Admission

DIGST Department of Brain Sciences

Admission

Recruitment Guide

Recruitment schedule

Division Spring Semester 1st Round Spring Semester 2nd Round Fall Semester Admission
Application reception 6.16 (Thu) ~ 7.7 (Thu) 10.13 (Thu) ~ 11.3 (Thu) ’23.4.6(Thu) ~ 4.27(Thu)
Announcement of interview candidates 7.28(Thu) 11.24(Thu) ’23.5.18(Thu)
Interview evaluation 8.3(Wed) ~ 8.12(Fri) 11.30(Wed) ~ 12.09(Fri) ’23.5.24(Wed) ~ 6.2(Fri)
Announcement of successful candidates 8.29(Mon) 12.26(Mon) ’23.6.19(Mon)

Screening method

1. Document review (Master's/Ph.D. course, Master's and PhD integrated course)
  • Undergraduate grades, self-introduction letter, study plan, official English test scores (optional), other proof of excellence (optional), recommendation letter (optional)
2. Exemption examination
  • Individual English oral interview
  • Detailed guidelines will be announced before the interview date
3. Selection of advisor
  • After admission, the laboratory rotates and the advisor is selected
  • It is recommended to consult with the desired advisor before admission

Military service exception

Overview of professional research personnel

Specialized research personnel is a military service alternative service system that supports the use of a part of military service support as research personnel at designated companies selected by the Commissioner of the Military Manpower Administration to foster and develop national industries and enhance competitiveness within the scope that does not impede the number of personnel required by the military.

Transfer and Application

Division Detail
Transfer target
  • A person who has obtained a master's degree or higher (including those who have completed a combined master's and doctoral degree program) and is engaged in a research institute selected as a designated company
  • A person who is employed in a research institute affiliated with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) selected as a designated company after obtaining a bachelor's degree from a university of natural sciences as a supplementary service subject to public service personnel convocation
  • Among the research institutes selected as designated companies, those who are taking the Ph.D. program at the Graduate School of Natural Sciences (including those who have completed the master’s degree course in the combined master’s/doctoral program)
  • A person who is qualified as a doctor, dentist, or oriental medical doctor, who has completed the prescribed course at a training institution for military major under Article 58 (2) 1 and is currently studying for a doctoral degree at the natural science graduate school under subparagraph 2
  • A person who can complete the mandatory service period by the age of 35
Required documents
  • Transfer application
  • Certificate of Conferment of Degree (Master's). However, for the combined master's and doctoral course, the certificate of enrollment
  • Pledge of conscientious service and contracted working conditions
Application date
  • Until the end of the month of admission to the doctoral program
Field of work
  • Research field of the designated company at the time of transfer as a professional researcher
Period of service
  • 3 years

Transfer cancellation

  • When a person is dismissed or retired from a designated company, or when a person transferred to a doctoral research staff at a graduate school of natural sciences takes a leave of absence or is expelled
  • When absent from work for more than 8 days in total during the mandatory service period
  • When a call for education is not received without justifiable grounds
  • A person who violates the duty to permit overseas travel
  • A person who has left or is staying abroad without obtaining permission for overseas travel or period extension
  • A person who fails to return to Korea within the period of permission for overseas travel without justifiable reasons
  • When medical service cannot be completed by the age of 35
  • When transferring or changing a job by fraudulent means such as giving or receiving money or valuables
  • In case the designated company in operation goes out of business or the selection of the designated company is canceled or the qualification is lost. When he/she fails to engage in another designated company within 6 months of the permitted period of job change

Former

Compulsory job change
  • When the designated company engaged in business is closed or the selection of the designated company is canceled
  • When the designated company is closed for more than 6 months or is subject to business suspension
  • When a person who is enrolled in a doctoral program at a graduate school of natural sciences and is transferred to a professional research staff obtains a doctorate degree at the graduate school
Approved job change
  • When 1 year and 6 months have elapsed after completing the doctoral course after being transferred to a professional research staff
  • When a professional researcher in the Ph.D. program at the Graduate School of Natural Sciences wants to work in another research institute that is a designated company after completing the Ph.D.
Required documents for job change
  • Application for change of professional research personnel/li>
  • Recruitment agreement (issued by the designated company to change job)
  • Relevant supporting documents

