2018 POSTECH Summer Program


POSTECH Summer Program (PSP) is a great opportunity for students who seek firsthand research experience. Individual research and Korean cultural program will allow students to explore the academic field of their interest and unique Korean culture & language!



July 2 (Mon) ~ July 27 (Fri), 2018 (4 weeks)

※ For students participating in both Campus English Program and Summer Program, they will join the programs from June 11 (Mon) to July 27 (Fri), 2018 (7 weeks).


Nomination & Application Deadline

April 13 (Fri), 2018


Admission Announcement

By the end of April, 2018



Currently enrolled undergraduate/graduate students from partner universities of POSTECH. Applicants must be nominated by the international office of their home university, and they must receive approval for the short-term research from a POSTECH advising professor before submitting applications online.


Application Documents

Online Application: http://international.postech.ac.kr/inbound-programs/apply-inbound-programs/

※ Supporting documents to be uploaded (in PDF only < 5MB each)

– Academic Transcript in English

– Recommendation Letter from Home University Supervisor

– Official Score of English Proficiency (for students from non-English medium institutions only)

– Letter of Approval from POSTECH Advisor

– Copy of Passport

After completing the online application, please submit a printout of the completed application form to the exchange coordinator of home university. The exchange coordinator will sign on the form and send it to POSTECH International Relations by email before the application deadline (April 13).

※ Softcopies will suffice for application, and submitting original documents is not required.


Advising Professor & Research Proposal

Before applying, incoming students need to contact a POSTECH professor who will agree to supervise your research projects. Please refer to the list of participating professors to find more information about the professors, capacities and their research areas. If your admission is approved, please ask the supervisor to write a letter of approval which will be uploaded on the online application. A form of letter of approval can be downloaded at https://goo.gl/TeBh8R.

Admitted students will write a research proposal prior to arrival at POSTECH and submit it to advising professors and lab buddies.

Please be noted that your application might be declined due to the limited capacities of each laboratory.


Research Scholarship

KRW 300,000

* Scholarship will be wire-transferred to each student’s Korean bank account after arrival at POSTECH.


Transferring Credits for Research

For the 4 week research participation, students will be given a grade of S (Satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory) for the course of <Research Participation for International Exchange Students> (Course No. RPES 400, 1 credit)


Special Lectures

PSP students will be invited to the following special lectures offered by the POSTECH faculty members:





Prof. Seong Jin Park &

Prof. Seungchul Lee

Smart Mechanical Engineering – Big Data and AI


Prof. Inhwan Hwang

Plant Biotech


Prof. In Seok Kang

Nanoscale transport phenomena


Prof. James Won-Ki Hong

1. The 4th Industrial Revolution and Internet of Things

2. Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

※ Subject to be changed


Cultural Activities

Summer program participants will be invited to various cultural activities every week such as experiencing modern and traditional Korean cultures, visit to a summer festival, and more! Schedule will be announced to the admitted exchange students by the end of May.


Campus English Program (CEP)

(Eligible for students from English-medium institutions only)

POSTECH Language Education Center (POSLEC) would like to seek group leaders for the Campus English Program (CEP) who are interested in teaching English to POSTECH undergraduate students during the summer program period. For more information, please refer to the attached file about the CEP.

※ If applicants are unsuccessful in the CEP recruitment, they will participate in the POSTECH Summer Program only from July 2 (Mon), 2018.


Free Korean Language Class

POSTECH Language Education Center (POSLEC) will offer a regular Korean class for all students participating in the 2018 POSTECH Summer Program, and participants are highly encouraged to take the 4 week complimentary Korean language class (non-credit bearing class).



International exchange students will be assigned to the on-campus dormitories. For 4 week stay, students will pay housing fees in lump sum (approx. KRW 100,000 – KRW 139,000 depending on whether the room was renovated or not) upon their arrival at POSTECH.

– Check-In: June 30 (Sat) ~ July 1 (Sun), 2018

※ Check-In for CEP Leaders: June 9 (Sat) ~ June 10 (Sun), 2018

– Check-Out: July 28, 2018 (Sat)

* Housing fees for CEP group leaders will be covered by POSLEC for the period of CEP (June 11 ~ July 12). After the CEP is finished, students will be responsible for the housing fees for the rest of stay at the dormitory (July 13~28).

* Meals are excluded.



All summer program participants are required to receive the short-term study visa (D-2-8) from a Korean Consulate or Embassy. Please consult with the nearest Korean consulate or Embassy about the visa requirements.



For Summer Program in General

Mr. Kiljong Yoo, Program Coordinator, International Relations

Email: kiljongyoo@postech.ac.kr

☎ +82-54-279-3685


For Campus English Program

Ms. Cheong Lee, English Teaching Assistant, POSLEC

Email: cheong2@postech.ac.kr

☎ +82-54-279-2728


※ 2018 PSP Documents (Click to download):

1. 2018 PSP_Poster

2. 2018 PSP_Info Sheet

3. 2018 PSP_Participating Professors & Research Topics

4. 2018 PSP_Letter of Approval

5. 2018 PSP_Recruitment for Campus English Program Group Leaders