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Apply for KAIST Undergraduate Scholarship 2018

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) was established in 1971 by the Korean government as the nation’s first research-intensive graduate school for science, engineering and technology. KAIST is ranked as the best science and technology university in Korea, third best university overall (just behind Seoul National University and Korea University), 41st best university in the world, and third best university worldwide established in the last 50 years – only behind Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Application period, interview date and admission announcement
  • 2018 spring and fall semester application period – September 1st ~ October 25th
  • 2018 fall semester application period – September 1st ~ January 5th
  • Interview date – December 28th, 2017 (successful candidates only)
  • Admission announcement – January 5th, 2018
  • 2018 spring semester reply back deadline – February 16th, 2018
  • You MUST be a foreign national and hold a non-Korean passport to be eligible to apply
  • Your parents MUST hold a foreign citizenship as well, with a non-Korean passport
  • Korean adoptees who are citizens of a foreign country are eligible to apply
  • Korean adoptees with elementary, middle and high school education outside Korea are also eligible to apply
Required documents
  • Completed application form (original)
  • Recommendation letter
  • High school profile
  • High school transcript (original)
  • Standardized test result
  • English proficiency test result taken within 2 years of application (for applicants from a non native English speaking country)
  • Passport or any other form of national ID card
  • Bank statement (original)
  • Original Certificate of the Facts Concerning the Entry & Exit issued by the Korean Immigration office (international applicants of Korean origin only)
  • Loss of Korean nationality (original – international applicants of Korean origin only)
  • Awards and honours (optional but highly recommended)

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