※ Applicant

Welcome to KAIST Online Application System 


※ Before you begin, please run sur system by a computer with a Windows-based operation system


KAIST welcomes your application to our graduate program. Before you apply, please read the following guidelines to understand the eligibility, timeline, requirements, and other information about the application, and best present yourself to our student selection committee.

  >> Application Guideline for the Spring 2022 Admission

    - Any applications that don't meet our requirements and deadline will not be regarded for admission. 
    - After completing the application, please monitor the status of document submission at regular intervals. 

The following information is the essential timelines and conditions of your application to our graduate program. 


I. Admission Timeline

On-line Application      

August 26th(Thu.), 2021, 10:00 A.M. 

   ~ September 23rd(Thu.)2021, 5:00 P.M. 

Document Submission 
 - A hardcopy of the online application and 
   supporting materials by post to KAIST

   Recommendation letters should be uploaded on our 
     system by the same due date

By September 30th(Thu.)2021, 6:00 P.M.

Arrival Check of Submitted Documents 

 - On our online application system

September 2nd(Thu.) ~ September 30th(Thu.), 2021

Application and Scholarship Review  

Department offices will contact applicants 
  individually if an interview is necessary.

  Please check your email at regular intervals. 

November 1st(Mon.) ~ December 14th(Tue.), 2021

Notification of Final Decisions      December 17th(Fri.), 2021, 5:00 P.M.
Beginning of the Spring SemesterFebrary 28th(Mon.), 2022

   The timeline in this table is based on the local time of South Korea (KST), and is subject to change without any prior notice. 
All the supporting materials along with a hard copy of application materials must be received by KAIST admissions office
   by the official due date [September 30th(Thu.), 2021]. 
Late applications will not be regarded. 



II. Important Notice

A. KAIST receives recommendation letters electronically. Once you complete the application by paying the application fee, 

   each recommender will receive an automated email instructing how to proceed with their recommendation online. 
   Our recommendation system will be opened until September 30th (Thu.) 6 PM (KST). So, please complete your application
   as early as possible
 so that your recommenders can have enough time to complete the letter. 

B. The letters of recommendation should remain strictly undisclosed to applicants and should not be requested any reading or 
    disclosure of information given in the letters. 

C. The application fee is USD 80 or KRW 80,000. Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer after completing online
   application. Additional charge(s) (i.e. bank charge) should be covered by the applicant. Please note that application fee is 
   non-refundable, and you cannot modify application once you pay the application fee.

D. Any document KAIST receives becomes property of KAIST and will not be returned to the applicants. For any document 
   that you cannot claim more than once, send us photocopies of the original documents verified as true copies of the original 
   by a responsible official of the institution - they must bear the original and official signature and stamp of the responsible 

※ An offer of admission or a degree may be revoked if the applicant is found to have made misleading, incomplete, 
    or inaccurate statements or submitted a false material in connection with the application.