Founded in 1971, the KAIST is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Daejeon (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Ministry of Education of Korea, KAIST is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational South Korean higher education institution. KAIST offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 52-year-old South Korean higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. KAIST also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.
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|Motto||Education for the World, Research for the Future
|Address||373-1 Guseong-dong, Yuseong-gu
|Tel||+82 (42) 869 2114|
|Fax||+82 (42) 869 2110|
The following uniRank Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This uniRank table aims to help quickly identify the KAIST's academic range and degree level offering.
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What are University programs and courses? University programs and courses are academic programs of study offered by universities, colleges and other higher education institutions. These programs and courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a particular field of study or career. In many countries, the terms "university courses" and "university programs" are used interchangeably whereas in the US university programs usually consist of a set of required courses that cover the fundamental concepts and principles of a field of study, as well as a selection of elective courses that allow students to specialize in a particular area of interest.
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Yearly tuition refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. This uniRank Tuition Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students (local and international students) and 2 degree levels (undergraduate and postgraduate degrees) and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at the KAIST. However, the cost of yearly tuition can vary widely depending on the KAIST's program of study, the specific type of degree, the student's residency status and other criteria. Moreover, tuition is just one component of the overall cost of attending university. Other expenses, such as room and board, textbooks and personal expenses can add significantly to the total cost of attendance and depends on Korea's cost of living.
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Admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Admission policies may change by country, type of higher education institution and the specific programs or majors offered by the institution. Prospective students should carefully review the admission policies and requirements of each institution they are considering to determine their eligibility and, if the institution is selective and does not have an open admission policy, prepare a strong application.
uniRank publishes below an overview of the most important information about the KAIST's admission policy and statistics.
This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Has the KAIST a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.
The KAIST's acceptance rate range is not reported.
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.
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University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why:
Overall, the importance of university size and profile can vary depending on the student's individual goals, beliefs and priorities. It is important to consider these factors along with other important criteria, such as academic programs, location, cost and university culture.
uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for the KAIST.
The KAIST has a student enrollment range of 7,000-7,999 making it a medium-sized institution.
The KAIST is a public higher education institution.
The KAIST is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.
The KAIST does not have any religious affiliation.
What are University facilities and services and what facilities and services does the KAIST offer? University facilities and services refer to the physical infrastructure and resources provided by a university to support its academic and research activities, as well as the well-being of its students, faculty and staff. Some examples of university facilities and services are classrooms and lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, housing, dining services, health services, sports and fitness facilities, financial aids, career or academic counseling services, technology and computing resources, distance learning and study abroad services.
uniRank provides below an overview of the facilities and services offered by the KAIST.
This institution has a physical Library for its students.
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There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system:
uniRank provides, for each University, the name of the organization that has officially granted institutional legal recognition or accreditation. For some Universities uniRank also provides a list of programmatic or specialized accreditations that, however, might be not complete or up-to-date.
The KAIST is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Ministry of Education of Korea
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University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons:
Overall, university memberships and affiliations can provide a range of benefits for Universities and its stakeholders (students, faculty and staff), including collaboration and networking opportunities, access to resources, quality assurance, recognition, reputation and internationalization.
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Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following:
Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.
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This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education.
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Site last updated: Friday, 19 May 2023
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