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 2021 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.
* [IMPORTANT] There are some changes in the application procedures due to the COVID-19 pandemic across borders.
Please visit our website to check what has beed changed (CLICK).
The following information is the essential timelines and conditions of your application to our graduate program.
I. Admission Timeline
|On-line Application |
August 21st(Fri.), 2020, 10:00 A.M.
~ September 18th(Fri.), 2020, 5:00 P.M.
- 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 25th(Fri.), 2020, 6:00 P.M.
Arrival Check of Submitted Documents
- On our online application system
|August 28th(Fri.) ~ September 25th(Fri.), 2020|
Application and Scholarship Review
- Department offices will contact applicants
individually if an interview is necessary.
* Please check your email at regular intervals.
October 26th(Mon.) ~ November 30th(Mon.), 2020
|Notification of Final Decisions ||December 11th(Fri.), 2020, 5:00 P.M.|
|Beginning of the Spring Semester||March 2nd(Tue.), 2021|
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 25th(Fri.), 2020]. 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 25th (Fri.) 6 PM. 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
E. Application system is optimized for Internet Explorer. When error occurs, run Internet Explorer browser as 'Administrator' mode.
※ 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.