• unist-ulsan national institute of science and technology 2009, u-surf

    The Vision of UNIST is to be a world leading university to advance science and technology for the prosperity of humankind. We have been focusing on interdisciplinary science research and education since our establishment in 2009. UNIST is a growing institution for science research and has been selected to participants in the World Class University (WCU) project and a number of other national projects.

    UNIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (U-SURF) provides the opportunity to experience interdisciplinary research in a laboratory and selects outstanding 3rd or 4th year undergraduate students from across Korea, research scholarships and residence fee (every participants can stay in the dormitory) are provided to select students. U-SURF provides an opportunity for participants to research in a low professor-student ratio environment. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical and Advanced Materials Engineering, Nano-Bioscience and Chemical Engineering, Design and Human Engineering, Urban and Environmental Engineering, Green energy, Technology Management and Natural Science professors will participate in this program. Participants can also take part in field trips, special activities and lectures by guest professors.

    Students are accepted into the program, and selected students will be assigned to the laboratories based on their interest. Throughout the program, students undertake research topics using the state-of-the-art facilities.

    Students are paid a stipend of 770,000 Korean won, and provided with free accommodation at the student dormitory (Utility charges to be paid by the students and meals are extra) They also have free access to library during the stay. Upon completion of the program, they are awarded the Certificate of U-SURF Completion.

    We look forward to outstanding 3rd or 4th year undergraduate, graduate students and masters-degree students who will join in state of the art research during the summer vacation.

  • Period

    July 4, 2016 ~ July 29, 2016


    3rd or 4th year undergraduate students and graduate students who are interested in master’s course of UNIST graduate school. (Students on leave of absence and students not attending school now are NOT allowed to apply)

    Research program

    Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Materials Science, Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Industrial Design Human and Systems Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Urban Infrastructure Engineering, Disaster Management, Engineering Battery Science and Technology, Energy Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Management Engineering, Management, Finance/Accounting

    Research Scholarship

    770,000 Won (Utility charges to be paid by the students and meals are extra)


    UNIST graduate school’s labs

    Participant’s privilege

    • Free access to the library during the stay
    • Certificate of U-SURF Completion awarded
    • Interchange opportunities with a variety of international students from various countries

    Required documents

    On-line application form Personal statement (Includding Transcript, Official English test score)

    Application period and how to apply

    May 9, 2016 ~  May 20, 2016 18:00 / On-line application

    Announcement of successful candidates

    June 14, 2016


    • 50 UNIST-gil, Ulsan 44919, Republic of Korea
      Admissions Team
    • Tel) 82-52-217-1124
    • E-mail) adm-g@unist.ac.kr