      (U.S, Canada, U.K, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand)
    • ITP TOEFL organized only by UNIST is accepted.

    List of English is used as an official language

    List of English is used as an official language
    Continent where Country
    Africa Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Zambia, Uganda, Zimbabwe
    South America Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana
    ASIA India, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore
    Central America Belize
    Europe Malta
    North America Jamaica
    Oceania Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
  • 4. Required Documents (All forms can be downloaded from admission web page)

    Required Documents

    • Completed Application Form (With attached 4cm×5cm photo)
    • Certificate of Graduation and Transcripts (All original)
    • Original Record of English Tests (Refer to page 09)
    • Additional documents that show applicants qualification or research achievements if available

    ※ All documents should be translated into either English or Korean, and be notarized or authenticated by a public notary

    Additional Notice

    • Graduates from foreign universities
      * All graduation certificates and transcripts must be submitted and copies signed to the office of the registrar.
    • Degree Holders from China
      Please submit 中國高等敎育學歷査詢報告(Issued by the Ministry of Chinese Education)
    • Foreign degree holders might be asked to submit additional documents.
    • Applicants on military duty must submit either a Certification of Expected Discharge or an approval of attendance.

    Evaluation Process

    • 1) Screening of Documents
      • English Proficiency / Official English Test Score / Transcript
      • Research Plan and personal statement
    • 2) Personal Interview
      • Basic knowledge of major(s), demonstration of proficiency in English and level of interest in – research activities
        * International applicants can have a telephone / Skype interview

    Submitting Your Application

    • 1) On-line Application
      • Find Admission. Click “Apply to Graduate Department” on UNIST Admissions website ( Open the on-line application program and create your own account.
        (Note: There is no application fee for international students)
    • 2) Submission of Required Documents
      • After completing your online application, print out the completed Application Form
      • Send your application packet via registered mail by May 1st , 2014, along with the required documents to the following address:
    • Graduate Studies Team
      UNIST-gil 50(100 Banyeon-ri), Eonyang-eup, Ulju-gun, Ulsan Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea, 689-798

      • Note : The admissions staff might request additional documents from the applicant, should there be a need to clarify the eligibility or verify the authenticity of submitted materials.
  • 5. Scholarship (Including tuition & living expenses)

    Scholarships for enrolled students

    1) Students who have earned an undergraduate degree from a university abroad will receive a special exemption from tuition fee for the first semester of their admission year.
    • Note: The admission fee(KRW 300,000) is not exempted
    • Criteria : approximately the upper 30% of admitted students from abroad recommended by their department and advisor
    2) RA /TA scholarship & stipend
    • Engineering
      • Students in Master’s Program : above KRW 1,140,000 per month
      • Students in Ph.D. Program : above KRW 1,340,000 per month
    • Management
      • Students in Master’s Program : above KRW 1,040,000 per month
      • Students in Ph.D Program : above KRW 1,240,000 per month
    • Scholarship policy may be subject to change according to the expected status change to a national research institute in September
  • 6. On-Campus Housing

  • 7. Important Information

    • Submitted documents will not be returned.
    • Admission shall be cancelled if a successful applicant fails to pay the registration deposit the tuition fee to the bank designated by the university.
    • Applicants are granted admission to only one school.
    • The UNIST Admissions Team may place applicants in either an MA or a combined MA-Ph. D program, according to each applicant’s qualifications.
    • All documents should be translated into either English or Korean, and be notarized
      (or authenticated by a public notary).
    • International students should provide their own insurance against injuries or sickness and the insurance compensation limits must be a minimum of US$10,000.
      Note: Travelers Insurance is available in Korea.
    • UNIST will provide many chances for scholarships for international students to ensure that they have a secure life while here in Korea.
    • For more information, please visit the UNIST Homepage (
    • If the applicant gained admission in an illegal manner, such as forgery or alteration of documents or through translation errors on the documents, the admission shall be cancelled (or all the academic records shall be erased). Furthermore, if a criminal case is suspected, the student will be reported to the authorities in both countries in accordance with the law.