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A. Official school profile/introduction published by the applicant’s high school or the Ministry of Education. You may submit GPA rating system, college acceptance statistics, or any other relevant information that would help us understand your school better. Submit the school profile at maximum five pages.

A. Yes. You have to submit all the high school’s profile that you have attended.

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  200 ~ 300 USD (200,000 ~ 350,000 KRW) and the national health insurance fee are supported by KAIST.

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. Please attach and check off as much of the following List of Documents as possible, along with any other data you deem necessary in reflecting your financial status. Scholarship recipients are announced along with final admissions notification.

A. On the Notification of Admissions day: Spring semester - Fri, January 8th, 2016, 5:00 P.M., Fall semester - Fri, March 25th, 2016, 5:00 P.M.

A.  After entering KAIST, the recipient will automatically benefit from a health insurance included in the scholarship. Both National Health Insurance & KAIST Student Health Insurance are  mandatory for International students.

A. KAIST tuition fee is 3,433,000KRW per semester. However, KAIST is a National University in Korea and only selected KAIST student receive full scholarship (tuition and fees) for 8 semesters. There is no separate process for applying scholarship. Just check “KAIST scholarship” on the Statement of Financial Resources section on online application for admission.
KAIST scholarship includes tuition fees and monthly allowances around 200 ~ 300 USD (200,000 ~ 350,000KRW, not including dorm fees). The dormitory will cost 90 USD per a month. Meals are available in on-campus cafeteria at a cost of 3,000~4,500 KRW. However, student must receive good grade at KAIST to maintain the scholarship.

A. There is no set quota for the number of international students to be admitted. Candidates are selected upon review of their academic achievements (especially in math and science), potential, interpersonal skills, personal accomplishments, integrity, as well as leadership.

A. No, there is no set quota for the nationality.

A. No, we do not have transfer program for international students. You have to apply as a freshman student.

1. 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

2. Once you get accepted to KAIST as a freshman, you can present the classes you have taken in the previous university to the respective professor and get credits transferred but we cannot guarantee that all of your credits will be transferred. You should fill out the enclosed form and have confirmation signature from KAIST professors of the according class. Submit the completed form, transcript, and syllabus of the class to Academic Registrations Team. If you need help, please contact ISSS: http://isss.kaist.ac.kr/, Email: isss@kaist.ac.kr

A. Admission officers may invite applicants to attend interviews. But not all applicants need to attend an interview. Admission officers will notify applicants the arrangements for interview by mail, e-mail, or phone, if necessary.

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

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

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. Therefore, we do not consider applicant’s Korean skill in admission. However, after you get admitted to KAIST, you need to obtain TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean) 2 Level for the graduation. Undergraduate foreign students are required to obtain level 2 or higher score in TOPIK before entering or during studying at KAIST.

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

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. International students must obtain a student visa in order to study in Korea. International students can apply for their visa via the University. Details of application will be given to you after admission.

A. Yes. We have a URP(Undergraduate Research Participation Program). Provide financial resources and academic credit for undergraduate research so that current KAIST undergraduates can conduct practical experiments and research under the supervision of a professor and teaching assistant.

A. Almost every year, 180 students go to abroad through exchange programme. Please find more info at https://irt.kaist.ac.kr/index.do

A. Yes, If you are accepted to KAIST, International Scholar and Student Services(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. Yes. The counseling center offers counseling for students on academic and financial matters, human relations, and other issues. The center is located on the 3rd floor of the new Jang Young Shin Center beside N13. If you wish for some counseling, you should visit the office, where you can schedule an appointment with a counselor that can speak English. There is also a stress clinic in the KAIST clinic, open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

A. Yes. Undergarduate students having trouble keeping pace with their undergarduate courses, they can apply for the tutoring program via the Freshmen Administrative Team. The undergraduate freshman can apply for up to two basic courses for free within the budget constraint for a maximum of two semesters. Non-freshmen must pay a fee for this service.

A. There are required Korean classes : Introductory Korean for Foreigners I and Introductory Korean for Foreigners II. Also, the KAIST Language Center provides excellent Korean language courses for international students. Moreover, KI-house, located on the 2nd floor of N5, offers free Korean language sessions as well.

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. The period of study for most majors is 4 years. Some majors take 5 years.

A. Please refer to KAIST International Students Association(KISA) : kisa.kaist.ac.kr > Country Representatives

The KISA aims to assist the international student community in their life at KAIST. KISA provides students with useful information, and also prepares many events for the international community. KISA also maintains close contact with international Alumni, providing current students with a clearer picture of their future.

A. Please refer to : http://www.kaist.edu/html/en/index.html > ACADEMIC > COURSE

The syllabuses are available by clicking ‘Course Title’. You are able to search the courses without logging in.  If the courses are not available, please select the previous year and see the past syllabuses.

A. A campus with conducive study environments from extensive library facilities to large numbers of study lounges all to aid students academically. Thus, it is that much more of a stimulating atmosphere for cultivating and expanding your academic horizons.

A. Dormitory rooms are fully furnished, so you only have to bring your personal belongings, such as books, bedding (pillow, blanket, mattress cover, etc.,), toiletries, clothes hangers, and other daily necessities.

A. During your first semester, you cannot choose your roommate as the allocation procedure is done automatically before you enter the school. You can apply for dormitories from the second semester onwards, so you can try to apply for a dorm room with your friend together. Take note that since the application process is run using a computer balloting system, you may be assigned to a different room.

A. No, you can live outside of the campus only after staying for at least a year in the campus dormitory.

A. It is forbidden for students to cook or use cooking devices of any kind inside their rooms, regardless of the dormitory hall. This is to keep the rooms clean and prevent fire and explosion hazards. Students can use the microwave ovens and water dispensers (with hot and cold water) in the student lounges.

A. KAIST provides kitchen facilities for the convenience of international students. The International Kitchen facility is location in Nanum Hall (W7), and students must apply with the ISSS within the registration period to use this kitchen. The kitchen is furnished with refrigerators, microwave ovens and gas stoves etc., which are allocated to the different country groups. Students must use their own utensils and clean up after themselves. Detailed rules and regulations can be found posted in the International Kitchen.

A. Yes, we do sell Halal food.

A. On the main campus, there is a mobile phone store on the 2nd floor of Tae Wul Gwan (N13). As there are no English speaking clerks, it is recommended to take a Korean speaker with you when visiting the shop. The store opens from 9am to 7pm.

A. Yes. If you are in the university, please submit it.

A. Please submit a transcript listing courses and scores you had passed by the last semester. After you are accepted to KAIST, you should submit a notarized copy of diploma to Admissions Office.

A. Submitted documents will not be returned in any case. Applicants can submit copies of academic transcript when applying to KAIST but once admitted, original or certified copies should be submitted to the Admissions Office. 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. At least one of the official Test Score Reports such as SAT 1, SAT 2, AP, IB, GCE A-Level, ACT, High school leaving exam, and University entrance exam results and certificate of International Olympiad should be submitted. Certificate of National Olympiad CANNOT replace Official Test score.

A. KAIST takes into consideration a number of factors when determining admission, including your academic achievements(especially in math and science), potential, interpersonal skills, personal accomplishments, integrity, and leadership. We do not set minimum requirement for admission. In reviewing application and documents, the admissions committee considers the level of studies completed, the quality of achievement(especially in math and science), characteristics of institution attended, appropriateness of goals and suitability of preparation for the proposed program of studies.

A. We will accept test scores delivered to KAIST only before the document submission deadline.

A. We recommend applicants to take Math LV 2, Physics, and Chemistry or Biology.

A. We have no preference. If you submit both, we will use whichever scores that make you look best.

A. We recommend applicants to take Calculus BC, Physics, and Chemistry or Biology.

A. We recommend applicants to take HL in Math, if possible.

A. We recommend applicants to take HL in Physics, if possible.

A. We recommend applicants to take Math, and Science(Physics, Chemistry, and Biology).

A. For IB or GCE A-Level test applicants, we accept IB or GCE A-Level predicted score report written by counselor or teacher at the school. Once the applicant is admitted, they must submit IB diploma or GCE A-Level as soon as they receive it. If there are significant discrepancies between your predicted score and final scores, your admission can be rescinded

A. No, IGCSE and AS Level Exams are not recognized as Standardized Official Test Scores. Please submit GCE A-Level Exams.

A. You can write your High school leaving exam, University entrance exam results and certificate of International Olympiad.

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

A. We can only give exemption for EPT result based on the nationality. Candidates whose official language is English and completed 3 years of high school in English speaking country are exempt from submitting the EPT certificate.

A. All applicants are required to submit EPT result. We can only give exemption for EPT result based on the nationality. Candidates whose official language is English and completed 3 years of high school in English speaking country are exempt from submitting the EPT certificate.

A. No, English proficiency tests should be taken 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, TOEFL PBT 560, TOEFL CBT 220, TEPS 599, IELTS 6.5 and TOEIC 720 or higher.

