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Gwangju Institute

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) is a leading research university located in Gwangju, South Korea. GIST was established in 1993. Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology university aims at promoting qualified professionals to lead innovations in science and technology and promoting cooperative research with industry and educational and research exchange with foreign countries. GIST is mainly focusing on research on the essential area of applied science and engineering.

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The mission of Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology is to cultivate outstanding talents in science and technology, promote cooperative research with industry and international collaborations in education and research, contribute to advances in science and technology and improve balances regional economic development in South Korea.


The motto of Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology is “A proud creator of future Science and Technology”

Gwangju Institute Address:

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, 123 Cheomdangwagi-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61005, South Korea Tel: +82-62-715-2114.

Gwangju Institute Website:


Graduate admissions:

Admission procedure comprises submission of  the main application along with necessary documents, announcement of admission results and completion of enrolment with collection of admission fee and other expenses.

Language eligibility:

TOEFL score 80, IELTS, TOEIC and TEPS.

Degree programs:

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology offers M.S., Ph.D.  The M.S. is of  two years and Ph.D. program is for four years. You can visit the link below for additional information


  • In the year 2014-2015 it got 4th rank in world category of citations per faculty by QS World University Rankings.

  •  It hot 96th rank for the same year in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Engineering & Technology.

Academic programs:

Bachelor’s programs in GIST:

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences,

  • Physics concentration,

  • Chemistry Concentration,

  • Biology concentration,

  • Engineering 

  • Applied science concentration.

Master’s and Ph.D. Programs at Graduate school:

  • Information and communications,

  • Mechatronics,

  • Materials science and engineering,

  • Environmental science and engineering,

  • Life sciences,

  • Physics and Chemistry,

  • Nanobio materials and electronics  

  • Medical system engineering.

Departments of Gwangju Institute:

1. GIST College (bachelor's programs)

  • Division of Liberal Arts and Sciences (freshmen and sophomores)

  • Majors (juniors and seniors)

  • Physics Concentration

  • Chemistry Concentration

  • Life Science Concentration

2.Engineering and Applied Science Concentrations

  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Concentration

  • Mechanical Engineering Concentration

  • Materials Science and Engineering Concentration

  • Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering Concentration

3. Graduate Schools (Master's And Doctoral Programs):

  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

  • School of Mechanical Engineering

  • School of Materials Science and Engineering

  • School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering

  • School of Life Sciences

  • School of Physics and Chemistry

  • Department of Physics and Photon Science

  • Department of Chemistry

  • Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics

  • Department of Biomedical Science and Engineering

Financial Aid:

All GIST students receive monthly stipends and scholarships for two years of M.S. program and for four years in Ph.D. program. 

Gwangju Institute Students:

1,797 students in Gwangju institute.

Campus Life:

Gwangju University has University Library, Computer Center, University Newspaper Educational Broadcasting Service and every unit of the building is accessible to internet. It has various convenient facilities including a computer room, lounge, music hall, beauty salon, barbershop, laundry, fitness club, cafeteria and more. You can see here for other information.

Gwangju Institute

Student Life:

Gwangju University provides library facilities and  also sports facilities Tennis court, Outdoor volleyball court, Outdoor basketball court, Soccer field, Gym on campus.

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