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: 16 credits on undergraduate level are equivalent to 30 hp, 8 credits on graduate level equal to 30 hp.
Website:  io.kaist.ac.kr/menu/io.do?mguid=ED40EAEC-15E5-E511-9407-2C44FD7DFE1D
Note: The College of Business i Seoul is not open to exchange students.

Exchange opportunities

Number of spots: Approx. 16 semester spots within Engineering every academic year.
Grade requirements: None