Department of Mathematical Sciences is dedicated to cutting-edge research in mathematics, including interfaces with other disciplines. While virtually every core area of mathematics is strongly represented in the Department, the graduate program also provides stimulating research environments with a plenty of chances for interdisciplinary research and collaboration with domestic and international researcher. For more detailed information regarding our research, please see the research page.

UNIST meets the financial needs of its graduate students through UNIST fellowships, teaching assistantship, research assistantship, and government/independent outside fellowships. Financial support is awarded on a 12-month basis, enabling students to pursue research throughout the year. Tuition and stipend is guaranteed to all graduate students whose academic standing and research work is satisfactory.


  1. Application:
  2. The candidates who passed the document screening take the interview process which consists of oral test of English skills and QnA on Mathematics subjects: Calculus, Linear Algebra (necessary), Real Analysis. Complex Analysis, Numerical Analysis, Number Theory, Topology, Algebra (selective). (Candidates outside Korea will have a conference call for the interview).

Program Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of required coursework. An average of B or higher must be maintained throughout the coursework period.
  2. Program Total Credits required Course Credit Research Credit
    Master's Program at least 28 credits at least 24 credits
    (at least 15 credits from Mathematical Sciences)
    at least 4 credits
    Doctoral Program at least 32 credits at least 18 credits
    (at least 12 credits from Mathematical Sciences)
    at least 14 credits
    Combined Master's-Doctoral Program at least 54 credits at least 36 credits
    (at least 24 credits from Mathematical Sciences)
    at least 18 credits
  3. Students in the PhD program must pass a qualifying exam for continuation within first two years. Qualifying exams will be held by faculty members in study division.
  4. Students must teach undergraduate discussion classes for at least two semesters.
  5. The PhD program requires the completion of an approved thesis that demonstrates the student's ability to perform original, independent research. The thesis must be an in-depth scholarly study of a mathematical topic of current research, and ideally should include sufficient original work, done under the guidance of the thesis adviser, to form a significant contribution to a published paper.