How to Apply for KAIST University Undergraduate Scholarship?

Please follow the following application instructions to apply for this scholarship.

(1) Go to the official site here and fill out your online application form.

(2) Pay application fee (USD 80 or 80,000 KRW) by credit card or bank transfer.

(3) Upload scanned copies of following additional required documents on the application page. The uploaded copies must be certified by school principal or the head/director of organization and clear & legible.

  • One Recommendation Letter.
  • Secondary / Tertiary School Profile.
  • High school / University Transcript.
  • Standardized Official Test Report.
  • English Proficiency Test Report.
  • Passport or National ID.
  • Statement of Financial Resources – KAIST Scholarship.
  • Statement of Financial Resources – Sponsorship.
  • Honors and Awards (Optional).


  • Only ONE teacher recommendation letter will be considered.
  • The recommendation letter should be written by an academic advisor, homeroom teacher, or a math/science teacher.
  • The letter should be written either in Korean or in English.
  • Recommendations must be submitted electronically via online application platform. Once you pay the application fee, we will send your teacher a link so that your teacher can submit your recommendation letter online by the deadline.
  • It is extremely important to enter your recommender’s email address correctly on your online application form so that they each receive an automated email instructing them how to proceed with their recommendation through the online process.
  • Your application will be completed once your recommender submits the recommendation letter.
  • Recommendation letters CANNOT be submitted in hard copies.
  • If you face a problem uploading your documents, you can mail them to this address:
    Undergraduate Admissions Team, Office of Admissions, KAIST
    #102, Yang Boon Soon Bld. (E16-1)
    291 Daehak-ro , Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea
    Tel: (+82-42) 350-4803

(4) Submit the application.

(5) Check your final admission and scholarship results from Here.

For more information about the application process, click here.