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Degree Program

KIST School offers full degree program that provides students with valuable R&D experience and is equipped with
state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge equipment that provide further learning opportunities for students. And students at
KIST School are given opportunities to participate in actual R&D projects, receive firsthand experience at real industrial sites,
and undergo research-oriented education and training within their respective disciplines.
Semester & Period
Spring Semester begins in March, and application period starts on September of the previous year
Fall Semester begin September, and application period starts on March.
Admission Category
General Admission Selection of students under the fixed quota system (not eligible for special admission)
Special Admission Foreigners
1. A foreign national whose parents are both foreign nationals
2. A foreign national who has completed the entire elementary, junior high, high school and undergraduate education outside of Korea
Entrusted Students Military entrusted students recommended by the Minister of National Defense or government agency employees recommended by a related minister
Koreans Living Overseas Korean nationals who have completed their entire elementary, junior high, high school and undergraduate education outside of Korea
North Korea defectors North Korean defectors with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in North Korea or abroad acknowledged pursuant to relevant laws
Requirements for Eligibility
Degree Program Eligibility
Ph.D. Degree Program
Those who have a Master’s degree or are expected to receive a Master’s degree before the semester starts
Those who are recognized as having qualifications equivalent to a Master’s degree or approved by law
Integrative Program
Master’s Degree Program
Those who have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or are expected to receive a Bachelor’s degree before the semester starts
Those who are recognized as having qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree or approved by law
Admission Process
Step1
Announcement of admission
guidelines & application
submission
Step2
Document review
Step3
In-Depth Interview in each
field of study
Step4
Announcement of final
successful applicants
Step5
Admission Registration
Official Language Proficiency Requirements
Official English Score
(Minimum Score Required)
TOEFL
Official English Score
(Minimum Score Required)
IBT CBT PBT
79 213 550
TOEIC TEPS IELTS
730 630 6
* We only accept tests taken up to two years preceding the application deadline.
* The minimum score requirements are subject to change
Waiver for Submission of Official English Score Deferred Submission of Official English Score
Waiver for Submission of Official English Score
UST (expected) graduates
Applicants who obtained a Bachelor’s degree or higher with more than one year of study in English-speaking countries (the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, or- the Republic of South Africa)
Deferred Submission of Official English Score
Applicants for the special admission category of entrusted students
Applicants who obtained a degree from a university (graduate school) from one of the UST-designated English-speaking countries (a total 01 31 countries) AND have proven that all the courses were taught and completed in English