Undergraduate Scholarships, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology KAISTWho is eligible to apply for Undergraduate Program as International Students?

International candidates must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Spring Semester, 2019
    Candidates who have graduated or will graduate from his or her high school by February 28th, 2019.
  2. Fall Semester, 2019
    Candidates who have graduated or will graduate from his or her high school by August 31st, 2019.
  3. Candidates with foreign citizenship.
    Korean citizens who hold dual citizenship are not eligible to apply as foreign students.

We do not have transfer program for international students. You have to apply as a freshman student.

Note: International applicant whose parents were born in Korea MUST read the instructions below.

International candidates of Korean origin MUST additionally satisfy one of the following two requirements:

  1. Neither of the candidate’s parents is a Korean citizen or;
  2. The candidate must have received his/her entire elementary, junior high, and high school education outside of Korea at a comparable and equivalent level of those provided in Korea. But in this case, international schools located in Korea are not acknowledged as foreign schools.

Candidates of Korean origin who completed their entire education(elementary, junior high, and high school) outside of Korea should submit the Certificate of the Facts Concerning the Entry & Exit issued by the Korean Immigration Office.

The certificate should have recently been issued.

International students of Korean origin who do not meet one of the eligibilities above CANNOT apply for International Admissions. Instead, they must apply for Korean Admissions.

KAIST International Student Scholarship


  • Applicants of International Student Admission


  • Full tuition fee: tuition exemption for 8 semesters
  • Living expenses: 350,000 KRW per month
  • National Health insurance


  • We offer KAIST Scholarships to admitted students. Students must maintain GPA over 2.7 out of 4.3 at KAIST after their freshman year.

Application Period

  • Same as Admission Application
  • There is no separate process for applying scholarship. Just check “KAIST scholarship” on the Statement of Financial Resources section on online application for admission.

Selection Procedure

  • Same as Admission Selection

Korean Government Scholarship (KGSP)


  • KGSP is offered by NIIED not by KAIST, the institute that administers Korean government’s scholarship programs.
  • As for detailed information on application deadline and submission of required documents, applicants should contact the APPROPRIATE KOREAN EMABASSY (or Korean Education Center) in the country of applicant’s origin (or in the neighboring country), the organization in charge of the 1st round of selection.


  • Full tuition fee: tuition exemption for 8 semesters
  • Living expenses: 800,000 KRW per month
  • Airfare: one economy round trip
  • Korean language training fee: one year. Korean language training is mandatory and when the student does not achieve TOPIK grade 3 within a year, she/he is not eligible to enter the degree program.
  • Others: medical insurance, settlement and returning expenses
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