Welcome to KAIST Admissions Office of Graduate Program for International Students

Who is eligible to apply for Graduate Program as International Students?

International applicants must not have citizenship of Korea. Korean citizens who hold dual citizenship are not eligible to apply as international students.

International candidates must meet ALL of the following requirements:

(1) He or she holds or will hold a bachelor’s and master’s degree (for doctoral applicant) or,
…..he or she holds or will hold a bachelor’s degree(for master’s applicant).
(2) He or she is not a citizen of Korea.

※ Note: International applicant whose parents were born in Korea MUST read the instructions below.

International applicants of Korean ethnicity, regardless of birthplace, MUST additionally satisfy ONE of the following two requirements.

  1. Neither of the applicant’s parents are not citizens of Korea or;
  2. The applicant must have received his/her entire elementary, junior high, high school, and undergraduate education outside of Korea at the comparable and equivalent level of those provided in Korea (for master’s applicants) or, he or she received entire elementary, junior high, high school, and undergraduate education outside of Korea and also received a master’s degree in or outside of Korea at the comparable and equivalent level of those provided in Korea (for doctoral applicants). In this case, international schools located in Korea are not acknowledged as foreign schools. Applicants of Korean ethnicity who completed their entire education (elementary, junior high, high school, and undergraduate) outside of Korea should submit the Certificate of the Facts Concerning the Entry & Exit issued by the Korean Immigration Office. The certificate should have been issued recently.

※ Note: International students of Korean ethnicity who do not meet at least one of the conditions above CANNOT apply for International Admissions. Instead, they must apply for Korean Admissions.(http://admission.kaist.ac.kr/web/grad)

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