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Undergraduate

- Recommendations must be submitted electronically via your application platform.

- Once you pay the application fee, we will send your teacher a link so that your teacher can submit your recommendation letter online by the deadline.

※  It is extremely important to enter your recommender’s email address correctly on your online application form so that they each receive an automated email instructing them how to proceed with their recommendation through the online process.

- Your application will be completed once your recommender submits the recommendation letter.

- Recommendation letters CANNOT be submitted in hard copies.

If you want to request for EPT exemption for the following reasons, 

1) Applicants whose nationality is English speaking country; or

2) Applicants who completed their high schools where classes are taught in English(English must have been the language of instruction, including the language of the textbooks). 

→ Please submit an official document that certifies your school’s language of instruction(with school’s original seal & sign). Upload this document to EPT document submission section. 

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.

KAIST Scholarship includes 1) Full tuition fee  2) Monthly stipend($300/month)  3) National Health Insurance

A. Applicants with a financial need are able to apply for the scholarship.

Select ‘KAIST Scholarship’ as a means of your financial resources in the form of the 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 will be notified along with final admission announcement.

A. On the day of Admission Announcement. 

“Apply to KAIST” also means apply for KAIST Scholarship.

Once you get admitted, you will receive KAIST Scholarship.

A.  All of our newly admitted students will benefit from both national health insurance and KAIST student health insurance.

A. KAIST tuition fee is 3,433,000KRW per semester.

However, as KAIST is a government-funded institute, selected KAIST students will receive a full scholarship (tuition fee & monthly stipend & health insurance) for 8 semesters.

There is no separate process for applying scholarship. Just check “KAIST scholarship” on the Statement of Financial Resources section on the online application form.

However, dorm fee is not included in KAIST Scholarship. KAIST dormitories cost approx. 100 ~ 300 USD / month. Meals are available at on-campus cafeterias at a cost of 4,000~5,000 KRW. 

A. There is no set quota for the number of international students to be admitted.

Applicants 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, we do not set quotas by the nationality.

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

1. We do have student exchange programs, if you are interested, please visit : http://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. 

A. Not all applicants need to attend an interview.

The applicants will be notified by email whether he/she will be selected for an interview. The interview date and time will be announced in the invitation for the interview.

A.  As Interview is an optional process of admission, not all applicants will be invited for an interview.

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 the passport.

A. In KAIST, English is the medium language of instruction.

Therefore, we do not consider applicants’ Korean language skill for admission.

However, after you get admitted to KAIST, you need to obtain TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean) 2 Level for graduation. 

A. Requests for admission deferment will not be approved. You have to reapply and take another application process once again.

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. Yes. If you are studying degree program in university, you MUST submit university transcript along with other documents.

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(Apostille) of transcript & diploma to Admissions 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 do not accept documents or score reportings arrived after the deadline.

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

A. We have no preference for the types of examinations. 

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

A. We highly recommend applicants to take HL in Physics, HL in Mathematics,  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. Yes, you may submit(online reporting or upload scanned copy) both. 

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 application deadline. Without EPT, your application will not be considered.

EPT Exemption :

If applicants request for EPT exemption for the following reasons, KAIST will confirm your EPT exemption after reviewing your documents.

1) Applicants whose nationality is English speaking country; or

2) Applicants who completed their high schools where classes are taught in English(English must have been the language of instruction, including the language of the textbooks). 

A. All applicants are required to submit EPT result. We can only give the exemption for

1) Applicants whose nationality is English speaking country; or

2) Applicants who completed their high schools where classes are taught in English.

A. No. We do not consider IB or GCE A-level results as English Proficiency Test report. 

A. No, English proficiency tests should be taken within two years prior to the 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. The Institutional code is 0195. ETS reporting takes more than three weeks so you should prepare for this in advance.

A. It is strongly recommended that applicants achieve above

TOEFL iBT 83, TOEFL PBT (OLD) 560 (NEW) 63, TOEFL CBT 220, TEPS (OLD) 599, (NEW) 326, IELTS 6.5(overall band) and TOEIC Listening& Reading 720 or higher.

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 the Admission Guide carefully before you begin your application

A. If you go to Undergraduate → Forms & Process, you can download “Sample” Application form.

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

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 an email (creative.adm@kaist.ac.kr).

A. 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 apply for every admission track(EARLY, REGULAR, LATE) if you want.

However, please note that you need to pay the application fee again.

A. No, we only accept online application.

A. We are sorry but no. You have to apply for the next admission track.

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 applicant.

If you want to do the bank transfer, it takes some time so please do it before the application deadline. Also,  don’t forget to fill out the “INVOICE,  http://admission.kaist.ac.kr/international/?page_id=1152”.

A. Yes, you may. Please note that sometimes it takes more than weeks to check your application fee from KAIST bank account.

Always be aware that you must meet the 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 at (creative.adm@kaist.ac.kr) and inform us of your double payment then we will cancel one of the payments after checking your personal information.

A. You can get recommendation letters from supervisors or professors, if you are employed or studying in university. 

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 the Admission Guide carefully before you begin your application

A. If you go to Undergraduate → Forms & Process, you can download “Sample” Application form.

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

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 an email (creative.adm@kaist.ac.kr).

