Pohang University of Science and Technology – POSTECH

Contact

Name

Bettina Dinter

Head of Team Asia & Africa

Phone

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+49 241 80 90812

Email

E-Mail
 

Profile

Postech is one of most renowned universities in South Korea and frequently comes out on top in international rankings in engineering and natural sciences.

The private university was endowned by large steel manufacturer. It is located at the edge of the industrial city Pohang in the southeast Korea, an hour's car ride from Korea's second largest city, Busan. Pohang has approximately 500000 residents and offers a beach, many shopping options, and reasonable nightlife.

With a little over three thousand students, the university is on the smaller side. As a result of the good student/faculty ratio it offers very good mentoring. The course size is also reasonable compared to Aachen. The language of instruction is most often English.

Postech also offers research stays.

Exchange students are housed in the International Dormitory. Students from around the world live here along with Korean students, who regularly offer excursions and additional recreational courses.

 
General Information

Country

South Korea

City

Pohang

Founded

1986

Number of Students

3,000

Websites

Pohang University of Science and Technology

International Office

Fact Sheet

 
Exchange

Type of Agreement

University partnership

Who can apply?

Bachelor students in the 3rd semester or higher (study abroad from the 5th semester)
Master students
Doctoral candidates

Type of Stay

Studies or research

Length of Stay

One to two semesters

Time of Stay

Winter or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements

10

 
Study Details

Semester Dates

1st semester: March to the middle of June
2nd semester: September to the middle of December

Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes:

Undergraduate

Graduate

Course Offerings

Courses

Course Catalogue

International Student Exchange Program

Language Courses

Summer School

The university offers language courses during the academic semester.

 
Application
Prerequisites for the Application At least good academic performance
Language Requirements

Very good English skills
TOEFL is not required
Abitur certificate or certificate from the Language Center is required

Submit application in the International Office application portal
Application Deadline in the International Office

December 15: 1-2 semesters starting the winter semester of the upcoming academic year

August 15: 1 semester starting the summer semester of the upcoming academic year – only for allocation of remaining spots

 
Financing
Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Average Cost of Living 400 to 700 euros
Funding Possibilities

BAföG for abroad
RWTH scholarship database
DAAD scholarship database
MOGAM RWTH Scholarship for Korea
PROMOS scholarships abroad
Financing Study Abroad

 
Practical Information
Accommodations

Support from the partner university: Yes

Information from the partner university

Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. We highly recommend health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad. Some partner universities have particular requirements for insurance protection.
Experience Reports See the experience reports at Moveonline Exchange
Additional Information

Foreign Office
DAAD

Korea

POSTECH Online Application Guideline