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Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) EXC
Daejon, South Korea (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Postgraduate research, Undergraduate
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English, Korean
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Exchange Semester/Year
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Program Description:


Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Engineering 

Location: Daejeon
Year Established: 1971
Student population: 10,200
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Engineering (KAIST) – the “MIT of South Korea” - is a research focused science and technology university, originally founded to support Korea’s industrialisation and now a respected member of the worldwide science community. Initially staffed with US-educated Korean staff, KAIST now has many distinguished academics and state-of-the-art research facilities, and is one of the world’s leading universities under 50 years old.
KAIST is located in Daedeok Science Town, in the northern part of Daejeon and home to more than 60 research institutes, four universities, and numerous venture businesses. There is a diverse student body with more than 70 countries represented, and most undergraduate courses are taught in English. Teaching uses advanced information technology, allowing students to personalise their learning experiences. Students enjoy a close relationship with professors, small class sizes, and a friendly, welcoming campus with plenty of social and extracurricular activities.

Unique characteristics
The university has six colleges: Natural Sciences, Life Science & Bioengineering, Engineering, Information Science & Technology, Cultural Science, and Business, two schools for Innovation and Mechanical Engineering & Aerospace Systems; and 11 graduate schools. The College of Engineering is a leader in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computing, and ranks very highly according to world rankings (#14 in the world for Engineering and Technology according to QS World University Rankings, 2017). 

Daejeon is South Korea’s fifth largest city. It has grown from a small town in the 1970s to a major centre for science and technology with a number of world leading science institutes. It is located in the centre of South Korea and has about 1.5 million residents living in an area of 540 km2. Excellent transport links mean you can visit anywhere in Korea within half a day, as well as local attractions such as the Yuseong Hot Springs ,Gyeryongsan National Park and Daedunsan Provincial Park.

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university.

Subject Area/s: 



Biological Sciences

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering


Economics and Finance

Electrical Engineering

Industrial Design

Computer Science

Exclusions Apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Spring Semester: March-June
Autumn Semester: September-December

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


12 min -24 max credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
A – Outstanding Performance
B – Superior Performance
C – Satisfactory Performance
D – Minimal Pass
F – Fail

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.
Language Requirement
There is no Korean language requirement to study at the host university. Korean language courses are available.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
A mandatory orientation will be held prior to the start of semester.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. 

All applicants who are not Korean need a visa to study in Korea. In order to get a visa, you must apply for one with the original certificate of admission issued by KAIST at the embassy or consulate of the Republic of Korea in Australia.

Information from the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Australia.

Student Experiences

Experience life as an exchange student at KAIST and let us know how you went!

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