1. Kor /
  2. Eng

  1. Kor /
  2. Eng
Overview

Biomedical Global Leadership Training

Funded by the Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Biomedical Global Leadership Training Project is organized by a consortium of three different institutions: Samsung Advanced Institute for Health Sciences & Technology (SAIHST), Department of Global Biomedical Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), and the Samsung Medical Center (Seoul).
Goal

Fostering global leadership skills for the implementation of precision medicine in the field of healthcare.

Benefits

Selected applicants will receive the opportunity to research abroad for a minimum of six months up to a maximum of twelve months.


※ Financial Aid
Income Living Cost Preparation Cost
(before the departure)
Research Funds
Master’s candidates:
KRW 1.8 million/ a month

PhD candidates:
KRW 2.5 million/ a month

PhD/Research Fellow :
depending upon standards set by SKKU

Varies depending upon regions
(a maximum of KRW 24 million/ a year)
Actual Expenses (Master’s/PhD candidates)
A maximum of KRW 20 million

(PhD / Research Fellow)
A maximum of KRW 40 million
*Regarding further details on financial aid, an orientation session will be held for the successful candidates.

Research Placement
- Please refer to the International affiliations section
- Applicants are allowed to research at an international institution that is not yet listed on our “International affiliations” list as long as they submit the required documents for verification.
- It is mandatory for the applicant to submit a recommendation letter from his or her mentor in Korea and also a “Letter of intent / verification of agreement” from the mentor / PI of the international institution.


Eligibility
Eligibility
General
Qualification
· South Korean Nationals
· Full-time graduate students/ Postdoctoral researchers at SAIHST and Departments of Global Biomedical Engineering, SKKU.
· Postdoctoral researchers/ Fellows at Samsung Medical Center (Seoul)
· Majored in research areas related to the biomedical research abroad program
· Graduate School GPA: 3.5 (out of 4.5) and above
· From the starting date of the program, successful candidates are forbidden to participate in other government-funded research. (100%, full-time commitment to the biomedical research abroad program is mandatory)
· (For male candidates) Official approval must be received from the Military Manpower Administration for overseas travel. Those who are eligible for a long- stay visa. (Ex: J-1 Visa for the USA).
Master’s Candidates · Enrolled students who completed a minimum of two semesters or a maximum of three semesters/ or enrolled students who completed more than half of the total credits for graduation.
· Those who are graduating (received final evaluation of thesis) or have already graduated from graduate school are not eligible to apply.
· For combined master’s and PhD program: enrolled students who completed a minimum of two semesters or a maximum of three semesters.
PhD Candidates · Enrolled students who completed a minimum of two semesters or a maximum of three semesters/ or enrolled students who completed more than half of the total credits for graduation.
· Students enrolled in the research semester following completion of course work.
· For combined master’s and PhD program: enrolled students who completed a minimum of four semesters.
Postdoctoral Researcher/Fellow · Should be less than five years after receiving a Ph.D. degree or less than seven years after receiving M.D./D.D.S.
· Irregular workers
· Those who had previously participated in research abroad programs funded by the government (ex. NRF, and etc...) are not eligible to apply.


Selection Schedule
Spring Semester Fall Semester
Application Period In January In July
Application Process Please go to the “Announcements” above
Evaluation Period In February In August
Evaluation Process 1st Document screening → 2nd Document screening → Interview → Announcement of final results

* The schedule may be subject to change, depending on the circumstances.