Pohang University of Science and Technology – POSTECH



Bettina Dinter

RWTHworldwide: Asia


+49 241 80 90812




Postech is one of most renowned universities in South Korea and frequently comes out on top in international rankings in engineering and natural sciences.

The private university was endowned by large steel manufacturer. It is located at the edge of the industrial city Pohang in the southeast Korea, an hour's car ride from Korea's second largest city, Busan. Pohang has approximately 500000 residents and offers a beach, many shopping options, and reasonable nightlife.

With a little over three thousand students, the university is on the smaller side. As a result of the good student/faculty ratio it offers very good mentoring. The course size is also reasonable compared to Aachen. The language of instruction is most often English.

Postech also offers research stays.

Exchange students are housed in the International Dormitory. Students from around the world live here along with Korean students, who regularly offer excursions and additional recreational courses.

General Information


South Korea





Number of Students



Pohang University of Science and Technology

International Office

Fact Sheet


Type of Agreement

University partnership

Who can apply?

Bachelor students in the 3rd semester or higher (study abroad from the 5th semester)
Master students
Doctoral candidates

Type of Stay

Studies or research

Length of Stay

One to two semesters

Time of Stay

Winter or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements


Study Details

Semester Dates

1st semester: March to the middle of June
2nd semester: September to the middle of December

Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes:



Course Offerings


Language Courses

Summer School

The university offers language courses during the academic semester.

Prerequisites for the Application At least good academic performance
Language Requirements

Very good English skills
TOEFL is not required
Abitur certificate or certificate from the Language Center is required

Submit application in the International Office application portal
Application Deadline in the International Office

December 15: 1-2 semesters starting the winter semester of the upcoming academic year

August 15: 1 semester starting the summer semester of the upcoming academic year – only for allocation of remaining spots

Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Average Cost of Living 400 to 700 euros
Funding Possibilities

BAföG for abroad
RWTH scholarship database
DAAD scholarship database
MOGAM RWTH Scholarship for Korea
PROMOS scholarships abroad
Financing Study Abroad

Funding may be available through a Global Postechian Exchange Scholarship, GPES for short, or the Global Postechian Exchange Scholarship Plus, GPES+.

Practical Information

Support from the partner university: Yes

Information from the partner university

Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. We highly recommend health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad. Some partner universities have particular requirements for insurance protection.
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Additional Information

Foreign Office