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  • Locations: Daejeon, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Fall, Full year, Spring
  • Program Sponsor: Global E3 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Area of study: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering (all), Environmental Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering
Program type: Exchange Program College: Arts, Sciences & Engineering
Program Description:


This program is currently only available to Engineering and Computer Science majors. If you are interested in this program please contact Rohan Palma or a CEA adviser.

Please click  to start your application. After applying, continue the application process here
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Daejeon, Republic of Korea

University Info

College of Engineering

Office responsible for International Exchange Students

International Relations Team -

Language(s) of Instruction 

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.

Disciplines Available:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bio & Brain Engineering
  • Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information & Communications Engineering
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Industrial Design
  • Knowledge Service Engineering
  • Material Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear & Quanturn En
  • gineering
  • Web Science & Technology


Semester Dates

  • 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 (, with your student number as your ID and temporary alien registration number as your password. More details will be given at the orientation.

Academic Calendar

Course Contents


Please see the following for dormitory types and dormitory fees:
IRT will apply for on-campus accommodation for all exchange students based on their application form. However, a place cannot be guaranteed.

  • 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


Entry Visa

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.


Info for University of Rochester Students
This program is currently only available to Engineering and Computer Science majors. If you are  interested in this program please contact Rohan Palma or a CEA adviser.

Name: Rohan Palma
Position: Global E3 Program Coordinator 
Telephone: 585-275-7532


In addition to creating your profile in the University of Rochester Portal, you must also apply directly to the program hereThe deadline to submit your application in the Global E3 portal is October 1at 11:59pm EST. Please check with your advisor regarding your campus deadline, which may be earlier.​

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.