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South Korea: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) is a public research institute located in the city of Daejeon in South Korea, approximately one hour with train from the capital Seoul. More than 10,000 students study at the university. It is ranked as the best university in the Republic of Korea and among the top 50 universities in the world. The university has two campuses in Daejeon, with five colleges: Natural Sciences, Life Science & Bioengineering, Engineering, Information Science & Technology and Cultural Science.

University in brief

Language of instruction: English
Academic calendar: September - December, March - June
Credit system: each course is worth 3 credits, so 24 credits on undergraduate level, 12 credits on graduate level, are equivalent to 30 hp
Website:  io.kaist.ac.kr/menu/io.do?mguid=ED40EAEC-15E5-E511-9407-2C44FD7DFE1D
Youtube: KAIST  
Note:
The College of Business i Seoul is not open to exchange students.

Exchange opportunities

Number of spots: Seven plus seven semester spots within Engineering evenly over the year.
Grade requirements:  a minimum of 3,5 (on KTH's scale of 5).