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Graduate

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

A. You can get department information including curriculum referring to below web pages. However, it is advisable to contact the department directly for updated information.

1. Department Homepage: https://www.kaist.ac.kr/_prog/mainlink/index.php?site_dvs_cd=en&menu_dvs_cd=010402&site_dvs=&cate_nm=01
2. Curriculum: http://bulletin.kaist.ac.kr/html/en/

Yes, if you completed your bachelor’s degree in English native speaking country (Guyana, New Zealand, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada), 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. 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 requirement for all applicants. Applicants whose official/native language is not English must submit the EPT report. Applicants must meet one of the English proficiency test minimum score requirements: TOEFL iBT 83 (PBT 560, CBT 220), TOEIC 720, TEPS 599/New TEPS 326, IELTS (Academic mode) 6.5. Institutional Testing Program (ITP) is not valid.

A.

* EPT Exemption requirement applies to three cases below.
1. Applicants who are nationals of English native speaking countries (Guyana, New Zealand, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada) or officially English speaking countries (e.g. India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Kenya, and etc.) are exempt from submitting the EPT report. (An English Lecture Certificate is required for those who studied in officially English speaking countries.)
2. Applicants who completed their degree programs (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree) in an English native speaking country are exempt from submitting an EPT report. (English native speaking countries: Guyana, New Zealand, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada)
3. Applicants who are already enrolled in KAIST as graduate degree program (MS/PhD) student during the period of application 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. From 2019 Fall Admission tracks, recommendation letters are only received by KAIST recommendation system. Once you complete application payment, each recommender will receive an automated email instructing them how to proceed with their recommendation letters through an online process. But please note that recommendation letters should be received to our system by the document submission due date.

A. Sorry, we do not accept recommendation letters via email. Letters should be received through KAIST recommendation system.

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 2019, Graduate tuition is 12,600,000 KRW for Techno MBA, 15,910,000 KRW for Finance MBA, and 4.048,000 KRW for other departments per semester. Graduate dormitory expenses differ from one building to another, but it is approximately over 90,000 KRW a month. Meals are available in on-campus cafeteria at a cost of 4,000~5,000 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 the transfer program for international students.

If you want to continue your study at KAIST, you have to apply as a freshman student.

Instead, KAIST has student exchange programs with more than 200 countries, if you are interested, please visit: http://irt.kaist.ac.kr

A. Over 80 to 90% of lectures are offered 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 a passport.

A. To learn more about KAIST, please visit KAIST websites!

▶ KAIST: http://www.kaist.edu

▶ KAIST International Office: https://io.kaist.ac.kr/site/student.do

▶ KAIST International Scholar and Student Services: http://isss.kaist.ac.kr/

▶ KAIST International Students Association(KISA): https://ko-kr.facebook.com/KISA.KAIST/

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 (Guyana, New Zealand, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada), 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. 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 requirement for all applicants. Applicants whose official/native language is not English must submit the EPT report. Applicants must meet one of the English proficiency test minimum score requirements: TOEFL iBT 83 (PBT 560, CBT 220), TOEIC 720, TEPS 599/New TEPS 326, IELTS (Academic mode) 6.5. Institutional Testing Program (ITP) is not valid.

A.

* EPT Exemption requirement applies to three cases below.
1. Applicants who are nationals of English native speaking countries (Guyana, New Zealand, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada) or officially English speaking countries (e.g. India, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Kenya, and etc.) are exempt from submitting the EPT report. (An English Lecture Certificate is required for those who studied in officially English speaking countries.)
2. Applicants who completed their degree programs (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree) in an English native speaking country are exempt from submitting an EPT report. (English native speaking countries: Guyana, New Zealand, United States, Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada)
3. Applicants who are already enrolled in KAIST as graduate degree program (MS/PhD) student during the period of application 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. From 2019 Fall Admission tracks, recommendation letters are only received by KAIST recommendation system. Once you complete application payment, each recommender will receive an automated email instructing them how to proceed with their recommendation letters through an online process. But please note that recommendation letters should be received to our system by the document submission due date.

A. Sorry, we do not accept recommendation letters via email. Letters should be received through KAIST recommendation system.

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 2019, Graduate tuition is 12,600,000 KRW for Techno MBA, 15,910,000 KRW for Finance MBA, and 4.048,000 KRW for other departments per semester. Graduate dormitory expenses differ from one building to another, but it is approximately over 90,000 KRW a month. Meals are available in on-campus cafeteria at a cost of 4,000~5,000 KRW.

Others

A. You can get department information including curriculum referring to below web pages. However, it is advisable to contact the department directly for updated information.

1. Department Homepage: https://www.kaist.ac.kr/_prog/mainlink/index.php?site_dvs_cd=en&menu_dvs_cd=010402&site_dvs=&cate_nm=01
2. Curriculum: http://bulletin.kaist.ac.kr/html/en/

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 the transfer program for international students.

If you want to continue your study at KAIST, you have to apply as a freshman student.

Instead, KAIST has student exchange programs with more than 200 countries, if you are interested, please visit: http://irt.kaist.ac.kr

A. Over 80 to 90% of lectures are offered 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 a passport.

A. To learn more about KAIST, please visit KAIST websites!

▶ KAIST: http://www.kaist.edu

▶ KAIST International Office: https://io.kaist.ac.kr/site/student.do

▶ KAIST International Scholar and Student Services: http://isss.kaist.ac.kr/

▶ KAIST International Students Association(KISA): https://ko-kr.facebook.com/KISA.KAIST/

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.