A. Please enter date of test and leave a score box blank on your online application. Only when we receive your TOEFL report within submission deadline, Admissions Office can help you to put the score in.

If your score comes out after submission deadline, we cannot help you.

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

A. No, only TOEFL, TOEIC, TEPS, and IELTS are acceptable as EPT report.

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

A. This is only for helping applicant’s to prepare online application form before the online application starts. Please do not use this ‘Sample’ form to submit it.

A. After you pay the application fee, press the ‘Preview’ button and print out your online application.

A. After paying the application fee, neither will you be allowed to modify your application form and 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 (creative.adm@kaist.ac.kr) then you can modify your application. When you finish modifying your application form, send us email again.

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

A. Students will be enrolled without declaring a major. In KAIST, students can select and work on their major from 2nd year. We will provide academic fairs, lectures, seminars, and other programs to help students determine which major will suit them best; they then are free to choose from KAIST’s majors, without any additional requirements or admission procedures.

However, you need to select one intended major. It doesn’t affect when you choose your actual major after you get admitted to KAIST. We just want to know the major preference of the applicants.

A. You can reapply for SPRING or FALL Semester. But please note that you need to pay the application fee again.

A. We are sorry but no. You have to apply for next semester.

A. Pay application fee, 80 USD or 80,000 KRW, by credit card or bank transfer. Any additional charges (i.e. bank charges) should be covered by the candidate. If you want to do the bank transfer, it takes some time so please do it before the document submission deadline. And please don’t forget to fill out the “INVOICE,  http://admission.kaist.ac.kr/international/?page_id=1152”.

A. Yes you may, but  sometimes it takes more than weeks to check your application fee from KAIST bank account. Please meet the online application deadline.

A. Application fee; USD 80 doesn’t include transaction charge. If you transfer the application fee, you have to consider its remittance charge of international transaction.

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. 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 or professors, if you are employed or studying in university. Supervisors are required to use the letter form provided by KAIST.

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

A. No you may not. Please use this year’s KAIST recommendation letter.

A. No, please submit only one recommendation letter. Any additional recommendations will not be considered with your application.

online application

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

A. This is only for helping applicant’s to prepare online application form before the online application starts. Please do not use this ‘Sample’ form to submit it.

A. After you pay the application fee, press the ‘Preview’ button and print out your online application.

A. After paying the application fee, neither will you be allowed to modify your application form and 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 (creative.adm@kaist.ac.kr) then you can modify your application. When you finish modifying your application form, send us email again.

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

A. Students will be enrolled without declaring a major. In KAIST, students can select and work on their major from 2nd year. We will provide academic fairs, lectures, seminars, and other programs to help students determine which major will suit them best; they then are free to choose from KAIST’s majors, without any additional requirements or admission procedures.

However, you need to select one intended major. It doesn’t affect when you choose your actual major after you get admitted to KAIST. We just want to know the major preference of the applicants.

A. You can reapply for SPRING or FALL Semester. But please note that you need to pay the application fee again.

A. We are sorry but no. You have to apply for next semester.

Application Fee

A. Pay application fee, 80 USD or 80,000 KRW, by credit card or bank transfer. Any additional charges (i.e. bank charges) should be covered by the candidate. If you want to do the bank transfer, it takes some time so please do it before the document submission deadline. And please don’t forget to fill out the “INVOICE,  http://admission.kaist.ac.kr/international/?page_id=1152”.

A. Yes you may, but  sometimes it takes more than weeks to check your application fee from KAIST bank account. Please meet the online application deadline.

A. Application fee; USD 80 doesn’t include transaction charge. If you transfer the application fee, you have to consider its remittance charge of international transaction.

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

Interview

A. Admission officers may invite applicants to attend interviews. But not all applicants need to attend an interview. Admission officers will notify applicants the arrangements for interview by mail, e-mail, or phone, if necessary.

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 or professors, if you are employed or studying in university. Supervisors are required to use the letter form provided by KAIST.

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

A. No you may not. Please use this year’s KAIST recommendation letter.

A. No, please submit only one recommendation letter. Any additional recommendations will not be considered with your application.

School Profile

A. Official school profile/introduction published by the applicant’s high school or the Ministry of Education. You may submit GPA rating system, college acceptance statistics, or any other relevant information that would help us understand your school better. Submit the school profile at maximum five pages.

