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The Visiting Student Researcher(VSR) Program is for students who are currently enrolled in or taking a leave of absence from universities outside of South Korea and who wish to conduct research in one of KAIST’s laboratories for less than a year. This program does not provide any credit during the research period. Programs offering credits are the Exchange Program and International Summer School. More information can found at Incoming Exchange and KAIST International Summer School(KISS).
All applicants must satisfy the following criteria in order to apply for the Visiting Student Researcher Program
At least 3 months prior to the start of your research at KAIST
A. Contact the laboratory where you wish to work and obtain permission from the professor who is in charge of the lab. If the professor approves your proposal, the lab is required to contact the KAIST International Relations Team (IRT) to start administrative procedures for successful applicants. The lab will ask successful applicants to fill in the off-line application form via e-mail.
B. Complete the form that you receive from the lab and submit it back to them. Then, the lab will complete the documents and submit them to IRT to further process your registration.
C. IRT will contact the successful applicants, who will then be required to fill out an online application form at the International Office (IO) website (https://io.kaist.ac.kr/mobi/intern_online.do) and pay the registration fee online upon completing the application. For more information about the registration fee, please refer to the fee information below.
D. After the submission and payment, KAIST will issue your student ID and inform you about the procedure for dormitory and visa applications through the KAIST International Scholars and Student Services Team (ISSS).
- Dormitory Fees: KRW 100,000~310,000 per month (paid after arrival)
- Most of applicants(90%) will be assigned to a dormitory room. However, it is possible that the dormitory may not be available due to limited capacity. In this case, please find housing near KAIST. Information on finding your own housing and Korea’s real estate system can be found at "Finding Off-campus Housing by Yourself(link)" ISSS will assist you if you encounter any problems.
- Dormitory rooms cannot be assigned to those who have contagious diseases such as phthisis.
- A deposit (KRW 100,000) should be paid after arrival to use the library and school facilities/equipment.
- Dorm room cleaning fees can be deducted from the deposit, and the remaining amount will be returned at the end of the program.
Approximate Expenses at a Glance
(Registration USD 350) + (Instruction USD 0~910) + (Dorm USD 92~285 per month) + (Deposit USD 92) = Maximum USD 1,637 on the first month
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
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