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Graduate

Dual Degree program is managed by respective departments. You can visit websites of each department clicking here.

Yes, if you completed your bachelor’s degree in English native speaking country(United States,United Kingdom, New Zealand or Australia), you are available to apply to KAIST without English Proficiency Test result.

A. No, you must pay the application fee and get an application number from Admissions Office. If not, your application will not be processed for review even though you send your application package to Admissions Office.

A. Please email us and inform us of your double payment then we will cancel one of the payments after checking your personal information.

A. Applicants who are expected to graduate before admission date should submit a certificate of expected graduation or an official letter from your university indicating the date of expected graduation and the degree which will be conferred instead of diploma. After you are accepted to KAIST, you should submit a notarized copy of diploma to Admissions Office. Please submit a transcript listing courses and scores you had passed by the last semester.

A. Submitted documents will not be returned in any case. Applicants can submit copies of diploma (or graduation certificate) and academic transcript when applying to KAIST but once admitted, original or certified copies should be submitted to the Admissions Office, recommendation letters cannot be submitted in copies. Admission will be canceled if an applicant fails to submit original or certified documents. Document certification can be done by obtaining the seal of the issuing institution or visiting a notary office.

A. No, English proficiency tests should be taken within two years prior to the online application deadline. If you submit the expired English test report, we consider it invalid.

A. No, applicants must meet minimum score requirements: TOEFL iBT 83 (220 for computer-based; 560 for paper-based), IELTS 6.5, TEPS 599, TOEIC 720(Listening&Reading) or higher.

A. If your TOEFL score is not announced by the online application deadline, you cannot apply for this semester admission. Please apply for the next semester admission.

A. No, you must submit EPT before the deadline of submission. Without EPT, your application will not be processed for review.

A. Institutional code is 0195. ETS reporting takes more than three weeks so you should prepare for this in advance.

A. No. English Proficiency Test Report is a mandatory & minimum requirement for all applicants. Applicants who are non-native English speakers must submit the EPT score even if he/she attended an English speaking university. Applicants must meet one of the English proficiency test minimum score requirements: iBT 83, PBT 560, CBT 220, TOEIC 720, TEPS 599, IELTS 6.5 or higher. Institutional Testing Program (ITP) is not valid. * Exemption requirement: Applicants whose official language is English or completed their bachelor’s degree in English speaking country are exempt from submitting the EPT report.

A. Applicants whose official language is English or completed their bachelor’s degree in English native speaking country are exempt from submitting the EPT report.

A. You can access https://apply.kaist.ac.kr/InterGradApply and apply during the online application period only. Please read instructions carefully before you begin your application.

A. After paying the application fee, neither will you be allowed to modify your application form nor get the fee refunded. But in case the online application is not completed or needs to be modified after the payment, please send us email at advanced.adm@kaist.ac.kr then we will change your payment status from “paid” to “not paid” so that you can modify your application.

When you finish modifying your application form, send us email again to change your status from “not paid” to “paid”. You can’t modify your application on “paid” status and please check your payment status at https://apply.kaist.ac.kr/InterGradApply. Do not pay the application fee twice.

A. No, you have to apply for only one department or division or program.

A. In that case, please email us at advanced.adm@kaist.ac.kr. We will contact you after resolving the problem.

A. No, we accept online application only. After you finish online application, print out the form and send it to Admissions Office with other necessary documents on the checklist.

A. Yes, of course. But please note that recommendation letters should be received to Admissions Office by the deadline upon arrival.

A. Sorry, we do not accept recommendation letters via email. Letters should be signed and sealed across the back of an envelope by a recommender.

A. You can get recommendation letters from supervisors, if you are employed. Supervisors are not required to use the letter form provided by KAIST.

A. Both are okay but we prefer neatly typed letters.

A. You should only include two recommendation letters specified in your online application. Any additional recommendations will not be considered with your application.