A. Yes. You have to submit all the high school’s profile that you have attended.

Transcript

A. Yes. If you are in the university, please submit it.

A. Please submit a transcript listing courses and scores you had passed by the last semester. After you are accepted to KAIST, you should submit a notarized copy of diploma to Admissions Office.

A. Submitted documents will not be returned in any case. Applicants can submit copies of academic transcript when applying to KAIST but once admitted, original or certified copies should be submitted to the Admissions Office. 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.

Standardized official test

A. At least one of the official Test Score Reports such as SAT 1, SAT 2, AP, IB, GCE A-Level, ACT, High school leaving exam, and University entrance exam results and certificate of International Olympiad should be submitted. Certificate of National Olympiad CANNOT replace Official Test score.

A. KAIST takes into consideration a number of factors when determining admission, including your academic achievements(especially in math and science), potential, interpersonal skills, personal accomplishments, integrity, and leadership. We do not set minimum requirement for admission. In reviewing application and documents, the admissions committee considers the level of studies completed, the quality of achievement(especially in math and science), characteristics of institution attended, appropriateness of goals and suitability of preparation for the proposed program of studies.

A. We will accept test scores delivered to KAIST only before the document submission deadline.

A. We recommend applicants to take Math LV 2, Physics, and Chemistry or Biology.

A. We have no preference. If you submit both, we will use whichever scores that make you look best.

A. We recommend applicants to take Calculus BC, Physics, and Chemistry or Biology.

A. We recommend applicants to take HL in Math, if possible.

A. We recommend applicants to take HL in Physics, if possible.

A. We recommend applicants to take Math, and Science(Physics, Chemistry, and Biology).

A. For IB or GCE A-Level test applicants, we accept IB or GCE A-Level predicted score report written by counselor or teacher at the school. Once the applicant is admitted, they must submit IB diploma or GCE A-Level as soon as they receive it. If there are significant discrepancies between your predicted score and final scores, your admission can be rescinded

A. No, IGCSE and AS Level Exams are not recognized as Standardized Official Test Scores. Please submit GCE A-Level Exams.

A. You can write your High school leaving exam, University entrance exam results and certificate of International Olympiad.

English Proficiency Test Report

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

A. We can only give exemption for EPT result based on the nationality. Candidates whose official language is English and completed 3 years of high school in English speaking country are exempt from submitting the EPT certificate.

A. All applicants are required to submit EPT result. We can only give exemption for EPT result based on the nationality. Candidates whose official language is English and completed 3 years of high school in English speaking country are exempt from submitting the EPT certificate.

A. No, English proficiency tests should be taken 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, TOEFL PBT 560, TOEFL CBT 220, TEPS 599, IELTS 6.5 and TOEIC 720 or higher.

A. Please enter date of test and leave a score box blank on your online application. Only when we receive your TOEFL report within submission deadline, Admissions Office can help you to put the score in.

If your score comes out after submission deadline, we cannot help you.

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

A. No, only TOEFL, TOEIC, TEPS, and IELTS are acceptable as EPT report.

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  200 ~ 300 USD (200,000 ~ 350,000 KRW) and the national health insurance fee are supported by KAIST.

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. Please attach and check off as much of the following List of Documents as possible, along with any other data you deem necessary in reflecting your financial status. Scholarship recipients are announced along with final admissions notification.

A. On the Notification of Admissions day: Spring semester - Fri, January 8th, 2016, 5:00 P.M., Fall semester - Fri, March 25th, 2016, 5:00 P.M.

A.  After entering KAIST, the recipient will automatically benefit from a health insurance included in the scholarship. Both National Health Insurance & KAIST Student Health Insurance are  mandatory for International students.

A. KAIST tuition fee is 3,433,000KRW per semester. However, KAIST is a National University in Korea and only selected KAIST student receive full scholarship (tuition and fees) for 8 semesters. There is no separate process for applying scholarship. Just check “KAIST scholarship” on the Statement of Financial Resources section on online application for admission.
KAIST scholarship includes tuition fees and monthly allowances around 200 ~ 300 USD (200,000 ~ 350,000KRW, not including dorm fees). The dormitory will cost 90 USD per a month. Meals are available in on-campus cafeteria at a cost of 3,000~4,500 KRW. However, student must receive good grade at KAIST to maintain the scholarship.

Campus Life

A. Yes. We have a URP(Undergraduate Research Participation Program). Provide financial resources and academic credit for undergraduate research so that current KAIST undergraduates can conduct practical experiments and research under the supervision of a professor and teaching assistant.

