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  • Locations: Daejeon, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 16
Language of Instruction: English Academic Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Economics and International Affairs, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Design, Industrial Engineering, Korean, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music Technology, Nuclear and Radiological Engineeering, Physics
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering Housing Type: On-Campus Residence Hall, Private Apartment
Advisor: Meg Sonstroem International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
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Location Information

Fall semester:  early September – late December
Spring semester:  early March – late June
Academic Year:  early September – late June

To learn more about this city and country, please visit:


KAIST is recognized as one of the best research-based science and engineering universities in Asia. Established in 1971, KAIST is located in Daedeok Research Complex in Daejeon. It's the home of more than 60 government-supported and private research institutes, 4 universities, and numerous venture businesses. KAIST consists of 9,000 students and about 1,300 faculty and staff. About 4% of the total student body is international. Currently, KAIST is in the middle of an initiative to become one of the top 10 universities in the world. In 2016, they were ranked #1 on Reuter's list of Innovative Universities in Asia.

KAIST has a website for incoming exchange students.

  • off-campus apartments/rooms for rent
  • on-campus residence halls

International students are eligible to apply for housing in an on-campus dormitory. Single rooms are NOT available. All rooms are double or triple occupancy. Dorms are furnished, however, bring your own linens (sheets, pillows, towels, etc). Or, you can rent them from the International Relations Team. Rooms have air conditioning, beds, closets, and desks. Restrooms, showers, coin-operated washing machines and computer labs are shared in the dorms. Each dorm is equipped with a LAN, but you must provide a LAN cable. No kitchen facilities are available.

  • no meal plan
  • on-campus dining
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT. 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
For KAIST's course catalog, click here.  To browse an older version of the course bulletin, click here.

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

1 KAIST credit = 1.28 GT credits

KAIST Grade = US Grade
A+, AO, A- = A
B+,BO, B- = B
C+, CO, C- = C
D+, DO, D- = D
F = F 
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
For more information about visa requirements and application procedures, please see the website of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta.?
Essential Functions of Study Abroad

OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
Meg Sonstroem