A. 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 apply for every admission track(EARLY, REGULAR, LATE) if you want.

However, please note that you need to pay the application fee again.

A. No, we only accept online application.

A. We are sorry but no. You have to apply for the next admission track.

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 applicant.

If you want to do the bank transfer, it takes some time so please do it before the application deadline. Also,  don’t forget to fill out the “INVOICE,  http://admission.kaist.ac.kr/international/?page_id=1152”.

A. Yes, you may. Please note that sometimes it takes more than weeks to check your application fee from KAIST bank account.

Always be aware that you must meet the 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 at (creative.adm@kaist.ac.kr) and inform us of your double payment then we will cancel one of the payments after checking your personal information.

Interview

A. Not all applicants need to attend an interview.

The applicants will be notified by email whether he/she will be selected for an interview. The interview date and time will be announced in the invitation for the interview.

A.  As Interview is an optional process of admission, not all applicants will be invited for an interview.

Recommendation Letter

- Recommendations must be submitted electronically via your application platform.

- Once you pay the application fee, we will send your teacher a link so that your teacher can submit your recommendation letter online by the deadline.

※  It is extremely important to enter your recommender’s email address correctly on your online application form so that they each receive an automated email instructing them how to proceed with their recommendation through the online process.

- Your application will be completed once your recommender submits the recommendation letter.

- Recommendation letters CANNOT be submitted in hard copies.

A. You can get recommendation letters from supervisors or professors, if you are employed or studying in university. 

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 studying degree program in university, you MUST submit university transcript along with other documents.

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(Apostille) of transcript & diploma to Admissions Office.

Standardized Official Test Score Report

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 do not accept documents or score reportings arrived after the deadline.

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

A. We have no preference for the types of examinations. 

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

A. We highly recommend applicants to take HL in Physics, HL in Mathematics,  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. Yes, you may submit(online reporting or upload scanned copy) both. 

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 Score Report

If you want to request for EPT exemption for the following reasons, 

1) Applicants whose nationality is English speaking country; or

2) Applicants who completed their high schools where classes are taught in English(English must have been the language of instruction, including the language of the textbooks). 

→ Please submit an official document that certifies your school’s language of instruction(with school’s original seal & sign). Upload this document to EPT document submission section. 

A. No, you must submit EPT before the application deadline. Without EPT, your application will not be considered.

EPT Exemption :

If applicants request for EPT exemption for the following reasons, KAIST will confirm your EPT exemption after reviewing your documents.

1) Applicants whose nationality is English speaking country; or

2) Applicants who completed their high schools where classes are taught in English(English must have been the language of instruction, including the language of the textbooks). 

A. All applicants are required to submit EPT result. We can only give the exemption for

1) Applicants whose nationality is English speaking country; or

2) Applicants who completed their high schools where classes are taught in English.

A. No. We do not consider IB or GCE A-level results as English Proficiency Test report. 

A. No, English proficiency tests should be taken within two years prior to the 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. The Institutional code is 0195. ETS reporting takes more than three weeks so you should prepare for this in advance.

A. It is strongly recommended that applicants achieve above

TOEFL iBT 83, TOEFL PBT (OLD) 560 (NEW) 63, TOEFL CBT 220, TEPS (OLD) 599, (NEW) 326, IELTS 6.5(overall band) and TOEIC Listening& Reading 720 or higher.

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

Scholarship

A. Yes, we offer KAIST scholarship to international students.

KAIST Scholarship includes 1) Full tuition fee  2) Monthly stipend($300/month)  3) National Health Insurance

A. Applicants with a financial need are able to apply for the scholarship.

Select ‘KAIST Scholarship’ as a means of your financial resources in the form of the 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 will be notified along with final admission announcement.

A. On the day of Admission Announcement. 

“Apply to KAIST” also means apply for KAIST Scholarship.

Once you get admitted, you will receive KAIST Scholarship.

A.  All of our newly admitted students will benefit from both national health insurance and KAIST student health insurance.

A. KAIST tuition fee is 3,433,000KRW per semester.

However, as KAIST is a government-funded institute, selected KAIST students will receive a full scholarship (tuition fee & monthly stipend & health insurance) for 8 semesters.

There is no separate process for applying scholarship. Just check “KAIST scholarship” on the Statement of Financial Resources section on the online application form.

However, dorm fee is not included in KAIST Scholarship. KAIST dormitories cost approx. 100 ~ 300 USD / month. Meals are available at on-campus cafeterias at a cost of 4,000~5,000 KRW. 

Others

A. There is no set quota for the number of international students to be admitted.

Applicants 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, we do not set quotas by the nationality.

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

1. We do have student exchange programs, if you are interested, please visit : http://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. 

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 the passport.

A. In KAIST, English is the medium language of instruction.

Therefore, we do not consider applicants’ Korean language skill for admission.

However, after you get admitted to KAIST, you need to obtain TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean) 2 Level for graduation. 

A. Requests for admission deferment will not be approved. You have to reapply and take another application process once again.

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/