English is the medium of instruction but a few courses are also offered in Korean.
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) is located in Daejeon. KAIST was established by the government of Korea in 1971 as the nation’s first research oriented science and engineering institution and was ranked as the top university in Korea for 6 consecutive years by Joong Ang Newspaper’s University Evaluation. In the 2012 QS and THE University Rankings, KAIST was ranked 63rd and 68th respectively overall. In the engineering section, KAIST was ranked 24th by the QS evaluation.
KAIST has more than 10,000 students including 700 international students from over 70 countries and 1,200 faculty members including 200 foreign faculty members from 27 countries.
Bio & Brain Engineering
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Information & Communications Engineering
Industrial & Systems Engineering
Knowledge Service Engineering
Material Science & Engineering
Nuclear & Quanturn En
Web Science & Technology
COURSE REGISTRATION & ACADEMIC INFORMATION
Spring term: Early March-Mid June
Summer term: Early July- Mid August
Fall term: Early September-Mid December
Winter term: Late December-Early February
Registration Dates for 2013: (approximately a week prior to class commencement)
Spring term: Early March
Summer term: To be announced.
Fall term: Early September
Winter term: To be announced.
For course registration, please sign up for the KAIST Portal (http://portal.kaist.ac.kr), with your student number as your ID and temporary alien registration number as your password. More details will be given at the orientation.
Eligibility: Exchange students, KAIST summer program participants
Dormitory rooms (room type: two or three single beds) are furnished with beds, wardrobes, and desks. Students should prepare their own sheets, pillow/pillowcase, and blankets during their stay. Cleaning can be done (by the students themselves) either in one of the on-campus dry cleaners or elsewhere.
A deposit fee of 100,000 won is required to pay once for maintaining the rooms’ furniture. This fee will be refunded when students move out.
KAIST will lend you one pillow and one blanket. The rental and cleaning fee is 20,000 (subject to change) won which would be asked to pay after arrival at KAIST.
Restrooms, showers, coin-operated washing machines, and computer labs are shared in the dormitory.
Kitchen facilities are not available in the dormitory. Meal services are available at on-campus cafeterias serving three times a day, Monday through Sunday. The average price of a meal is US$5.
Dormitories are installed with LAN allowing 24-hour access to information networking. Free WiFi is also available on campus after a simple online registration at http://ict.kaist.ac.kr
Citizens of countries other than Korea must have a student visa, D-2 for Semester Abroad. Once you have received the Certificate of Admission from KAIST, apply for a visa at the embassy or consulate of the Republic of Korea in your home country.
Health Insurance & Immunizations
Please note that KAIST does not provide any insurance for exchange students. So it is mandatory that all incoming exchange students should apply for a study abroad insurance in their home country. Although the limit of coverage is up to each student, all incoming exchange students must acquire health insurance that covers them during the full duration of their stay overseas.