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Nine Bridges & Star Fellowship


To nurture world-class scholars graduated from UNIST


Excellent students in combined master’s-doctoral or the doctoral courses (including freshmen) who have outstanding research ability and performances


Max 120,000,000 KRW (~120,000 USD) for 3 years

Additional Benefit (Optional)

– Opportunity of dispatch to world class laboratory outside Korea for more than 6 months
– Support expenses up to 30,000,000 KRW
- Research/thesis guidance from both world class scholar(including nobel laureates) and one of the UNIST faculty  
– Applicants should submit additional research plan during dispatch period to an overseas scholar’s lab

Examples of co-advising scholars

Prof. Konstantin Novoselov: Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010, “for groundbreaking experiments regarding the material graphene.”, Professor of Physics, University of Manchester
Prof. Marc J. Madou: Chancellor’s Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Biomedical Engineering , UC Irvine
Prof. Philip Kim: Professor of Physics, Harvard University
Prof. Dr. Hans Scholer: Director at Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine


Selected beneficiary students are not allowed to hold an RA/TA scholarship or other scholarships at the same time.
For more information, visit UNIST admission website.

UNIST Global Ph.D Fellowship


Recipients of Global Ph.D Fellowship offered from the Korean government


Additional support for international conference (Max 4,000,000 KRW)

RA (Research Assistant) / TA (Teaching Assistant) Stipend


Above 1,140,000 KRW/month for Master’s students
Above 1,340,000 KRW/month for Doctoral students