KAIST International Student Scholarship

KAIST International Student Scholarship


International candidates must meet all of the following requirements: Spring Semester, 2021 (EARLY only)

  • Candidates who have graduated or will graduate from his or her high school by February 28th, 2021.

Fall Semester, 2021

  • Candidates who have graduated or will graduate from his or her high school by August 31st, 2021.

Applicants with foreign citizenship

  • Applicants who hold Korean Citizenship(dual citizenship) are not eligible to apply as foreign students
  • International applicants MUST ADDITIONALLY satisfy one of the following two requirements:
    • Neither of the applicant’s parents is a Korean citizen, or
    • For applicants of Korean Origin, he/she must have received his/her entire elementary, junior high, and high school education outside of Korea at a comparable and equivalent level of that provided in Korea.
    • Note that international schools located in Korea are NOT acknowledged as foreign schools.
  • Applicants who completed or will have completed high schools in Korea are also welcomed to apply to KAIST Undergraduate program.

We do not have transfer program for international students. You have to apply as a freshman student.

About Admissions

International students of Korean origin who do not meet one of the eligibilities above should apply through Korean Admissions.

KAIST students hold an undeclared major during their freshman year. At the end of their second semester, students can choose whichever major they want. There is no quota for each department/major.

  • Applicants of International Student Admission


  • Full tuition fee: tuition exemption for 8 semesters
  • Living expenses: 350,000 KRW per month
  • Medical Health insurance


  • We offer KAIST Scholarships to admitted students
  • Students must maintain GPA over 2.7 out of 4.3 at KAIST after their freshman year.
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Application Period

  • Same as Admission Application
  • There is no separate process for applying scholarship
    • Just check “KAIST scholarship” on the Statement of Financial Resources section on online application for admission.

Selection Procedure

  • Same as Admission Application

Online Submission & Platform

Upload Online

  • High School Profile
  • High school / University Transcript
  • English Proficiency Test Report
  • Standardized Official Test Score Report
  • Passport or National ID Copy
  • Statement of Financial Resources
  • Honors and Awards (Optional)

Only for International Candidates of Korean Origin

  • Certificate of the Facts Concerning the Entry & Exit
    • issued by the Korean Immigration office
  • Loss of Korean Nationality
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