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  • Locations: Daejeon, South Korea
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: HKUST applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Languages of Instruction:
English Language Requirement: Exempted
GPA specified by host institution:
Duration: 4-week Credit bearings: Yes
Scholarship available: No
Program Description:

About Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

KAIST was established in 1971 to model a research focused university and to foster elite human resources in science and technology needed by the nation. To meet the new demands of producing young talents who care for global citizenship and social responsibility, KAIST offers cross-disciplinary academic and research. KAIST strives to address the global challenges facing humanity through competitive research innovation and convergence.

About KAIST International Summer School

KAIST International Summer School (KISS) is to have students enjoy their summer vacation while pursuing academics at KAIST by offering enjoyable academic courses, extra-curricular activities, and excursion opportunities. KISS students will take 2 courses with 6 credits during the 4-week program. Field trips and cultural excursions will be available. Nominated exchange students are only allowed to take Track 1.

Course information for Summer 2018 is not yet available, but you can take reference to course information for Summer 2017 HERE.

Program Date

Four weeks from 29 June to 27 July 2018


  • You are expected to arrive on the day before the program starts for student dormitory check-in. Please refer to the host institution’s acceptance package for the arrival information.
  • You should only depart after completion of the program.


Students may join this program in two ways:

  • Exchange - Under the student exchange agreement, students joining this program as exchange students will have tuition and application fees waived. HKUST students will bear the costs for accommodation, meals, travel, visa, insurance, personal expenses and other administrative fees.
  • Partnership – Exchange quota is limited and there are cases that the University is unable to assign an exchange placement to an applicant. As such, students may also consider joining the program as fee-paying students. HKUST students applying through and nominated by HKUST can enjoy the partnership benefits below. If you will consider this option, you should choose both the "Exchange" and "Partnership" options as your program choices.
Fees Exchange Partnership
Application fee Waived KRW 100,000
Tuition fee Waived Tuition information for Summer 2018 is not yet available, please refer to 2017 figures below
KRW 1,200,000 - 2,400,000
Program Fee* KRW 700,000
Course materials Depends on courses
* includes accommodation, orientation, farewell dinner, field trips and administrative fee


You are eligible to apply for summer exchange if you:

  • will have completed Year 1 by the start of program; and
  • have a cumulative CGA of 3.0 or above.

For details of the selection criteria, please CLICK HERE.

Application Process

HKUST students must apply through the Global Student Programs Office. Individual direct application to KAIST will not be accepted.

To apply, click the “Apply Now” button on this page. The whole application process has two steps.

Step 1: Complete HKUST application form and submit supplementary documents (CLICK HERE for details)
Step 2: The Host Institution Application (TO BE COMPLETED AFTER YOU ARE NOMINATED BY HKUST)

If you are nominated, you will be notified to submit a formal host institution application. Detailed information and application instructions will be provided in due course.

Financial Assistance

The HKUST Study Abroad Financial Assistance aims to help HKUST students with financing their study abroad programs. More details can be found at HKUST Study Abroad website.

Credit Transfer

You are advised to discuss your study plan with your major department or any pre-major advisors in your School. For details of the credit transfer procedures, please CLICK HERE.

Visa Information

You are required to visit the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Hong Kong or the nearest embassy or consulate of the Republic of Korea in your home country for accurate information. Please note that foreign nationals participating in short study abroad programs such as the Ewha International Co-ed Summer College are able to stay in Korea for a maximum of 90 days without a visa. You may CLICK HERE for more information.

Health Insurance

All students must send a valid copy of their health insurance certificate which would cover major injuries and illnesses while in Korea, when applying, and before leaving for Korea.

HKUST students who take part in the University's exchange programs will be covered by the University's Travel Insurance Plan. Please CLICK HERE for details.


No separate application is needed. KISS students will be assigned dormitories that are furnished with beds, closets, desks and chairs. Shared facilities include restrooms,showers, washing machines, clothes drier, and a lobby on each floor.

For details, please CLICK HERE.

Disclaimer: The host institutions may release updated information from time to time. Information on this page will be updated on a rolling basis. While the Global Student Programs Office tries the best effort to post the most updated information on this page, you are advised to refer to the host institutions' official websites for the most updated information.

Last update: 14 November 2017

This program is currently not accepting applications.