Global Young Leaders Scholarship at POSTECH 2024 – 2025

Tue, 16 Apr 2024
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Dear ITS Students,

Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH) South Korea  would like to inform you that the registration for Global Young Leaders Scholarship application for academic year 2024-2025  is open.  The tuition fee for this program is waived.


Global Young Leaders Program is a student exchange program fully funded by POSCO & POSTECH. POSCO Group’s overseas subsidiaries used to fund the POSCO Global Young Leaders Program to train and cultivate next-generation global talent and now, POSTECH also would like to join this program and give more opportunities to be Global Young Leaders in POSTECH and furthermore, in Korea.
All expenses throughout the stay in Korea will be covered by POSCO & POSTECH for selected students. As a Global Young Leaders Student, you will be able to take courses and participate in research as well as experience Korean culture and industry.

Scholarship > Brochure > Website
  • Round-Trip Airfare: Actual Expenses
  • Settlement Fund: 500,000 KRW once
  • Living Expenses: 1,000,000 KRW per month
  • Highlight
    Additional Specialized Cultural Programs & Social Events will be provided only for Global Young Leaders Students
  • Busan International Film Festival, DMZ Tour, Cooking Class, Ski Camp and etc

1 Academic Year (10 months)

* Global Young Leaders Program is a year-long program which starts at Fall Semester and ends at Spring. Please note that applying for only 1 semester is not allowed.


Global Young Leaders Program is based on Student Exchange Program at POSTECH.
Students can take courses and join the events for exchange students.
However, Research Participation & Specialized Cultural Programs are additional advantage including the scholarship.

Korean Language

Global Young Leaders Students should take online Korean Language Course before their Fall Semester at POSTECH through King Sejong Institute. (Free)
It is mandatory to complete at least 1 course during Summer and submit the Certificate of Completion before their Fall Semester starts.

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.

Major & Departments: Undergraduate / Graduate

Courses List  (Please indicate courses in semester 1 as courses available on fall semester)

Course Registration
Exchange students will register for courses on POVIS during the designated period for exchange students, if spaces permit. To register for classes with prerequisites, please directly consult with the professor/instructor and submit the “Change of Course Registration Form” to the host department office during the add/drop period (first week of semester).

You may find detailed information on the factsheet.

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 is open for D4/S1 ITS Students batch 2021 or 2022.  GPA above 3.0 with English Proficiency TOEFL iBT 90, IELTS Academic 6.5, DET 120 or above.
The students must take and transfer maximum credit transfer opportunity.

Here are the required documents that you need to prepare :

  1. CV
  2. Latest of An Academic Transcript in English version min 3,00
  3. Certificate of Enrollment (Apostille)
  4. One recommendation letter from lecturer in your dept
  5. Scanned Passport with validity minimum one year
  6. Valid English Proficiency Test Score (original) TOEFL iBT 90, IELTS Academic 6.5, DET 120
  7. Statement Letter & Learning Agreement (please download from here )
  8. 1-2  pages motivation letter (please mentioned your selected dept/courses)
  9. Statement of Purpose. Statement of Purpose Form can be downloaded here.
  10. Recommendation Letter from Home Institution Coordinator. Recommendation Letter Form can be downloaded here
  11. 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
  12. Medical Check-Up Requirement: Proof of a tuberculosis check-up (in English) is required. You may submit it after you got passed internal selections
  13. Scanned of Parents letter support in english (the letter must signed by your parents and the letter must mention about the awareness of your parents about this program. Please also mention that your parents support you for the financial and other things if you are accepted in this program). Should attach latest financial affidavit.

For ITS Students who interested to join this program please kindly submit your application through this form . All of your documents must be in PDF and collected in 1 (one) .zip/.rar file. If you have finished and submitted your Study Abroad Application form, YOU HAVE TO SEND email to confirming that you have filled out the Study Abroad Application Form and submit it. Please use this subject: “Confirmation Study Abroad Application_GYLPostech_NAME_NRP”. The submission deadline extended until 24 April 2024 ( 09.00 WIB). The Interview Session will be held on 25 April 2024 (13.30).

If you have questions about this program, please send an email to Mr. Ade at with subject : ASK_GYLPostech

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