KAIST (formally the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) is a public research university located in Daedeok Innopolis, Daejeon, South Korea. KAIST was established by the Korean government, with the help of American policymakers, in 1971 as the nation's first research-oriented science and engineering institution. KAIST also has been internationally accredited in business education, and hosting the Secretariat of AAPBS. KAIST has approximately 10,200 full-time students and 1,140 faculty researchers and had a total budget of US$765 million in 2013, of which US$459 million was from research contracts. From 1980 to 2008, the institute was known as the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. In 2008, the name was shortened to "KAIST".
In 2007 KAIST adopted dual degree programs with leading world universities to offer its students diverse educational opportunities and strengthen academic exchanges. Its partner institutions include the Technical University of Denmark, Carnegie Mellon University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Technical University of Berlin, and the Technische Universität München.
KAIST International Student ScholarshipEligibility
- Applicants of International Student Admission
- Full tuition fee: tuition exemption for 8 semesters
- Living expenses: 350,000 KRW per month
- Medical Health insurance
- We offer KAIST Scholarships to admitted students
- Students must maintain GPA over 2.7 out of 4.3 at KAIST after their freshman year.
- Same as Admission Application
- There is no separate process for applying scholarship
- Just check “KAIST scholarship” on the Statement of Financial Resources section on online application for admission.
- Same as Admission Application
- Applicants who have graduated or will graduate from high school by August 31st, 2021.
- He or she is not a citizen of Korea.
- * Korean citizens who hold dual citizenship are not eligible to apply as foreign students.
- ※ Note: International applicant whose parents were born in Korea MUST read the instructions below.
- International applicants of Korean origin MUST additionally satisfy one of the following two requirements:
- Neither of the applicant’s parents is a Korean citizen or;
- The applicant must have received his/her entire elementary, junior high, and high school education outside of Korea at a comparable and equivalent level of those provided in Korea. But in this case, international schools located in Korea are not acknowledged as foreign schools.
- applicant of Korean origin who completed their entire education(elementary, junior high, and high school) outside of Korea should submit the Certificate of the Facts Concerning the Entry & Exit issued by the Korean Immigration Office.
- The certificate should have recently been issued.
- ※ International students of Korean origin who do not meet one of the eligibilities above CANNOT apply for International Admissions.
- Application Form (Mandatory)
- One Recommendation Letter (Mandatory)
- High School Profile (Mandatory)
- High School / University Transcript (Mandatory)
- English Proficiency Test Score Report (Mandatory)
- Standardized Official Test Score Report (Mandatory)
- Passport or National ID Copy (Mandatory)
- Statement of Financial Resources
- Certificate of Facts Concerning Entry & Exit issued by the Korean Immigration Office (Mandatory ※International Applicants of Korean Origin Only)
- Loss of Korean Nationality (Mandatory ※International Applicants of Korean Origin Only)
- Honors and Awards (Optional)
How to Apply:
Admission Guide: CLICK to OPEN ⇒ 2021 Admissions
Regular : 08 January 2021 (Open Nov.9, 2020)
Late: 28 May 2021 (Open Mar.1, 2021)