Track 1: Course-oriented Program

KISS Track 1

Students may select up two courses from the list below.
Medium of instruction is English for all courses.
We are offering courses that are based on Education 4.0 that is different from traditional courses and the class time will consist of interactive activities and discussions instead of lectures.

For more details on important dates, please refer to the Registration page.

Eligibility & Target Group

  • Undergraduate & graduate students from partner universities.
    *The students must be enrolled in institutions where they have exchange agreement with KAIST. Please email us at in case to check the availability.
  • GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.0 or better (on a 4.3 point scale)
    *Students are to be asked to submit recommendation letter if they cannot prove the GPA
  • Applicants from institutions where the primary medium of instruction is not English are expected to submit English test score (TOEFL iBT: 80, IELTS: overall band 6.0, TOEIC: 800, CET4:500, CET6: 450).

Number of Credits

Up to 6 credits (student may enroll in up to 2 courses: one course in the morning and one course in the afternoon)


  • KRW 1,200,000 for one course (3 credits)
  • KRW 2,400,000 for 2 courses (6 credits)
  • KRW 1,600,000 for 3 credit course + 1 credit course (4 credits)

* Tuition is waived for nominated students from partner universities. Contact your 1,200 university coordinator regarding the nomination. All students must be nominated directly from the home university. For more information or inquiries, contact us at

Course (Morning)

Course No. Course Title Time Credit Professor Syllabus
HSS249 Anthropology of Food Morning
3 Kim, Dong Ju  
BS486 Topics in Life Science VI(Bioimaging principles and applications) Morning/Afternoon
3 Cho, Won-Ki  
ID202 Idea and Expression Morning
3 Nam, Ki-Young  

Course (Afternoon)

Course No. Course Title Time Credit Professor Syllabus
HSS006 Basic Korean 1 Afternoon
3 Kim, Boyoung  
MS431 Nano-Biomaterials Afternoon
3 Nam, YoonSung  

※ Courses with * mark are based on types of Education 4.0 materials.
※ Courses with less than 5 students will be cancelled and the students will be asked to choose a different course.

Description of Education 4.0 Courses

The Process

No formal lectures. The professor in charge assigns the topic each week. The professor provides pre-recorded lectures and reference materials via Internet. Students learn by listening to pre-recorded lectures delivered by the KAIST Education 4.0 professors, from reference materials available on the Internet, and by performing simple experiments.
Students communicate with the Education 4.0 Consulting Professors in other countries through the Internet and Skype when they have questions on the lecture materials. Students consult with the local KAIST faculty when they have questions after listening the pre-recorded lectures. Students formally get together with the faculty advisor and fellow students once a week to review what they have done.

Benefits of Edu 4.0

  • Freedom in Learning – Students are no longer bound by a time and place for learning
  • Globalized Learning – Students are able to interact and have discussions with students from all over the world.
  • Small Group Learning – Discussion in small group is said to be the best way of learning!
  • Integrated and Interactive Learning – No more traditional lectures. Learn through activities and interaction with your peers, TAs and professors.

Transferring Credits

A student's home university is mainly responsible for transferring KAIST academic credits. KAIST only provides information on the grading system, course syllabus, and the academic policy of the KISS. Therefore, you are advised to consult with the appropriate academic authorities at your home institution in advance using our course syllabus posted online.