International candidates must meet all of the following requirements:
1. He or she has graduated or will graduate from his or her secondary education by August 31, 2013.
2. He or she is not a citizen of Korea.
* Korean citizens who hold dual citizenship are not eligible to apply as foreign students.
* International candidates of Korean origin MUST additionally satisfy one of the following two requirements:
Neither of the candidate’s parents is a Korean citizen or;
The candidate 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. Candidates 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. Instead, they must apply for Korean Admissions.(http://admission.kaist.ac.kr/web/under/intro_d)
1) Application Form
1) Honors and Awards
2) Secondary/tertiary School Profile
Applicants can choose to apply either Early Decision or Regular Decision. The only difference in Early Decision and Regular Decision is the deadline. The reason we have two application cycles is because it provides applicants with more options so they can choose which works best for them.
|Categories||Early Decision Deadline||Regular Decision Deadline|
|On-line Application||Mon, December 17th, 2012, 10:00 A.M. ~ Fri, February 1st, 2013, 5:00 P.M.||Mon, December 17th, 2012, 10:00 A.M. ~ Fri, May 3rd, 2013, 5:00 P.M.|
|Complete Application due *|
(Printed Application and Support Material submitted via post)
Mon, Feb 11th, 2013, 5:00 P.M.
|Mon, May 13th, 2013, 5:00 P.M.|
|Notification for Interview **||Wed, Feb 27th, 2013, 5:00 PM||Thu, May 30th, 2013, 5:00 PM|
|Interview **||Mon, March 4th ~ Fri, March 8th, 2013||Mon, June 10th ~ Fri, June 14th, 2013|
|Notification of Admissions||Fri, March 22nd, 2013, 5:00 P.M.||Tue, July 2nd, 2013, 5:00 P.M.|
|Candidate Reply Date||By Wed, May 1st, 2013, 5:00 P.M.||By Fri, August 2nd, 2013, 5:00 P.M.|
|First Day of Class||Mon, September 2nd, 2013||Mon, September 2nd, 2013|
The timeline in this table is based on local time in South Korea and is subjected to change without any prior notice.
* Materials must be received by the dates listed above.
** Interview is NOT required for all accepted candidates. Candidates will be contacted if interview is necessary.
|Read the admission guideline carefully and get familiar with the application process and the necessary materials you need to submit.|
|Go to http://apply.kaist.ac.kr and fill out the online application form completely.|
|Please check and make sure to have correct information on your application. You cannot edit your application once you pay the application fee.|
|Pay application fee by credit card or bank transfer.|
|Print out your online application.|
|Send the printed online application and all required materials to the Admissions Office. |
You may use the address sticker provided [ATTACHMENT 3].
Office of Admissions, KAIST
|Visit the admissions website http://apply.kaist.ac.kr for document arrival check.|
If you have any missing documents, your status will show ‘incomplete’. Please send supplementary documents again before the deadline.
Those who are newly admitted to KAIST should submit Apostille certificates within 15 days after they are enrolled to KAIST. Read the instruction carefully and prepare for the required certificates before you leave your country. Public documents issued by public schools or institutions such as diplomas, transcripts, etc. should attach Apostille certificates. Public documents from private schools or institutions should have notarial attestations before applying for Apostille certificates. All of the documents should be written in English or Korean. If it is written in another language, it should be translated into English or Korean and notarized by a notary office before applying for Apostille certificate.
1. What is an Apostille?
Public documents, such as birth certificates, judgments, patents or notarial attestations of signatures, frequently need to be used abroad. However, before a public document can be used in a country other than the one that issued it, its origin must often be authenticated. The traditional method for authenticating public documents to be used abroad is called legalization. For this legalization process is frequently, slow, cumbersome and costly, a large number of countries all over the world have joined a treaty that greatly simplifies the authentication of public documents to be used abroad. This treaty is called the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents. It is commonly known as the Apostille Convention. The treaty reduces the authentication process to a single formality: the issuance of an authentication certificate by an authority designated by the country where the public document was issued. This certificate is called an Aposille.
2. In which countries does the Apostille Convention apply?
Click HERE and visit Hague Conference for updated list of the countries where Apostille Convention applies.
※ If your public document was issued in a country where the Apostille Convention does not apply, you should submit a Certificate of Authentication issued by the Korean Embassy or Consulate in your country.
3. Where do I get an Apostille?
Each country that is a party to the Convention must designate one or several authorities that are entitled to issue Apostilles. These authorities are called Competent Authorities – only they are permitted to issue Apostilles. Click HERE and visit Hague Conference to see the list of all Competent Authorities designated by each country that has joined the Apostille Convention.
4. How much does an Apostille cost?
Many Competent Authorities do charge for Apostilles. The price among Competent Authorities varies greatly. For practical information of the prices that individual countries charge, see the information available here.
For further details, please see the website of Hague Conference at www.hcch.net. The Hague Conference is the Organization that developed the Apostille Convention. All relevant and updated information about the Apostille Convention is available in the ‘Apostille Section’ of Hague Conference website.
|Bio & Brain engineering|
|School of Mechanical,|
Aerospace & Systems Engineering
|Civil & Environmental Engineering|
|Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering|
|Materials Science & Engineering|
|Nuclear & Quantum Engineering|
|Industrial & Systems Engineering|
* Students will be enrolled without declaring their major.
* Management Science is available as a double major or minor.
KAIST provides full scholarship (tuition and fees) and monthly allowances for all admitted students who are not financially supported by government or organization. Monthly allowances will be around 200,000 ~ 350,000KRW.
For more information please click HERE and visit KAIST Office of Advising & Supporting for International Students (OASIS) website.
Please visit the following websites for more information on the campus life at KAIST.
If you have more question, please contact admissions office: