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POSCO Asia Fellowship (PAF) Program 2025

Application Deadline: May 31st, 2024

POSCO TJ Park Foundation operates POSCO Asia Fellowship Program which aims to support young aspiring intellectuals who are pursuing their Master’s or Doctorial degrees in STEM fields in Korea.


• Applicants who have earned bachelor’s degrees (or above) and show potentials to grow into a leader in their respective countries

• Applicants who plan to study in one of the following nine Korean prestigious graduate school (*please refer to the Note in the next page) in the  Spring or  Fall semester in 2025

• Applicants must plan to pursue their major in  STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)


  1) Nationality: must hold Asian citizenship

       * Individuals who hold citizenship in non-Asian countries or Korea are not eligible

  2) English proficiency: must meet one of the minimum scores below

*  Applicants who have graduated from a university in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States or the United Kingdom can be exempted from the English Proficiency Test.

      * TOEFL, TOEIC, TEPS and IELTS scores must be from examinations taken after  May 1 st 2022.

   3) Minimum GPA: 2.7 out of 4.0 (=2.87 out of 4.3, 3.0 out of 4.5, 82.9 out of 100)

How to apply

• Access the website( https://postf.recruiter.co.kr) during application period and submit application and evidential documents via Online

Application Timeline (Korean Time)

• Application Submission: May 1st ~ 31st ( UTC+9) 23:59, 2024

• 1 st Result Announcement* (interview candidates to be notified): End of July

• Interview*: 1Week August

• Final Result Announcement*: End of August

   *Tentative ONLY


  – Applicants need to apply separately to their desired universities.

  – Applicants can select up to three universities below, which is in alphabetical order and does not denote any ranking or preference.

     1) EwhaWomansUniversity

     2) Hanyang University, Seoul (Hanyang UniversitySeoul Campus)

     3) KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

     4) Korea University, Seoul (Korea UniversitySeoul Campus)

     5) KyungHeeUniversity

     6) POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology)

     7) SeoulNationalUniversity

     8) Sungkyunkwan University (Sungkyunkwan University)

     9) Yonsei University, Seoul (Yonsei UniversitySinchon Campus)

    – If the Certificate of Admission (COA) is not submitted before the semester starts, the fellowship may be canceled.

More Info: POSCO Asia Fellowship (PAF) Program



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