A Semester Exchange at POSTECH Spring 2022

Tue, 14 Sep 2021
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Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH) South Korea  would like to inform you that the registration for semester exchange application for spring semester 2022 (Intake 21 Feb – 10 June 2022) is already opened.  The tuition fee for this program is waived. However the accepted students are responsible for their learning materials, dorms, visa fees and living expenses in Korea including Roundtrip Flight Ticket, Visa, Quarantine & Insurance.

The POSTECH International Exchange Program will give you the opportunity to study and immerse yourself in the Korean culture and actively participate in research activities under supervision of an advising professor. The POSTECH International Exchange Program is offered for undergraduate/graduate students from partner universities of POSTECH around the world.


Restrictions in Student/Campus Life The current national measures for COVID-19 prevention includes “no personal gatherings exceeding 4 people”, and POSTECH does not encourage events or activities, international/intercity travels that may relate. There will be limitations in enjoying the full academic and cultural experience of the exchange program, and such measures may be elevated accordingly.

Last Minute Changes (Online Courses, Program Cancelation) Though POSTECH is planning for a fully open campus in 2022 Spring, there may be sudden, last minute changes in the methods of course delivery or academics

Vaccinations & High Risk Management Further through the stages of applications, admissions or entry approvals may be only granted to vaccinated individuals, or withdrawn from those who are to come from

PCR Test (COVID-19 Screening) – All coming to Korea must be bearing their PCR test result taken within 72 hours before departure or they will not be granted permission to board the flight or to enter the country. – Also, PCR tests will be automatically arranged, for the beginning and end of quarantine.

Off-Campus Quarantine Due to the constantly changing guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), the 14day-mandatory-quarantine of international arrivals, regardless of vaccinations, is now only allowed in expert facilities or private properties (hotel and BnB related business establishments prohibited). Acknowledging the fact that it will be difficult for students to navigate a private residence just for quarantine, POSTECH has arranged for a company to provide all necessary services legally

Self-Arranged Quarantine Those who do not wish to use the recommended facility are free to arrange others, without the assistance of POSTECH, under specific conditions that are to be provided in due course.

Mandatory Daily Health Reports (Ministry of Education) Students in quarantine are to report their health status every day and provide all information when asked of. If students don’t comply, admissions and visa/entry approvals may be withdrawn immediately

Course List Offered:

(Semester Indication: Spring-1, Fall-2 –> please refer to 2021 & 1 for spring 2022 reference, full courses will update about 1 – 2 month from your arrival) 

Living Expenses
Housing Approx. 600,000 KRW per semester (must be paid in a sum total within 2 weeks of arrival)
Meals 350,000 KRW per month

※ Monthly Meal Plans – 60 meals/month: 138,000 KRW – 45 meals/month: 112,500 KRW

Transportation 50,000 KRW per month (local) Total Living Cost Approx. 800,000 KRW per month

Students are required to purchase a separate insurance plan that covers most illnesses and injuries and is valid for at least 1 month from the student’s arrival in Korea.
Additionally, as of March 2021, all international students in Korea will be automatically registered to the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS), effective from the date of their alien registration (most likely done within 10 days into the semester). All will be able to receive equal medical benefits as Korean nationals, receiving automatic discounts for doctors’ appointments and prescription drugs. Exchange students will receive monthly invoices by post, and the cost will be approx. 50,000 KRW/month.

This program are open for Diploma/S1 ITS Students batch 2018, 2019 & 2020 and also S2 all batch. The students Diploma & S1 must take and transfer the courses minimum 12 SKS (in ITS credit). 

Here are the required documents that you need to prepare :

  1. CV
  2. Latest of An Academic Transcript in English version
  3. Certificate of Enrollment
  4. One recommendation letter from lecturer in your dept
  5. Scanned Passport with validity minimum one year
  6. Valid Certificate of English Proficiency Test Score (original). TOEFL/EFL (min 477) or you can use IELTS/IBT. (Score Screenshoot from Web UPT Bahasa is not acceptable)
  7. Statement Letter & Learning Agreement (please download from here )
  8. 1-2  pages motivation letter (please mentioned your selected dept/courses)
  9. Certificate of GCW Non Degree (minimum C) or Result Test GCW Non Degree min 80 (please kindly note that this documents is required for this program, S2 ITS Students can replace it with R2SEP certificate
  10. Valid Korean Proficiency Test Score (if any)

The incomplete application will not proceed by Mobility TeamITS Students must consult with your parents for the financial aspects and please kindly provide the statement letter from your parents (in Bahasa) that your parents are support you (all financial & mental) to join this program. You need to submit it during interview process

For ITS Students who are interested with this program please kindly send all of your documents (softcopy and PDF format) to Mr. Wahyu at with subject : StudentExchange_POSTECH_Name_NRP maximum on 27 Sept 2021 (13.00 WIB). The interview will be held on 28 Sept 2021 around 15.30 – 20.00 WIB (there is no additional interview)

If you have questions about this program, please send an email to Mr. Wahyu at with subject : ASK_StudentExchange_POSTECH)



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