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An Inbound Exchange student is someone from one of our partner institutions who meets the exchange eligibility requirements.
(These requirements may vary for each institution. Check detailed eligibility requirements for your institution with your international student exchange advisors). Depending on the institutional agreement, eligible students may study for one or two semesters at KAIST.
The tuition fees are to be paid to their home university. If you wish to study at KAIST as an exchange student, you should first contact the Exchange Coordinator at your home university for the details of the selection process such as eligibility, required documents and deadlines.
Check out KAIST’s list of partner institutions (https://ssogw18.kaist.ac.kr/intl/partnerUnivList.do) to be sure that your school is included.
KAIST will only process applications with official nominations from our partner universities.
Please be kindly notified that application to the College of Business in our Seoul Campus is handled separately from the one of Main Campus in Daejeon. We have different registration systems, and the online registration link that we have is ONLY for the students coming to the Daejeon Campus. If you wish to apply for the Seoul Campus, please send us an email for contact information.
In order to apply for the Inbound Exchange Program you must satisfy the following criteria :
A. Once your nomination is accepted by the IRT, please proceed with the online registration by clicking on the orange button "Click here for Registration" on the right top of this page.
B. Online registration
※ In order for you to sign up on our webpage, you must provide a nomination code.
If you are officially nominated by your university, please contact your home university coordinator to ask for the code.
C. Useful Link
|Semester||Application Deadline||Screening Procedure||E-mail Notification
|Spring||October 15||Oct-Nov||Late Nov||Early Dec|
|Fall||April 15||Apr-May||Late May||Early June|
※ Welcome packages contain the Certificate of Admission(for visa application) and other necessary information.
※ Please be reminded that the Certificate of Admission can only be sent to students who provided a valid copy of their passports.
Visit our facebook page(https://www.facebook.com/kaistirtirt) to find out more about life at KAIST.
KAIST, South Korea's first and top research university for science and technology, founded in 1971, is growing into a globally competitive institution by
producing elite scientists and engineers, critical for the nation's economic takeoff.
KAIST is comprised of three campuses: the Main and IT convergence campuses are located in Daejeon and the Business School in Seoul.
It possesses a diverse student body including citizens of more than 70 countries and teaches most undergraduate courses in English.
KAIST strives to address the global challenges facing humanity through competitive research innovation and convergence.
This vision has led to the establishment of KAIST Institutes (KI) specializing in core technologies such as information technology convergence, nanotechnology,
biotechnology, etc. KI is also revving up interdisciplinary research to contribute solutions to energy, environment, water and sustainability (EEWS) issues.
As examples of such solutions, KAIST's Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV) and Mobile Harbor projects have been chosen as the nation's representative
"green growth" projects, and Time magazine recently named OLEV as one of the "50 Best Inventions of 2010."
The conception and realization of such high-impact research require world-class human resources and a strong commitment.
KAIST fosters the innovation and creativity of global "thought leaders" who no longer abide by the boundaries between disciplines and departments,
but instead work under the greater umbrella of academic convergence.
KAIST will continue its steady rise to international prominence through its diversity, research outcomes, innovative governance, and remarkable contributions for
For more information, please visit http://www.kaist.edu
please find KAIST brochure : KAIST Brochure (August 2012)
KAIST is located in Daedeok Science Town, home to more than 60 government-supported and private research institutes, four universities, and numerous
venture businesses. The Science Town is situated in the northern part of Daejeon, which is approximately 150 Km South of Seoul. Daejeon has a population
of over 1.3 million citizens. Taking advantage of its geographical location, KAIST provides abundant opportunities for research and learning through
collaboration and exchanges with institutions and organizations in the immediate vicinity.
Also, KAIST has the College of Business, which is located in Seoul. It provides education programs related to management practice and technology policy.
For more information, please visit Directions to KAIST
If you would like to know more about the academic & campus life at KAIST, open this handbook. You can see necessary services and facilities for your enjoyable
life at KAIST such as cafeterias, sports facilities, libraries and coffee shops.
Attachments file :KAIST Handbook for International Exchange Students
The city's name comes from the Chinese characters 大(dae) and 田(jeon), which means "great field."
Daejeon is the fifth largest city in Korea after Seoul, Busan, Daegu, and Incheon with a population of approximately 1.5 million people on an area of 540km2
(the total area of the Korean peninsula is 222,154km2). Daejeon was formerly the capital of Chungcheongnam-do (province), which still maintains
its administrative head office in the city. It was upgraded to a metropolitan city in 1995. Currently there are 7 metropolitan cities in Korea.
Located in the center of Korea, Daejeon serves as a hub of transportation.
Major expressways and railways connecting the country from the north to south converge in Daejeon. With this wonderful transportation network,
it is possible to travel anywhere in the country within half a day from Daejeon.
Daejeon is located in the mid-southern part of the South Korean peninsula and is a gateway to Jeolla, Gyeongsang and Chungcheong provinces.
Daejeon is 167.3 km away from Seoul, 294 km from Busan, and 169km from Gwangju. Gyeongbu and Honam Expressways pass through Daejeon,
which also has the Tongyeong-Daejeon Expressway heading South. Roads spread out in all directions.
The operation of the rapid transit railway shortens travel time between Seoul and Daejeon to less than 1 hour,
enhancing the reputation of Daejeon as a hub city of Korea.
The overall climate of Korea is characterized by four distinct seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Springs are warm and clear.
Summers are mostly hot, humid, and rainy due to the maritime Pacific highs. Autumns are cool and clear, and winters are bitterly cold and dry due to the influence
of the Siberian air masses.
The average temperatures in all seasons are somewhat lower than those at corresponding latitudes in North America and Western Europe.
The average annual temperature of Daejeon is 12.3°C(Celsius). January, the coldest month, has an average temperature of -1.9°C and August, the hottest month,
has an average temperature of 25.5°C. The highest temperature ever recorded was 37.7°C (July 24, 1994), and the lowest was -19.0°C (February 6, 1969).
Korea's average annual precipitation is 1,353mm, but the amount of precipitation varies greatly according to the season. In the summer months, due to the
North Pacific high atmospheric pressures, the region receives 55 percent of its precipitation, while the month of December has the lowest precipitation rate.
For more information, please visit http://www.daejeon.go.kr/language/english
"There is a much closer relation between the professor and students. The teaching atmosphere is closer, personal, like a school [than a university]: classes are small, mostly 20-30 people, which allowed for much more individual teaching." - Exchange Student (England)
"I was a little nervous because this would be my first time studying abroad, adapting to a new environment, completing courses in English, and suffer from homesickness. However, I felt hospitality and kindness from KAIST and the Korean people and, what’s more, I [gradually] felt at home." - Exchange Student (China)
"[KAIST students] are famous for being hardworking and intelligent. I had the impression that being a KAIST student was really tough... and how KAIST students were able to cope with life. KAIST exceeded my expectations: I am really amazed at how the students are able to cope up with being good at studies, but also enjoy being a student in the form of social [and] extracurricular club activities." - Exchange Student (Norway)
"If you are speaking with Koreans, anywhere in Korea, and they are asking where you study, you will figure out by their reactions to the answer of what KAIST is and [what it] stands for." - Exchange Student (France)
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