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Welcome to KAIST Online Application System 

 

 

KAIST welcomes your application to our graduate program. Before you apply, please read the following guidelines to understand our programs, procedures, requirements, and other information you need to know before applying.
  

  >> Application at a Glance for the 2020 Fall Admission (Regular Track) - 1-page summary 
  >> Application Guideline for the 2020 Fall Admission (Regular Track) 

    - 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 update 
what has beed changed (CLICK).

  

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

 

I. Admission Timeline

ProceduresTimeline
On-line Application      

March 17th(Tue.), 2020, 10:00 A.M. 

   ~ April 7th(Tue.), 2020, 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 April 14th(Tue.), 2020, 6:00 P.M. 
 * The deadline for the EPT score report submission has
   been extended to April 23rd (Thur.) and will further be
   extended to May 27th (Wed.)

 * Please read page 2 of our official guideline in case you

   need an extension for your EPT score report submission.

Arrival Check of Submitted Documents 

 - On our online application system
   [Doc.Submission]
 
page

March 30th(Mon.) ~ April 14th(Tue.), 2020

Application and Scholarship Review  

Respective departments will contact applicants 
  individually if an interview is necessary
  

  Please check your email at regular intervals. 

April 29th(Wed.) ~ June 15th(Mon.), 2020

Notification of Final Decisions      June 19th(Fri.), 2020, 5:00 P.M.
Beginning of the Fall SemesterAugust 31st(Mon.), 2020

   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 hardcopy of application must be received by KAIST admissions office by the official due date 
   [April 14th(Tue.), 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 April 14th(Tue.). 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 form 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 
   official.

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.


 

Notice on Collection and Use of Personal Information

  1. The Office of Admission will collect and use your personal information for the purpose of student selection and enrollment to KAIST.

Personal Information Required for Student Selection and Enrollment (Compulsory)

  1. List of Information
  2. - (Compulsory information) name, address, phone/mobile number, country of citizenship, photo, institutions attended (institutions, degree, major field of study, dates attended, academic performance)
    - (Optional information) English proficiency test score, work history (place of work, duration of service, job title, responsibilities), honors and awards, research field and topic
  3. Purpose
  4. - Student selection(All applicants)
    - Enrollment (only for successful applicants) : Registration on school register, Academic history check, Academic performance check, Providing information regarding registration etc.
  5. Legal Grounds
  6. - Higher Education Act, Article 33(Admission Qualifications), Article 34 (Methods for Selecting Students)
    - Enforcement Decree of the Higher Education Act, Article 35 (Data for Admission Screening)
  7. Holding Duration : 10 years

  8. The subject of information has the right to deny the collection and use of their personal information. However, as the above information is compulsory for the student selection process, denial of information collection and use means that the subject of information may not apply to be considered in the selection process.
    - Do you consent to the above collection and use of your personal information?
  

Unique Identifying Information Collection and Use (Compulsory)

  1. Items
  2. - Passport number / Alien Registration Number (in case you have a valid number)
  3. Purpose
  4. - Admission screening and student selection (All applicants)
    - Handling of violations in the application process (all applicants)
    - Documentation of education such as school register entry and management etc. (Only for successful applicants)
  5. Legal Grounds
  6. - Enforcement Decree of the Higher Education Act, Article 73 (Handling of Unique Identifying Information)
  7. Holding Duration : 10 years
  8. The subject of information has the right to deny the collection and use of their personal information. However, as the above information is compulsory for the student selection process, denial of information collection and use means that the subject of information may not apply to be considered in the selection process.
    - Do you consent to the above collection and use of your personal information?