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Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

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    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. 

    *Stony Brook University Students Only

    Location Daejeon, South Korea
    Program Type Partner University Program
    Program Term Fall, Spring, Academic Year
    Language of Instruction English, Korean
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Exchange: Students select courses offered by the partner institution
    Additional Information A Partner University program is a study abroad experience where students are nominated/accepted by Stony Brook University, and enroll at a partner institution. In most cases SBU faculty or staff are NOT traveling with participants.
    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.


    GPA 3.0
    Other Requirements

    Stony Brook University Students Only

    Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program.

    Application Deadline

    Fall/Academic Year Admission: March 1 

    Spring Admission:  October 1 

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

    Course Information

    Academic Policies

    • Students must maintain full-time status while abroad
    • This is a partner university program. Applications must be submitted to Stony Brook University first. Information regarding the next steps in the process will be distributed to students who have received formal nominations by their International Programs Coordinator.
    • Grades earned in a Partner University program WILL NOT calculate towards the cumulative GPA for SBU students.
    • All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will receive GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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