Welcome to KAIST Admissions Office of Undergraduate Program for International Students

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

International candidates must meet all of the following requirements:

1) Spring Semester, 2019
Candidates who have graduated or will graduate from his or her high school by February 28th, 2019.
    Fall Semester, 2019
Candidates who have graduated or will graduate from his or her high school by August 31st, 2019.

2) Candidates with foreign citizenship.
* Korean citizens who hold dual citizenship are not eligible to apply as foreign students.

※ We do not have transfer program for international students. You have to apply as a freshman student.

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

International candidates of Korean origin MUST additionally satisfy one of the following two requirements:

  1. Neither of the candidate’s parents is a Korean citizen or;
  2. 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 SHOULD apply through Korean Admissions

KAIST students hold an undeclared major during their freshman year. At the end of their second semester, students can choose whichever major they want. There is no quota for each department/major.

KAIST is looking for students

nullWho have the professional nature of science and technology research and curiosity in this area
nullWho have passion and will to challenge new areas of creation
nullWho wish to serve society and the country with a high level of consciousness and attitude of collaboration
nullWho deeply think about morals and the environment for all humanity