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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 18 credits on undergraduate level, 12 credits on graduate level, are equivalent to 30 hp.
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The College of Business i Seoul is not open to exchange students. Undergraduate programmes are four years long, Graduate programmes are two years long. A compulsory health insurance is purchased on site, appr. 300 SEK, which may possibly be replaced by Kammarkollegiet's Student OUT if you apply upon arrival.

Exchange opportunities

Number of spots: Five autumn and five spring semester spots.
Grade requirements:  a minimum of 3,5 (on KTH's scale of 5).

Programme specific information

If your programme or your school is not listed below, contact the international coordinator at your school.

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