Domestic dispatch (business trip) approval and period

Approval of domestic dispatch (business trip)
  • Dispatch of non-designated companies within the same corporation as education and training for more than 3 months in total: Approval from the head of the competent regional military manpower office
  • Education and training and dispatch (business trip) for less than 3 months in total, dispatch between the heads of designated companies: Personal information transfer
Approval period
  • Education and training: Total of 6 months during mandatory service period
  • Dispatch (business trip): 2 years in total during mandatory service period

Overseas travel permit

  • When a professional researcher intends to travel abroad, such as a business trip for overseas training or work related to the relevant field, during the period of mandatory service, he/she must obtain permission from the head of the competent regional military manpower office.
  • Permit period: Permission to travel abroad for a total of 2 years during the mandatory service period. Regardless of the reason for travel, the period within 6 months is recognized as being engaged in the relevant field
  • Required documents for issuance of a recommendation letter from the hospital: domestic travel permit recommendation letter, military service compulsory overseas travel permit application form
  • Military Manpower Administration Permit procedure: Military Manpower Administration website(www.mma.go.kr) ⇒ Minwon Madang (complaint application) ⇒ Overseas travel permit application (upload recommendation letter) ⇒ Issuance of permit ⇒ Submit to departure airport

Mathematics

Summary
  • Professional research personnel are not allowed to study at educational institutions during their mandatory service period. However, math can be done at night or by broadcasting communication.
Exception from school prohibition (dismissal of service period)
  • If a professional researcher wants to study in a doctoral program related to the relevant field at a domestic educational institution, he/she is obligated to work until the age of 35.
  • Only those who can complete the period can study within the scope of 3 years and 6 months after notifying the head of the regional military manpower office through the head of the company.
Period of notification of change of identity in mathematics
  • Within 14 days from the date of school
Mathematics violation
  • If professional research personnel have studied in violation of related regulations during the period of mandatory service, the transfer is deemed not to have been engaged in the relevant field of the designated company at the time of transfer, and the transfer is canceled and mandatory or extended service for the period of violation

Completion deliberation

  • Qualification: according to separate criteria
  • Issuance of a certificate of completion and notification to the Military Manpower Administration: Included in mandatory service period

Notice of movement

  • The head of a designated company that employs specialized research personnel must notify the head of the competent regional military manpower office within 14 days of preparing a personal change notification in the event of any of the following circumstances:
  • When a person is dismissed or retired from a designated company, or when a person transferred to a doctoral research staff at a natural science graduate school takes a leave of absence or is expelled
  • When the designated company is not engaged in the relevant field at the time of transfer
  • When professional research personnel cannot complete their mandatory service period by the age of 35
  • When a call for education is not received without justifiable grounds;
  • When he/she has received sick leave exceeding three months in total during the period of mandatory service
  • When domestic education and training and dispatch work for less than 3 months in total during the mandatory service period
  • When a professional researcher in the doctoral program of the graduate school of natural sciences completes the doctoral program and becomes engaged as a professional researcher in the research institution concerned or when he/she has obtained a doctoral degree
  • When compulsory service is not performed due to other reasons such as absenteeism

Education call

Summary
  • For those who have been transferred as professional research personnel, training is called for basic military education during the period of compulsory service.
  • Persons who have not received a call for education due to overseas work, etc., shall conduct a call for education when the cause is resolved.
  • When a professional research personnel receives a call for education and is enlisted as a public service officer due to cancellation of transfer during mandatory service, he/she shall immediately serve as a public duty officer without receiving a call for education.
Basic policy
  • In principle, it is carried out within 6 months after transfer
  • The selection of subjects for a call for education shall be conducted in the following order if possible without any disruption to the research activities, manufacturing and production of the designated company: in the order of transfer date and birth date earliest.

Expiration of service (compulsory service period)

  • The head of the designated company prepares a list of those eligible for service expiration by the 10th day of the month before the month in which the mandatory service period expires, attaches the original service record sheet of those eligible for service expiration, and notifies the head of the competent regional military manpower office.
  • Calculation of mandatory service period: Compulsory service period is counted from the date of transfer, and periods not engaged in the relevant field, such as closure of designated companies and sick leave in excess of 3 months, are excluded from the list of mandatory service period.