A. Yes, but the letter should be in a formal letter (signed, and on headed paper).

A. Yes, we offer KAIST scholarship to international students. If you are selected as a KAIST scholarship recipient, you are generally exempt from paying tuition and fees. A monthly allowance of 300,000KRW and the national health insurance fee are supported by your advisor/department. But the scholarship amount and conditions are set prior to student’s enrollment based on the merits of the applicant. KAIST scholarship committee will examine exemption of tuition and fees every year.

A. Applicants with a financial need are able to apply for the scholarship. Select ‘KAIST Scholarship’ as a means of your financial resources on the form of statement of financial resources in the online application. Scholarship recipients are announced along with final admissions notification.

A. For the academic year of 2014, Graduate tuition and fees is estimated at 9,559,000 KRW per semester. Graduate dormitory rates are approximately 90,000 KRW per month. Meals are available in on-campus cafeteria at a cost of 3,000~4,500 KRW.

A. It is very difficult to predict outcomes without reviewing the completed application. In particular we cannot make a full assessment just from seeing your CV or transcript, etc.

A. No, we do not have transfer program for international students. You have to apply as a freshman student. We do have student exchange program, if you are interested, please contact International Relations Team. Website: http://irt.kaist.ac.kr/, Email: irt@kaist.ac.kr

A. English is the medium of instruction in KAIST. Few specific courses are given in Korean but international students can substitute for others taught in English.

A. Sorry, submitted documents will not be returned in any case.

A. You can submit a copy of national ID card instead of passport.

A. You can get more information from Office of Advising & Support for International Students (ISSS) and from KAIST International Student Association (KISA) and make friends from ISSS and Admissions Facebook. If you are accepted to KAIST, ISSS will match you with a senior student who is from the same country or of a similar culture and background. You may get information from the senior about studying, things to bring, food, expenses, and living in KAIST and Korea.

A. There are no minimums for the TOPIK or KLPT. TOPIK or KLPT is recommended, but not required.

A.We select international graduate students twice a year through spring and fall admissions. The standard online application for the spring semester is in September and the fall semester is in April. We do not offer rolling admissions.

A. Requests to defer admission will not be approved. You have to reapply and take an application process again.

Application Fee

A. No, you must pay the application fee and get an application number from Admissions Office. If not, your application will not be processed for review even though you send your application package to Admissions Office.

A. Please email us and inform us of your double payment then we will cancel one of the payments after checking your personal information.

Degree/Transcript

A. Applicants who are expected to graduate before admission date should submit a certificate of expected graduation or an official letter from your university indicating the date of expected graduation and the degree which will be conferred instead of diploma. After you are accepted to KAIST, you should submit a notarized copy of diploma to Admissions Office. Please submit a transcript listing courses and scores you had passed by the last semester.

A. Submitted documents will not be returned in any case. Applicants can submit copies of diploma (or graduation certificate) and academic transcript when applying to KAIST but once admitted, original or certified copies should be submitted to the Admissions Office, recommendation letters cannot be submitted in copies. Admission will be canceled if an applicant fails to submit original or certified documents. Document certification can be done by obtaining the seal of the issuing institution or visiting a notary office.

English Proficiency Test

Yes, if you completed your bachelor’s degree in English native speaking country(United States,United Kingdom, New Zealand or Australia), you are available to apply to KAIST without English Proficiency Test result.

A. No, English proficiency tests should be taken within two years prior to the online application deadline. If you submit the expired English test report, we consider it invalid.

A. No, applicants must meet minimum score requirements: TOEFL iBT 83 (220 for computer-based; 560 for paper-based), IELTS 6.5, TEPS 599, TOEIC 720(Listening&Reading) or higher.

A. If your TOEFL score is not announced by the online application deadline, you cannot apply for this semester admission. Please apply for the next semester admission.

A. No, you must submit EPT before the deadline of submission. Without EPT, your application will not be processed for review.

A. Institutional code is 0195. ETS reporting takes more than three weeks so you should prepare for this in advance.

A. No. English Proficiency Test Report is a mandatory & minimum requirement for all applicants. Applicants who are non-native English speakers must submit the EPT score even if he/she attended an English speaking university. Applicants must meet one of the English proficiency test minimum score requirements: iBT 83, PBT 560, CBT 220, TOEIC 720, TEPS 599, IELTS 6.5 or higher. Institutional Testing Program (ITP) is not valid. * Exemption requirement: Applicants whose official language is English or completed their bachelor’s degree in English speaking country are exempt from submitting the EPT report.