A. Almost every year, 180 students go to abroad through exchange programme. Please find more info at https://irt.kaist.ac.kr/index.do

A. Yes, If you are accepted to KAIST, International Scholar and Student Services(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. Yes. The counseling center offers counseling for students on academic and financial matters, human relations, and other issues. The center is located on the 3rd floor of the new Jang Young Shin Center beside N13. If you wish for some counseling, you should visit the office, where you can schedule an appointment with a counselor that can speak English. There is also a stress clinic in the KAIST clinic, open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

A. Yes. Undergarduate students having trouble keeping pace with their undergarduate courses, they can apply for the tutoring program via the Freshmen Administrative Team. The undergraduate freshman can apply for up to two basic courses for free within the budget constraint for a maximum of two semesters. Non-freshmen must pay a fee for this service.

A. There are required Korean classes : Introductory Korean for Foreigners I and Introductory Korean for Foreigners II. Also, the KAIST Language Center provides excellent Korean language courses for international students. Moreover, KI-house, located on the 2nd floor of N5, offers free Korean language sessions as well.

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. The period of study for most majors is 4 years. Some majors take 5 years.

A. Please refer to KAIST International Students Association(KISA) : kisa.kaist.ac.kr > Country Representatives

The KISA aims to assist the international student community in their life at KAIST. KISA provides students with useful information, and also prepares many events for the international community. KISA also maintains close contact with international Alumni, providing current students with a clearer picture of their future.

A. Please refer to : http://www.kaist.edu/html/en/index.html > ACADEMIC > COURSE

The syllabuses are available by clicking ‘Course Title’. You are able to search the courses without logging in.  If the courses are not available, please select the previous year and see the past syllabuses.

A. A campus with conducive study environments from extensive library facilities to large numbers of study lounges all to aid students academically. Thus, it is that much more of a stimulating atmosphere for cultivating and expanding your academic horizons.

A. Dormitory rooms are fully furnished, so you only have to bring your personal belongings, such as books, bedding (pillow, blanket, mattress cover, etc.,), toiletries, clothes hangers, and other daily necessities.

A. During your first semester, you cannot choose your roommate as the allocation procedure is done automatically before you enter the school. You can apply for dormitories from the second semester onwards, so you can try to apply for a dorm room with your friend together. Take note that since the application process is run using a computer balloting system, you may be assigned to a different room.

A. No, you can live outside of the campus only after staying for at least a year in the campus dormitory.

A. It is forbidden for students to cook or use cooking devices of any kind inside their rooms, regardless of the dormitory hall. This is to keep the rooms clean and prevent fire and explosion hazards. Students can use the microwave ovens and water dispensers (with hot and cold water) in the student lounges.

A. KAIST provides kitchen facilities for the convenience of international students. The International Kitchen facility is location in Nanum Hall (W7), and students must apply with the ISSS within the registration period to use this kitchen. The kitchen is furnished with refrigerators, microwave ovens and gas stoves etc., which are allocated to the different country groups. Students must use their own utensils and clean up after themselves. Detailed rules and regulations can be found posted in the International Kitchen.

A. Yes, we do sell Halal food.

A. On the main campus, there is a mobile phone store on the 2nd floor of Tae Wul Gwan (N13). As there are no English speaking clerks, it is recommended to take a Korean speaker with you when visiting the shop. The store opens from 9am to 7pm.

Others

A. There is no set quota for the number of international students to be admitted. Candidates are selected upon review of their academic achievements (especially in math and science), potential, interpersonal skills, personal accomplishments, integrity, as well as leadership.

A. No, there is no set quota for the nationality.

A. No, we do not have transfer program for international students. You have to apply as a freshman student.

1. 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

2. Once you get accepted to KAIST as a freshman, you can present the classes you have taken in the previous university to the respective professor and get credits transferred but we cannot guarantee that all of your credits will be transferred. You should fill out the enclosed form and have confirmation signature from KAIST professors of the according class. Submit the completed form, transcript, and syllabus of the class to Academic Registrations Team. If you need help, please contact ISSS: http://isss.kaist.ac.kr/, Email: isss@kaist.ac.kr

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

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

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. Therefore, we do not consider applicant’s Korean skill in admission. However, after you get admitted to KAIST, you need to obtain TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean) 2 Level for the graduation. Undergraduate foreign students are required to obtain level 2 or higher score in TOPIK before entering or during studying at KAIST.

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

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. International students must obtain a student visa in order to study in Korea. International students can apply for their visa via the University. Details of application will be given to you after admission.