Weeks per Term
OIE Program Adviser
Languages of Instruction*
Preferred Participating Majors
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KAIST is recognized as one of the best research-based science and engineering universities in Asia. Established in 1971, KAIST is located in Daedeok Research Complex in Daejeon. It's the home of more than 60 government-supported and private research institutes, 4 universities, and numerous venture businesses. KAIST consists of 9,000 students and about 1,300 faculty and staff. About 4% of the total student body is international. Currently, KAIST is in the middle of an initiative to become one of the top 10 universities in the world. In 2016, they were ranked #1 on Reuter's list of Innovative Universities in Asia.
KAIST has a website for incoming exchange students.
- off-campus apartments/rooms for rent
- on-campus residence halls
International students are eligible to apply for housing in an on-campus dormitory. Single rooms are NOT available. All rooms are double or triple occupancy. Dorms are furnished, however, bring your own linens (sheets, pillows, towels, etc). Or, you can rent them from the International Relations Team. Rooms have air conditioning, beds, closets, and desks. Restrooms, showers, coin-operated washing machines and computer labs are shared in the dorms. Each dorm is equipped with a LAN, but you must provide a LAN cable. No kitchen facilities are available.
- no meal plan
- on-campus dining
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1 KAIST credit = 1.28 GT credits
KAIST Grade = US Grade
A+, AO, A- = A
B+,BO, B- = B
C+, CO, C- = C
D+, DO, D- = D
F = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.