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Graduate

Admission Requirements

 General guidelines (Master’s program, professional master’s program, MS/PhD integrated program, doctoral program)

Student classification

  • National scholarship recipient: A student whose educational expenses are partially supported by KAIST based on government funds
  • KAIST scholarship recipient: A student whose educational expenses are partially supported by KAIST based on internal scholarships, external funds, and faculty research funds
  • General scholarship recipient: A student whose educational expenses are wholly or partially supported by an industrial entity, research institute, educational institute, or national institute
  • Candidates employed at an industrial entity or research institute are only eligible to apply for a general scholarship.
  • Successful candidates shall be classified as one of the above. Candidates may be recommended for admission into their second or third choice department depending on the student quota.

English proficiency requirements

  • Candidates must submit results of English proficiency exams (TOEFL, TOEIC, TEPS, or IELTS) taken within two years of the application deadline (July 18, 2017).
  • Candidates must meet the minimum requirements below.
     
    ClassificationiBT TOEFLPBT TOEFLCBT TOEFLTOEICTEPSIELTS
    For general candidates 83 560 220 720 599 6.5
    For hearing impaired (at least level 3) 62 372 146 360 359 4.8

Evaluation Method

Round 1: Document screening

Evaluation criteria: Evaluation of potential as a scientist/engineer/researcher based on submitted documents  Visit department homepage for more details

Round 2: Interview

  • Evaluation criteria: Evaluation of professionalism and character
  • Time and place: Conducted by department; details to be (individually) announced on KAIST admissions system following announcement of successful candidates from the first round

     Visit the department homepage for more details on the admissions interview.