2017 POSTECH Summer Program (PSP)


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 3 (Mon) ~ July 28 (Fri), 2017 (4 weeks)

※ For students participating in both Campus English Program and Summer Program, it will be from June 12 (Mon) to July 28 (Fri), 2017 (7 weeks).


Nomination & Application Deadline

April 14 (Fri), 2017


Admission Announcement

By mid of May, 2017



Currently enrolled undergraduate/graduate students in partner universities of POSTECH. Applicants must be nominated by an outbound coordinator of the international office at their home university.


Application Documents

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

Supporting documents (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)

– 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 14).


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


Advising Professor & Research Proposal

Students are highly recommended to contact a POSTECH professor participating in the POSTECH Summer Program to ask admissions to her research projects. Please refer to the attached list of participating professors to find more information about the professors, capacities and their research areas. Students are required to write the name of advising professor on the online application form.


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


List of Participating Professors (Click) 


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).


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, special lectures, and more! Schedule will be announced to participating exchange students by the end of May. All expenses for cultural activities will be supported by International Relations.


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 (click) about the CEP.

If applicants are unsuccessful in the CEP recruitment, they will participate in the POSTECH Summer Program only from July 3 (Mon).


Korean Language Class

POSTECH Language Education Center (POSLEC) will offer a regular Korean class for all students participating in the 2017 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 generally assigned to DICE (Dormitory for International Cultural Exchanges). For 4 week stay, students will pay housing fees in lump sum (approx. KRW 100,000) upon their arrival at POSTECH.

Check-In: July 1 (Sat) ~ July 2 (Sun), 2017 (TBD)

※ Check-In for CEP Leaders: June 10 (Sat) ~ June 11 (Sun), 2017 (TBD)

Check-Out: July 29, 2017 (Sat)

* Housing fees for CEP group leaders will be covered by POSLEC for the period of CEP (June 12 ~ July 13). After the CEP is finished, students will be responsible for the housing fees for the rest of stay at the dormitory (July 14~29).

* Meals are excluded.



Summer program participants are required to receive the short-term study visa (D-2-8) from a Korean Consulate or Embassy. However, if you are from countries with the visa waiver agreement with Korea, the study visa might be exempted (B-1). Please consult with the nearest Korean consulate or Embassy about the visa requirements. (updated on March 22, 2017)



For Summer Program in General

Mr. Kiljong Yoo, Program Coordinator, International Relations

Email: kiljongyoo@postech.ac.kr

Tel: +82-54-279-3685


For Campus English Program

Ms. Cheong Lee, English Teaching Assistant, POSLEC

Email: cheong2@postech.ac.kr

Tel: +82-54-279-2728