POSTECH Summer Program

The 2020 POSTECH Summer Program (PSP) has been CANCELED,

due to the COVID-19 outbreak.



The 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!



4 weeks in July


♦ Deadline to Contact Advising-Professor-to-be ♦

April 15


Nomination & Application Deadline

April 30


Admission Announcement

Before May 15



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. Applicants would be allowed to contact the advisor-to-be at POSTECH by April 15.


Application Documents

Online Application:

※ 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 Student Affiars by email before the application deadline (End of April).

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


Advising Professor & Research Proposal

Before applying, incoming students would be required 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

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

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


Research Scholarship

KRW 300,000 (subject to change)


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, and more! Schedule will be announced to the admitted exchange students by the end of May.


Free Korean Language Class

POSTECH Language Education Center (POSLEC) will offer a regular Korean class for all students participating in the 2019 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 149,000 depending on whether the room was renovated or not) upon their arrival at POSTECH.

* Meals not included.

* Housing fee is subject to change.



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

Monica No, Program Coordinator, Student Affairs


☎ +82-54-279-3683


※ 2019 PSP Documents 

1. 2019 PSP_Poster

2. 2019 PSP_Info Sheet

3. 2019 PSP_Participating Professors & Research Topics

4. 2019 PSP_Letter of Approval