Multiple $5,000 - $7,000 grants are available through the New Colombo Plan for students going on exchange in semester 1 or 2, 2018 to South Korea. 

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
City: Daejeon
Approximate semester dates:

Spring Semester: February - June
Fall Semester: September - December

Academic Calendar

Language of instruction: Korean, English
Full time load equivalent: 15 credits per semester

Fields of Study Available:

This is not an exclusive list of the Disciplines available.
Disciplines listed here can provide a full-time load of study.  
All other available courses can be found in the course catalogue.

Course Catalogue (Limit "Language" to English when searching courses taught in English)

Students must select at least 50% of courses from their UQ majors. 

College of Natural Sciences
Department of Physics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Department of Chemistry
Graduate School of Nanoscience & Technology

College of Life Science & Bioengineering
Department of Biological Sciences
Department of Bio and Brain Engineering
Graduate School of Medical Science & Engineering

College of Engineering
School of Mechanical Aerospace & Systems Eng
Division of Mechanical Engineering
Division of Aerospace Engineering
Division of Ocean Systems Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering
Graduate School of EEWS
The Cho Chun Sik Graduate School for Green Transportation

College of Cultural Sciences
Graduate School of Culture Technology
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy

School of Innovation
Department of Management Science
Graduate School of Innovation & Technology Management

College of Information Science & Technology
Department of Electrical Engineering
Department of Computer Science
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Department of Knowledge Service Engineering
Department of Industrial Design
Division of Web Science Technology


Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study:

KAIST accepts Science and Engineering students only. 

Thesis courses not open to exchange students

Approximate living expenses:

KRW 500,000 per month
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Living expenses breakdown: Read Accommodation section on page 58

Public transport approx 1200 KRW per ride

Delivered meals from 5000-20000 KRW

Additional information:

Minimum GPA of 5

Exchange students will be automatically considered for a $1,000 Student Mobility Fellowship from KAIST.

Students must have a valid passport before mid-September (Spring Term) or mid-March (Fall Term) to faciliate the Korean student visa process. 

Internship at KAIST Research Lab available

Information Sheet

Read KAIST Handbook for International Students (2014 version) 

KAIST Dormitory - on-campus accommodation available


What our students say about Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Dabin: KAIST (Semesters 1 & 2, 2015) Dabin: KAIST (Semesters 1 & 2, 2015) Bachelor of Engineering, 3rd year
Philippe: KAIST (Semesters 2, 2015) Philippe: KAIST (Semesters 2, 2015) Bachelor of Science, 3rd Year
Kyle: KAIST (Semester 1, 2014) Kyle: KAIST (Semester 1, 2014) Bachelor of Engineering
David: KAIST (Semesters 1 & 2, 2012) David: KAIST (Semesters 1 & 2, 2012) Bachelor of Engineering
Aiden: KAIST (Semester 2, 2011) Aiden: KAIST (Semester 2, 2011) Bachelor of Engineering
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