A. Applicants whose official language is English or completed their bachelor’s degree in English native speaking country are exempt from submitting the EPT report.

Online Application

Dual Degree program is managed by respective departments. You can visit websites of each department clicking here.

A. You can access https://apply.kaist.ac.kr/InterGradApply and apply during the online application period only. Please read instructions carefully before you begin your application.

A. After paying the application fee, neither will you be allowed to modify your application form nor get the fee refunded. But in case the online application is not completed or needs to be modified after the payment, please send us email at advanced.adm@kaist.ac.kr then we will change your payment status from “paid” to “not paid” so that you can modify your application.

When you finish modifying your application form, send us email again to change your status from “not paid” to “paid”. You can’t modify your application on “paid” status and please check your payment status at https://apply.kaist.ac.kr/InterGradApply. Do not pay the application fee twice.

A. No, you have to apply for only one department or division or program.

A. In that case, please email us at advanced.adm@kaist.ac.kr. We will contact you after resolving the problem.

A. No, we accept online application only. After you finish online application, print out the form and send it to Admissions Office with other necessary documents on the checklist.

Recommendation Letter

A. Yes, of course. But please note that recommendation letters should be received to Admissions Office by the deadline upon arrival.

A. Sorry, we do not accept recommendation letters via email. Letters should be signed and sealed across the back of an envelope by a recommender.

A. You can get recommendation letters from supervisors, if you are employed. Supervisors are not required to use the letter form provided by KAIST.

A. Both are okay but we prefer neatly typed letters.

A. You should only include two recommendation letters specified in your online application. Any additional recommendations will not be considered with your application.

A. Yes, but the letter should be in a formal letter (signed, and on headed paper).

Scholarship

A. Yes, we offer KAIST scholarship to international students. If you are selected as a KAIST scholarship recipient, you are generally exempt from paying tuition and fees. A monthly allowance of 300,000KRW and the national health insurance fee are supported by your advisor/department. But the scholarship amount and conditions are set prior to student’s enrollment based on the merits of the applicant. KAIST scholarship committee will examine exemption of tuition and fees every year.

A. Applicants with a financial need are able to apply for the scholarship. Select ‘KAIST Scholarship’ as a means of your financial resources on the form of statement of financial resources in the online application. Scholarship recipients are announced along with final admissions notification.

A. For the academic year of 2014, Graduate tuition and fees is estimated at 9,559,000 KRW per semester. Graduate dormitory rates are approximately 90,000 KRW per month. Meals are available in on-campus cafeteria at a cost of 3,000~4,500 KRW.

Others

A. It is very difficult to predict outcomes without reviewing the completed application. In particular we cannot make a full assessment just from seeing your CV or transcript, etc.

A. No, we do not have transfer program for international students. You have to apply as a freshman student. We do have student exchange program, if you are interested, please contact International Relations Team. Website: http://irt.kaist.ac.kr/, Email: irt@kaist.ac.kr

A. English is the medium of instruction in KAIST. Few specific courses are given in Korean but international students can substitute for others taught in English.

A. Sorry, submitted documents will not be returned in any case.

A. You can submit a copy of national ID card instead of passport.

A. You can get more information from Office of Advising & Support for International Students (ISSS) and from KAIST International Student Association (KISA) and make friends from ISSS and Admissions Facebook. If you are accepted to KAIST, ISSS will match you with a senior student who is from the same country or of a similar culture and background. You may get information from the senior about studying, things to bring, food, expenses, and living in KAIST and Korea.

A. There are no minimums for the TOPIK or KLPT. TOPIK or KLPT is recommended, but not required.

A.We select international graduate students twice a year through spring and fall admissions. The standard online application for the spring semester is in September and the fall semester is in April. We do not offer rolling admissions.

A. Requests to defer admission will not be approved. You have to reapply and take an application process again.