Chung-Ang University Young Scientist Scholarship (CAYSS) Program

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Outline of CAYSS

The Chung-Ang University Young Scientist Scholarship (CAYSS) Program is a specially organized graduate scholarship program for CAU Graduate School International Students. CAYSS, which was opened in Fall 2010, aims to select and recruit outstanding international students from the prestigious institutions and universities all around the world, and those who are majoring in Engineering, Science, Pharmacy, Nursing and Medicine. The students must be highly recommended by one of the Chung-Ang University’s full-time faculty members. The selected students as CAYSS scholars will receive full tuition fee waiver and a monthly stipend while studying and doing research at CAU’s advanced laboratories.


CAYSS Benefits

  • Tuition fee waivers for Four Semesters (including Application and Admission Fees)
  • Admission Requirements: International students majoring in Natural Science, Engineering, Pharmacy, Nursing and Medicine, must have obtained the acceptance and recommendation from one of the Chung-Ang University’s full time faculty members. Monthly stipend from their academic advisor (minimum of 500,000KRW per month).


Conditions for CAYSS recipients

  • Admissions Requirement: International students majoring in natural Science, Engineering, Pharmacy, and Medicine, who obtained the consent and recommendation from one of the Chung-Ang University full time faculty members.
  • Conditions of Benefit: Students have to maintain a GPA 3.5 or higher each semester. Students must get the approval signature of their academic advisor, each semester, to secure tuition fee waiver scholarship and the monthly stipend for the following semester.
  • Duration: Four semesters for Master’s or Doctoral Degree Program; eight semesters for Master’s and Ph.D. joint Degree Program.
  • Research Registration: It’s mandatory for Ph.D. Students to do research registration for two semesters. The registration fee is 10 % of full Tuition fee and it’s not covered by the CAYSS scholarship. Paying the research registration fee is the student’s own responsibility. Also if students would like to issue the Certificate of Enrollment after finishing their course work, they need to do the research registration as well.
  • Requirements for Graduation
    • 1. Master’s Degree : An article must be submitted to JCR by him/herself or collaboration with the student’s academic advisor before the graduation. It must be published within 1 year of graduation(including confirmation of publication).This must be a separate article from the presentation of thesis for graduation.
    • 2. Doctoral Degree: An article must be published to JCR by him/herself as a first or a corresponding author (including confirmation of publication). This must be a separate article from the presentation of thesis for graduation.
    • 3. Master’s & Ph.D. Joint Degree: An article must be published to JCR by him/herself as a first or a corresponding author (including confirmation of publication). This must be a separate article from the presentation of thesis for graduation. Please refer to below benefits of Master’s & Ph.D. Joint degree program ;
      • A. Exemption from the Master’s Degree Thesis Submitting Qualification Proficiency Test (Language & Major)
      • B. Exemption from the Master’s degree thesis
      • C. Scholarship upon entering the doctoral degree program
      • D. After completing more than 4 semesters in the program with more than 30 credits, the Master degree is recognized as obtained.
    • 4. Regulations and Policy Regarding Cancellation of Study
      – If a successful applicant decides to cancel or to leave school after the semester starts(in the middle of semester), the student will be requested to pay certain amount of tuition fee based on dates and CAU tuition fee payment policy due to the scholarship’s cancellation.



This scholarship is available for the students who are majoring in Natural Science, Engineering, Pharmacy, Nursing and Medicine. Admission to the graduate school program is open to all qualified international applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate institution(to be eligible for Master’s program) or a bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from an accredited undergraduate and graduate institution(to be eligible for Doctoral program).

  • A. International Applicants
    • 1) Foreign nationals whose both parents hold foreign citizenship. (Non-Korean students whose both parents are Non-Korean.)
    • 2) An applicant who is a foreigner(Non-Korean) and has completed all educational courses or degrees in a foreign country for more than 16 years equivalent to primary, secondary and university education.
  • B. Those who obtained acceptance and recommendation from their prospective academic advisor, who is a currently a full time faculty member of Chung-Ang University


How to Apply

Find faculty members in the field of your interest for your future academic advisor. Applications cannot apply without the acceptance and recommendation by one of CAU’s full-time faculty members. The prospective academic advisor should be a professor, an associate professor, an assistant professor or a full time lecturer Chung-Ang University Graduate School.

Contact the faculty members directly via email to obtain the acceptance for the laboratory. When you try to contact CAU faculty members, please be reminded of the following process:

  • Gather information about the faculty members and their field of research in advance by looking at their publications, research papers, and personal websites.
  • Include “CAYSS” in the subject line of the email.
  • Provide as much of your academic background and application information as possible.
  • Provide the names of other faculty members if contacting more than one at the same time.
  • Provide the name of your current or previous academic advisor as a reference.

If one of CAU’s full-time faculty members is willing to accept you as a CAYSS scholar, the professor should send us an email with the CAYSS applicant’s recommendation letter directly (CAU Office of International Affairs: Based on the recommendation letter, CAU Office of International affairs will contact you with the detailed CAYSS application procedures and information. All the required documents for admission will be the same as regular international students but CAYSS applicants should submit CAYSS Pledge as an additional document and statement of financial resources.


Submit the On-line application first and then send all the required documents for admission by post to CAU Office of International Affairs.

Address: 06974 Person who is in charge of Graduate School Admission for International Students, Office of International Affairs, Chung-Ang University, Room 104 Building no. 201 Heukseok-Ro 84, Dongjak-Gu, Seoul, Korea

The Admission Committee for CAYSS will process previous assessment for the applicants’ academic achievement based on the submitted documents and will contact the applicants for further evaluation process in May or in November during regular admission period for all international students.


Deadline Application (Fall Semester): Mid April 2021

Interview: Mid May 2021

Notification: Beginning of June


Introduction to the CAU Natural Science, Engineering and Pharmacy program

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