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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 Fall;Regular 2021 Admission
- Any applications that don't meet our requirements and deadline will not be accepted 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 |
March 16th (Tue.), 2021, 10:00 A.M.
~ April 2nd (Fri.), 2021, 5:00 P.M.
- A hardcopy of the online application printouts
and supporting materials by post to KAIST
* Recommendation letters must be uploaded on our
system by the same due date.
By April 9th (Fri.), 2021, 6:00 P.M.
Arrival Check of Application Materials
- On our online application system
March 22nd (Mon.), 2021
~ April 16th (Fri.), 2021
Application and Scholarship Review
- The department offices will contact applicants
individually if an interview is necessary.
* Please check your email at regular intervals.
May 3rd (Mon.) ~ June 7th (Mon.), 2021
|Notification of the Final Decisions ||June 18th (Fri.), 2021, 5:00 P.M.|
|Beginning of the Fall Semester||August 30th (Mon.), 2021|
The timelines 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 the online application printouts must arrive at KAIST admissions office
by the official due date [April 9th(Fri.), 2021]. Late applications will not be accepted.
II. Important Notice
A. KAIST receives recommendation letters electronically. Once you complete the application by paying the application fee,
each referee will receive an automated email instructing how to proceed with their recommendation online.
Our recommendation system will be opened until April 9th (Fri.) 6 P.M. (KST). So, please complete your application
as early as possible so that your referees 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 officer of the issuing institution - they must bear the original and official signature and stamp of the
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※ Our offer of admission or a degree conferred 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.