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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Tentative Program Dates
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Manager:
Patty Welsh
Language of Instruction:
English, Korean
Minimum G.P.A.:
3.0, 3.3 for 1st Semester Sophomores
Class Standing:
First semester Sophomore, Junior, Second semester Sophomore, Senior
Number of credits per term:
Program Type:
Non-Rutgers Students:
Program Description:
The Program
  • Pohang University of Science and Technology (more commonly known as POSTECH) is a research university that was established in 1986 and is ranked as a top-tier  university by the Times World University Rankings.
  • The POSTECH campus is located 20 minutes, by bus from downtown Pohang. It is a beautiful 378 acre campus with buildings intermixed with forest.
  • POSTECH is a great choice for students interested in science and technology, particularly those interested in research.  The Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, the only national synchrotron, the POSTECH Biotech Center, the National Center for Nanomaterials Technology, and the Pohang Institute of Intelligent Robotics are just a few of the state of the art facilities you can find at POSTECH.
Your Host City: Pohang
Pohang is located in eastern Korea in the Gyeongsangbuk-do province. As the home to POSCO, one of the largest steel companies in the word, this city is a major Korean industrial power. Pohang is located on the coast which of course means great beaches and lots of fresh seafood.  Buhku Beach, located in the northern region of the city, is a popular destination for beachgoers. Every summer, Pohang holds its International Fireworks Festival on the beach. And for a taste of what the locals are eating try guamegi, a traditional winter dish made with fresh pike- that is frozen and thawed to mimic the old days when the fish was left in the cold to dry. 

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the POSTECH Course web page (click on English, Learning Guide, Courses).  POSTECH offers courses in English and Korean.  Students with high proficiency in Korean will be able to choose from all offered courses.  Students with the necessary prerequisites may be able to take Graduate level courses. When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses for undergraduate students only and that you are looking at classes in the correct term of study.  At POSTECH the Fall semester is actually Semester II and the Spring semester is Semester I.

In addition to the regular university courses, POSTECH also offers a Korean language course for visiting students.  This class will meet twice a week and will also cover culture related topics.  You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to POSTECH and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take at least 12 credits each semester. Most classes at POSTECH are worth 3-4 credits. The credit translation system between POSTECH and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at POSTECH will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar
Fall Semester: Early September – Late December
Spring Semester: Early March – Mid-June
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the POSTECH web page.
*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 

Accommodations and Meals
Visiting students will be placed in the Dormitory for International Cultural Exchange (DICE).  At DICE, international students share rooms with domestic students and have weekly meetings and activities arranged by residents of the building. All rooms are equipped with free internet and LAN connections, and lounges with cable TV are available on every floor.  For more about housing, please visit the POSTECH web page.

Financial Information
For more information on the total cost of the program go to the top of this page, locate "Budget Sheets" and click on the appropriate term.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid please visit the Finances Section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad policies.

Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible.  You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.

Rutgers Global–Study Abroad  Scholarships- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer.   For more information please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

POSTECH Exchange Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in the POSTECH program. Award amounts will vary by year but will be in the range of $500 to $2000.  Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.

Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.