Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
About the Program
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) was established in 1971 as the nation’s first graduate school specializing in science and engineering education and research. The school’s founding was a catalyst for Korea’s rapid rise from a producer of light industry goods to a world leader in high-technology industries. The university is gaining prominence in the world’s academic society with notable research results produced by highly qualified faculty. In 2008, KAIST was ranked 95th among top 200 universities of the world in the prestigious Times Higher Education-QS World University rankings. It was ranked 34th in the area of Engineering and Information Technology, 46th in Natural Science, and 134th in Biological Sciences and Biotechnology. In domestic rankings compiled by the major daily JoongAng Ilbo, it topped the list of entire Korean universities for four consecutive years from 1998 to 2001. In 2008 KAIST was chosen as the No. 1 Asian University in science and technology by the Hong Kong-based newsmagazine Asiaweek.
|Language of Instruction||English, Korean|
|Language Proficiency||No Language Proficiency Required|
|Program Type||Exchange: Students select courses offered by the partner institution|
|Program Dates||Fall, Spring, Academic Year|
|Living Arrangements||Independent Arrangement|
|Application Deadline||March 1 for Fall/Academic Year Admission; October 1 for Spring Admission|
|Tuition Rate||$3,085 per semester for NY residents; $9,795 per semester for non-residents|
|Program Fee||$750 per semester|
|Administrative Fee||$200 (non-refundable)|
|International Health Insurance||$55 per month approximately|
$1,680 (approximately; Students pay room, board, books, transportation and other university fees directly to overseas university)
$1,600 (approximately; Students are responsible for their travel arrangements including airfare, visa costs)
Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
Housing arrangements are coordinated directly with the partner university. Cost will vary depending on accommodation types and personal preference.
Cost Comparison: The average cost for a full time Stony Brook Student including tuition, insurance, housing, and meal plan is approximately $10,445 in-state and $15,735 out-of-state.
Grades earned in an exchange program WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.
Non-SBU students must contact their home university regarding their grade and credit transfer policy.
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