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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.

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Course Information

Location

Daejeon, Korea

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

Eligibility

GPA

3.0

Other Requirements

N/A

Application Deadline

March 1 for Fall/Academic Year Admission; October 1 for Spring Admission

Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.

Program Cost

Application Fee

$60

Tuition Rate

$3,085 per semester for NY residents

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$9,795 per semester for non-residents

Program Fee

$750 per semester

Administrative Fee

$200 (non-refundable)

International Health Insurance

$55 per month approximately

Other Fees

$1,680 (approximately; Students pay room, board, books, transportation and other university fees directly to overseas university)

Travel Costs

$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.

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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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Contact Information

Jeanine Guilbeault-Leite
Exchange Advisor
International Academic Programs
Stony Brook University
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook, N.Y. 11794-3397
Tel: (631) 632-7030
Fax: (631) 632-1396
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