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2016 KAIST International Summer School

Welcome to KAIST International Summer School (KISS)

Since its establishment in 2007, KAIST International Summer School (KISS) has worked faithfully to serve as a hub for cultural and academic exchange between students from all over the world. Throughout the past eight years, KISS has evolved to be become an integral part of the summer experience at KAIST and unique opportunity for students, from Korea and abroad, to interlace a tapestry of academic exchange through creative teaching and learning.

We invite you to come and experience innovative teaching and the blending of cultures at KAIST this summer at the 2016 KAIST International Summer School Program. This experience will most-definitely broaden your cultural understanding, deepen your intellectual capacity, and expand your network of friendships. We believe that 2016 KISS will provide a wonderful environment and program that will serve as a catalyst in formulating new friendships and pleasant memories that can be shared around the world.

Application Procedure

  • 1) Register as KAIST International Summer School Applicant on our online application system
  • 2) Fill out and submit online application
  • 3) Make payment for application fee

    * Applicants who do not pay for application fee will not be considered
  • 4) Receive notification from KAIST International Relations Team
  • 5) Accepted students should complete the payment to confirm your participation of KISS

* For all inquiries regarding KAIST International Summer School (KISS), please contact summerschool@kaist.ac.kr.

Required documents

  • 1) Official Academic transcript(s) of all semesters

    - All transcripts must be in English or accompanied by a certified translation

    - Unofficial transcripts must be certified by the advisor/coordinator at your home university/institution.

  • 2) Copy of passport (information page)
  • 3) English Proficiency Test score (only for students from non-English speaking countries)
  • 4) Certificate of health for KAIST Admission form(file Certificate of Health Form.pdf)
  • 5) Proof of health insurance

※ Online application will be open on December 31st.

Important Dates

Course List
Online Application Begins December 31st, 2015
Early Bird Application Deadline February 19th, 2016
Regular Application Deadline April 30th, 2016
Tuition Payment Due April 30th, 2016
Dormitory Move-in Day June 28 ~ June 30, 2016
Field Trip & Orientation July 1, 2016
Beginning of Classes July 4, 2016
Cultural & Industry Field Trip July 15 – July 16, 2016
End of Classes July 29th, 2016
Dormitory Move-out Day July 29 ~ August 4, 2016

Mandatory Fee

Course List
Application Fee Program Fee
* includes accommodation, orientation, farewell dinner, field trips and administrative fee
KRW 100,000 KRW 700,000


Track 1: Course-oriented Program

  • 3 credits (1 course): KRW 1,200,000
  • 6 credits (2 courses): KRW 2,400,000

* Exemption may be given to those who are attending KISS as exchange student.
* Must confirm with your coordinator if you are from our partner university.

Track 2: Individual Research Program

  • 1 credit: KRW 1,500,000

* There is no tuition exemption for Individual Research Program.

Payment method

All payment MUST be paid through our online application system.
Students should confirm their participation in KISS by completing the payment.


Application fee is non-refundable. Students who would like to withdraw from KISS after completing the payment for tuition and
program fee should immediately contact KAIST International Relations Team at summerschool@kaist.ac.kr.



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